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Pleiads (Tehkan)

0.35RC1 [Eric Hustvedt]

0.33b7 [Paul Swan]

0.07 [Nicola Salmoria]


- When the final alien is killed on the very first wave, the game says that you be rewarded x amount of points, but this bonus is never added to your score.

- On the second round, shoot all but one alien. Then move the ship to the far left, wait for the alien to be in a firing line, then shoot. Its bullets will now go through you as long as you keep him in that position. You can quickly dart left and right, shooting it to death, racking up points very quickly. After about three minutes of this, the alien becomes highly annoyed and will hover right below you, and do all kind of neato moves. It is quite a sight to see!


- "Pleiads" side-by-side test (read report). pleiads37b10ora Gary Walton

- Background for player 2 is not displayed in cocktail mode. Works fine in capitol. pleiads0111u4gre Speedfreak

Possible Bugs:

- The sounds that the enemy ships make in Pleiads are now WAY too low. Listen at the sounds on the first wave in MAME v35 Final; these are accurate. In MAME v36b6, they almost sound one octive too low. pleiads36b6yel Dutch


- 0.98u2: MASH fixed Pleiads palette banking.

- 0.95u3: Derrick Renaud removed Phoenix sound from Pleiads.

- 0.77u2: Added clone Capitol.

- 23rd November 2003: Pierpaolo Prazzoli added Capitol to the Phoenix driver.

- 9th April 2001: Zsolt Vasvari fixed the dip switch settings in Phoenix and Pleiads.

- 26th July 2000: Juergen Buchmueller fixed a palette bank select bug in Pleiads.

- 0.36: Removed 2nd TMS36XX.

- 0.36RC2: Added 2x TMS36XX sound.

- 12th March 2000: Juergen Buchmuelller sent in a sound core for TMS36xx sound chips emulation, and modified Phoenix, Pleiads, Naughty Boy, Pop Flamer and Monster Bash to use it.

- 0.36b7: Added Custom sound.

- 0.35RC1: Eric Hustvedt added Pleiads (Tehkan). Renamed (pleiads) to (pleiadbl).

- 10th June 1999: Eric Hustvedt added the original romset of Pleiads (Tehkan).

- 0.35b6: Replaced I8085 CPU with I8080.

- 0.35b1: Zsolt Vasvari fixed protection in Pleiads (which made game resets not work).

- 0.34b4: Nicola Salmoria corrected Pleiads colors (might be correct now).

- 0.33b7: Renamed (pleiads) to (pleiadce) and (pleitek) to (pleiads).

- 0.31: Paul Swan added clone Pleiads (Tehkan).

- 0.27: Andrew Scott improved sound in Pleiads.

- 0.23: Added HiSore support.

- 0.21.5: Fixed a bug in sound init of Pleiads that caused the game to crash under DOS.

- 0.14: Renamed (pleiades) to (pleiads).

- 0.13: Richard Davies provided a new Phoenix/Pleiads driver with partial sound support.

- 0.10: Nicola had broken Pleiades, fixed. That's the drawback of emulating more than 60 games, I can't check them all before releasing a new version.

- 0.07: Added Pleiads (Centuri 1981) (no sound). This runs on the same hardware as Phoenix.


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Romset: 25 kb / 14 files / 16.7 zip