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Units produced: Taito
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(3)
Number of Players: 1
Acting Talent involved:
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Colony 7 (set 1) VGMuseum Game Endings
Colony 7 (set 1) on CAESAR
Colony 7 (set 1) high score and replay at MARP
Colony 7 (set 1) on datObase
MAME folder name: colony7
Display: raster 294x238 @ 60.10Hz (60.10 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels
Emulated in MAME via driver williams.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 0; Savestate: supported
cs01.bin with 4096kb
cs02.bin with 4096kb
cs03.bin with 4096kb
cs04.bin with 2048kb
cs05.bin with 2048kb
cs06.bin with 2048kb
cs07.bin with 2048kb
cs08.bin with 2048kb
cs10.bin with 512kb
cs11.bin with 2048kb
decoder.3 with 512kb
- 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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Truxton / Tatsujin
Tatsujin (Tourvision PCE bootleg)
Truxton II / Tatsujin Oh
GunHed (Tourvision PCE bootleg)
The Next Space
Super Star Soldier (Tourvision PCE bootleg)
Strike Gunner S.T.G
Final Star Force
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Romset: 2016 kb / 8 files / 457.8 zip
Credits Mameinfo and Mametesters Project Robert J. Rabgno et al.
Colony 7 (c) 1981 Taito.
The player must defend Colony 7 from alien attack by either using the main weapons that fire shots, a Mega-Blaster which knocks out targets near the detonation zone, or with the Eradicator that acts as a smartbomb which clears the entire screen. There is an ion shield which provides temporary safety for the colony below, but can be blasted away by alien fire.
Colony 7 is in many ways a combination of two of the most popular shoot 'em up games of the time, containing elements of both Tehkan's Pleiads and Atari's Missile Command. The main innovation of Colony 7 was the extended weaponry arsenal. This gave the player the choice to change between several different weapons, with the the Eradicator needing to be purchased separately as "extended weaponry".
- TECHNICAL -
Prom Stickers : CS01-CS11
Main CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 1 Mhz)
Sound CPU : M6808 (@ 894.75 Khz)
Sound Chips : DAC
Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 3
=>  FIRE,  MEGABLASTER,  ERADICATOR
- TRIVIA -
Colony 7 was released in May 1981.
- SCORING -
Fighter : 25-250 points
Scout : 100 points
Bummer : 100-1000 points
Advisor : 500-5000 points
- TIPS AND TRICKS -
* The Megablaster destroys enemies in a wide area. It consumes powercells. Used powercells turn blue. Enemies can destroy powercells.
* The Eradicator destroys all enemies and bombs on screen.
* Scouts call in more fighters until they are destroyed.
* Bonus points are given for buildings left when the last enemy in each squadron is destroyed.
- PORTS -
* Consoles :
Microsoft XBOX [EU] (October 14, 2005) "Taito Legends"
Sony PlayStation 2 [EU] (October 14, 2005) "Taito Legends [Model SLES-53438]"
Microsoft XBOX [US] (October 25, 2005) "Taito Legends"
Sony PlayStation 2 [US] (October 25, 2005) "Taito Legends [Model SLUS-21122]"
Sony PlayStation 2 [KO] (July 18, 2006) "Taito Legends [Model SLKA-15056]"
Atari 2600 [US] (2007) "Homebrew"
* Computers :
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] [EU] (October 14, 2005) "Taito Legends"
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] [US] (November 10, 2005) "Taito Legends"
- CONTRIBUTE -
Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=482&o=2
Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
00000000 A012 00000099 FFFFFFFF Infinite Credits
00000000 A00C 00000000 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives
00000000 A07F 00000000 FFFFFFFF Infinite Scatter Shots
00000000 A073 00000002 FFFFFFFF Keep Shooting after Gun Loss
00000001 A020 00000001 FFFFFFFF Only a few Fighters to Kill Now!
60000000 0000 00000000 00000000 [Infinite Eradicator will stay active ]
60000000 0000 00000000 00000000 [even when destroyed only if Infinite ]
60000000 0000 00000000 00000000 [City is enabled. ]
00000000 A082 00000000 FFFFFFFF Infinite Smart Bombs/Eradicator
00000000 A07C 00000000 FFFFFFFF Infinite City
Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file