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Romset and name:
revx Revolution X (rev 1.0 6/16/94)
Manufacturer:
Midway
Year:
Genre:
Shooter
Category:
Shooter / Gun
Serie:
-
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 3 players (solo, 2-3 concurrents)
Input:
Stick
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
Rev X, Terminator 2
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
70 to 80 (Good)
MASH All-Time:
Video
Display:
400x254@54.70684 Hz, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Analog Devices ADSP-2105, Texas Instruments TMS34020
Audio
Sound:
Audio chips:
DMA-driven DAC, Speaker
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.57 released on jan-01 2002
Last release:
Mame 0.216 released on nov-27 2019
Clone of:
-
Clones:
Bios:
Not required
Use rom of:
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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:
Good
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
Additional infos
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  • Arcade Video game published 25 years ago:

    Revolution X © 1994 Midway Mfg. Co.

    A first-person shooter featuring the multi-platinum selling rock band Aerosmith.

    It's 1996 and the US have been taken over by the New Order Nation. The group, led by their commander Mistress Helga, have declared war on youth culture, banning music, TV and video games in the process. Meanwhile at a gig in Los Angeles, members of Aerosmith are captured by the NON. With a machine gun in your hand and the strongest weapon of them all, music, it is your task to end the regime of the New Order Nation and free the Aerosmith members.

    Remember... MUSIC IS THE WEAPON!

    TECHNICAL
    There are three versions of this game. One is a 3-Player dedicated cabinet, second is a 2-Player dedicated cabinet. Which is identified by the speaker grill just below the marquee same as the 3-Player version along with the folding back marquee assembly like the 3-Player version. The third version is the kit for which to change out a Terminator 2 arcade game. The 2-Player was factory with a 25 standard resolution monitor. And the 3-Player version come factory with a 33 standard resolution monitor.

    Midway X Unit hardware

    Main CPU: TMS34020 (@ 10 Mhz)
    Sound CPU: ADSP2105 (@ 10 Mhz)
    Sound Chips: DMA-driven (@ 10 Mhz)

    Players: 3
    Control: lightgun
    Buttons: 2

    TRIVIA
    Revolution X was released in March 1994.

    The game was originally called 'Generation X', until it was realised Marvel owned the copyright to that name (listen to the opening sequence to hear the game being referred to by it's original title).

    Several subtle in-jokes appear in the game that lead many to believe that the programmers were massive fans of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, although had difficulty recalling it in detail.
    • When the final boss loses limbs, he sometimes says 'Just a flesh wound' a quote from the Black Knight scene.
    • The subtitles in the credits, including 'Why not try a holiday in Norway this yer?' are often slight misquotes of those in the film credits.
    • 'Llamas trained by Nicholas Petro.' Llama jokes a plenty in the TV series and film credits, but moose trainers were included by name in the film. Nicholas is of course the brother of George N. Petro.
    • The dramatic music change and palette swap of the final credit screen is a nod to the Holy Grail joke where the credit writers were sacked and replaced with another team 'at great expense and at the last minute' who did things in a different way.

    This game features four Aerosmith songs: 'Eat the Rich', 'Sweet Emotion', 'Toys in the Attic' and the ending song 'Walk This Way'.

    Michael Jackson (1958~2009) used to own this game (Serial number: 400191127). It was sold at the official Michael Jackson Auction on April 24th, 2009.

    On May 8th, 2014 at the Regency 8 Cinema and Arcade, located at I-75 and Hwy 192 London, KY 40741, player John Bullard, under the initials JLB reached a high score of 4,099,990 on the original arcade cabinet, without cheating.

    UPDATES
    Rev. 1.0 has an extra area added located in the Pacific Rim Stage.

    TIPS AND TRICKS
    • "Trog"!: To see one of the Trogs, you MUST destroy the black cat on the brick wall. After having doing so, you'll notice a palm tree behind the brick wall. Quickly blast the palm tree with a CD. If you are successful, Trog will pop out of the tree and waddle his way across the brick wall. He will gain speed back and forth like the cat. If you shoot him a certain amount of times, you will have access to yet another hidden area in the game.
    The reason behind Trog's inclusion? After having such a harrowing time with the Trog project, Petro and Haeger wanted to have an opportunity to blow him away repeatedly in their offices!

    • Game Lock-Up: If you manage to blow up the NON bus while it is going off screen at the end of the level the game wil freeze up. The coins can still be put in the machine and you can add more players but the game just stand there until the operator resets the machine.

    STAFF
    Directed and produced by: George N. Petro, Jack E. Haeger (JEH)
    Design and software: George N. Petro, Bill Dabelstein, Warren Davis (WBD), Jake Simpson (JMS), Mike Lynch
    Design and graphics: Jack E. Haeger (JEH), Steve Beran, Martin Martinez (MAM), John Vogel (JCV), John Newcomer, Eric Kinkead
    Music and sound: Chris Granner
    DCS sound system: Matt Booty, Ed Keenan, Rk140
    Guitar solos: Vince Pontarelli
    Executive producers: Neil Nicastro, Ken Fedesna
    Sales: Joe Dillon

    • CAST:
    Aerosmith: Steven Tyler (Vocals), Joe Perry (Guitar), Brad Whitford (Guitar), Tom Hamilton (Bass), Joey Kramer (Drums)
    Headmistress Helga / Cage Dancer: Kerri Hoskins
    Nonboys: Steve Beran
    Skate Troopers / Everdrones: Jack E. Haeger (JEH)
    Berzerkers: John Larrieu
    Yellow Jackets / Nomatives: Sal Divita
    Non Ninjas: Tony Marquez
    Kemmitechs: John Vogel

    Vocalizations: Sam Bennett, Chris Granner, Steve Ritchie, Vince Pontarelli, Paul Heitsch, George N. Petro, Jack E. Haeger (JEH), Steve Beran, Kevin Greenwood
    Cabinet graphics: Nick Erlich, Jack E. Haeger (JEH), Steve Beran, Paul Barker
    Cabinet design: Matt Davis, Bob Bedsole, Ted Valavanis
    Gun design: Dennis Gibbons, Jack E. Haeger (JEH), Dave Pallotto, Ted Valavanis
    Hardware: Steve Correll, John Lowes, Ray Macika
    Hardware support: Cary Mednick, Pat Cox, Dr. Sheridan Oursler.PhD.Msc, Al Lasko
    Costumes: Cindy Maniates
    Hair and makeup: Sher Williams, Tina Gazaldo
    Custom Props: Mark Runyan
    Model Builders: Rodney Carter, Dean Milano
    Guitars and drums: The Musicians Network, Curt Eisenberg, David Katzma
    Catering: Rich Christian
    Video documentation: Jim Greene, Art Tianis, Jim Tianis, Joan Faux, Tal Lekberg
    Photographer: Bryan Friedman
    Midway sales: Rachel Davies, Bob Lentz, Lenore Sayers
    Marketing: Rebecca Ellis, Joe Hartmann, Roger Sharpe, Christa Woss
    Game testers: Mike Vinikour (MXV), Jason Defillippo (Thor), Eddie Ferrier (CPU)
    Aerosmith international fan club president: Juan Sirrakah
    Llamas trained by: Nicholas Petro

    PORTS
    • CONSOLES:
    Nintendo Super NES(1994)" Revolution X [Model SNS-AXRE-USA]"
    Sega Mega Drive (1994)
    Sega 32X [Unreleased Prototype]
    Sega Saturn (1996)
    Sony PlayStation (1996) "Revolution X [Model SLUS-00012]"

    • COMPUTERS:
    PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (1995)

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