spacbeam Space Beam

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Production year: 1979
Manufacturer: Irem

Game genre: Shooter
Category: Shooter / Gallery

This machine works in MAME with problems This machine works in MAME with problems

Overall emulation: Good
Color emulation: Imperfect
Sound emulation: Preliminary
Graphics emulation: Good
Save states: Supported

In MAME since version: .037b06

The MAME driver of this machine is: m10.cpp - Read the code

 Tech info 
 Hardware of this machine:
  • CHIPs [Show details]

    M6502 ("maincpu")cpu 1173000 Hz
    Speaker ("mono")audio
    Samples ("samples")audio

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Vertical
      Resolution 256 x 224 @ 60.176065 Hz

  • Number of players: 2P Alternated
  • Controllers [Show details]

      Joystick [2 ways]
      Joystick [2 ways]
    Number of buttons: 1

  • Dip-switches [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
     1 Coin 1 Play
     1 Coin 2 Plays

  • System Configurations [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    Cabinet Cocktail
    Demo Sounds Off

  • ROMs (6 of the machine set) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    m1b10245a1c3e0b 1c9c58359d74b14ce96934fcc6acefbdfaf1e1be good spacbeam
    m2b1024a02bd9d7 d25dfa66b422bdbb29b1922007c84f1947fe9be1 good spacbeam
    m3b102478040843 0b8a3ab09dff951aa527649f82b8877cf01126c1 good spacbeam
    m4b102474705a44 8fa9d22a58f08086bf2d89e3d92eca097cdd2cbf good spacbeam
    m5b1024afdf1242 e26a8e91edb3d8ba96b3d225813760f42238b003 good spacbeam
    m6b102412afb0c2 bf6ed90cf4815f0fb41d435954d4c346a55098f5 good spacbeam

    :  PARENT Machine
    :  CLONE Machine
    :  BIOS
    :  Device

  • Samples [Show details]


Space Beam (c) 1979 Irem.

You and another cannon are duelling each other over a field of alien ships. As the ships thin out, you become more exposed (so does your enemy, but the computer has better reflexes than you). Can you outlast, or outmaneuver your opponent?


Main CPU : M6502 (@ 1.173 Mhz)

Players : 2

Control : 2-way joystick

Buttons : 1


Released in November 1980.


Small ships : 10-90 points (depending on the distance from your ship).

Opposite side ship : 200 points.


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

Giochi Simili

Warning: information in history.dat can differ from the ones present in the rest of the page (taken from MAME) as they come from a different source

Information on spacbeam

0.37b6 [Peter Trauner]

Samples required (IPM Invader)


- 0.122u4: Added IPM Invader Samples sound. Changed VSync to 60.012483 Hz.

- 0.108: wolf676 improved dipswitches for Space Beam. Added 'Replay' dipswitch.

- 0.82u1: Changed M6592 CPU1 clock speed to 1173000 Hz and visible area to 224x256.

- 0.62: Changed visible area to 224x240, screen orientation to vertical and video aspect ratio from 3:4.

- 0.37b6: Peter Trauner added Space Beam (Irem 1979).

- 27th May 2000: Peter Trauner added Space Beam to the Sky Chuter driver.

LEVELS: 99 (endless)

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