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Revolution X (Rev. 1.0 6/16/94)

Revolution X (c) 03/1994 Midway.


Midway X Unit hardware

Main CPU : TMS34020 (@ 10 Mhz)

Sound CPU : ADSP2105 (@ 10 Mhz)

Sound Chips : DMA-driven (@ 10 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 400 x 254 pixels

Screen refresh : 53.20 Hz

Palette colors : 32768

Players : 3

Control : lightgun

Buttons : 2


The game was originally called 'Generation X', until it was realised Marvel owned the copyright to that name (listen to the opening sequence to hear the game being referred to by it's original title).

Several subtle in-jokes appear in the game that lead many to believe that the programmers were massive fans of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, although had difficulty recalling it in detail.

1. When the final boss loses limbs, he sometimes says 'Just a flesh wound' a quote from the Black Knight scene.

2. The subtitles in the credits, including 'Why not try a holiday in Norway this yer?' are often slight misquotes of those in the film credits.

3. 'Llamas trained by Nicholas Petro.' Llama jokes a plenty in the TV series and film credits, but moose trainers were included by name in the film. Nicholas is of course the brother of George N. Petro.

4. The dramatic music change and pallete swap of the final credit screen is a nod to the Holy Grail joke where the credit writers were sacked and replaced with another team 'at great expense and at the last minute' who did things in a different way.

This game features four Aerosmith songs : 'Eat the Rich', 'Sweet Emotion', 'Toys in the Attic' and the ending song 'Walk This Way'.


Rev. 1.0 has an extra area added located in the Pacific Rim Stage.


* "Trog"! : To see one of the Trogs, you MUST destroy the black cat on the brick wall. After having doing so, you'll notice a palm tree behind the brick wall. Quickly blast the palm tree with a CD. If you are successful, Trog will pop out of the tree and waddle his way across the brick wall. He will gain speed back and forth like the cat. If you shoot him a certain amount of times, you will have access to yet another hidden area in the game.

The reason behind "Trog"'s inclusion? After having such a harrowing time with the Trog project, Petro and Haeger wanted to have an opportunity to blow him away repeatedly in their offices!


Directed and produced by : George N. Petro, Jack E. Haeger (JEH)

Design and software : George N. Petro, Bill Dabelstein, Warren Davis (WBD), Jake Simpson (JMS), Mike Lynch

Design and graphics : Jack E. Haeger (JEH), Steve Beran, Martin Martinez (MAM), John Vogel (JCV), John Newcomer, Eric Kinkead

Music and sound : Chris Granner

DCS sound system : Matt Booty, Ed Keenan, Rk140

Guitar solos : Vince Pontarelli

Executive producers : Neil Nicastro, Ken Fedesna

Sales : Joe Dillon

* CAST :

Aerosmith : Steven Tyler (Vocals), Joe Perry (Guitar), Brad Whitford (Guitar), Tom Hamilton (Bass), Joey Kramer (Drums)

Headmistress Helga / Cage Dancer : Kerri Hoskins

Nonboys : Steve Beran

Skate Troopers / Everdrones : Jack E. Haeger (JEH)

Berzerkers : John Larrieu

Yellow Jackets / Nomatives : Sal Divita

Non Ninjas : Tony Marquez

Kemmitechs : John Vogel

Vocalizations : Sam Bennett, Chris Granner, Steve Ritchie, Vince Pontarelli, Paul Heitsch, George N. Petro, Jack E. Haeger (JEH), Steve Beran, Kevin Greenwood

Cabinet graphics : Nick Erlich, Jack E. Haeger (JEH), Steve Beran, Paul Barker

Cabinet design : Matt Davis, Bob Bedsole, Ted Valavanis

Gun design : Dennis Gibbons, Jack E. Haeger (JEH), Dave Pallotto, Ted Valavanis

Hardware : Steve Correll, John Lowes, Ray Macika

Hardware support : Cary Mednick, Pat Cox, Dr. Sheridan Oursler.PhD.Msc, Al Lasko

Costumes : Cindy Maniates

Hair and makeup : Sher Williams, Tina Gazaldo

Custom Props : Mark Runyan

Model Builders : Rodney Carter, Dean Milano

Guitars and drums : The Musicians Network, Curt Eisenberg, David Katzma

Catering : Rich Christian

Video documentation : Jim Greene, Art Tianis, Jim Tianis, Joan Faux, Tal Lekberg

Photographer : Bryan Friedman

Midway sales : Rachel Davies, Bob Lentz, Lenore Sayers

Marketing : Rebecca Ellis, Joe Hartmann, Roger Sharpe, Christa Woss

Game testers : Mike Vinikour (MXV), Jason Defillippo (Thor), Eddie Ferrier (CPU)

Aerosmith international fan club president : Juan Sirrakah

Llamas trained by : Nicholas Petro


* Consoles :

Nintendo Super Famicom (1994)

Sega Mega Drive (1994)

Sega Saturn (1996)

Sony PlayStation (1996)

* Computers :

PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (1995)