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Turtles

| 1981
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Units produced: [Konami] (Stern license)
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(1)
Number of Players: 2
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Turtles VGMuseum Game Endings
Turtles on CAESAR
Turtles high score and replay at MARP
Turtles on datObase
MAME folder name: turtles

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:
turt_snd.5c with 4096kb
sha1:5621f336e9be8acf986a34bbb8855ed5d45c28ef crc:f0c30f9a
turt_snd.5d with 4096kb
sha1:8a49c55feba094b07380615cf0b6f0878c25a260 crc:af5fc43c
turt_vid.2c with 4096kb
sha1:3ca89800fda7a7e61f54d71d5302908be2706def crc:ec5e61fb
turt_vid.2e with 4096kb
sha1:af74602bf2454eb8f3b9bb5c425e2476feeecd69 crc:fd10821e
turt_vid.2f with 4096kb
sha1:2af9383e5a289c2d7fbe6cf5e5b1519c352afbab crc:ddcfc5fa
turt_vid.2h with 4096kb
sha1:3dcdf5dc601c875fc9d8b9a46e3ef588e7478e0d crc:9e71696c
turt_vid.2j with 4096kb
sha1:bb1e91b2e6d4b5a861bf37907ef6b198328d8d83 crc:fcd49fef
turt_vid.5f with 2048kb
sha1:dee51d77be262a2944488e381541c10a2b6e5d83 crc:c3ffd655
turt_vid.5h with 2048kb
sha1:bc3f52cf6c6e19dfd2dacd1e8c9128f437e995fc crc:e5999d52
turtles.clr with 32kb
sha1:09fd795170d7d30f101d579f57553da5ff3800ab crc:f3ef02dd
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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* Raine


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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:
Turtles (c) 1981 Stern Electronics.

Export release. Game developed by Konami as '600'. See original "600 [Model GX353]" for more information about the game itself.

Differences between Turtles and 600:
1) In Turtles you're playing against other bugs/turtles. In 600 you're up against race cars.
2) In Turtles you grab each KidTurtle and bring them home. In 600 you must grab up all KidTurtles before the exit appears.
3) In Turtles you must grab bombs from the center when they appear, in 600 you're given a certain amount of energy, which each bomb uses.
4) The wall graphics are a bit more blocky in 600. Also, the cut scenes in between racks in 600 only show one ladder, with the turtle climbing alone.

- TECHNICAL -

Turtles came in an upright cabinet. This game used the standard 'Stern' cabinet that most Stern titles used, sideart was often just a painted 'Stern' logo on these. The marquee, monitor bezel, and control panel overlay all feature delightful cartoon turtle graphics in a very distinct style. The control panel has a single ball-top 4-Way joystick mounted in the center, with bomb buttons way off to each side.

- TRIVIA -

Turtles was released in December 1981.

Konami originally wrote this game but it was licensed to Stern for US and European distribution), and only a limited number of games were made bearing the 600 name. Konami also licensed this title to Sega as well, which they released under the name "Turpin".

Entex Industries released a board game based on this video game (same name) in 1982 : It's each player's goal to rescue as many cute little turtlettes as possible and bring them safely back to the home pond. But watch out for the evil beetles because they're out to get you!

- PORTS -

* Consoles :
Entex AdventureVision (1982)
Emerson Arcadia 2001 (1982) "Turtles Turpin"
G7000 Videopac

* Others :
VFD handheld game (1982) released by Entex : Play against the computer, or head to head with another player. This game has a headphone jack, volume control, and a knob that will speed up the gameplay. Pretty cool features for an old 80's handheld game!

- CONTRIBUTE -

Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=2997&o=2


Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 8630 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives
00000000 8637 00000063 FFFFFFFF Infinite Bombs
20800000 2B5D 00000000 FFFFFFFF Invincibility

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file
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