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sspaceat: MAME ROM Information.


Space Attack [Upright model] (c) 1979 Sega.

Another game inspired by "Space Invaders". This one is a more straightforward version, although after you finish off a rack a UFO starts working its way down; shoot it and you'll get a bonus (and maybe a free ship).


Prom stickers : 155-162

Main CPU : Z80 (@ 1.93356 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 224 x 256 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 64

Players : 2

Control : 2-way joystick

Buttons : 1 (FIRE)


Released during February 1979.

Original products :

Space Invaders (Taito Corp.)

T.T Space Invaders (Taito Corp.)

Space Invaders [Trimline model] (Taito America Corp.)

Licensed products :

Space Invaders [Upright model] [No. 739] (Midway)

Space Invaders [Cocktail Table model] [No. 775] (Midway)

Bootlegs/Hacks list :

Space Invaders (Logitec Co., Ltd.)

T.T Space Invaders (Logitec Co., Ltd.)

Space Invaders (Model Racing)

Space Invaders Part Four

Super Invaders (EMAG corp.)

Super Invaders (Zenitone Microsec)

Super Earth Invasion (Competitive Video)

Super Earth Invasion (Electrocoin, Ltd.)

Alien Invasion Part II

Space War Part Three

Invasion (Sidam)

Invasion (RZ Bologna)

Tilt Invader (NPS)

Darth Vader (unknown)

Clones list :

Beam Invader (Tekunon)

Pacom Invader (Pacom Corp.)

IPM Invader (Irem)

Cosmic Monsters [Upright model] (Universal)

Cosmic Monsters [Cocktail Table model] (Universal)

Cosmic Monsters 2 (Universal)

Space Attack [Upright model] (Video Games, Ltd.)

Space Attack [Cocktail Table model] (Sega)

Space Attack [Upright model] (Sega)

Space Attack [Counter model] (Video Games, Ltd)

Space Attack [Cocktail Table model] (Video Games, Ltd)

Space Attack II (Zenitone Microsec)

Jatre Specter (Jatre)

Space War (Sanritsu)

Space King (Leijac)

Space Intruder (Shoei)

Shuttle Invader (Omori)


Bottom aliens : 100 points

Middle aliens : 200 points

Top aliens : 300 points

UFOs : 1,000 - 3,000 points


* Consoles :

Emerson Arcadia (1982)


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.35b12 [Nicola Salmoria]

0.29 [Mike Coates]

Artwork available


* Add sound/samples


- In the Driver Configuration menu set the Cabinet to 'Black and White' to use the artwork.


- Space Attack is NOT the same as "Space Attack II", which runs on Space Invaders hardware.


- 0.133u1: Renamed (sspacat2) to (sspaceat2), (sspacat3) to (sspaceat3) and (sspacatc) to (sspaceatc).

- 0.124u4: Aaron Giles fixed problems with inserting coins in Space Attack and clones.

- 0.118u6: Aaron Giles fixed a fatal error in Space Attack.

- 24th June 2007: Mr. Do - A LONG time ago, Yaggy sent me pics of the backdrop for Sega Space Attack. I never implemented it because the backdrop is for the B&W version of the game, but the MAME version is in color. Well, it seems the game has an option in the UI menu called "Driver Configuration." Go in there, and change the monitor to B&W, and there you have it. Also added in the overlay, based on the same pics from Yaggy.

- 0.113u3: Added user1 proms ($0, 20 - timing).

- 0.87u2: MASH added clone Space Attack (upright set 3). Changed parent description to 'Space Attack (upright set 1)' and clone '(upright, older)' to '(upright set 2)'.

- 0.37b7: Removed Samples sound.

- 0.37b2: Added clone Space Attack (upright, older). Changed parent description to 'Space Attack (upright)' and clone to '(cocktail)'.

- 2nd May 2000: Zsolt Vasvari added the B&W version of Space Attack to the vicdual driver.

- 0.36b7: Changed description to 'Space Attack (Upright)' and clone to 'Space Attack (Cocktail)'. Added 'Bonus Life After 1st Stage' and 'Bonus Life' dipswitches.

- 0.36b5: Added prom ($0).

