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Astro Blaster (version 3)

0.37b2 [Darren Hatton]

0.30 [Mike Balfour, Dave Fish]

Samples required

DIP/Input Bugs:

- Clone astrob1: Attached file states the game error in granting lives with increasing coinage. astrob137b16gra stephh


- 0.108: Aaron Giles added crude support for Astro Blaster attack rate.

- 0.107u3: Changed Z80 CPU1 clock speed to 3867000 Hz, VSync to 59.998135 Hz and palettesize from 65 to 64 colors. Fixed rom names and changed cpu2 roms to sound1 ($0, 800, 1000, 1800).

- 0.104u8: Changed Z80 CPU1 clock speed to 4MHz.

- 0.104u6: Changed I8035 CPU1 clock speed to 208000 Hz.

- 0.103: Nicola Salmoria fixed missing SP0250 speech.

- 0.88: MASH added clone Astro Blaster (version 2a).

- 0.72: Replaced Custom sound and speech samples with GI_SP0250 sound. Changed I8035 CPU2 clock speed to 3.12MHz. New sample set is required.

- 27th July 2003: Olivier Galibert sent in support for SP0250 sound chip and Sega G80 speech board, adding emulated speech to Astro Blaster, Space Fury, Star Trek and Zektor.

- 0.37b2: Darren Hatton added Astro Blaster (version 3). Renamed (astrob) to (astrob2).

- 0.35b6: Replaced I8039 CPU2 with I8035.

- 0.35b2: Changed I8039 CPU2 clock speed to 208000 Hz.

- 0.34RC1: Added I8039 (3120000 Hzu) CPU2, Custom and Samples sound.

- 0.30: Mike Balfour and Dave Fish added Astro Blaster (version 2) (Sega 1981) and clone (version 1). To quote from Clay Cowgill's page about the version 1: This ROM set appears to be the "original" Astro Blaster ROMs. There are no on-screen instructions and the progression of waves is very difficult. I believe they were replaced by version 2 (below) to make the game a little easier. The game behaves a little differently than version 2 when starting up - the more coins you put in, the more ships you get to start with.


- Shoot enemy space ships for points

- Shoot fire balls for extra fuel

- Use Warp to slow down enemy ships and bombs (only once per sector or ship).

- Discover how to earn secret bonuses for extra points

- Dock with mother ship to refuel after each sector

- Game over when you run out of ships or fuel

- Laser will not fire while overheated

Category: Space Shooter

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Romset: 50 kb / 25 files / 33.4 zip