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Galaxy Wars (Universal set 1)

| 1979
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Units produced: Universal
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(1)
Number of Players: 2
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MAME folder name: galxwars

Display: raster 260x224 @ 59.54Hz (59.54 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver 8080bw.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 0; Savestate: unsupported

Roms:
univgw1.4 with 1024kb
sha1:3726d0bfe153a0afc62ea56737662074986064b0 crc:0871156e
univgw2.5 with 1024kb
sha1:36c2ad2ffdb47bbecc40fd67ced6ab51a5cd2f3e crc:6036d7bf
univgw3.0 with 1024kb
sha1:88e9494cc532498e51e3a68fa1122c40f22b27dd crc:937796f4
univgw4.1 with 1024kb
sha1:167f9f7491a2de39d08e3e6f7057cc75b36c9340 crc:4b86e7a6
univgw5.2 with 1024kb
sha1:640c896ba25f34d323624005bd676257ad17b687 crc:47a187cd
univgw6.3 with 1024kb
sha1:74364cf2b04dcfbbc8e0131fa12c0e574f693d34 crc:7b7d22ff
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:
Galaxy Wars (c) 1979 Universal.

Galaxy Wars is a 2-D shooter where you are given three missiles to shoot at two rows of alien ships at the top. Miniature rock-like satellites move around the screen, ready to obliterate your missile at any moment, and the ships themselves shoot at you.

- TECHNICAL -

Main CPU : Intel 8080 (@ 1.9968 Mhz)
Sound Chips : SN76477 (@ 1.9968 Mhz), discrete circuitry

Screen orientation : Vertical
Video resolution : 224 x 260 pixels
Screen refresh : 59.54 Hz
Palette color: 2 (overlays)

Players : 2
Control : 2-way joystick
Buttons : 1

- TRIVIA -

Galaxy Wars was released in August 1979.

Export releases:
"T.T Galaxy Wars" (Taito)

Bootleg/Hacks releases :
Star Wars (Yamashita]

- SCORING -

1st rack : 50 (side hit), 100 (bottom, towards the side) or 150 (near middle of bottom) points for each ship.
2nd rack : 100 (side hit), 200 (bottom, towards the side) or 250 (near middle of bottom) points for each ship.
3rd rack : 150 (side hit), 300 (bottom, towards the side) or 350 (near middle of bottom) points for each ship.
You can probably figure the scores for higher racks from the patterns here.

- PORTS -

* Consoles :
Nintendo Super Famicom [JP] (January 13, 1995) [Model SHVC-AGWJ]

* Computers :
BBC Micro [EU] (1982)
X68000 (1987)

* Other :
Apple iPhone/iPod [US] (September 9, 2009) [Model 331413595] : Online version

- CONTRIBUTE -

Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=910&o=2


Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 2061 00000005 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file
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