Space Fever (Older Ver.)

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Production year: 1979
Manufacturer: Nintendo

Game genre: Shooter
Category: Shooter / Gallery

This machine is a clone of:
 • Space Fever (New Ver.)

This machine works in MAME This machine works in MAME

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

In MAME since version: .079u1

The MAME driver of this machine is: n8080.cpp - Read the code

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

    8080 ("maincpu")cpu 2016000 Hz
    I8035 ("audiocpu")cpu 6000000 Hz
    Speaker ("speaker")audio
    1-Bit DAC ("n8080_dac")audio
    SN76477 ("snsnd")audio

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Vertical
      Resolution 256 x 224 @ 60.000000 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

  • ROMs (2 of the parent set, 7 of the clone set) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    f1-i-.bin10247fa305e8 cda9fc9c76f57800de25ddf65f69fef19fd28481 good spacefevo2
    f2-i-.bin10247c1429aa 8d8e0a4fc09fb1ecbfb86c67c20000ef30ab3fac good spacefevo2
    g1-i-.bin102475f6efc1 286bc75e35e8ad6277e9db7377e90731b9c2ec97 good spacefevo2
    g2-i-.bin1024fb6bcf4a 3edea04d67c2f3b1a6a73adadea83ddda0be3842 good spacefevo2
    h1-i-.bin10243beef037 4bcc157e7d721b3a9e16e7a2efa807303d4be8ac good spacefevo2
    h2-i-.bin1024bddbc94f f90cbc3cd0f695cbb9ae03b608f4bf5a4a000c64 good spacefevo2
    i1-i-.bin1024437786c5 2ccdb0d48dbbfe47ae82e970ca37970602405cf6 good spacefevo2
    ss3.ic2102495c2c1ee 42a3a382fc7d2782052372d71f6d0e8a153e74d0 good spacefev
    f5-i-.bin32c5914ec1 198875fcab36d09c8726bb21e2fdff9882f6721a good spacefev

    :  PARENT Machine
    :  CLONE Machine
    :  BIOS
    :  Device


Space Fever (c) 1979 Nintendo.

The Earth is under attack from alien invaders. Shoot them out of the sky before they land. Space Fever is Nintendo's take on the "Space Invaders" franchise. The game is almost identical in terms of how it plays. The alien craft are arranged in rows and they slowly move left and right across the screen. When the row reaches the edge, the ships drop down a row and move in the opposite direction. As you shoot more enemies the speed will increase, as will the number of enemy bullets. You have four blocks above you that absorb the enemy shots until they are worn through, and being hit by an enemy shot will cost you a life. Sometimes a UFO will fly along the top of the screen and can be hit for Bonus points.

There are three different game modes for 1- or 2-player games :

Game A - There are two 'blocks' of aliens that move in opposite directions to each other.

Game B - The aliens move as one 'block', but they only appear one row at a time.

Game C - The same as "Space Invaders" - all the aliens move as one 'block' in the same direction.


Main CPU : 8080 (@ 2.016 Mhz)

Sound CPU : I8035 (@ 400 Khz)

Sound Chips : DAC (@ 400 Khz), SN76477 (@ 400 Khz)

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 224 x 256 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 8

Players : 2

Control : 2-way joystick

Buttons : 1


lower aliens : 10 points

middle aliens : 20 points

upper aliens : 30 points

UFOs : 50-300 points


1. Space Fever (1979)

2. Space Fever High Splitter (1979)

3. Space Fever II (Nintendo Game Boy)


Characters designed by: Shigeru Miyamoto


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

Nintendo Database;

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 spacefev

0.33b6 [Al Kossow]


- 0.133u2: Team Japump added clone Space Fever (Old Ver.). Changed description of 'Space Fever (set 1)' to 'Space Fever (New Ver.)' and added new maincpu rom ($1800). Fixed rom names. Renamed (spacefeva) to (spacefevo2).

- 0.133u1: Renamed (spacefva) to (spacefeva).

- 2nd July 2009: Smitdogg - Some stuff Team Japump has been doing lately... They got a newer version of Space Fever.

- 0.126u5: Guru added README for Space Fever.

- 0.80u2: Stefan Jokisch properly hooked up I8035 sound CPU and SN76477 sound (needs to be verified). Implemented red screen flash (when the player dies), red laser cannon flash (when the player shoots) and UFO color cycling. Added cocktail mode and documented diagnostic ROM location. Changed description of 'Space Fever (color set 1)' to 'Space Fever (set 1)' and clone '(color set 2)' to '(set 2)'. Changed 8080 CPU1 clock speed to 2016000 Hz, palettesize from 2 to 8 colors and added 6x 'Unused' dipswitches. Fixed rom names.

- 0.79u1: Pierpaolo Prazzoli added clone Space Fever (color set 2). Changed description of 'Space Fever (color)' to 'Space Fever (color set 1)'.

- 7th February 2004: Pierpaolo Prazzoli added 3 alternate versions of Space Fever to the 8080bw driver.

- 24th November 2002: Stephane Humbert fixed the inputs in Space Fever.

- 0.37b11: Added new cpu1 roms ($1400, 1800), cpu2 rom and prom (unknown) to Space Fever (color). Fixed rom names.

- 12th December 2000: Peter Fyfe dumped Space Fever (set 2).

- 0.36: Added 2nd player.

- 0.36RC2: Changed description to 'Space Fever (color)'.

- 0.36RC1: Added preliminary DAC and SN76477 sound.

- 0.36b14: Added I8035 (400000 Hz) CPU2 and cpu2 rom (8035 + 76477 Sound Generator).

- 0.36b13: Changed 8080 CPU1 clock speed to 2520000 Hz.

- 0.35b12: Changed description to 'Color Space Fever'.

- 0.33b6: Al Kossow added Space Fever (Nintendo 1980).

- 17th May 1998: Dumped Space Fever.

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