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Romset and name:
volfied Volfied (World, revision 1)
Short name:
Volfied
Manufacturer:
Taito Corporation Japan
Year:
Genre:
Puzzle
Category:
Puzzle / Outline
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
Average user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
90 to 100 (Best Games)
MASH All-Time:
Video
Display:
320x240@60 Hz, ruotato di 270°, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Vertical
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Motorola MC68000, NEC uPD78C11, Zilog Z80
Audio
Sound:
Audio chips:
Speaker, YM2203 OPN
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.37b16 (0.52) released on jul-05 2001
Last release:
Mame 0.244 released on may-25 2022
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 33 years ago:

    Volfied © 1989 Taito Corp.

    Volfied is an abstract action shoot-em-up and is an update of Taito's 1981 classic, "Qix". Set in a distant galaxy, a space pilot returns to his home world of Volfied to find it under attack by an unknown alien force. The planet's few remaining inhabitants are hiding underground and have managed to get a signal through to the pilot asking for his help. The pilot must eliminate the alien threat and save his people.

    The player controls a craft (called 'The Monotros') that can move around the edges of a rectangle. Holding down the draw button allows the craft to move into unclaimed territory and draw lines in an attempt to create a closed rectangle. If completed, the captured area changes to a different background graphic.

    Each stage features a large enemy and several smaller enemies and when the player's spaceship succeeds in claiming a rectangular section, the side in which the main enemy is located is considered to be the 'outside'. Any smaller enemies ending up on the 'inside' are killed, resulting in point bonuses. Players are only in danger from enemies while they are actually drawing a line, although each level must be completed within a tight time limit.

    Grey boxes sometimes appear on the field that award a random power-up when collected (by being trapped 'inside' a completed rectangle). These range from extra speed or upgraded weapons, to a temporary enemy freeze.

    TECHNICAL
    Prom Stickers: C04

    Main CPU: Motorola 68000, Zilog Z80
    Sound Chips: YM2203

    Players: 2
    Control: 8-way joystick
    Buttons: 1

    TRIVIA
    Volfied was released in July 1989.

    UPDATES
    The US version has the "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen.

    STAFF
    Game designer: Fukio Mitsuji (MTJ)
    Software: Yoshinori Kobayashi (Y.K), Tsukano (TKN), OKI (OKI)
    Character designers: Fukio Mitsuji (MTJ), Taira Sanuki (T.S), Genya Kuriki (KRK), Iwabuchi (IWB), TEC Team (TEC), V.P Team (V.P)
    Sound: Hisayoshi Ogura (OGR)
    Hardware: Ohara (OHR)
    Instruction: Hiroyasu Nagai (NGI)

    PORTS
    • CONSOLES:
    [JP] NEC PC-Engine (dec.27, 1989) "Volfied [Model TP01005]"
    [US] Sega Genesis (1991) "Ultimate Qix"
    [JP] Sega Mega Drive (jan.25, 1991) "Volfied [Model T-11103]"
    Sony PlayStation (dec.20, 2001) "Simple 1500 Series Vol.80 - The Jintori - Volfied 1500 [Model SLPM-86971]"
    [US] Sony PlayStation (dec.1, 2003) "Qix Neo [Model SLUS-01561]"
    [EU] Microsoft XBOX (oct.14, 2005) "Taito Legends"
    [EU] Sony PS2 (oct.14, 2005) "Taito Legends [Model SLES-53438]"
    [US] Microsoft XBOX (oct.25, 2005) "Taito Legends"
    [US] Sony PS2 (oct.25, 2005) "Taito Legends [Model SLUS-21122]"
    [KO] Sony PS2 (jul.18, 2006) "Taito Legends [Model SLKA-15056]"
    [JP] Sony PS2 (mar.29, 2007) "Taito Memories II Gekan [Model SLPM-66713]"

    • COMPUTERS:
    FM Towns PC [US] (1991)
    [US] Commodore C64 [EU] (1991)
    [EU] Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1991): advertised but never released.
    [EU] Amstrad CPC (1991): advertised but never released.
    Commodore Amiga [US] (1991)
    Atari ST (1991)
    PC [MS-DOS, 5.25"] [US] (1991)
    [EU] PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (oct.14, 2005) "Taito Legends"
    [US] PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (nov.10, 2005) "Taito Legends"

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=3086&o=2
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    NOTICE: The short version was discontinued in November 2019
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