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Dark Planet

| 1982
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Units produced: Stern
Controls/Input Device: Control(dial), Buttons(3)
Number of Players: 1
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MAME folder name: darkplnt

Display: raster 256x224 @ 60.61Hz (60.61 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver scobra.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 98; Savestate: supported

Roms:
5c.snd with 4096kb
sha1:2b2ec06d62ff5f19a1c802152c798940631fb1d6 crc:672b9454
6e.cpu with 32kb
sha1:76cc422aeb53a4970f91bd5eb00a3e24a76c09d1 crc:86b6e124
drkplt2c.dat with 4096kb
sha1:cf77bda30bb08633d274c22734a8f186520ddf7d crc:5a0ca559
drkplt2e.dat with 4096kb
sha1:774e8ee84316135313c4b66c51d21c1661f345b3 crc:52e2117d
drkplt2g.dat with 4096kb
sha1:cc92ec4ec8661993173daedfa521252a6e34073d crc:4093219c
drkplt2j.dat with 4096kb
sha1:af4c1b21ca8651bfc343a24a106db4c82f0052e7 crc:b974c78d
drkplt2k.dat with 4096kb
sha1:a6a358b2f7daa2eaa5bdf96aa903619376473b20 crc:71a37385
drkplt2l.dat with 4096kb
sha1:20b1347ed5fca108303132d28ae73fc4d71b4e5a crc:5ad25154
drkplt2m.dat with 4096kb
sha1:59280abca22fd3d7af53aebf56a9e37eeb7cb11c crc:8d2f0122
drkplt2p.dat with 4096kb
sha1:445c00a74551732fd02df2d5879688f9984931b5 crc:2d66253b
drkplt5f.dat with 2048kb
sha1:a4f32c256c393a18afde5e3f3c67d7df1223999a crc:2af0ee66
drkplt5h.dat with 2048kb
sha1:87f36a853c4a8ae40d1e3f0482b6e31c86f834f3 crc:66ef3225
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:
Dark Planet (c) 1982 Stern Electronics.

A 3-D space shoot'em up game that takes place on a mysterious planet. Prevent enemies from building bases.

- TECHNICAL -

Main CPU: Zilog Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)
Sound CPU: Zilog Z80 (@ 1.78975 Mhz)
Sound Chips: (2x) General Instrument AY8910 (@ 1.78975 Mhz)

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

Players: 2
Control: dial
Buttons: 3
=> FIRE, THRUST, LASER

The cabinet features richly detailed 50's sci-fi style artwork.

- TRIVIA -

Dark Planet was shown at the 1982 AMOA show and released in January of 1983 but only in limited numbers.

The game was programmed by Jurich (see 'Staff' section for more information) and was one of two video games he ever made. The other was a pool game for the IBM PC Jr.

Scott Young holds the official record for this game with 9,954,900 points on March 1, 1983.

- SCORING -

Points are scored when the starship demolishes the enemy:
Rail rovers: 100 points.
Fighters: 100 points.
Laser trains: 10000 points.
Burning one bunker yields: 10000 points.
Burning all three at once: 50000 points.

- STAFF -

Designed by: Erick Erickson, Dan Langlois
Software by: Dale Jurich, Bill Jahnke

- CONTRIBUTE -

Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=590&o=2


Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 80B2 00000099 FFFFFFFF Infinite Credits
00000000 8695 00000007 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file
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