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Romset and name:
spectar Spectar (revision 3)
Manufacturer:
Exidy
Year:
Genre:
Category:
Maze / Shooter Small
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:
60 to 70 (Passable)
MASH All-Time:
Video
Display:
256x256@59.996811 Hz, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
MOS Technology M6502
Audio
Sound:
Audio chips:
1-Bit DAC, Samples, Speaker
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.30 released on jan-08 1998
Last release:
Mame 0.205 released on dec-26 2018
Clone of:
-
Clones:
Bios:
Not required
Use rom of:
-
Use sample of:
-
Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
Files
Dump:
BAD DUMP
Required files:
Status
OVERALL:
IMPERFECT
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Imperfect
Cocktail:
-
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • A 38-year-old Arcade Video Game

    Spectar © 1980 Exidy.

    Spectar, released by Exidy in 1980, is the follow-up of "Targ". Gameplay is apparently unchanged, you control a vehicle called Whummel into a 9x9 grid maze, chasing down, and being chased by, the alien invaders. Targs have evolved into the more dangerous Rammers, and Spectars appears more often, shooting at player's ship.

    You use a 4-Way joystick to guide your vehicle in the maze, and a pushbutton to shoot at enemies. Up to 2 players can alternate in gameplay.

    The most noticeable difference from his predecessors is that to complete a level you can now collect all the gems in the maze, in a "Pacman"-like game or destroy all of the Rammers (like in "Targ"). Rammers and Spectars continue to appear from flashing pods, so you cannot rest and plan your course easily, or you will be overwhelmed by the alien force.

    Graphic is highly improved compared to his predecessor: The maze now has barricades that must be avoided or can be used as a shielding against the enemies, and has ten environment settings, changing from the 'square-block town' of Targ to a city, a forest, a lunar landscape and many more. The enemies too are smarter and faster, and the fact that they go on spawning from the pods makes the game a even more frenzy challenge.

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

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

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

    TRIVIA
    Released in November 1980.

    'Spectar' stands for 'Special Target'.

    A French version of this game is known as "Phantomas" (by Jeutel).

    A bootleg is known as "Rallys".

    SCORING
    Run over a dot: 20 points.
    Hit a targ (red ships): 10 X rack number.
    Hit a spectar (green ships): 100-500 points.
    Finish off rack: 1000 X rack number.

    SERIES
    • Targ (1980)
    • Spectar (1980)

    STAFF
    Designed & programmed by: Manuel Campos

    PORTS
    • CONSOLES:
    Colecovision (Unreleased prototype)

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=2572&o=2
    Informations provided by © Alexis Bousiges
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