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Romset and name:
uopoko Puzzle Uo Poko (International)
Manufacturer:
Cave (Jaleco license)
Year:
Genre:
Puzzle
Category:
Puzzle / Drop
Serie:
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players (solo, 2 concurrents)
Input:
Joystick 8 ways
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
-
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
70 to 80 (Good)
MASH All-Time:
-
Video
Display:
320x240@57.550645 Hz, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Motorola MC68000
Audio
Sound:
Audio chips:
Speaker, Yamaha YMZ280B PCMD8
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.37b2 (0.38) released on may-06 2000
Last release:
Mame 0.210 released on may-30 2019
Clone of:
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Clones:
Bios:
Not required
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Use sample of:
-
Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
Files
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GOOD
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Status
OVERALL:
GOOD
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Good
Cocktail:
Good
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • This Arcade Video game was published 21 years ago:

    Puzzle Uo Poko © 1998 Jaleco.

    Uo Poko is a puzzle game for one or two players (co-operative). The aim is to clear the screen of coloured glass balls by dropping like-coloured balls down onto them. Connecting three or more like-coloured balls creates a chain reaction and causes them to disappear.

    Balls are launched into the play area via a joystick controlled 'pinball-plunger' and as in Pinball, the further the plunger is pulled back, the further the coloured ball will travel. Mastering the strength and distance required is essential in order to drop each ball accurately onto its target. To allow players to learn how to use the plunger, the first two stages feature a guide line which shows exactly where a ball will drop. From the third stage onwards, players must use their judgement alone.

    Bonus points are awarded if a stage is completed quickly enough. If too much time is taken, however, the bottom of the stage will start to rise, pushing the balls already in play towards the top of the screen. If the top of the screen is reached, the game is over.

    Uo Poko features thirty stages of play.

    TECHNICAL
    Game ID: CV02

    Cave 1st Generation Hardware

    Main CPU: MC68000 (@ 16 Mhz)
    Sound CPU: Zilog Z80 [Optional]
    Sound Chips: Yamaha YMZ280B (@ 16.9344 Mhz) or OKIM6295 x (1 or 2) + YM2203 / YM2151 [Optional]
    Other: 93C46 EEPROM

    Screen orientation: Horizontal
    Video resolution: 320 x 240 pixels
    Screen refresh: 57.55 Hz
    Palette colors: 32768

    Players: 2
    Control: 8-way joystick

    TRIVIA
    Released in February 1998 in Japan.

    UPDATES
    The Japanese version has an additional subtitle which can be translated as "Lots of Fish".

    TIPS AND TRICKS
    When the Submarine appears, launch a bubble above, if you succeed, a laser will start destroying the touched bubbles.

    SERIES
    • Uo Poko - Lots of Fish (1998)
    • Himitsu no Hana Poko

    STAFF
    Developed by Cave.

    Sound composer: Ryuichi Yabuki

    CONTRIBUTE
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