Star Fire [Cockpit model]

The Video Game PCB by Exidy, Inc.

DESCRIPTION

Not emulated in MAME [ARCADE] Video Game PCB

Star Fire [Cockpit model] © 1978 Exidy.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PICTURES :
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Star Fire [Cockpit model] the  Video Game PCB
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Star Fire [Cockpit model] the  Video Game PCB
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(members only)
Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 2.5 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 256 x 224 pixels
Screen refresh : 57.00 Hz
Palette colors : 64

Players : 1
Control : stick
Buttons : 1

TRIVIA

Released in December 1978, Star Fire [Cockpit model] was the first environmental game, featuring a viewer window.

Also released as "Star Fire [Upright model]".

This is the first arcade coin-operated video game to maintain a high score table by accepting and displaying the names of winning players.

A 'Star Fire II' update was intended to go into the last run of Star Fire units, it features a more refined high score display and easier high score input.

TIPS AND TRICKS

• Secret messages :
1) If you enter 'DBR' it will put 'HI DAVE' on the screen; It's David Rolfe.
2) If you enter 'TZM' it will put 'HI TED' on the screen; It's Ted Michon.
3) If you enter 'SKO' it will put 'HI SUSAN' on the screen for a second or two before showing the high-score table; It's Susan K. Owen, the graphics artists girlfriend (and she also worked for this game as a graphics artist).

STAFF

Programmed by : David Rolfe
Graphics by : Ted Michon, Susan Owen
Environmental cabinet designed by : Michael Cooper-Hart

PORTS

Computers:


Atari 800 (1983)
Commodore C64 (1983)

SOURCES
Machine's picture.

Page last modified on April 04, 2008