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Romset and name:
solarfox Solar Fox (upright)
Short name:
Solar Fox
Manufacturer:
Bally Midway
Year:
Genre:
Category:
Maze / Shooter Small
Serie:
-
Driver source:
Language:
English
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Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players (solo, 2 alternates)
Input:
Joystick 4 ways
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
Cocktail, Upright
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
70 to 80 (Good)
MASH All-Time:
Video
Display:
512x480@30 Hz, ruotato di 270°, CRT 31kHz
Orientation:
Vertical
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Zilog Z80
Audio
Sound:
2 channels
Audio chips:
AY-3-8910A PSG, Midway SSIO Sound Board, Speaker
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.28 released on sep-07 1997
Last release:
Mame 0.230 released on mar-31 2021
Clone of:
-
Bios:
Not required
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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:
-
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • Arcade Video game published 40 years ago:

    Solar Fox © 1981 Bally Midway.

    Solar Fox is a space shooter and a Pac-Man type game all in one. The playing field is square and only has walls on the outside. Each wall has a moving cannon mounted that will fire odd shaped torpedoes at your ship. Scattered around the inside will be a bunch of pellets in various simple patterns. To complete each level you have to drive over, or shoot all of the pellets. If done quickly enough the game will skip a level (going from 1 to 3, etc), and award you point for the level skipped.

    If you select Novice difficulty at the beginning, the Solar Fox's normal speed will be slow, and pressing the Speed Button will speed it up. If you should select Expert difficulty, its normal speed will be faster, and pressing the Speed Button will slow it down. Every fourth rack is also a bonus rack, and if you die in one, it will not cost you a life. After clearing ten racks, a player becomes a member of the "10-Rack Club" and the game will continue on as normal.

    TECHNICAL
    [Game No. 982]
    [Upright model]

    The game came in a grey dedicated cabinet with sideart of a spacemans head inside an arrow shaped logo. The monitor was mounted deep inside the game, and what the player saw was actually a mirror.

    Bally Midway MCR 1 hardware

    Main CPU: Zilog Z80 (@ 2.496 Mhz)
    Sound CPU: Zilog Z80 (@ 2 Mhz)
    Sound Chips: (2x) General Instrument AY8910 (@ 2 Mhz)

    Screen orientation: Vertical
    Video resolution: 480 x 512 pixels
    Screen refresh: 30.00 Hz
    Palette Colors: 32

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

    TRIVIA
    This game was released in 1982 (Copyright title screen says 1981). A Solar Fox unit appears in the 1983 movie 'Joysticks'.

    STAFF
    Programmed by: Jack Pearson
    Sound programmed by: Ben Blish

    PORTS
    • CONSOLES:
    Atari 2600 (1983)

    • COMPUTERS:
    Commodore C64 (1983)

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=2490&o=2
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    NOTICE: The short version was discontinued in November 2019
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