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Swarm

| 1979
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Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(1)
Number of Players: 2
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MAME folder name: swarm

Display: raster 768x224 @ 60.61Hz (60.61 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver galdrvr.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 32; Savestate: supported

Roms:
6l.bpr with 32kb
sha1:f382ad5a34d282056c78a5ec00c30ec43772bae2 crc:c3ac9467
swarm1.bin with 2048kb
sha1:d07f141d785c86faca8c40af034c26f2789e9346 crc:21eba3d0
swarm2.bin with 2048kb
sha1:8d64e61b823e22f17cb79bf9e0c7b3c80c76413f crc:f3a436cd
swarm3.bin with 2048kb
sha1:045d4cc2c363b9ba8d066f902f03b7eacbeb1f5e crc:2915e38b
swarm4.bin with 2048kb
sha1:84c975562c9c359069fb70f7f416420c74d40622 crc:8bbbf486
swarm5.bin with 2048kb
sha1:0c8b57cb156fdd1a81a5e4535464cafab737185b crc:f1b1987e
swarma.bin with 2048kb
sha1:c942db83231b04041e2794a08ce779331613edcf crc:ef8657bb
swarmb.bin with 2048kb
sha1:a8f22f8d7a9fca2c29091888e243dfa10211e138 crc:60c4bd31
Mameinfo.dat entry:
0.37b10 [Yochizo]


WIP:

- 0.147u2: hap fixed clone Omega Fighter Special. The game fails to boot or finish post. After showing bad rom errors, the game resets.

- 0.147u1: Fixed maincpu rom loading.

- 0.122u7: Fixed gfx1/2/3/4/5 rom loading.

- 0.89u3: Changed Z80 CPU2 clock speed to 5MHz.

- 0.37b10: Yochizo added 'Omega Fighter' (UPL 1989) and clone Omega Fighter Special.

- 21st November 2000: Yochizo fixed some graphics bugs in the Omega Fighter / Atomic Robo-kid driver.

- 8th November 2000: Yochizo sent in a driver for Omega Fighter and Atomic Robo-kid.

- 25th April 1999: Dumped Omega Fighter Special.


LEVELS: 8 (restarts once)


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Romset: 2016 kb / 8 files / 457.8 zip


Credits Mameinfo and Mametesters Project Robert J. Rabgno et al.
History.dat entry:
Swarm (c) 1979 Subelectro.

- TECHNICAL -

Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Tone generator and discrete circuits

Screen orientation : Vertical
Video resolution : 224 x 256 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.61 Hz
Palette colors : 98

Players : 2
Control : 2-way joystick
Buttons : 1

- TRIVIA -

Considered as a hack of "Galaxian", this game seems more like a hack of "Moon Alien Part 2" by Nichibutsu, but with the graphics changed to look more like "Galaxian". This explains why the shots move with the ship and why the fuel gauge is there. On Moon Alien the shots move left/right but there is no fuel gauge. Galaxian also didn't use a 'title screen' formed with graphics, it went straight through to 'We are the Galaxians'.

- SCORING -

Blue Galaxian : 30 points in formation, 60 points in flight
Purple Galaxian : 40 points in formation, 80 points in flight
Red Galaxian : 50 points in formation, 100 points in flight
Flagship : 60 points in formation, 150 points in flight
Flagship : 200 points in flight with one escort
Flagship : 300 points in flight with two escorts, Flagship killed before both escorts
Flagship : 800 points in flight with two escorts, Flagship killed after both escorts

- CONTRIBUTE -

Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=2801&o=2


Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 421D 00000005 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives
00000000 4080 000000FF FFFFFFFF Infinite Energy
20800000 12D9 000000C9 FFFFFFFF Invincibility
00100000 4013 00000000 00001010 Rapid Fire This cheat enables continuous attack during by holding the fire button

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file
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