HISTORY
FAST SEARCH
Type:
 
Parents and clones:
Romset:

TX-1 (World) - MAME machine

5999
tx1
TX-1 (World)
0
1
Game
current
11
0
  Back to search
  Share this page using this link:
SHARE THIS PAGE

GAME SYSTEM CHD BIOS DEVICE PARENT CLONE MECHANICAL SCREENLESS

Main data
Romset and name:
tx1 TX-1 (World)
Manufacturer:
Tatsumi (Atari/Namco/Taito license)
Year:
Genre:
Driving
Category:
Driving / Race (chase view)
Serie:
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Only one supported (solo)
Input:
Dial, Pedal
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
-
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
90 to 100 (Best Games)
MASH All-Time:
Video
Display:
256x240@59.185606 Hz, CRT 15kHz, 3 schermi
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Intel I8086, Zilog Z80
Audio
Sound:
2 channels
Audio chips:
AY-3-8910A PSG, Speaker, TX-1 Custom Sound
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.94u2 released on mar-14 2005
Last release:
Mame 0.213 released on sep-04 2019
Clone of:
-
Clones:
Bios:
Not required
Use rom of:
-
Use sample of:
-
Previous romset:
tx1a TX-1 (Atari/Namco/Taito license)
New romset:
None
Files
Dump:
GOOD
Required files:
Status
OVERALL:
IMPERFECT
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Imperfect
Cocktail:
-
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Unsupported
Additional infos
  • History
  • Info
  • Score
  • PCB
  • Commands
  • Init
  • Driver
  • XML
  • This Arcade Video game was published 36 years ago:

    TX-1 © 1983 Tatsumi Electronics Company, Limited.

    TX-1 is a single-player Formula-1 themed racing game in which the goal is to complete three main stages before the time limit expires. Players drive a red F1 car and start each game with five rival cars, with other rival cars appearing as the race progresses.

    The game utilises three screens to create a wide-screen display and takes place over a number of different environments, including night driving, snow-covered landscapes and green meadows. Players drive through tunnels when transitioning from one environment to the next and the game also features forks in the road, with players able to choose their preferred route. This was the first time such a feature appeared in driving games.

    If the player's car collides with a rival car or road-side object while travelling at high speed, it will explode and vital seconds are lost until a new car appears. If a collision occurs while moving at lower speeds, however, the car will spin-out but not explode.

    In-game race information is spread across the game's three screens. The main, middle screen shows the current stage, speed and time remaining, the left-hand screen displays the checkpoint map, all-time high score and current player's score, while the right-hand screen displays the number of cars passed, with a yellow star representing each passed car.

    The stages and their location are as follows:

    • First Stage: This stage must be completed within 70 seconds to reach the Extended Stage. At the checkpoint of the Extended Stage, the player will reach a fork in the road and can either go right, towards Spain, Monaco, Belgium, or left, leading to either South Africa, the U.S.A., Japan, or France.
    • Extended Stage: This stage is comprised of Stages 2 and 3. Stage 2 must be completed within 60 game seconds and Stage 3 within 50 seconds. At the checkpoint of Stages 2 and 3, the player will again reach a fork in the road.
    • Gran Prix Stage: This stage is comprised of Stages 4 and 5. Stage 4 must be completed within 60 seconds and Stage 5 within 60 seconds. The final checkpoint is at the end of Stage 4. At this checkpoint the player must go straight ahead to drive through Stage 5.

    TECHNICAL
    The TX-1 Cabinet comes in 3 pieces that need to be assembled:
    1) PCB'S/Controls/Monitor/Marquees/1 Speaker
    2) Seat Assembly /3 Speakers
    3) Top Header (Light Box / Side Marquees)

    Width: 55 inches.
    Length: 73 inches.
    Height: 71.4 inches.
    Weight: 650 lbs.

