colour emulation good
palette 256
display type raster
orientation horizontal
resolution 320x224
frequency 60.000000Hz
sound emulation good
channels mono
players 2
nplayers 2P sim
controls joy
buttons 2
coin slots 2
cpu Z80 @ 4MHz
audio Speaker
audio SN76496 @ 4MHz
audio SN76496 @ 4MHz
version added .060
last change(s) none
name size crc set flags sha1
xyonix3.bin  65536  1960a74e  xyonix    5fd7bc31ca2f5f1e114d3d0ccf6554ebd712cbd3 
xyonix1.bin  32768  3dfa9596  xyonix    52cdbbe18f83cea7248c29588ea3a18c4bb7984f 
xyonix2.bin  32768  db87343e  xyonix    62bc30cd65b2f8976cd73a0b349a9ccdb3faaad2 
xyonix.pr  256  0012cfc9  xyonix    c7454107a1a8083a370b662c617117b769c0dc1c 
cabinet art
art no cabinet, marquee, flyer, control panel or PCB images found
additional information
info 0.60 [David Haywood, Stephan Humbert, Nicola Salmoria]

  • Unknown I/O commands need to be implemented. Source (ID 02570)
  • 0.136u2: Atari Ace converted Xyonix to use driver_data structure.
- 0.60: David Haywood and Stephane Humbert added Xyonix (Philko 1989). TODO: There are some more unknown commands for the I/O chip.
  • 27th April 2002: Stephane Humbert fixed the dipswitches in Xyonix.
  • 26th April 2002: Nicola Salmoria fixed the controls and sound in Xyonix, and added the correct color PROM.
  • 25th April 2002: David Haywood and Stephane Humbert wrote a driver for Xyonix, but it is missing controls, has wrong colors and sound hasn't been emulated.
  • 31st July 2000: Guru - Dumped Xyonix.
LEVELS: 7 (endless)

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Romset: 129 kb / 4 files / 46.3 zip
history Xyonix (c) 1989 Philko.

A "Tetris"-type game.


Main CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : (2x) 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'.


Game's rom.

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