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Romset and name:
kroozr Kozmik Kroozr
Manufacturer:
Bally Midway
Year:
Genre:
Shooter
Category:
Shooter / Field
Serie:
-
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Only one supported (solo, 2 alternates)
Input:
Stick, Dial
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
Cocktail, Upright
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
50 to 60 (Not Good Enough)
MASH All-Time:
-
Video
Display:
512x480@30 Hz, CRT 31kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Zilog Z80
Audio
Sound:
2 channels
Audio chips:
AY-3-8910A PSG, Midway SSIO Sound Board, Speaker
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.28 released on sep-07 1997
Last release:
Mame 0.207 released on feb-27 2019
Clone of:
-
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:
-
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • This Arcade Video Game was published 37 years ago:

    Kozmik Krooz'r © 1982 Bally Midway.

    Kozmik Krooz'r is a shoot-'em-up game in which players guide Kapt. Krooz'r to a rotating mothership at the top of the playfield, one which can only be entered when its tractor beam is operational. Players can also shoot enemies in one of eight directions and deflect firepower during their journey. Every fifth round there is a bonus round where Kapt. Krooz'r must pick up space junk.

    TECHNICAL
    [Game No. 639]
    Cabinet dimensions: 71,75'' High x 25'' Wide x 40'' Deep.

    The cabinet design was unique for its time, as the mothership is not stored as part of the game's graphics. The spaceship is a physical plastic object. A series of mirrors projects the mothership just above the game's monitor, giving a much sharper and smoother image as it rotates more than what could be achieved on the hardware at the time. Very few Kozmik Krooz'r cabinets were manufactured, making a working copy of the game very rare.

    Bally Midway MCR 2 hardware

    Main CPU: Zilog Z80 (@ 2.496 Mhz)
    Sound CPU: Zilog Z80 (@ 2 Mhz)
    Sound Chips: (2x) General Instrument AY8910 (@ 2 Mhz)

    Screen orientation: Horizontal
    Video resolution: 512 x 480 pixels
    Screen refresh: 30.00 Hz
    Palette colors: 64

    Players: 2
    Control: 8-way joystick with a trigger, spinner knob

    TRIVIA
    The game was originally called Mother-ship, and the mechanics were developed by Marvin Glass. However, the realistic-looking game did not test very well, it was supposed to use a mirror to reflect the image of a ship onto the play-field. In an attempt to save the project, Bill's new design of the game introduced the cute green alien called Kapt. Krooz'r that Bally Midway executives hoped would be the next fad like "Pac-Man" was for Namco (NOTE: Kapt. Krooz'r's next appearance was in "Wacko").

    SCORING
    Ram Ship: 100 points
    Shooter Ship: 200 points
    Strike Ship: 200 points
    Scout Ship: 300 points
    Speed Demon: 2,500 points
    Space Mine: 100 points
    Formation Fighter: 100 points
    Mine Layer: 200 points
    Spy Ship: 300 points

    STAFF
    Lead programmer: Richard Clark (Sarge)
    Artist / Animator: Brian Colin

    PORTS
    Kozmik Krooz'r was not released for home systems, though was included in the 2004 release of Midway Arcade Treasures 2. Here the mothership is represented by 3-D polygons.

    • CONSOLES:
    Sony PlayStation 2 [AU] (2004) "Midway Arcade Treasures 2"
    [US] Microsoft XBOX (oct.11, 2004) "Midway Arcade Treasures 2 [Model MWO-3201W]"
    Nintendo GameCube [US] (oct.11, 2004) "Midway Arcade Treasures 2 [Model DOL-GAYE-USA]"
    [US] Sony PS2 (oct.11, 2004) "Midway Arcade Treasures 2 [Model SLUS-20997]"
    [EU] Microsoft XBOX (oct.29, 2004) "Midway Arcade Treasures 2"
    [EU] Sony PS2 (oct.29, 2004) "Midway Arcade Treasures 2 [Model SLES-52844]"

    • COMPUTERS:
    [US] PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (feb.17, 2006) "Midway Arcade Treasures Deluxe Edition"
    [EU] PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (mar.17, 2006) "Midway Arcade Treasures Deluxe Edition" by Zoo Digital Publishing

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