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Poly-Play


Poly-Play (c) 1985 VEB Polytechnik Karl-Marx-Stadt.


This game features eight different games : Hirschjagd (similar to "Robotron 2084"), Hase und Wolf (a "Pac-Man"-type game), Abfahrtslauf, Schmetterlinge, Schiessbude ("Carnival" clone), Autorennen, Merkspiel, Wasserrohrbruch.


- TECHNICAL -


Main CPU : Z80 (@ 2.4576 Mhz)

Sound Chips : Custom (@ 2.4576 Mhz)


Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 512 x 256 pixels

Screen refresh : 50.00 Hz

Palette colors : 10


Players : 1

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 1


- TRIVIA -


"Hirschjagd" translates from German as 'Deer Hunt'.

"Hase und Wolf" translates from German as 'Rabbit and Wolf'.

"Abfahrtslauf" translates from German as 'Departure Run'.

"Schmetterlinge" translates from German as 'Butterflies'.

"Schiessbude" translates from German as 'Shooting Hut'.

"Autorennen" translates from German as 'Car Race'.

"Merkspiel" translates from German as 'Noticing Play'.

"Wasserrohrbruch" translates from German as 'Water Pipe Break'.


The story goes that Poly-Play was the only arcade approved machine to be produced in East Germany and they used to go into places like municipal swimming pool and leisure centres. When the Berlin Wall came down, for some strange reason they recalled the machines to the factory and had them dismantled. A few were salvaged. There were probably about 1000-1500 made.


'Hase und Wolf' is based on the Russian cartoon series 'Nu, pogodi!', popular in the GDR.