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Revolution X (Rev. 1.0 6/16/94)

| 1994

Release type:
Units produced: Midway
Controls/Input Device: Control(lightgun), Buttons(2)
Number of Players: 3
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SoundMix: Mono
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MAME folder name: revx

Display: raster 399x253 @ 54.82Hz (54.82 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver midxunit.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 32768; Savestate: supported

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revx.94 with 524288kb
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Mameinfo.dat entry:
0.37b10 [Yochizo]


- 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:
Revolution X (c) 1994 Midway Mfg. Co.

A first-person shooter featuring the multi-platinum selling rock band Aerosmith.

It's 1996 and the US have been taken over by the New Order Nation. The group, led by their commander Mistress Helga, have declared war on youth culture, banning music, TV and video games in the process. Meanwhile at a gig in Los Angeles, members of Aerosmith are captured by the NON. With a machine gun in your hand and the strongest weapon of them all, music, it is your task to end the regime of the New Order Nation and free the Aerosmith members.



There are three versions of this game. One is a 3-Player dedicated cabinet, second is a 2-Player dedicated cabinet. Which is identified by the speaker grill just below the marquee same as the 3-Player version along with the folding back marquee assembly like the 3-Player version. The third version is the kit for which to change out a Terminator 2 arcade game. The 2-Player was factory with a 25 standard resolution monitor. And the 3-Player version come factory with a 33 standard resolution monitor.

Midway X Unit hardware

Main CPU : TMS34020 (@ 10 Mhz)
Sound CPU : ADSP2105 (@ 10 Mhz)
Sound Chips : DMA-driven (@ 10 Mhz)

Players : 3
Control : lightgun
Buttons : 2


Revolution X was released in March 1994.

The game was originally called 'Generation X', until it was realised Marvel owned the copyright to that name (listen to the opening sequence to hear the game being referred to by it's original title).

Several subtle in-jokes appear in the game that lead many to believe that the programmers were massive fans of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, although had difficulty recalling it in detail.
1. When the final boss loses limbs, he sometimes says 'Just a flesh wound' a quote from the Black Knight scene.
2. The subtitles in the credits, including 'Why not try a holiday in Norway this yer?' are often slight misquotes of those in the film credits.
3. 'Llamas trained by Nicholas Petro.' Llama jokes a plenty in the TV series and film credits, but moose trainers were included by name in the film. Nicholas is of course the brother of George N. Petro.
4. The dramatic music change and palette swap of the final credit screen is a nod to the Holy Grail joke where the credit writers were sacked and replaced with another team 'at great expense and at the last minute' who did things in a different way.

This game features four Aerosmith songs : 'Eat the Rich', 'Sweet Emotion', 'Toys in the Attic' and the ending song 'Walk This Way'.

Michael Jackson (1958~2009) used to own this game (Serial number: 400191127). It was sold at the official Michael Jackson Auction on April 24th, 2009.

On May 8th, 2014 at the Regency 8 Cinema and Arcade, located at I-75 and Hwy 192 London, KY 40741, player John Bullard, under the initials JLB reached a high score of 4,099,990 on the original arcade cabinet, without cheating.


Rev. 1.0 has an extra area added located in the Pacific Rim Stage.


* "Trog"!: To see one of the Trogs, you MUST destroy the black cat on the brick wall. After having doing so, you'll notice a palm tree behind the brick wall. Quickly blast the palm tree with a CD. If you are successful, Trog will pop out of the tree and waddle his way across the brick wall. He will gain speed back and forth like the cat. If you shoot him a certain amount of times, you will have access to yet another hidden area in the game.
The reason behind Trog's inclusion? After having such a harrowing time with the Trog project, Petro and Haeger wanted to have an opportunity to blow him away repeatedly in their offices!

* Game Lock-Up: If you manage to blow up the NON bus while it is going off screen at the end of the level the game wil freeze up. The coins can still be put in the machine and you can add more players but the game just stand there until the operator resets the machine.


Directed and produced by : George N. Petro, Jack E. Haeger (JEH)
Design and software : George N. Petro, Bill Dabelstein, Warren Davis (WBD), Jake Simpson (JMS), Mike Lynch
Design and graphics : Jack E. Haeger (JEH), Steve Beran, Martin Martinez (MAM), John Vogel (JCV), John Newcomer, Eric Kinkead
Music and sound : Chris Granner
DCS sound system : Matt Booty, Ed Keenan, Rk140
Guitar solos : Vince Pontarelli
Executive producers : Neil Nicastro, Ken Fedesna
Sales : Joe Dillon

* CAST :
Aerosmith : Steven Tyler (Vocals), Joe Perry (Guitar), Brad Whitford (Guitar), Tom Hamilton (Bass), Joey Kramer (Drums)
Headmistress Helga / Cage Dancer : Kerri Hoskins
Nonboys : Steve Beran
Skate Troopers / Everdrones : Jack E. Haeger (JEH)
Berzerkers : John Larrieu
Yellow Jackets / Nomatives : Sal Divita
Non Ninjas : Tony Marquez
Kemmitechs : John Vogel

Vocalizations : Sam Bennett, Chris Granner, Steve Ritchie, Vince Pontarelli, Paul Heitsch, George N. Petro, Jack E. Haeger (JEH), Steve Beran, Kevin Greenwood
Cabinet graphics : Nick Erlich, Jack E. Haeger (JEH), Steve Beran, Paul Barker
Cabinet design : Matt Davis, Bob Bedsole, Ted Valavanis
Gun design : Dennis Gibbons, Jack E. Haeger (JEH), Dave Pallotto, Ted Valavanis
Hardware : Steve Correll, John Lowes, Ray Macika
Hardware support : Cary Mednick, Pat Cox, Dr. Sheridan Oursler.PhD.Msc, Al Lasko
Costumes : Cindy Maniates
Hair and makeup : Sher Williams, Tina Gazaldo
Custom Props : Mark Runyan
Model Builders : Rodney Carter, Dean Milano
Guitars and drums : The Musicians Network, Curt Eisenberg, David Katzma
Catering : Rich Christian
Video documentation : Jim Greene, Art Tianis, Jim Tianis, Joan Faux, Tal Lekberg
Photographer : Bryan Friedman
Midway sales : Rachel Davies, Bob Lentz, Lenore Sayers
Marketing : Rebecca Ellis, Joe Hartmann, Roger Sharpe, Christa Woss
Game testers : Mike Vinikour (MXV), Jason Defillippo (Thor), Eddie Ferrier (CPU)
Aerosmith international fan club president : Juan Sirrakah
Llamas trained by : Nicholas Petro


* Consoles :
Nintendo Super NES(1994)" Revolution X [Model SNS-AXRE-USA]"
Sega Mega Drive (1994)
Sega 32X [Unreleased Prototype]
Sega Saturn (1996)
Sony PlayStation (1996) "Revolution X [Model SLUS-00012]"

* Computers :
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (1995)


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Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
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Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file