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Space Zap (スペースザップ)

Released in 1980

Developer: Bally / Midway
Manufacturer: Bally / Midway
Distributor: Bally / Midway

***** (1 total votes)

Space Zap marquee
game marquee

Game Summary

Space - defend space station

Hardware Info

Controls: Buttons
Horizontal-mounted Raster monitor
320 x 204 Resolution
Colors: 256 Color Overlay

Additional Hardware Info (from Mame)

Z80 cpu @ 1 Mhz
Astrocade audio @ 1 Mhz
Astrocade audio @ 1 Mhz

Hardware Platform

Bally Midway Astrocade hardware

Mame ROMs

spacezap, Space Zap

Game Details

Simple reaction based game - b/w with colour overlays. The controls were 5 large yellow buttons, 4 arranged in NSEW directions, and a fire button. You control a space station in the middle of the screen that is attacked by ships from the outside. You aimed your cannon with the 4 aiming buttons, and fired with the fire button.

Space Zap control panel
control panel

Space Zap cabinet photo
cabinet photo
Space Zap title screen
title screen
Space Zap gameplay screen shot
gameplay screen
Space Zap promotional flyer
promotional flyer Member Ratings / Comments

***** by rbexley1. Comment: "This games was my FIRST exposure to video games. My stepfather owned the tabletop cabinet version where two people can sit facing each other waiting for their turn. This allowed for maximum smacktalk (and maximum drink spillage unfortunately). The game is VERY basic, but immensely challenging once you progress. Instinct kicks in at some point and you aren't even in control of your own limbs. I was 6 when I played this game and by 8 I was as good as my stepfather. We bonded over this game like none other. " 2009-12-10 23:58:37Z

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This game page was created 8/3/1998 12:00:00 AM and last updated 6/27/2000 4:37:06 PM