Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game
Maniac Square © 1992 Gaelco.
Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 13 Mhz)
Sound Chips : GAELCO (@ 13 Mhz)
Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 320 x 240 pixels
Screen refresh : 59.10 Hz
Palette colors : 65520
Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 1
Releases in April 1992.
The final version (that is very different) was released in 1996, 4 years after the prototype (see Updates section for more info).
Default highscore table (RANKING) :
1 PAB 200
2 TOM 180
3 RIC 160
4 JPC 140
5 EVM 120
6 JQB 100
7 GIF 80
8 ARJ 60
9 GOJ 40
Differences between the Prototype version (Game ID : 922804/2) and the final release :
The Prototype uses a OKI6295 @ 8 Khz instead of the GAELCO @ 13 Mhz.
The Prototype has a very different soundtrack, which creates a different atmosphere when playing the game (Prototype has guitar music, Final release has folk songs, such as Barnacle Bill).
In the Prototype version there is a digital scoreboard that was not there in the final version.
In the final release, there are no special blocks and helps.
In the final release, when only one player plays, the playing area is centered in the screen.
In the final release, when there is only one player playing the game, the screen has only one playing field.
The final release is an endurance game, while the Prototype is ala Tetris from Atari, a levels game.
Page last modified on January 27, 2016