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Solar Fox (upright)

Solar Fox (c) 1981 Bally Midway.

Solar Fox is a space shooter and a Pac-Man-type game all in one. The playing field is square and only has walls on the outside. Each wall has a moving cannon mounted that will fire odd shaped torpedoes at your ship. Scattered around the inside will be a bunch of pellets in various simple patterns. To complete each level you have to drive over, or shoot all of the pellets. If done quickly enough the game will skip a level (going from 1 to 3, etc).


Bally Midway MCR 1 hardware

Main CPU : Z80 (@ 2.496 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 2 Mhz)

Sound Chips : (2x) AY8910 (@ 2 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 480 x 512 pixels

Screen refresh : 30.00 Hz

Palette Colors : 32

Players : 2

Control : 4-way joystick

Buttons : 2


This game came in a grey dedicated cabinet with sideart of a spacemans head inside an arrow shaped logo. The monitor was mounted deep inside the game, and what the player saw was actually a mirror (a lot of old games were like that).

A Solar Fox unit appears in the 1983 movie 'Joysticks'.


Programmed by : Jack Pearson

Sound programmed by : Ben Blish


* Consoles :

Atari 2600 (1983)

* Computers :

Commodore C64 (1983)