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Coin-Op : Arcade : Qix (1981, Taito)

General Information


Capture areas on the screen by drawing. You can draw fast, or slow (for more points).

Coin-Op Details

Qix was released in both an upright and cocktail cabinet. The upright cabinet features the generic "Taito" artwork in a light colored gray cabinet.

Weights and Measurements:

Type Height Width Depth Weight   Notes
Upright: 67" 24" 30" 280 lbs.  

Disclaimer: These are approximate weights and measurements taken from actual games or the manufacturer's literature. Occasionally games vary.

Web Reference Links:

Type Name/Description Courtesy
Manual: PDF Manual BasementArcade.com

Technical Information

Knowledge Base Articles:

Article Author
Qix Pinout spies.com

Related Boards:

Type Name Description
Logic: Taito Qix Main Board Used in several Taito games. This board has the playfield memory mapped to the 4116 RAMs. This board may not function correctly if the data/sound board is not working.
ROM: Taito Qix ROM I/O Can be configured for 2716 or 2732 based on jumper packs on board.
Sound: Taito Data/Sound (v1) This version was used in Qix, but will not work without modification as a Zoo Keeper board.

MAME Virtual Machines:

Year ROM Set Description Manufacturer
1981 qix Qix (set 1) Taito America Corporation
1981 qixa Qix (set 2) Taito America Corporation
1981 qixb Qix (set 3) Taito America Corporation

NOTE: These are MAME "Virtual Machines." These virtual machines are ROM-specific but contain address space information (memory maps) that may be useful when debugging hardware. There may be descrepancies between MAME's definition of the hardware, and actual hardware. Information is provided for reference only. THERE ARE NO ROMS ANYWHERE ON THIS WEB SITE.

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