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Romset and name:
sidetrac Side Trak
Short name:
Side Trak
Manufacturer:
Exidy
Year:
Genre:
Category:
Maze / Collect
Serie:
-
Driver source:
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
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
30 to 40 (Amendable)
MASH All-Time:
-
Video
Display:
256x256@59.996811 Hz, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
Black & White
CPU:
MOS Technology 6502
Audio
Sound:
Audio chips:
1-Bit DAC, Samples, Speaker
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.34b2 released on aug-30 1998
Last release:
Mame 0.226 released on oct-28 2020
Clone of:
-
Bios:
Not required
Use rom of:
-
Use sample of:
-
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:

    Side Trak © 1979 Exidy.

    Side Trak is a black & white man-versus-machine game where the goal is to pick up all of the waiting passengers with your train while avoiding the computer-driver 'killer engine' which aims to take you out in a head-on collision. You can control your train via the 'fast' button which allows you to temporarily increase your speed on the tracks. You can also use the joystick to switch between several tracks at various junction points.

    Each time you make a complete circuit around the track and pass the start marker on the outside track, another car is added to your train.

    TECHNICAL
    Main CPU: MOS Technology M6502 (@ 705.562 Khz)
    Sound Chips: Discrete circuitry, DAC

    Screen orientation: Horizontal
    Video resolution: 248 x 256 pixels
    Screen refresh: 57.00 Hz
    Palette colors: 8

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

    TRIVIA
    Side Trak was released in April 1979. It is the first of several games that were developed on a common Exidy platform which would eventually become host to their most popular games. Early revisions of the platform — Side Trak included — had custom sound generators tailored for each game, along with a primitive tone generator that could play one of two very short preprogrammed sequences of notes (Later games eventually included a common sound system).

    SCORING
    Passengers picked up from the outermost track are worth 10 points.
    Passengers picked up from each successive inner track are worth an additional 10 points.
    On top of that, passengers picked up when you have additional cars in tow add another 10 points to car.

    PORTS
    • CONSOLES:
    Colecovision (Unreleased prototype)
    Colecovision (2012 - Homebrew port)

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=2440&o=2
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