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Main data
Romset and name:
polaris Polaris (latest version)
Short name:
Polaris
Manufacturer:
Taito
Year:
Genre:
Shooter
Category:
Shooter / Gallery
Serie:
-
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:
60 to 70 (Passable)
MASH All-Time:
-
Video
Display:
260x224@59.541985 Hz, ruotato di 270°, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Vertical
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Intel 8080
Audio
Sound:
Audio chips:
Discrete Sound, Speaker
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.33b7 released on jun-21 1998
Last release:
Mame 0.225 released on sep-30 2020
Clone of:
-
Clones:
Bios:
Not required
Use rom of:
-
Use sample of:
-
Previous romset:
polarisa Polaris (second revision)
New romset:
polarisa Polaris (second revision)
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 40 years ago:

    Polaris © 1980 Taito.

    Polaris is a 1-player, single screen shoot-em-up, baring many similarities to Taito's most famous shoot-em-up, "Space Invaders", in which a player takes on the role of Commander of a Polaris class nuclear submarine. War has been declared and the Polaris' mission is to defend the country from enemy attack.

    In battle, players must defend against wave after wave of enemy planes (fighter jets and missile-dropping bi-planes) as well as enemy subs and destroyers. Players must also be careful to avoid the many mines and depth charges that litter the ocean.

    TECHNICAL
    Board Number: PS070001
    Prom Stickers: PS01-PS06

    Main CPU: Intel 8080 (Number: AA017768)
    Sound Chips: Discrete circuitry

    Players: 2
    Control: 8-way joystick
    Buttons: 1 (FIRE)

    TRIVIA
    Polaris was released in August 1980.

    Also released as trimline (cabaret) and cocktail models. In Japan, the cocktail version is known as "T.T Polaris".

    Cyril Herridge holds the official record for this game with 791800 points.

    PORTS
    • CONSOLES:
    [US] Atari 2600 (1983) "Polaris [Model 7-007]" by Tigervision
    [JP] Sony PS2 (mar.29, 2007) "Taito Memories II Gekan [Model SLPM-66713]"

    • Other:
    Apple iPhone/iPod [US] (june.27, 2009) "Polaris [Model 321817755]": Online version

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