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Armored Car (set 1)

| 1981
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Units produced: Stern
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy4way), Buttons(2)
Number of Players: 2
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MAME folder name: armorcar

Display: raster 768x224 @ 60.61Hz (60.61 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver galdrvr.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 32; Savestate: supported

Roms:
82s123.6e with 32kb
sha1:d11ac5e4a6057301ea2a9cbb404c2b978eb4c1dc crc:9b87f90d
cpu.2c with 4096kb
sha1:47791d4fc298c25d29584dfcddcd92618e3750c5 crc:0d7bfdfb
cpu.2e with 4096kb
sha1:86dbbed25325cc8855c1eb39bbb11b0473b7f4b5 crc:76463213
cpu.2f with 4096kb
sha1:94abb33760aed206f0f90f035fe2977c1f2e26cf crc:2cc6d5f0
cpu.2h with 4096kb
sha1:e12cd6c499af75f77e549499093fe6d2e8eddb1d crc:61278dbb
cpu.2j with 4096kb
sha1:efa70e92c56678d4a404a96c72cfee317b15648c crc:fb158d8c
cpu.5f with 2048kb
sha1:4d2ef48aeb9099fdd145e11e2485e0bf8d87290d crc:8a3da4d1
cpu.5h with 2048kb
sha1:f62da0ea0c29feb10d8d1ce8de28fd750a53b40a crc:85bdb113
sound.5c with 2048kb
sha1:3ebfa2cadf33acb4d24aa50cfa4713355cc780a3 crc:54ee7753
sound.5d with 2048kb
sha1:c8f84f1e6aafc544e5acf48b245e8b1edb63211e crc:5218fec0
Mameinfo.dat entry:
0.37b10 [Yochizo]


WIP:

- 0.147u2: hap fixed clone Omega Fighter Special. The game fails to boot or finish post. After showing bad rom errors, the game resets.

- 0.147u1: Fixed maincpu rom loading.

- 0.122u7: Fixed gfx1/2/3/4/5 rom loading.

- 0.89u3: Changed Z80 CPU2 clock speed to 5MHz.

- 0.37b10: Yochizo added 'Omega Fighter' (UPL 1989) and clone Omega Fighter Special.

- 21st November 2000: Yochizo fixed some graphics bugs in the Omega Fighter / Atomic Robo-kid driver.

- 8th November 2000: Yochizo sent in a driver for Omega Fighter and Atomic Robo-kid.

- 25th April 1999: Dumped Omega Fighter Special.


LEVELS: 8 (restarts once)


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Romset: 2016 kb / 8 files / 457.8 zip


Credits Mameinfo and Mametesters Project Robert J. Rabgno et al.
History.dat entry:
Armored Car (c) 1981 Stern Electronics, Incorporated.

An overhead view maze game where you drive a money van (the armoured car) through as it scrolls from right to left. Some intersections are marked with directions. You pick up money to deliver to banks while avoiding criminals by dropping saw horses in roadway. Fuel levels must be replenished at gas stations along the way.

- TECHNICAL -

Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 1.78975 Mhz)
Sound Chips : (2x) General Instrument AY8910 (@ 1.78975 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : 4-way joystick
Buttons : 2

- TRIVIA -

First game for Stern created by Chris Oberth. Before working for Stern he was at Marvin Glass designing/prototyping handheld electronic games such as 'Finger Bowl'.

Armored Car was partly inspired by "Targ".

Roger Isetts holds the official record for this game with 101010 points on March 1, 1983.

- UPDATES -

REVISION 1 (Set 2) :
* First release.

REVISION 2 (Set 1) :
* Bug fixes release.

- SCORING -

Moving one block : 10 points.
Picking up Money : 100 points.
Blowing up Robber : 200 points.
Unlocking locks : 1000 points.
Crash TNT truck into wall : 1000 points.

Bonus points : 100 per dollar picked up and deposited in bank.

- STAFF -

Designer and Programmer : Chris Oberth, Gunar Licitis

- CONTRIBUTE -

Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=114&o=2


Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 8112 00000099 FFFFFFFF Infinite Credits
00000000 8628 000000FF FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives
00000000 8630 000000FF FFFFFFFF Infinite Sawhorses
00000000 885F 000000FF FFFFFFFF Infinite Fuel
00010000 868F 0000005F FFFFFFFF Infinite Fuel (2/3)
00010000 8690 00000088 FFFFFFFF Infinite Fuel (3/3)
20800000 0E5C 00000018 FFFFFFFF Invincibility
00000000 869B 000000FF FFFFFFFF Always have the key
00000001 869B 000000FF FFFFFFFF Get the key Now!

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file
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