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Zodiack

| 1983
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Units produced: Orca (Esco Trading Co)
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(1)
Number of Players: 2
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MAME folder name: zodiack

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

Emulated in MAME via driver zodiack.c:
Status: imperfect; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: imperfect
Palette size: 50; Savestate: unsupported

Roms:
orca40c.8 with 4096kb
sha1:acc27be0d27b33c2242ecf0563fe986e8dffb264 crc:88269c94
orca40c.9 with 4096kb
sha1:dcf8cbb73c081a3af85da135e8278c54e9e0de7c crc:a3bd40c9
ovg20c.1 with 4096kb
sha1:e32937b947e591cba45da2dd456e4f655e62ddfd crc:2d3c3baf
ovg30c.2 with 8192kb
sha1:00ae4ed2c7b6895d2dc58aa2fc51c25b6428e4ba crc:a2125e99
ovg30c.3 with 8192kb
sha1:2581b7a75d38663cc5ebc91a77385ca7eb9b4aba crc:aee2b77f
ovg30c.6 with 2048kb
sha1:98c9f09c5f3125ba8a1392be62fd469aa0ba4d98 crc:1debb278
ovg40c.2a with 32kb
sha1:33dcc9b0bea5e110eb4ffd3b8b8763e32e927b22 crc:703821b8
ovg40c.2b with 32kb
sha1:b1019afc4361aca98b7120b21743bfeb5ea2ff63 crc:21f77ec7
ovg40c.7 with 2048kb
sha1:80d5906afef8b6d68fb13d41992aea208d9e3690 crc:ed9d3be7
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:
Zodiack (c) 1983 Esco Trading Company, Incorporated.

A challenging, vertical scrolling shooter.

On deep space you must fly the 'Zogram' (your spaceship fighter) and destroy hordes of enemies, while dodge space objects.

Destroy eight 'Mitiohro' around the 'Goke' (the enemy base) for takeoff and landing of 'Ahro' (the enemy's fighter). After destroying all the 'Mitiohro', return to the 'Battlestar-asat' base.

The color of 'Mitiohro' on the picture changes when the gates for takeoff and landing of 'Ahro' opens. It is the time to attack!

As you destroy 'Ahro', 'Mitiohro' becomes to leave the 'Goke's' body, but you cannot destroy those 'Mitiohro' with your laser beam.

You can get a higher score depending of the precision landing of your spaceship at nearer spot to the center of the 'Battlestar-asat' base.

When you score 20,000 points, you can get one more Zogram and at 50,000 points you can get another Zogram.

- TECHNICAL -

Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz), Zilog Z80 (@ 1.78975 Mhz)
Sound Chips : General Instrument AY8910 (@ 1.78975 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 1

- TRIVIA -

Zodiack was released in July 1983.

Licensed to Esco Trading for Japanese manufacture and distribution.

- CONTRIBUTE -

Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=3256&o=2


Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
20800000 1C65 000000F5 FFFFFFFF Invincibility
20810000 1C8A 000000F5 FFFFFFFF Invincibility (2/2) 1st = On 2nd Area, 2nd = On 1st Area
00000000 5A1C 00000000 00000008 Rapid Fire
00000000 5824 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL1
00000000 5825 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL2

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file
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