- 0.35b12: Nicola Salmoria added 'Sega Space Attack (Upright)'. Changed 'Sega Space Attack' to clone '(Cocktail)'. Renamed (sspaceat) to (sspacatc).

- 0.31: Known issues: The game plays only in cocktail mode.

- 0.29: Mike Coates added 'Sega Space Attack' (Sega 1979). Known issues: Dipswitches not verified.

LEVELS: 1 (endless)

Other Emulators:

* Sparcade

* Tickle

Recommended Games (Space Invaders):

Space Invaders

Space Invaders Part II

Return of the Invaders

Space Invaders DX

Super Space Invaders '91

Space Invaders '95 - Attack Of The Lunar Loonies

Space Invaders Anniversary

Space Invaders II

Space Stranger

Super Invader Attack


Invinco / Deep Scan

Invinco / Head On 2

Rolling Crash / Moon Base

Space Attack

Space Attack / Head On

Space Fever

Space Fever High Splitter

Space Fighter Mark II

Space King 2

Beam Invader

Rotary Fighter

IPM Invader

Shuttle Invader

Attack Ufo

Space Intruder

Romset: 9 kb / 11 files / 7.37 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="sspaceat" sourcefile="vicdual.c">
              <description>Space Attack (upright set 1)</description>
              <rom name="155.u27" size="1024" crc="ba7bb86f" sha1="030e6f69d3ae00456fc02d1dc0fb915a81689df4" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="156.u26" size="1024" crc="0b3a491c" sha1="19cef304bb91f745797f27adbb9d334876d4fb78" region="maincpu" offset="400"/>
              <rom name="157.u25" size="1024" crc="3d3fac3b" sha1="b22c2517af7c7077032d1b83e4628173d168e3ca" region="maincpu" offset="800"/>
              <rom name="158.u24" size="1024" crc="843b80f6" sha1="b61466d3546f1e0759ec84e841664cbe4d2a0a4d" region="maincpu" offset="c00"/>
              <rom name="159.u23" size="1024" crc="1eacf60d" sha1="52d5bfad4357619a9bdc7435e66ed5accadc6401" region="maincpu" offset="1000"/>
              <rom name="160.u22" size="1024" crc="e61d482f" sha1="d41550af1cb244adddff5c151fe2c140591c58ff" region="maincpu" offset="1400"/>
              <rom name="161.u21" size="1024" crc="eb5e0993" sha1="745135f50e50a8516a529a3caff27ee2580227f1" region="maincpu" offset="1800"/>
              <rom name="162.u20" size="1024" crc="5f84d550" sha1="4fa2c48f843ad49b55598b2757e0e4e1e117aacb" region="maincpu" offset="1c00"/>
              <rom name="316-0138.u44" size="32" crc="67104ea9" sha1="26b6bd2a1973b83bb9af4e3385d8cb14cb3f62f2" region="proms" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="316-0043.u65" size="32" crc="e60a7960" sha1="b8b8716e859c57c35310efc4594262afedb84823" region="user1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="316-0042.u66" size="32" crc="a1506b9d" sha1="037c3db2ea40eca459e8acba9d1506dd28d72d10" region="user1" offset="20"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="Z80" clock="1933560"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="270" width="256" height="224" refresh="60.000000" pixclock="5156160" htotal="328" hbend="0" hbstart="256" vtotal="262" vbend="0" vbstart="224" />
              <sound channels="0"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="1" coins="1">
                     <control type="joy" ways="2"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life For Final UFO" tag="IN1" mask="1">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <dipswitch name="Lives" tag="IN1" mask="14">
                     <dipvalue name="3" value="14" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="4" value="12"/>
                     <dipvalue name="5" value="10"/>
                     <dipvalue name="6" value="6"/>
              <dipswitch name="Bonus Life" tag="IN1" mask="16">
                     <dipvalue name="10000" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="15000" value="16"/>
              <dipswitch name="Credits Display" tag="IN1" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0" default="yes"/>
              <configuration name="Cabinet" tag="COLOR_BW" mask="1">
                     <confsetting name="Color" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <confsetting name="Black and White" value="1"/>
              <driver status="preliminary" emulation="good" color="good" sound="preliminary" graphic="good" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="0"/>

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