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Romset and name:
spacefb Space Firebird (rev. 04-u)
Manufacturer:
Nintendo
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 2 ways (horizontal)
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
Cocktail, Upright
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
80 to 90 (Very Good)
MASH All-Time:
Video
Display:
512x224@61.523438 Hz, ruotato di 270°, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Vertical
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Intel I8035, Zilog Z80
Audio
Sound:
Audio chips:
8-Bit R-2R DAC, Samples, Speaker
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.25 released on jun-28 1997
Last release:
Mame 0.205 released on dec-26 2018
Clone of:
-
Clones:
Bios:
Not required
Use rom of:
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Use sample of:
spacefb Space Firebird (rev. 04-u)
Previous romset:
spacefbu Space Firebird (Nintendo, set 2)
New romset:
None
Files
Dump:
GOOD
Required files:
Status
OVERALL:
IMPERFECT
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Imperfect
Sound:
Imperfect
Cocktail:
-
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • A 38-year-old Arcade Video Game

    Space Firebird © 1980 Nintendo.

    Space Firebird is a one or two player game in which players are attacked from all sides by highly maneuverable Firebirds. Players can move space ship left or right and shoot a rapid-fire laser at attacking Firebirds. A special Warp Mode allows the space ship to escape danger and fire at the flock of aliens.

    FIREBIRDS
    The space Firebirds are a unique set of adversaries. There are three different birds, the Emperor, Eagle and Gull, which fly together in complex looping formations, firing and attacking from all directions. The player must keep track of the laser hits because each bird has a different resistance level to hits. The fearless Emperor is destroyed by four hits, the Eagle with two hits and the soaring Gull with one hit. The Eagle also has a deadly bomb which is launched at the space ship. Extra points are scored by hitting the bomb before it explodes. The bomb when hit, scatters into deadly shrapnel. To avoid the flying shrapnel, the bomb must be hit from directly underneath.

    SPACE SHIP
    The space ship can be moved right or left to evade attacking Firebirds. Depressing the fire button enables the space ship to shoot its laser at approaching Firebirds. Players receive 3 (adjustable) space ships per play.

    WARP MODE
    Activate warp mode to escape impeding danger or to strike out at approaching birds. There is only warp mode per space ship. When activated, the space ship is launched into space with a force field around it that deflects enemy fire. In warp mode, Firebirds can be eliminated by ramming into them or by firing at close range.

    If all Firebirds are destroyed, the player moves into a new battle sequence that increases in difficulty. One new space ship is awarded for a score of 5,000 (adjustable) points. Game ends when all space ships are destroyed.

    TECHNICAL
    [Upright model]

    Main CPU: Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
    Sound CPU: I8035 (@ 400 Khz)
    Sound Chips: DAC

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

    TRIVIA
    Space Firebird was released in July 1980.

    Licensed releases:
    Space Firebird (Gremlin)
    Space Demon (Fortrek)

    Known pirates:
    Space Bird (Karateco)
    Fire Bird (René Pierre)

    SCORING
    Emperor: 100 points
    Eagle: 50 points
    Gull: 20 points
    Bomb: 50 to 200 points

    Each battle consists of 50 Firebirds and 1,000 bonus points are awarded if all are destroyed.

    STAFF
    Characters designed by: Shigeru Miyamoto
    Sound effects by: Hirokazu Tanaka

    CONTRIBUTE
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