Volfied

The Arcade PCB by Taito Corp.

Volfied screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Arcade 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:
japan NEC PC-Engine (dec.27, 1989) "Volfied [Model TP01005]"
usa Sega Genesis (1991) "Ultimate Qix"
japan 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]"
usa Sony PlayStation (dec.1, 2003) "Qix Neo [Model SLUS-01561]"
europe Microsoft XBOX (oct.14, 2005) "Taito Legends"
europe Sony PS2 (oct.14, 2005) "Taito Legends [Model SLES-53438]"
usa Microsoft XBOX (oct.25, 2005) "Taito Legends"
usa Sony PS2 (oct.25, 2005) "Taito Legends [Model SLUS-21122]"
korea Sony PS2 (jul.18, 2006) "Taito Legends [Model SLKA-15056]"
japan Sony PS2 (mar.29, 2007) "Taito Memories II Gekan [Model SLPM-66713]"

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

SOURCES
Game's ROMs.
Game's screenshots.

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