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Main data
Romset and name:
pulsar Pulsar
Short name:
Pulsar
Manufacturer:
Year:
Genre:
Category:
Maze / Shooter Small
Serie:
-
Driver source:
sega/vicdual.cpp
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Only one supported (solo, 2 alternates)
Input:
Joystick 4 ways
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
-
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Average user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
70 to 80 (Good)
MASH All-Time:
Video
Display:
256x224@60 Hz, ruotato di 270°, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Vertical
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Zilog Z80
Audio
Sound:
Audio chips:
Samples, Speaker
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.29 released on oct-20 1997
Last release:
Mame 0.246 released on jul-31 2022
Clone of:
-
Bios:
Not required
Use rom of:
-
Use sample of:
pulsar Pulsar
Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
Files
Dump:
GOOD
Required files:
Status
OVERALL:
IMPERFECT
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Imperfect
Cocktail:
Good
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • Arcade Video game published 41 years ago:

    Pulsar © 1981 Sega.

    Pulsar is a multi-directional shooter where the player must use a four-way joystick to direct a small white tank around changing mazes with a single button to make it fire shots at enemies. The yellow enemies move along the edges of the walls, while the green enemies move randomly and the red enemies bounce off the edges of the walls - and they all move faster, fire faster, and increase in point value, with every round. You should also watch out for "force-field" walls - they will kill your tank if it gets caught in one. If you shoot the Pulsar, it will explode into six enemies.

    You will also have to collect the colored keys to open the numbered locks at the bottom of the maze - you will receive a double-points bonus if you do it in numerical order, but regardless of whether you opened those locks in numerical order or not, you will always receive a bonus for how much fuel you have left at this point. You will receive extra fuel when you kill enemies and open locks; running out will kill you.

    TECHNICAL
    BOARD # 734-0039
    PROM STICKERS: from 790 to 805.

    Main CPU: Zilog Z80 (@ 1.93356 Mhz)
    Sound Chips: Discrete circuitry

    Screen orientation: Vertical
    Video resolution: 224 x 256 pixels
    Screen refresh: 60.00 Hz
    Palette Colors: 64

    Players: 2
    Control: 4-way joystick
    Buttons: 1

    TRIVIA
    Pulsar was released during January 1981.

    STAFF
    Designed & programmed by: Larry Clague, Mike Hendricks

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=2066&o=2
    Informations provided by © Alexis Bousiges
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    NOTICE: The short version was discontinued in November 2019
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