    Main CPU: (2x) I8086 (@ 5 Mhz), Zilog Z80 (@ 3.75 Mhz)
    Sound Chips: General Instrument AY8910 (@ 1.875 Mhz)

    Monitors: 3

    Players : 2 (Alternating)

    Controls:
    360 Degree Steering Wheel
    2 Way Shifter (Hi / Low)
    Pedal (Gas)
    Pedal (Brake)

    Tracking:
    Steering Wheel - Optical 360 Degree
    2 Way Shifter - 1 Micro Switch On/Off
    Gas - Optical 360 Degree
    Brake - Optical 360 Degree

    TRIVIA
    Released in October 1983.

    Licensed for the US to Namco for manufacture and to Atari for distribution. Licensed to Taito for all Eastern Hemisphere countries (except Japan).

    TX-1 introduced a number of original gameplay elements to the racing and videogame genre. As well as the aforementioned forks in the road, other gaming firsts include:
    • Slopes and hills for players to negotiate (hills did technically appear first in Sega's 1982 game, "Turbo", but this is the first time they were represented correctly and in true 3D).
    • TX-1 was the first driving game to feature force-feedback, with the steering wheel vibrating during collisions.
    • TX-1 was the first video game to utilise three screens to create a widescreen display. Taito would use three screens for their "Ninja Warriors" and "Darius" games a few years later.

    Despite having graphics that look superficially similar to Namco's "Pole Position", "TX-1" is in no way related to that game or to Namco's follow-up "Final Lap" series.

    TIPS AND TRICKS
    TX-1's handling adopts a simulation-style approach. As such, extra care must be taken when cornering. It's a good idea to either stop accelerating, or gear down when entering a tight corner. If you simply try to accelerate through it, the car will skid out and probably collide with a rival car or trackside object.

    If the car does enter a skid, stop accelerating immediately until you regain control.

    SERIES
    • TX-1 (1983)
    • TX-1 V.8 (1984)

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=3531&o=2
    Informations provided by © Alexis Bousiges
    Informations provided by Contribute to the translation
  • Informations provided by
    Informations provided by / © Copyright of Fujix
  • Informations provided by
  • Informations provided by
  • Informations provided by Fabricio Coroquer, revisited from the work of
  • Informations provided by Contribute
  • Informations provided by
  • Informations provided by
Dip-switches:
Cheats:
Ports:
Devices refs:
VideoSnaps:

If you notice any inaccuracy or error, please report

Data updated on september 4 2019


Short name suggestion
The short name is the name of the game without brackets or other symbols, bios or sets informations.
Name:
E-mail:
(optional)
Image removal
You're proposing to remove this image from the web site.
Please indicate below the reason for the request and will be evaluated
as soon as possible.

Reason:
E-mail:
(optional)
Resource reporting
You can report links for further information, images, video or other url about this game.
Carefully fill out the fields below in such a way as to minimize the time required for the integration of this information in the page.
Link:
Resource type:
Title:
Notes:
E-mail:
(optional)
Game initialization (gameinit)
These data are used to solve any problems starting the game in Mame.
The specified text will be sent to the site ProgettoSnaps by AntoPISA and integrated with the existing one.
Updates are scheduled on a monthly basis so except in special cases you may not immediately see the changes.
Romset:
tx1
Title:
TX-1 (World)
Text:
E-mail:
(optional)
Share page
Report this game to a friend, with optional additional message.
Game:
TX-1 (World)
Recipient:
Message:
From:
Create e new list
You can create a new private list, visible only to you, that will allow you to group, view or do other operations on your favorite games.
Title:
Notes:
 

You can create a list using an existing file. In this case, please indicate below.

Import from:
Trascina qui un file
XXXXXXXX
Format:
Export to a file
You can export this list of games on a file so that it can be used by external programs

Title:
Format:
Emulator:
Version:
 
This option will add all the linked rom (i.e. parents games in clones games) and all bioses or devices to obtain a working set (no missing files)
Other options
 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: You will be prompted to download the file. If this don't occurs, check the popup blocker options of your browser and add this site to the exception list