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Power Spikes (World)


Power Spikes (c) 1991 Video System.


- TECHNICAL -


Game ID : 9201-2024

PCB Number : OV-15-03 UA-67 MV


Main CPU : 68000 (@ 10 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)


Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 352 x 240 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 2048


Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 3


- TRIVIA -


This game is known in Japan as "Super Volley '91".


In the World version during a play with any team, you can see when you get a point the faces of Italy's Team which was the most titled volley's team in the World in the early 1990'.


A bootleg version was made by Playmark. Pcb layout, fonts on the pcb and components are the same as their original games. Eproms have stickers with their logo.


Another Italian bootleg is known as "Pallavolo".


- UPDATES -


ONE PLAYER MODE :

* In the World version you can select a lot of European Teams and Brazil's Team.

* In the Japanese and Korean version you can select respectively only the Japanese Team and the Korean Team.

* In the Japanese and Korean version you can also play with female players.

* In the World version you must defeat in order: China, Japan, USA, Cuba, U.S.S.R.

* In the Japanese and Korean version you must defeat in order: France, USA, Cuba, Italy, U.S.S.R (male mode), Germany, Peru, China, Cuba, U.S.S.R (female mode).

* In the Japanese and Korean version when you get a point, you will see face of the player who made the point and the statistics of this player after the point (like aces, winners spikes, etc...).


TWO PLAYERS MODE :

* In the World Version you can select the same teams like in one player mode but in the Japanese and Korean version you can select respectively the Japanese Team and the Korean Team and the Italian and the USA Team.

* In the Japanese and Korean version you can also play with female players.


- TIPS AND TRICKS -


* Thunder Serve : Hold the Up/Left Diagonal before pressing the serve button, and before hitting the ball hold the Down/Left Diagonal when the ball becomes red and press the button. This serve does an ace anytime except in the last two games, but you can also do it. You must press the button a bit before the ball becomes red, and you'll make an ace on the last line on the ground. The ball looks like a missile shot from the air.


* Phantom Serve : Hold the Up/Right Diagonal before pressing the serve button, and before hitting the ball hold the Down/Right Diagonal and when the ball becomes red press the button. This serve does an ace always except with the last two games. The ball splits in three phantom balls.


* Towering Serve : Hold Up before serving and hit the ball a bit before the ball becomes red. The ball leaves the screen and you don't know where it falls down.


- SERIES -


1. Super Volleyball (1989)

2. Power Spikes (1991)

3. Power Spikes II (1994)