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Catalogue of Arcade Emulation Software - the Absolute Reference

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Cameltry (US, YM2610)


Cameltry (c) 04/1990 Taito.


The player must guide a ball through a number of mazes, rotating the maze through 180 degrees to get the ball to move in the desired direction - much like the bonus levels in the Sega Megadrive console title, 'Sonic the Hedgehog'. Each maze must be completed within a tight time limit and a number of traps and obstacles litter the mazes to slow players down.


There are, however, a number of postitive targets to be hit, and bonuses - such as additional time - can be found hidden away within the mazes. When the ball is stuck or the player would like to speed up, the JUMP button can be used. If the player runs out of time before reaching the goal, a random matching game is run to allow the player more time to complete the maze. This challenge, however is very difficult to win.


- TECHNICAL -


Taito F2 Expanded hardware

Prom Stickers : C38


Main CPU : 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)


Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 320 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 4096


Players : 2

Control : Spinner

Buttons : 1


An alternate US version uses a YM2203 @ 3 Mhz instead of the YM2610 @ 8 Mhz.


- TRIVIA -


This game uses inertia and gravity to simulate how an actual ball in a maze would roll, under real-life conditions. This is what makes this game fun to play.


Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Cameltry, Cadash - PCCB-00043) on 21/10/1990.

Zuntata Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Zuntata History L'ab-normal 1st - ZTTL-0038) on 01/04/1999.


- UPDATES -


The US version is slightly different, it has the "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen.


- TIPS AND TRICKS -


Obtain a very high time and you can gain 1,000 points, featuring Tiki (the Kiwi Bird of "The New Zealand Story" game) or another character of Taito.


Obtain a low time and you can play with a slot machine.


If you hold down the start button while selecting a course (except the training course) you can change the appearance of the ball.


- SERIES -


1) Cameltry (1990)

2) Mawashite Koron (2006, Nintendo DS)


- PORTS -


* Consoles :

Nintendo Super Famicom (1992, "Cameltry")

Nintendo Super NES (1992, "On the Ball")

Sony PlayStation 2 (2005, "Taito Memories Vol. 1")

Microsoft XBOX (2006, "Taito Legends 2")

Sony PlayStation 2 (2006, "Taito Legends 2")


* Computers :

PC [CD-ROM] (2006, "Taito Legends 2")


* Others :

Nokia N-Gage ("Taito Memories") : unreleased