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Romset and name:
colony7 Colony 7 (set 1)
Short name:
Colony 7
Manufacturer:
Taito
Year:
Genre:
Shooter
Category:
Shooter / Command
Serie:
-
Driver source:
midway/williams.cpp
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Only one supported (solo, 2 alternates)
Input:
Joystick 8 ways
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
-
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Average user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
50 to 60 (Not Good Enough)
MASH All-Time:
Video
Display:
292x240@60.096154 Hz, ruotato di 270°, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Vertical
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Motorola MC6808, Motorola MC6809E
Audio
Sound:
Audio chips:
MC1408 DAC, Speaker
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.30 released on jan-08 1998
Last release:
Mame 0.246 released on jul-31 2022
Clone of:
-
Clones:
Bios:
Not required
Use rom of:
-
Use sample of:
-
Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
Files
Dump:
GOOD
Required files:
Status
OVERALL:
GOOD
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Good
Cocktail:
Good
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • Arcade Video game published 41 years ago:

    Colony 7 © 1981 Taito.

    The player must defend Colony 7 from alien attack by either using the main weapons that fire shots, a Mega-Blaster which knocks out targets near the detonation zone, or with the Eradicator that acts as a smartbomb which clears the entire screen. There is an ion shield which provides temporary safety for the colony below, but can be blasted away by alien fire.

    Colony 7 is in many ways a combination of two of the most popular shoot 'em up games of the time, containing elements of both Tehkan's Pleiads and Atari's Missile Command. The main innovation of Colony 7 was the extended weaponry arsenal. This gave the player the choice to change between several different weapons, with the the Eradicator needing to be purchased separately as "extended weaponry".

    TECHNICAL
    Prom Stickers: CS01-CS11

    Main CPU: Motorola M6809 (@ 1 Mhz)
    Sound CPU: M6808 (@ 894.75 Khz)
    Sound Chips: DAC

    Players: 2
    Control: 8-way joystick
    Buttons: 3
    → [1] FIRE, [2] MEGABLASTER, [3] ERADICATOR

    TRIVIA
    Colony 7 was released in May 1981.

    SCORING
    Fighter: 25-250 points
    Scout: 100 points
    Bummer: 100-1000 points
    Advisor: 500-5000 points

    TIPS AND TRICKS
    • The Megablaster destroys enemies in a wide area. It consumes powercells. Used powercells turn blue. Enemies can destroy powercells.
    • The Eradicator destroys all enemies and bombs on screen.
    • Scouts call in more fighters until they are destroyed.
    • Bonus points are given for buildings left when the last enemy in each squadron is destroyed.

    PORTS
    • CONSOLES:
    [EU] Microsoft XBOX (oct.14, 2005) "Taito Legends"
    [EU] Sony PS2 (oct.14, 2005) "Taito Legends [Model SLES-53438]"
    [US] Microsoft XBOX (oct.25, 2005) "Taito Legends"
    [US] Sony PS2 (oct.25, 2005) "Taito Legends [Model SLUS-21122]"
    [KO] Sony PS2 (jul.18, 2006) "Taito Legends [Model SLKA-15056]"
    [US] Atari 2600 (2007) "Homebrew"

    • COMPUTERS:
    [EU] PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (oct.14, 2005) "Taito Legends"
    [US] PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (nov.10, 2005) "Taito Legends"

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=482&o=2
    Informations provided by © Alexis Bousiges
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    NOTICE: The short version was discontinued in November 2019
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