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Arcade MAME HSC 2021 Strategy X

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This round we play Strategy X , last played in this HSC 2012


Game Information -

Game Name: Strategy X

Released By: Konami 1981

MAME ROMset: stratgyx

Dip Switches: Lives: 3

Deadline to post scores is August 8th 2021 at 12PM EST

Final high scores - 

Floyd Turbo 16,290 +11 points +3 points for winning round

AtariWarlord 9,890 +10 points
roadrunner 9,710 +9 points
Krytol 4,700 +8 points
Hero2millions 4,370 +7 points
jblenkle 3,940 +6 points
VectorGamer 3,640 +5 points


Even Patton would spend all his quarters attempting to advance through the four attack levels of Strategy X, Konami's latest tank attack video game.

1st Level : Defend against rotating cannons.

2nd Level : Watch out for attacking Jeeps

3rd Level : Careful! Here come attacking and shooting tanks

4th Level : Rotating cannons again, but this time against a moving background.

An audible signal warns that it's refueling time. Enter a fuel dock and receive 100-300 points. The Tank commander's life isn't an easy one.

Aside from an on-going battle, he has to watch out for obstacles and rough terrain. Brick walls destroy tanks, although they can be shot away. TNT, rather nasty stuff...explodes when shot, but destroys all objects in the area. Stay off pink backgrounds. That's where the land mines are buried. They explode only on contact. Don't worry about a blue background, though.
It's a slip zone like an oil slick and can be driven across. If an alien base is found and destroyed, advance to the next level of difficulty. You bet there's a 'buy-in' feature on this one.

Strategy X. There's never been a war game like it. It blows minds, and quarters.

Game description from www.arcade-history.com

Any corrections please post


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14 hours ago, Hero2millions said:

Roadrunner thanks for keeping this alive your intros are great. I wonder if you could post a cabinet pic showing the controls. a lot of your games seem to have funky controls. Not a complaint

Thanks, i try to pick games that haven't been played in awhile. I'll try to pick something better next time.



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Looks like the machine has buttons for rotating the turret; the fire button appears to be on top of the joystick. If the ROM is accurate, the turret sure seems to turn slower than necessary for the game. Probably not a big surprise it wasn't a big hit -- I think the Atari 2600 version may in fact be better. 

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