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Tazz-Mania (set 1)

Tazz-Mania (c) 07/1982 Stern Electronics.

A cross between "Robotron" and "Berzerk".


Main CPU : Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 1.78975 Mhz)

Sound Chips : (2x) AY8910 (@ 1.78975 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 224 x 256 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.61 Hz

Palette Colors : 99

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


A bootleg of this game runs on the "Galaxian" hardware.


Face : 50 points

Eyeball : 50 points

Squid : 70 points

Sickle : 60 points

Caterpillar : 50 points

Butterfly : 100 points

Propeller : 40 points

Cyclotron : 60 points

Tazz Man : 100 points

Hopper : 200 points

Little Hopper : 20 points

Bonus Room : 100 points x number collected.


* On screens where the enemies move consistently pick them all off in batches when they appear. You will then have a few seconds of clear time in which to shoot more hoppers before more enemies re-appear.

* In the caterpillar room, stay away from the edge of the screen as the enemies only move there. Once one complete a full circuit of the room, it will mutate into a butterfly which quickly homes in on you. Try not to let them complete a circuit.

* If you are about to be crushed by the walls, use a smart bomb as they are easier to obtain than extra lives. It's worth the price to save a life.

* In the bonus room, run over the higher numbers first, especially those to the left and right edges as they are quickly swallowed up by the moving walls.

* It's better to shoot the last little hopper near the top or bottom of the screen, as you then have some extra time in which to pick off a few more enemies before the walls close.

* The enemies appear opposite to your position. For example if you are at the bottom of the screen, they will appear at the top and move towards you.

* Try only to use smart bombs when the maximum number of enemies are on screen to maximise their effect and your points for doing so.


Designed and programmed by : Chris Oberth, Gunar Licitis