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Datsun 280 Zzzap

| 1976
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Units produced: Midway
Controls/Input Device: Control(paddle), Buttons(2)
Number of Players: 1
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MAME folder name: 280zzzap

Display: raster 260x224 @ 59.54Hz (59.54 pixclock)
Sound: 0 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver mw8080bw.c:
Status: preliminary; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: preliminary; Color: good
Palette size: 0; Savestate: supported

Roms:
zzzapc with 1024kb
sha1:ffa6bb84ef1f7c2d72fd26c24bd33aa014aeab7e crc:6e85aeaf
zzzapd with 1024kb
sha1:972475f80253bb0d24773a10aec26a12f28e7c23 crc:4c240ee1
zzzape with 1024kb
sha1:ae5cf4481ee4b78ca0d2f4d560d295e922aa04a7 crc:472493d6
zzzapf with 1024kb
sha1:206bf2575696c4b14437f3db37a215ba33211943 crc:adc6ede1
zzzapg with 1024kb
sha1:b2e2497e421e79a411d07ebf2eed2bb8dc227003 crc:9639bc6b
zzzaph with 1024kb
sha1:b9cf16eb037ada73631ed24297e9e3b3bf6ab3cd crc:1fa86e1c
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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* JFF

* 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:
Datsun 280 Zzzap (c) 1976 Midway.

Thrilling action matches skills against tight bends...
fast straights... S-curves & more for real driving excitement!

* Realistic Engine, Crash & Accelerator Sound Effects
* 3-Dimensional Driving Game with HIgh & Low Gear Shift
* Constantly Changing Race Course
* High Score of the Day Feature
* Adjustable Extended PLay
* Adjustable Time Control
* Proven Midway Micro Processor Logic Cards

- TECHNICAL -

Midway Game ID : 610

Main CPU : Intel 8080 (@ 1.9968 Mhz)

Screen Orientation: Horizontal
Video Resolution: 260 x 224 pixels.
Refresh rate: 59.541985Hz.
Palette colours: 2

Cabinet Dimensions 26.5" Wide, 31.5" Deep & 64.7/8" High
23" Solid State TV Monitor

This game came in an upright format. The cabinet was painted blue with simple striped sideart. The marquee was integrated into the monitor bezel and may bear one of three different titles (with four distinct marquees/bezels). The most common one showed a picture of a yellow Datsun 280Z and said '280 Zzzap', the other three versions had stripes that matched the side of the machine, and were labeled either 'Midnight Racer', '280 Zzzap', or 'Datsun 280 Zzzap'. This game uses a 23'' black and white television as a monitor.

Controls:
Steering wheel, Gear shift (low & high), Gas pedal

- TRIVIA -

Datsun 280 Zzzap was released in November 1976.

Originally called 'Midnite Racer' when Midway acquired the right from Digital Games to create the game (January 1976). Midway released their final version 10 months after at the AMOA as 'Datsun 280 Zzzap'. Here is the reason for the game's name change : Midway came up with a marketing promotion where winners in various categories would win a Datsun 280Z. Realizing that their driving game would be a perfect tie-in, they renamed it Datsun 280 Zzzap.

- TIPS AND TRICKS -

You control a car through a night time scene, and the road is represented by simple posts at the edges. The top of the screen will display information about upcoming curves (like the maximum safe speed to take them at), while the bottom of the screen has a speedometer, timer, scoreboard, and may also display a few tips as well. Just drive, and don't crash. Pay attention to your speed on the corners to avoid crashing.

- STAFF -

Designed and programmed by : Jay Fenton, Dave Nutting

- PORTS -

* Consoles :
Bally Astrocade (1977)

- CONTRIBUTE -

Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=600&o=2


Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 2042 0000009A FFFFFFFF Infinite Time
20800000 080A 000000C3 FFFFFFFF Invincibility
00000000 213E 000000A8 FFFFFFFF Always Keep Maximum Speed
00000001 213E 000000A8 FFFFFFFF Get Turbo Boost Now! Assign this to an activation key for the best effect

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file
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