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Romset and name:
megaforcu Mega Force (US)
Short name:
Mega Force
Manufacturer:
Tehkan (Video Ware license)
Year:
Genre:
Shooter
Category:
Shooter / Flying Vertical
Serie:
Star Force
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players (solo, 2 alternates)
Input:
Joystick 8 ways
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
Cocktail, Upright
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
-
MASH All-Time:
-
Video
Display:
256x224@60 Hz, ruotato di 90°, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Vertical
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Zilog Z80
Audio
Sound:
Audio chips:
4-Bit R-2R DAC, SN76496, Speaker
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.186 released on may-31 2017
Last release:
Mame 0.229 released on feb-24 2021
Clone of:
starforc Star Force
Bios:
Not required
Use rom of:
-
Use sample of:
-
Previous romset:
megaforc Mega Force (World)
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 36 years ago:

    Megaforce © 1985 Tehkan.

    TECHNICAL
    Main CPU: Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
    Sound CPU: Zilog Z80 (@ 2 Mhz)
    Sound Chips: (3x) Texas Instruments SN76496 (@ 2 Mhz), Custom (@ 2 Mhz)

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

    TRIVIA
    Released in September 1984.

    Licensed to Video Ware for US manufacture and distribution. This game is known outside US as "Star Force".

    TIPS AND TRICKS
    • A Trick: You can determine which direction the end of level boss will move before it even appears by looking at your score. If the hundreds digit is odd, the boss will move to the left. If it is even, it'll move right (the tens and units digits are always zero).
    • One Million Points Bonus: On the violet continent, if you see a coelacanth fossil on the left side, go to the -right- side and shoot. Cleopatra appears - shoot her and you'll get a million-point bonus. The coelacanth may only appear on the third violet continent.
    • 80,000 Points Bonus: At some points in the game you will see two columns of green arrows down the center of the screen. Concentrate on either the left or right column of these arrows, and try to shoot 16 in a row. You will be awarded an 80,000 bonus for doing this. The first time these appear, it is possible to get two such bonuses in a row (if there are not many enemies around!), and sometimes more if the level ends before the column has finished appearing. Later on there is a short column of only 16, so only one bonus is possible here.
    • 50,000 Point Bonus: You've seen a big enemy that combines into parts. When you hear the tune it is about to appear, STOP SHOOTING (You don't actually have to stop shooting altogether, but if you hit part of the enemy before the center part flashes white the bonus will not work). Position your ship so that you are just underneath the center part of the enemy and wait for it to flash white. Once this has happened, shoot the center part several times: the enemy will be destroyed and you will be awarded the 50,000 point special bonus.

    SERIES
    • Megaforce (1985)
    • Final Star Force (1992)

    PORTS
    • CONSOLES:
    [US] Nintendo NES (nov.1987) "Star Force"
    [EU] Nintendo NES (apr.27, 1990) "Star Force"
    [US] Microsoft XBOX (sept.14, 2005) "Tecmo Classic Arcade"
    [EU] Microsoft XBOX (oct.21, 2005) "Tecmo Classic Arcade"
    [US] [EU] [AU] Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console Arcade] (mar.25, 2009)

    CONTRIBUTE
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Data updated on february 24 2021


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