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Blockade

| 1976
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Controls/Input Device: Control(joy4way)
Number of Players: 2
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Blockade VGMuseum Game Endings
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MAME folder name: blockade

Display: raster 256x224 @ 60.00Hz (60.00 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver blockade.c:
Status: imperfect; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: imperfect; Color: good
Palette size: 2; Savestate: unsupported

Roms:
316-01.u43 with 256kb
sha1:2d0a90aac9d10a1ded240e5202fdf9cd7f70c4a7 crc:41a00b28
316-02.u29 with 256kb
sha1:0c2253f4b72d8aa395f87cc0abe07f0b46fa538b crc:409f610f
316-03.u3 with 1024kb
sha1:aabfe8f9c26126299d6c07a31ef1aac5300deff5 crc:85960d3b
316-04.u2 with 1024kb
sha1:e29e7b29900f8305effa700a53806a12bf9d37bd crc:a93833e9
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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* Raine


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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:
Blockade (c) 1976 Gremlin.

This game was two player only, you must have a live human opponent to play against, or else the other players character will go straight into a wall, making for a very quick and boring game. Each player moves their character around leaving a solid line behind them. All moves are made on an invisible grid, so you can only turn at 90 degree angles. To win you must last longer than your opponent before hitting something (first person to hit something loses). The game ended after one player chalked up six wins, but this was operator adjustable down to as low as three.

- TECHNICAL -

This game came in an upright dedicated cabinet. The machine was decorated with only a marquee, which showed the game title. It did not have any other graphics or sideart. The sides were of a dark woodgrain, which probably went nicely in the average pool hall or bowling alley (where most early games were located). The game featured a control panel that was devoid of joysticks, instead you controlled the game using a button for each direction.

Upright cabinet dimensions : 67'' (170cm) High x 28'' (71cm) Deep x 26'' (66cm) Wide. Weight : 290 lbs.

Prom stickers : 1-4

Main CPU : Intel 8080 (@ 2.079 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Samples, Discrete

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 256 x 224 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette colors : 2

Players : 2
Buttons : 4

- TRIVIA -

Released in October 1976.

This was Gremlin's first video game and was very widely copied. It provided Gremlin with a big hit, winning the 'Best of Show' award at the 1976 MOA convention.

- SCORING -

One good strategy is to try and box your opponent in to a small section of the screen, and then just move carefully until they crash.

- SERIES -

1. Blockade (1976)
2. Comotion (1976)
3. Hustle (1977)

- STAFF -

Designed by : Lane Hauck, Ago Kiss, Bob Pecarero

- PORTS -

* Computers:
Noval 760 (1977)

- CONTRIBUTE -

Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=287&o=2


Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 FF07 00000000 FFFFFFFF Score always set to 0 PL1
00000001 FF07 00000000 FFFFFFFF Set Score to 0 Now! PL1
00000101 FF07 00000006 FFFFFFFF Select Score PL1
60000000 0000 00000000 00000000
00000000 FF08 00000000 FFFFFFFF Score always set to 0 PL2
00000001 FF08 00000000 FFFFFFFF Set Score to 0 Now! PL2
00000101 FF08 00000006 FFFFFFFF Select Score PL2

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file
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