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Released in 1980

Developer: Taito
Manufacturer: Taito
Distributor: Taito

***  (1 total votes)

Stratovox marquee
game marquee

Game Summary

A Galaxian / Space Invaders - like game. Possibly the first game with voice synthesis.

Hardware Info

Controls: 1 Joystick / Button(s)
Vertical-mounted Raster monitor
256 x 256 Resolution
Colors: 8 Color

Additional Hardware Info (from Mame)

Z80 cpu @ 2 Mhz
Z80 cpu @ 2 Mhz
AY-8910 audio @ 1 Mhz
DAC audio
* Samples audio
* Information was extracted from Mame, so "Samples audio" may indicate the game has analog sound hardware.

Hardware Platform


Mame ROMs

stratvox, Stratovox
speakres, Speak & Rescue
stratvxb, Stratovox (bootleg)

Game Details

Ships swoop down, al la Galaxian, and try to kidnap astronauts on the left side of the screen. Possibly the first game to feature voice systhesis which consisted of phrases like, "Got me," "Very good," and the ever popular, "we'll be back."

Hardware very similar to Route 16.

Stratovox control panel
control panel

Stratovox cabinet photo
cabinet photo
Stratovox promotional flyer
promotional flyer Member Ratings / Comments

***  by doug2112. Comment: "Nice voice synthesis. It has it's own controller board with pots to control it. I disagree that it's a "Galaxian or Galaga" type game. Yes, they do swoop down and steal your humans, but unlike Galaga, timing is everything, as your shots are extremely limited--you can't fire until you either hit something or your shot clears the screen. It looks boring, but it surprisingly addictive!" 2003-04-18 17:40:44Z

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This game page was created 8/3/1998 12:00:00 AM and last updated 6/27/2000 4:53:38 PM