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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).


- TECHNICAL -


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


- TRIVIA -


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'.


- STAFF -


Programmed by : Jack Pearson

Sound programmed by : Ben Blish


- PORTS -


* Consoles :

Atari 2600 (1983)


* Computers :

Commodore C64 (1983)