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Romset and name:
mazerbla Mazer Blazer (set 1)
Manufacturer:
Stern Electronics
Year:
Genre:
Category:
Maze / Shooter Large
Serie:
-
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Only one supported (solo, 2 alternates)
Input:
Stick
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
-
Free-play:
Supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
20 to 30 (Bad)
MASH All-Time:
-
Video
Display:
256x224@60 Hz, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Zilog Z80
Audio
Sound:
-
Audio chips:
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.74u2 released on oct-06 2003
Last release:
Mame 0.211 released on jun-26 2019
Clone of:
-
Clones:
Bios:
Not required
Use rom of:
-
Use sample of:
-
Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
Files
Dump:
NO DUMP
Required files:
Status
OVERALL:
PRELIMINARY
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Imperfect
Color:
Good
Sound:
Preliminary
Cocktail:
-
Protection:
Imperfect
Save state:
Supported
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  • This Arcade Video game was published 36 years ago:

    Mazer Blazer © 1983 Stern Electronics.

    The object of the game is to prevent the attacking aliens from working through the maze and entering your ship. Each time an alien enters your ship, you lose a life.

    There are 14 different types of aliens in Mazer Blazer. Each level will have 1 or 2 different types of aliens that present the player with constantly changing levels of difficulty. The screen is divided into 4 colors. The colors determine the point value of the object (see Scoring section for more details).

    Shoot the aliens using the rapid fire Mazer Blaster. The farther from the ship you shoot the aliens, the higher the poin value awarded.

    The walls of the maze are in 2 different colors; grey and orange. Orange walls are indestructible, while the grey walls can be shot away either by the nasties on the screen or your Mazer Blaster. Shooting the grey walls leaves gaps in the maze ans makes it easier for the aliens to reach their ship, and lowers your wall bonus.

    After each level is a Timed Bonus Rack. There are 8 aliens per bonus rack.. Shoot the aliens as fast as possible for a maximum bonus. The aliens seen in the bonus rack will be the alien encountered in the next maze level.

    In every maze is the freeze target (located at the lower center of the screen). The freeze target, when hit, momentarily stops the movement of the aliens on the screen.

    TECHNICAL
    Main CPU: (3x) Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

    Screen orientation: Horizontal
    Video resolution: 256 x 256 pixels
    Screen refresh: 60.00 Hz
    Palette colors: 256

    Players: 2
    Control: lightgun
    Buttons: 1

    TRIVIA
    Licensed to Atari for US distribution.

    Default highscore table (MAZER BLAZER MASTERS):
    TODAYS
    WHP 10,000
    JMH 9,000
    LBR 8,000
    APH 7,000
    VAV 6,000
    MAS 5,000
    JON 4,000
    WHO 3,000
    HP? 2,000
    JIM 1,000

    SCORING
    The screen is divided into 4 colors. The colors determine the point value of the object:
    Blue = 400 points.
    Green = 300 points.
    Red = 200 points.
    Black = 100 points.

    The Wall Bonus (indicated at the top of the screen) starts out at 2000 points for the first level and increases by 1000 points per level to a maximum of 13000 points. Each time a section of the maze is destroyed, your wall bonus decreases by 200 points.

    Timed Bonus Rack Alien: 500 points.

    TIPS AND TRICKS
    Description of the Aliens (in their order of appearance):
    Tongue - Seeks the ship.
    Disc - Seeks the ship.
    Robot - Seeks the ship.
    Hopper - Hops over walls.
    Eyeball - Randomly blinks, making themselves almost invisible.
    Jack - Seeks the ship.
    Ram - Seeks the ship.
    Snake - Seeks the ship.
    Looper - Small target which is constantly spinning.
    Drill - Drills into ground and comes up in a different part of the maze.
    Shield - Opens and closes. When the shield is closed, it can"t be hit.
    Bridger - Builds bridges that it and other aliens go under. When under bridges, aliens can't be shot.

    Special nuisance aliens:
    Jaws - Appear randomly in different levels. The jaws eat walls and decreases your wall bonus.
    Gunners - Appear randomly in different levels. The gunners shoot walls and decreases your wall bonus.

    STAFF
    Designed by: Brian Pocklacki, Joseph Joos

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=1589&o=2
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Data updated on june 29 2019


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