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Espial (US?)

| 1983
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Units produced: [Orca] Thunderbolt
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(1)
Number of Players: 2
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MAME folder name: espial

Display: raster 256x224 @ 60.00Hz (60.00 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver espial.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 256; Savestate: unsupported

Roms:
esp1.4n with 4096kb
sha1:96dfec574521fa4fe2588fbac2ef1caba6c1b884 crc:fc7729e9
esp2.4r with 4096kb
sha1:8007471405bdcf90e29657a3ac2c2f84c9db7c9b crc:e4e256da
esp3.4f with 8192kb
sha1:d1fc6775870710b3dfea4e58a937ab996021adb1 crc:0973c8a4
esp4.4h with 8192kb
sha1:62c9699088f4ee1c69ec10a2f82feddd4083efef crc:6034d7e5
esp5.bin with 4096kb
sha1:791d70e4354350507f4c39d6115c046254168895 crc:d03a2fc4
esp6.bin with 4096kb
sha1:8bc62f564fcbe37bd490452b2d569d1981f76db1 crc:357025b4
espial10.4e with 4096kb
sha1:f5601eac8cb35a92c51bf81e5ac5a2b79bcde28f crc:de80fbc1
espial7.4a with 4096kb
sha1:5aa6efb7254fb42e814c1a29c5363f2d0727452f crc:ebfef046
espial8.4b with 8192kb
sha1:316e9fab778d6c0abb0b6673aba33dfbe44b1262 crc:2f43036f
espial9.4d with 4096kb
sha1:55e72b9072ddc05f848e5a6fae159c554102010b crc:48c258a0
mmi6301.1f with 256kb
sha1:53e8a57dfab677cc5b9cdd83d2fbeb93169bcefd crc:d12de557
mmi6301.1h with 256kb
sha1:7ac52bd5b19663b9526ecb678e61db9939d2285d crc:4c84fe70
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)


Other Emulators:

* FB Alpha

* 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:
Espial (c) 1983 Thunderbolt

A very good "Xevious" clone with some elements of "Star Force" thrown in as well. Catchy starting music.

- TECHNICAL -

Main CPU : (2x) Zilog Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)
Sound Chips : General Instrument AY8910 (@ 1.5 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2

- TRIVIA -

Released in September 1983.

Developed by Orca and licensed to Thunderbolt.

The European version of Espial was distributed by NOVA Apparate GMBH Hamburg.

Riccardo Padolecchia holds the official record for this game with 3,760,000 points.

- STAFF -

Staff: Takano-san

- PORTS -

* Consoles :
Atari 2600 (1984)

* Computers :
Atari 800 (1984)
Commodore C64 (1984)

- CONTRIBUTE -

Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=765&o=2


Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 59EC 00000083 FFFFFFFF Invincibility
00010000 58FA 00000083 FFFFFFFF Invincibility (2/2)
00000000 582B 00000007 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL1
00000000 582C 00000007 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL2

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file
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