Space Fever [Color] [highsplt] Game A (Arcade Emulated / M.A.M.E.)

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Space Fever [Color] [highsplt] Game A 4,880 points
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A few things about the Space Fever games:

The original was just called Space Fever and was in black and white.  However, I’ve seen ROM images where it was supposedly in color.  I don’t know if those were added to the pictures for effect or if that was changed on the ROM, but there’s a few ways to tell which ROM you have (and for which game for you to place scores under): one, the original black and white S. Fever has aliens (the bottom two rows) that look like they’re doing jumping jacks when they move.  Game A is nearly impossible to clear, due to the invaders moving in two separate formations.  In game B, there’s only one row of vertical invaders at the start of a new game, but after a certain amount of time more will appear, and I think on game C it’s just regular Space Invaders.

Then there’s Space Fever (Color), or known as Space Fever High Splitter on here (that’s the name of the ROM for it; in the arcades it was just known as Space Fever).  On game A, the invaders will sometimes drop down two or three rows at a time, then go back UP two or three rows at a time.  On game B, once the lone vertical column of invaders reaches a screen edge, then they’ll multiply (unlike with the original black and white version of the game where the multiplication is time-based), then game C is regular Space Invaders.  The middle two rows of invaders also look like giant crabs.

My top score is at the bottom center of the screen; I included where it says “high splitter” at the top of the window to show I have the right ROM for the game.  (You might have to right click and then View photo for a better view.)

For anyone wanting to comment about how they want a video for this, go here for reference: http://www.highscore.com/scores/ArcadeEmulatedMAME/SpaceFeverspacefevGameB/12952

Also, for those that might think there's a discrepancy with my scores with this and game B (as my game B score is over twice as much), game B's a lot easier and the aliens don't keep on coming closer and closer with the start of a new wave.  There's also far fewer of them at the beginning of a game too.

 

 

-- Posted by DarrylB on 2014-08-09 16:26:28   Reply
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Actually my score's at the bottom left, rather.

-- Posted by DarrylB on 2014-08-09 16:27:57   Reply
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@DarrylB:

i played space fever (not high splitter) in colour on a cocktail table in 1980's.

-- Posted by kernzy on 2014-08-26 09:57:00   Reply
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@DarrylB:

i played space fever (not high splitter) in colour on a cocktail table in 1980's.

-- Posted by kernzy on 2014-08-26 09:59:08   Reply
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@DarrylB:

i played space fever (not high splitter) in colour on a cocktail table in 1980's.

-- Posted by kernzy on 2014-08-26 10:00:47   Reply
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@kernzy:

That probably was the "high splitter" version.  Did the aliens split into two if you didn't shoot them right up the middle?  Then that's the same version, if it were in color.  That's just the name of this ROM if you want to make sure you're playing the right game (the original Space Fever was in black and white and the three games played differently).

Crazy that you played something this obscure :) I only saw it at one game room ever.  Going to be a bitch to find one myself eventually!

-- Posted by DarrylB on 2014-08-26 10:29:11   Reply
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no, the aliens were small and did not split. that is "space fever HIGH SPLITTER"

This was called "space fever". just the rom name was "highsplt".

-- Posted by kernzy on 2014-08-26 11:04:15   Reply
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Yeah, there's no "high splitter" on the game title, startup or high score screens, nothing, it's definitely just the ROM name.

-- Posted by DarrylB on 2014-08-26 11:33:33   Reply