display
colour emulation good
palette 4096
display type raster
orientation horizontal
resolution 512x480
frequency 30.000000Hz
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sound
sound emulation good
channels mono
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controls
players 1
nplayers 1P
controls joy
buttons 4
coin slots 2
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hardware
cpu 68000 @ 7.6524MHz
cpu 68000 @ 8MHz
audio Speaker
audio DAC
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data
version added .036b06
last change(s) .123u2
roms
name size crc set flags sha1
pro0.bin  16384  6fb9731c  zwackery    ee5b297ef2b4cf20df5e776f1c585b51f174bfa7 
pro1.bin  16384  84b92555  zwackery    9b4af81374828c1742c1e13fc425eea2973b0867 
pro2.bin  16384  e6977a2a  zwackery    602bf3f7e0f4080cb5b72d8fd3ee9fd11f27c558 
pro3.bin  16384  f5d0a60e  zwackery    7e0e4936cb37ac16d6db5533ae4aecdfb07ead93 
pro4.bin  16384  ec5841d9  zwackery    4bafe614e8993994b0ea9aedc8dc2474361e4594 
pro5.bin  16384  d7d99ce0  zwackery    fdf428ab9c96dae555d49bac47495613ba265452 
pro6.bin  16384  b9fe7bf5  zwackery    a94f80f49b4520a2c1098eee8983560b4ecdf3d5 
pro7.bin  16384  5e261b3b  zwackery    dcf99f528c9e3b4f8b52d413c088559bfb37d733 
pro8.bin  16384  55e380a5  zwackery    e3fef8486858cd714086449327a93b4a70ae73ff 
pro9.bin  16384  12249dca  zwackery    154170286047ea78645d45dfdd895a597dad17da 
pro10.bin  16384  6a39a8ca  zwackery    8ac9c3e60dc6f1918bfb95acf3ee170cedfb20ea 
pro11.bin  16384  ad6b45bc  zwackery    118496e898654b028f008a3d493e693ba000ef38 
pro12.bin  16384  e2d25e1f  zwackery    5d8ff303441eccf431422b453a173983a4513630 
pro13.bin  16384  e131f9b8  zwackery    08b131f2acc84d4c2c931bfd24e7de3d92a8a817 
csd7.bin  8192  5501f54b  zwackery    84c0851fb868e81400cfe3ebfd7b91fe98a47bac 
csd17.bin  8192  2e482580  zwackery    92bd3e64ff580800ee16579d97bcb8b3bd9f755c 
csd8.bin  8192  13366575  zwackery    bcf25a7d4c6b2ccd7cd9978edafc66ef0cadfe72 
csd18.bin  8192  bcfe5820  zwackery    ca32daa645851a2373b3cdb8a5e63ebda84aa762 
tileh.bin  16384  a7237eb1  zwackery    197e5838ac2bc732ae9eb33a9257b9391d50abf8 
tileg.bin  16384  626cc69b  zwackery    86142bafa78f45d1a0bed0b83f3558b21384fa1a 
spr6h.bin  16384  a51158dc  zwackery    8d3b0054950443fdf57f83dcb973d05f6c7ad9c8 
spr7h.bin  16384  941feecf  zwackery    8e88c956332e78dc7e55139879f2272116415714 
spr6j.bin  16384  f3eef316  zwackery    026e18bdfdda8cc9d0774e6d9d758686bf16992c 
spr7j.bin  16384  a8a34033  zwackery    abd9fde84bb079c84126ad04d584ec03b44b60cd 
spr10h.bin  16384  a99daea6  zwackery    c323e05f398b7e9e04b75fd8ac5e8ab675236d66 
spr11h.bin  16384  c1a767fb  zwackery    c16e09b39b09d409b534ce4c53366e43237a3759 
spr10j.bin  16384  4dd04376  zwackery    069b64397e7a961c1fc246671472f759bd9f6c03 
spr11j.bin  16384  e8c6a880  zwackery    dd3d52ddbc36e244b96cfb87e6a80adb94626407 
tilef.bin  16384  a0dfcd7e  zwackery    0fc6723eddef2a96de9bf1f48006dd067c148540 
tilee.bin  16384  ab504dc8  zwackery    4ebdcd42624e94c29ccdb8247bfff2d8e936ddd7 
pal.d5    zwackery  no dump   
pal.d2    zwackery  no dump   
pal.d4    zwackery  no dump   
pal.d3    zwackery  no dump   
pal.e6    zwackery  no dump   
pal.f8    zwackery  no dump   
pal.a5    zwackery  no dump   
pal.1f    zwackery  no dump   
pal.1d    zwackery  no dump   
pal.1c    zwackery  no dump   
pal.5c    zwackery  no dump   
pal.5j    zwackery  no dump   
pal20.u15    zwackery  no dump   
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cabinet art
cabinet zwackery.png
marquee zwackery.png
control panel zwackery.png
PCB zwackery.png
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additional information
info 0.36b6 [Aaron Giles]

