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Romset and name:
cubeqst Cube Quest (01/04/84)
Short name:
Cube Quest
Manufacturer:
Simutrek
Year:
Genre:
Shooter
Category:
Shooter / Flying
Serie:
-
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Only one supported (solo)
Input:
Trackball
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
-
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
70 to 80 (Good)
MASH All-Time:
Video
Display:
704x480@59.940057 Hz, CRT 31kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Cube Quest Line CPU, Cube Quest Rotate CPU, Cube Quest Sound CPU, Intel 8049, Intel 8748, Motorola MC68000
Audio
Sound:
2 channels
Audio chips:
AD7521 DAC, Simutrek Modified PR-8210, Speaker
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.127 released on aug-19 2008
Last release:
Mame 0.227 released on dec-31 2020
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:
Unsupported
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  • Arcade Video game published 37 years ago:

    Cube Quest © 1983 Simutrek.

    In Cube Quest, you must maneuver your space ship through a series of corridors in the Cube. You start off with a radar display of the cube, deciding which of the 54 corridors you want to start in. Each corridor has several enemy fighters that are determined to defeat you. Once you defeat the enemies you zoom back to the radar display of the Cubic World to chose another corridor to travel in. Once you complete all the corridors, you are rewarded with the Treasure of Mytha, Master of the Cube Quest.

    TECHNICAL
    Main CPU: Motorola 68000 (@ 8MHz), I8748 (@ 6MHz), I8049 (@ 4.41MHz).
    Rotate CPU: 68000 (@ 5MHz)
    Line CPU: Motorola 68000 (@ 5MHz)
    Sound CPU: Motorola 68000 (@ 5MHz)
    Sound Chips: Laserdisc Analog, DAC.

    Screen Orientation: Horizontal
    Video Resoltion: 256 x 240
    Screen Refresh: 59.940052Hz

    Players: 1
    Control: Trackball
    Buttons: 3

    TRIVIA
    Released in December 1983.

    This is actually the first arcade game to use 3-D Polygon Graphics. It was released several months BEFORE Atari's "I, Robot" arcade game.

    The concept of finding a mysterious cube at the end of the galaxy was borrowed by the new incarnation of the 2008 Transformers Movie.

    The laserdisc backgrounds were produced by Robert Abel and Associates. Robert Abel and Associates (RA&A) was a pioneering production company specializing in TV commercials made with computer graphics. Robert Abel's company, RA&A was especially known for their art direction and won many Clio Awards. Abel and his team created some of the most advanced and impressive computer-animated works of their time, including full ray-traced renders and fluid character animation at a time when such things were largely unknown.

    Default high-score (Cubic History):
    LKS 9123
    DFL 8254
    CMS 6773
    LDK 4583
    PMM 3674
    TKM 3434
    RMB 2585
    REW 1229
    JCC 498
    DLG 64

    STAFF
    Game Design / Programmer: Paul Allen Newell
    Assistant Ladder Holder: Duncan Muirhead
    Hardware Engineer: Joe Corkery
    Real-Time Audio System: David Kipping
    Real Time Audio: New Age Sound Labs
    Cabinet Design: Ainsworth-Bardsley Design
    Mechanical Design: Stan Hludzinski, Michael Crew
    Laser Disc Graphics: Robert Abel & Associates, Bill Kovacs
    Laser Disc Audio: Jerry Kaywell
    Additional Engineers: Jay Duncanson, Mike Gomez, Rich Kindon, Chris King, Kevin Mobley, Dave Needle, Stan Shepard, Steve Turner

    PORTS
    • CONSOLES:
    Vectrex [Prototype] [CGE] (2002)

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=4490&o=2
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