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Tenth Degree (prototype)


Tenth Degree (c) 1998 Atari.


- TECHNICAL -


Atari Vegas hardware


Main CPU : R5000 (@ 200 Mhz)

Sound CPU : ADSP2104 (@ 16 Mhz)

Sound Chips : (2x) DMA-driven (@ 16 Mhz)


Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 640 x 480 pixels

Screen refresh : 57.00 Hz

Palette colors : 65536


Players : 2

Control : 8-way Joystick

Buttons : 6


- TRIVIA -


Tenth Degree (originally to be called "Juko Threat") was to be Atari's apparently failed attempt to join the great 3-D fighter genre. Unfortunately for Atari by 1998 Namco had released "Tekken 3" and "Soul Calibur" and Sega were onto "Virtua Fighter 3" and "Fighting Vipers 2", meaning that unless a 3D fighter really stood out it wasn't going to make an impact at all... It was dropped from production as it just didn't take any money during testing, it had nothing that hadn't been seen before, and the competition was just too advanced by the time it would reach full production.


A Tenth Degree machine was shown at the 2003 classic arcade games show 'California Extreme' in San Jose, California.


- SOURCES -


System 16; http://www.system16.com