0.33b4 [Bryan McPhail]

WIP:
  • 0.129u1: Major drawgfx cleanup, global removal and feature enhancements [Aaron Giles]: Because the source data must always be present, updated the Zwackery graphics handing code to support this.
  • 0.122u6: Changed 68000 CPU3 clock speed to 8MHz.
  • 0.104u7: Aaron Giles fixed Zwackery (If you try play this game it will show you: TIMER ERROR. This thing dosen't happened in 0.104u2).
  • 0.104u2: Aaron Giles fixed colors bug (zwackery0104u1gre).
  • 4th September 2000: Nicola Salmoria fixed a bug in the C 68k core which affected Zwackery.
  • 9th June 2000: Aaron Giles fixed Zwackery graphics and he cleaned up a few drivers.
  • 0.36b6: Aaron Giles added Zwackery (Bally Midway 1984).
  • 29th September 1999: Aaron Giles sent in an MCR update with a working Zwackery driver.
  • 0.33b4: Bryan McPhail added Zwackery (Testdriver).
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Romset: 448 kb / 30 files / 180.0 zip
history Zwackery (c) 1984 Bally Midway.


Zwackery was a sword-fighting and spell-casting game in which the player controls a cartoony wizard Zak Thwacker on a quest to restore an enchanted frog back into the buxom princess she once was. A platform-style exploration game, the world that Zak explores is actually dozens of different screens which the player exits and enters through doorways and tunnels in search of spell and other powerups that will help him defeat the Evil Ghoulum. The Sword can be used to stab, or it can be spun around the player. The Shield, which can be wielded in the same manner, provides protection. Spells include Bouncing Boots, Shooting Swords, Invisibility Potions, Magic flutes, and a Dragons Egg, which put Leapin Fungoes to sleep and allows safe passage through the Dragon's Lair.


- TECHNICAL -


Bally Midway MCR 68k hardware

[No. 385]


Main CPU : 68000 (@ 7.6524 Mhz)

Sound CPU : 68000 (@ 7.5 Mhz)

Sound Chips : DAC


Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 512 x 480 pixels

Screen refresh : 30.00 Hz

Palette colors : 4096


Players : 1

Control : dial

Buttons : 4


- TRIVIA -


The game is the first game ever officially designed by artist animator Brian Colin, who would later design such arcade classics as "Rampage", "Xenophobe", "Arch Rivals" and "Pigskin".


Default highscore table :

BC 500000 ZAWKMASTER

RO 400000 SAGE

IL 350000 SORCERER

AI 300000 WIZARD

NN 250000 MAGICIAN

EG 200000 TRICKSTER

MO 150000 CONJURER

IL 100000 ADEPT

LE 50000 NOVICE

SN 10000 AMATEUR


- STAFF -
  • Concept & design : Brian Colin, Emil S. Golen
  • - SOURCES -
  • Game's rom.
  • Machine's picture.
  • Edit this entry at Arcade-History.com: http://www.arcade-history.com/?n=zwackery-no.-385&page=detail&id=3262&o=2
resource links view in MAWS
view in mini MAWS
view in CAESAR
view high score and replay at MARP
view in Progetto EMMA (Italian)
view game bugs at MAME Testers
view driver bugs at MAME Testers
view in arcade-history.com
view in KLOV
view in System16
view in VGMuseum Gamepics
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