A 29-year-old Arcade Video Game by Philko
Emulated in MAME !
Information for the following ROM(s): xyonix
Xyonix © 1989 Philko.
Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound Chips : (2x) Texas Instruments SN76496 (@ 4 Mhz)
Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 320 x 224 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette colors : 256
Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2
The totems you can see during the gameplay are called "Jangseung" (village guardian), Jangseungs, usually made of wood, were traditionally placed at the edges of villages to mark for village boundaries and frighten away demons. They were also worshipped as village tutelary deities.
On the Jangseungs' body is written 'Chunha Dae Jangoon' (translated from Korean as 'The Great General Under Heaven').
When you finish a stage, you can hear the famous folk song 'Ariang'.