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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
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- 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)
* FB Alpha
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Romset: 2016 kb / 8 files / 457.8 zip
Credits Mameinfo and Mametesters Project Robert J. Rabgno et al.
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.
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 -
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Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
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