Star Trax

The Other Game by Taito America Corp.

Star Trax screenshot

DESCRIPTION

Emulated in MAME ! [COIN-OP] Other Game

Star Trax © 1991 Taito America Corp.


A game of the type having a large number of balls, the number of ball is adjustable but defaults at 800 per round with 3 rounds per game,a set of targets responsive to contact with the balls, and a scoring mechanism for keeping a score associated with contact between the balls and the targets further includes a tiltable rebound surface. A ball pump raises the balls to the top of the cabinet and discharges the balls from the output to cause the balls to fall in space onto the rebound surface. A user controlled steering mechanism is coupled to the rebound surface to allow a user to tilt the rebound surface as the balls fall onto the rebound surface in order to direct the balls that bounce off of the rebound surface against selected ones of the targets.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PICTURE :
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Star Trax the  Other Game
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(members only)
Williams System 11B
Main CPU : M6808 (@ 1 MHz)
Sound CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 2 MHz), OKI M6808 (@ 1 MHz)
Sound chips : Yamaha YM2151 (@ 3.579545 MHz), (2x) DAC, (2x) HC55516

Uses Police Force pinball and Top Dawg bowler sound roms. Game roms are unique to this game.

TRIVIA

The game was developed with the help of Williams Electronics. The game tested very well but there was a change of management at Taito and the project was scrapped.

Only one unit is known to exist. When you enter service mode the display shows 'Domestic Proto ID 01 09-04-90'.

Game has two neon tubes, one on each side of the game. One is purple the other is green. Has a strobe light in the top of the game.

Patent Number 5,044,639 - Sep. 3, 1991.

STAFF

Programmed by: Ed Suchocki

SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

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