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stratgys: MAME ROM Information.


Strategy X (c) 10/1981 Konami.

Even Patton would spend all his quarters attempting to advance through the four attack levels of Strategy X, Konami's latest tank attack video game.

1st Level : Defend against rotating cannons.

2nd Level : Watch out for attacking Jeeps

3rd Level : Careful! Here come attacking and shooting tanks

4th Level : Rotating cannons again, but this time against a moving background.

An audible signal warns that it's refueling time. Enter a fuel dock and receive 100-300 points. The Tank commander's life isn't an easy one.

Aside from an on-going battle, he has to watch out for obstacles and rough terrain. Brick walls destroy tanks, although they can be shot away. TNT, rather nasty stuff...explodes when shot, but destroys all objects in the area. Stay off pink backgrounds. That's where the land mines are buried. They explode only on contact. Don't worry about a blue background, though. It's a slip zone like an oil slick and can be driven across. If an alien base is found and destroyed, advance to the next level of difficulty. You bet there's a 'buy-in' feature on this one.

Strategy X. There's never been a war game like it. It blows minds, and quarters.


Game ID : GX306

Main CPU : Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 1.78975 Mhz)

Sound Chips : (2x) AY8910 (@ 1.78975 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 256 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.61 Hz

Palette colors : 106

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 3


Licensed to Stern for US manufacture and distribution (12/1981).


* Consoles :

Atari 2600 (1981)


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.36b8 [?]

0.31 [Lee Taylor]

Artwork available


- 0.138u1: Changed description of clone 'Strategy X (Stern)' to 'Strategy X (Stern Electronics)'.

- 0.133u5: Siftware added clone Strong X (bootleg 1982).

- 6th May 2007: Mr. Do - Finally finished up Strategy X, scanned awhile ago by Timothy at Outerworld Arcade.

- 0.37b16: Added user1 rom ($0 - background color map). Changed palettesize from 98 to 106 colors. Added 2nd player and 'Cabinet' dipswitch.

- 0.36b8: Added Strategy X (Konami 1981). Renamed (stratgyx) to (stratgys). Removed Strong X (bootleg 1982).

- 31st May 1999: Zsolt Vasvari fixed the star field in Strategy X.

- 0.35b9: Changed palettesize to 98 colors.

- 0.35b8: Changed description to 'Strategy X (Stern)'.

- 26th March 1999: Zsolt Vasvari added the brown background to Strategy X.

- 0.34b4: Gerald Vanderick added accurate colors to Strategy X.

- 0.33b7: Changed description to 'Strategy X' and clone 'Strategy X (bootleg)' to 'Strong X'.

- 0.31: Lee Taylor added Strategy X (Stern) (Stern 1981) and clone (bootleg). Known issues: Dipswitches not verified, especially in the bootleg version.

Other Emulators:

* FB Alpha

Recommended Games (Tank):

Lazer Command

Tank 8


M79 Ambush

Ultra Tank

Armor Attack

No Man's Land

R2D Tank

Sky Chuter

Tank Battalion


Strategy X

Super Tank

NATO Defense

Commando (Sega)


Ozon I




Tank Busters

Vs. Battle City

Super Stingray


Guts n' Glory (Antiaircraft)

Tank Force

Iron Fortress

Romset: 37 kb / 12 files / 21.2 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="stratgys" sourcefile="scobra.c" cloneof="stratgyx" romof="stratgyx">
              <description>Strategy X (Stern Electronics)</description>
              <manufacturer>Konami (Stern Electronics license)</manufacturer>
              <rom name="2c.cpu" size="4096" crc="f2aaaf2b" sha1="1aa5d0696961bcd43a4659db0a53f443cd3d3985" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="2e.cpu" size="4096" crc="5873fdc8" sha1="9707c6f140cd7d51f8bd1e53f3c138491aa302d1" region="maincpu" offset="1000"/>
              <rom name="2f.cpu" size="4096" crc="532d604f" sha1="eaf314d98005caacde8d2ea6240043ebe10650a5" region="maincpu" offset="2000"/>
              <rom name="2h.cpu" size="4096" crc="82b1d95e" sha1="dc5e79e159990e76353dea7b54e52fadfc9f59ab" region="maincpu" offset="3000"/>
              <rom name="2j.cpu" size="4096" crc="66e84cde" sha1="c1e6b9fe0052fe1f521c943a69d60f65fa392147" region="maincpu" offset="4000"/>
              <rom name="2l.cpu" size="4096" crc="62b032d0" sha1="592866f801839550e60a515978a2d97dd414c87a" region="maincpu" offset="5000"/>
              <rom name="s1.bin" merge="s1.bin" size="4096" crc="713a5db8" sha1="8ec41cb93cfd856dc5aecace6238240a5d114ce1" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="s2.bin" merge="s2.bin" size="4096" crc="46079411" sha1="72bfc39979818309ac5a49654a825f9e4bd0236c" region="audiocpu" offset="1000"/>
              <rom name="5f.cpu" size="2048" crc="f4aa5ddd" sha1="2be9c8d8b94c599d4ff12864cbbddd7301be9fb2" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="5h.cpu" size="2048" crc="548e4635" sha1="fb8d4d498a98b9d19504f1b6c86dfa0110dcc5a7" region="gfx1" offset="800"/>
              <rom name="strategy.6e" merge="strategy.6e" size="32" crc="51a629e1" sha1="f9826202c91a4a3deb8d815cbaa107b29dce5835" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="strategy.10k" merge="strategy.10k" size="32" crc="d95c0318" sha1="83e5355fdca7b4e1fb5a0e6eeaacfbf9561e2c36" region="user1" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="Z80" clock="3072000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="Z80" clock="1789750"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="mono" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ay1" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="1789750"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="ay2" name="AY-3-8910A" clock="1789750"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="256" height="224" refresh="60.606061" />
              <sound channels="1"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="3" coins="2">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="IN1" mask="3">
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="2"/>
                     <dipvalue name="255 (Cheat)" value="3"/>
              <dipswitch name="Cabinet" tag="IN2" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Upright" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Cocktail" value="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="IN3" mask="4">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="4" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="IN3" mask="8">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="8" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="IN3" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="16" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="IN3" mask="32">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="32" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="IN3" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="IN3" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Coinage" tag="IN4" mask="15">
                     <dipvalue name="A 2/1 B 1/3" value="10"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 2/1 B 1/6" value="9"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 4/3 B 1/3" value="3"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 1/1 B 2/1" value="12"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 1/1 B 1/2" value="7" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 1/1 B 1/3" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 1/1 B 1/5" value="6"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 1/1 B 1/7" value="5"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 1/2 B 1/1" value="13"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 1/3 B 3/1" value="14"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 1/4 B 4/1" value="15"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 1/99 B 2/1" value="4"/>
                     <dipvalue name="A 1/99 B 1/3" value="0"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="106"/>

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