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Romset and name:
sqbert Faster, Harder, More Challenging Q*bert (prototype)
Short name:
Faster, Harder, More Challenging Q*bert
Manufacturer:
Mylstar
Year:
Genre:
Platform
Category:
Platform / Run Jump
Serie:
Driver source:
Language:
English
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Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players (solo, 2 alternates)
Input:
Joystick 8 ways
Buttons / keys:
0
Coins:
Cabinet:
Cocktail, Upright
Free-play:
Supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
90 to 100 (Best Games)
MASH All-Time:
-
Video
Display:
256x240@61.419025 Hz, ruotato di 270°, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Vertical
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Intel 8088, MOS Technology 6502
Audio
Sound:
2 channels
Audio chips:
8-Bit R-2R DAC, Gottlieb Sound rev. 1 with Votrax, Samples, Speaker, Votrax SC-01
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.33b2 released on may-08 1998
Last release:
Mame 0.225 released on sep-30 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:
Unsupported
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  • Arcade Video game published 37 years ago:

    Faster, Harder, More Challenging Q•bert © 1983 Mylstar Electronics.

    TECHNICAL
    Main CPU: I8086 (@ 5 Mhz)
    Sound CPU: MOS Technology M6502 (@ 894.886 Khz)
    Sound Chips: DAC, Votrax SC-01

    Screen orientation: Vertical
    Video resolution: 256 x 240 pixels
    Screen refresh: 61.419025 Hz
    Palette colors: 16

    Players: 2
    Control: 4-way joystick (diagonal)

    TRIVIA
    This game is an unreleased prototype, never went into production, and no dedicated cabinets are known to exist.

    A Votrax SC-01 speech synthesis chip is used to generate the incoherent speech of Q•bert swearing, Slick and Sam (high pitch) and Wrong Way and Ugg (low pitch). The only true speech ever generated is 'Hello, I'm turned on' when the game is first powered up and 'Bye Bye' after entering your initials at the end of a game.

    UPDATES
    Differences between FHMC Q•bert and Q•bert:
    • As the name implies, it is faster.
    • Platforms shift position.
    • There are bonus rounds after levels two and five.
    • New enemy Q•bertha (acts the same as Coily).

    STAFF
    Programming by: Warren Davis
    Video graphics by: Jeff Lee
    Sound by: David D. Thiel

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=817&o=2
    Informations provided by © Alexis Bousiges
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