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Units produced: Taito
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(1)
Number of Players: 2
Acting Talent involved:
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Polaris (set 1) VGMuseum Game Endings
Polaris (set 1) on CAESAR
Polaris (set 1) high score and replay at MARP
Polaris (set 1) on datObase
MAME folder name: polaris
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
mb7052.2c with 256kb
ps-01 with 2048kb
ps-04 with 2048kb
ps-05 with 2048kb
ps-08 with 2048kb
ps-09 with 2048kb
ps-10 with 2048kb
ps07 with 1024kb
- 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 II / Tatsujin Oh
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Romset: 2016 kb / 8 files / 457.8 zip
Credits Mameinfo and Mametesters Project Robert J. Rabgno et al.
Polaris (c) 1980 Taito.
Polaris is a 1-player, single screen shoot-em-up, baring many similarities to Taito's most famous shoot-em-up, "Space Invaders", in which a player takes on the role of Commander of a Polaris class nuclear submarine. War has been declared and the Polaris' mission is to defend the country from enemy attack.
In battle, players must defend against wave after wave of enemy planes (fighter jets and missile-dropping bi-planes) as well as enemy subs and destroyers. Players must also be careful to avoid the many mines and depth charges that litter the ocean.
- TECHNICAL -
Board Number : PS070001
Prom Stickers : PS01-PS06
Main CPU : Intel 8080 (Number : AA017768)
Sound Chips : Discrete circuitry
Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 1 (FIRE)
- TRIVIA -
Polaris was released in August 1980.
Also released as trimline (cabaret) and cocktail models. In Japan, the cocktail version is known as "T.T Polaris".
Cyril Herridge holds the official record for this game with 791800 points.
- PORTS -
* Consoles :
Atari 2600 [US] (1983) "Polaris [Model 7-007]" by Tigervision
Sony PlayStation 2 [JP] (March 29, 2007) "Taito Memories II Gekan [Model SLPM-66713]"
* Other :
Apple iPhone/iPod [US] (June 27, 2009) "Polaris [Model 321817755]" : Online version
- CONTRIBUTE -
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Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
20800000 013B 00000021 FFFFFFFF Invincibility This cheat may leave graphic remnants post collision
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Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file