Savage Bees

Arcade Video game published 36 years ago by Memetron, Inc.

Savage Bees screenshot

Listed and emulated in MAME.

Savage Bees © 1985 Memetron, Incorporated.

An early vertically-scrolling shoot'em up.


Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3 Mhz)
Sound Chips : General Instrument AY8910 (@ 1.5 Mhz), (2x) SN76496 (@ 3 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Vertical
Video resolution : 224 x 256 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette colors : 256

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2


Savage Bees was released in March 1985.

This game is also known as "Exed Exes".


* If you manage to shoot all the first few screens worth of enemies (which is much easier with two players) you get rewarded with a group of dragonflies moving across the top. Each dragonfly is worth 10,000 points.

* Watch out for WOPs, which are POWs in reverse. They reduce your power level.

* There are special POWs that turn enemies into fruit. They're not the pretty POW on a circular background - those give power-ups - these are just the word POW. If you find one of these, hold off on using it until you get several of the bigger enemies onscreen. They're worth 5,000 points in their fruit form.


Music by : Tamayo Kawamoto


Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.