Volfied

The Arcade Video Game PCB by Taito Corp.

Volfied screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Arcade Video Game PCB

Volfied © 1989 Taito Corp.


An update of Taito's 1981 classic, "Qix", Volfied adopts the same 'draw boxes to colour in the background' gameplay of its predecessor but updates both the graphics and in-game enemies. A number of power-ups are available, revealed when certain sections of the background have been filled, such as Speed-up, temporary enemy freeze and laser. The player's ship is only in danger from the game's enemies while the player is actually drawing a line. Each level must be completed within a tight time limit.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Prom Stickers : C04

Main CPU : Motorola 68000, Zilog Z80
Sound Chips : YM2203

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 1

TRIVIA

Volfied was released in July 1989.

UPDATES

The US version has the "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen.

PORTS

CONSOLES:
[JP] NEC PC-Engine (dec.27, 1989) "Volfied [Model TP01005]"
[US] Sega Genesis (1991) "Ultimate Qix"
[JP] Sega Mega Drive (jan.25, 1991) "Volfied [Model T-11103]"
Sony PlayStation (dec.20, 2001) "Simple 1500 Series Vol.80 - The Jintori - Volfied 1500 [Model SLPM-86971]"
[US] Sony PlayStation (dec.1, 2003) "Qix Neo [Model SLUS-01561]"
[EU] Microsoft XBOX (oct.14, 2005) "Taito Legends"
[EU] Sony PS2 (oct.14, 2005) "Taito Legends [Model SLES-53438]"
[US] Microsoft XBOX (oct.25, 2005) "Taito Legends"
[US] Sony PS2 (oct.25, 2005) "Taito Legends [Model SLUS-21122]"
[KO] Sony PS2 (jul.18, 2006) "Taito Legends [Model SLKA-15056]"
[JP] Sony PS2 (mar.29, 2007) "Taito Memories II Gekan [Model SLPM-66713]"

COMPUTERS:
FM Towns PC [US] (1991)
[US] Commodore C64 [EU] (1991)
[EU] Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1991) : advertised but never released.
[EU] Amstrad CPC (1991) : advertised but never released.
Commodore Amiga [US] (1991)
Atari ST (1991)
PC [MS-DOS, 5.25"] [US] (1991)
[EU] PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (oct.14, 2005) "Taito Legends"
[US] PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (nov.10, 2005) "Taito Legends"

SOURCES
Game's ROMs.
Game's screenshots.