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Halley's Comet (Japan set 1)

| 1986
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Units produced: Taito Corporation
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(2)
Number of Players: 2
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MAME folder name: halleysc

Display: raster 256x240 @ 60.00Hz (60.00 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver halleys.c:
Status: imperfect; Emulation: good
Graphic: imperfect; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 1536; Savestate: unsupported

Roms:
a26-13.109 with 32kb
sha1:aa33e82b592276d5ffd540d9a73d1b48d7d4accf crc:ec449aee
a26-13.110 with 32kb
sha1:aa33e82b592276d5ffd540d9a73d1b48d7d4accf crc:ec449aee
a26-13.111 with 32kb
sha1:aa33e82b592276d5ffd540d9a73d1b48d7d4accf crc:ec449aee
a62_01.30 with 16384kb
sha1:c16c6a6c23a579454b8a2be4b951c35b04f2a856 crc:a5e82b3e
a62_02.31 with 16384kb
sha1:9d72afe866df363d2ac33dab3ed6c3913f4de12d crc:25f5bcd3
a62_03.52 with 16384kb
sha1:9199628ad5353a88e4478a13c48df1ccb5d2b538 crc:8e90a97b
a62_04.50 with 16384kb
sha1:92c0d42c5e186bc07c168ad581e52a5ae340c2b2 crc:fad74dfe
a62_05.90 with 16384kb
sha1:23180b106e50b7a2a230c5e9948832e5631972ae crc:c3c877ef
a62_06.79 with 16384kb
sha1:a705b10be37ee93908b1bbaf806cfe7955aa3ffc crc:600be9ca
a62_07.91 with 16384kb
sha1:4c3320a764b13a5751c0019c9fafb899ea2f908f crc:64c95e8b
a62_08.80 with 16384kb
sha1:f72f2307e9acd2dd622a3efce71bd334b68a9b60 crc:b9210dbe
a62_09.88 with 16384kb
sha1:8bfe1ecce1c7107a5bd1b43b531594c8cfc0719d crc:e93ef281
a62_10.77 with 16384kb
sha1:277f12570001d82104c79d3d0a58a0b57ed18778 crc:3ae7231e
a62_11.89 with 16384kb
sha1:6826cfb4fbf098ed7b9d8b00e2684d7c85a13c11 crc:d0e9974e
a62_12.78 with 16384kb
sha1:4a24b3fa707cde89ad5a52d4e994412fcf28e81f crc:c5834a7a
a62_13.5 with 8192kb
sha1:e3c72ba5d97cb07f0f72d2765a068af6fb5cca29 crc:7ce290db
a62_14.4 with 8192kb
sha1:7be3b9e9d51cfa753ce97e92f7eebd9723fe5821 crc:ea74b1a2
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:
Halley's Comet (c) 1986 Taito.

A space-shooter. Protect the earth from falling comets and asteroids.

- TECHNICAL -

Prom Stickers : A62

Main CPU : Motorola M6809
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80
Sound Chips : (4x) General Instrument AY8910

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

- TRIVIA -

Halley's Comet was released in January 1986.

This game was inspired by the actual 'Halley's Comet' ('Halley' is pronounced HAL-lee). It was named after Edmund Halley, who calculated its 76-year orbital period. Halley's Comet was visible in 1910 and 76 years after, in 1986 (February 9, to be exact), just the year when this game was released by Taito :). Its next perihelion passage will be in 2061.

- TIPS AND TRICKS -

* Space Humour? : When you start a new game and after the RESCUE THE EARTH FROM THE COMETS ! message appears, you can move your ship over it. The text will get erased, and the following message will appear over it : DO NOT ERASE.

* Level Boss Trick : Shoot all but one of these squares and then press the hyperspace button (the smart-bomb) when the final square is lit. You should now receive 1,000,000 points! (this works for all level bosses).

* Another Tip : When the game is in Game Over mode, you can actually control the ship at one point. This is rather useless, but fun!

- STAFF -

From highscore table : Kouju Miki (K.M), (NIG), (LSI), Hisayoshi Ogura (OGR), (E.T)

- PORTS -

* Consoles :
Nintendo Famicom Disk System (1989) "Halley Wars [Model TFS-HAL]"
Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (March 29, 2007) "Taito Memories II Gekan [Model SLPM-66713]"

- CONTRIBUTE -

Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=1067&o=2


Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 FC25 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Credits
20800000 8C80 00000020 FFFFFFFF Invincibility There is a alternative there's a DIP Switch for Invincibility too (see the DIP Switch menu) though it only works if the Player 1 start button is depressed during boot-up.
20810000 B160 000000B6 FFFFFFFF Invincibility (2/2) Part 1 takes care of death, Part 2 keeps the bullets from stopping
00200000 FF4C 00020202 FFFFFFFF Always have Left Side Ships
00200000 FF49 00020202 FFFFFFFF Always have Right Side Ships
60000000 0000 00000000 00000000
00000000 FC17 0000000A FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL1
00000000 F007 00000000 FFFFFFFF Infinite Planet Damage PL1
00000000 FF54 00000005 FFFFFFFF Maximum Wing Cannon PL1
00000000 FF50 00000005 FFFFFFFF Maximum Nose Cannon PL1
00000000 FF52 00000005 FFFFFFFF Maximum Wide Shot PL1
00000000 FF58 00000005 FFFFFFFF Maximum Speedup PL1
00000000 FF56 00000003 FFFFFFFF Maximum Shield PL1
60000000 0000 00000000 00000000
00000000 FC18 0000000A FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL2
00000000 F022 00000000 FFFFFFFF Infinite Planet Damage PL2
00000000 FF55 00000005 FFFFFFFF Maximum Wing Cannon PL2
00000000 FF51 00000005 FFFFFFFF Maximum Nose Cannon PL2
00000000 FF53 00000005 FFFFFFFF Maximum Wide Shot PL2
00000000 FF59 00000005 FFFFFFFF Maximum Speedup PL2
00000000 FF57 00000003 FFFFFFFF Maximum Shield PL2

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file
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