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Romset and name:
tazmania Tazz-Mania (set 1)
Short name:
Tazz-Mania
Manufacturer:
Stern Electronics
Year:
Genre:
Shooter
Category:
Shooter / Walking
Serie:
-
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players (solo, 2 alternates)
Input:
Joystick 8 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:
768x224@60.606061 Hz, ruotato di 90°, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Vertical
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Zilog Z80
Audio
Sound:
Audio chips:
AY-3-8910A PSG, Netlist Sound Device, Speaker
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.31 released on apr-25 1998
Last release:
Mame 0.225 released on sep-30 2020
Clone of:
-
Clones:
Bios:
Not required
Use rom of:
-
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:
Good
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • Arcade Video game published 38 years ago:

    Tazz-Mania © 1982 Stern Electronics.

    A cross between "Robotron" and "Berzerk".

    TECHNICAL
    Main CPU: Zilog Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)
    Sound CPU: Zilog Z80 (@ 1.78975 Mhz)
    Sound Chips: (2x) General Instrument AY8910 (@ 1.78975 Mhz)

    Screen orientation: Vertical
    Video resolution: 224 x 256 pixels
    Screen refresh: 60.61 Hz
    Palette Colors: 99

    Players: 2
    Control: 8-way joystick
    Buttons: 2

    TRIVIA
    Released in July 1982.

    A bootleg of this game runs on the "Galaxian" hardware.

    SCORING
    Face: 50 points
    Eyeball: 50 points
    Squid: 70 points
    Sickle: 60 points
    Caterpillar: 50 points
    Butterfly: 100 points
    Propeller: 40 points
    Cyclotron: 60 points
    Tazz Man: 100 points
    Hopper: 200 points
    Little Hopper: 20 points
    Bonus Room: 100 points x number collected.

    TIPS AND TRICKS
    • On screens where the enemies move consistently pick them all off in batches when they appear. You will then have a few seconds of clear time in which to shoot more hoppers before more enemies re-appear.
    • In the caterpillar room, stay away from the edge of the screen as the enemies only move there. Once one complete a full circuit of the room, it will mutate into a butterfly which quickly homes in on you. Try not to let them complete a circuit.
    • If you are about to be crushed by the walls, use a smart bomb as they are easier to obtain than extra lives. It's worth the price to save a life.
    • In the bonus room, run over the higher numbers first, especially those to the left and right edges as they are quickly swallowed up by the moving walls.
    • It's better to shoot the last little hopper near the top or bottom of the screen, as you then have some extra time in which to pick off a few more enemies before the walls close.
    • The enemies appear opposite to your position. For example if you are at the bottom of the screen, they will appear at the top and move towards you.
    • Try only to use smart bombs when the maximum number of enemies are on screen to maximise their effect and your points for doing so.

    STAFF
    Designed and programmed by: Chris Oberth, Gunar Licitis

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=2843&o=2
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