Quantcast
Games-db.com homepage: The Game Database Computer Console Arcade Pinball Handheld Traditional
Search
Message Board
Platforms Overview
Home
Games-db / Arcade /

Rip Cord

Database Areas

Platforms


Site Areas

Submit Data
You are a game expert?
You are interested in
sharing your knowledge?
Submit your data here:
email

Top contributors
 
Arcade
Arcade
Platform:

Rip Cord

| 1979
Genre:
Style:
Theme:
Description:

Notes:
Release type:
Units produced: Exidy
Controls/Input Device: Control(paddle), Buttons(2)
Number of Players: 1
Rating:
Creator:
More Creator:
More Coder/Software:
Developer:
Manufacturer:
Publisher:
License from/Copyright:
Graphics/Artwork:
Music:
SoundFX:
System/ConversionClass:
SoundMix: Mono
Coder/Software:
More Graphics/Artwork:
More Music/Sound:
Acting Talent involved:
:
:
More Machine Details:
More System Details:
Game Awards Nominations:
Game Awards Won:
Title a.k.a.:
Slogans:
Avg. Playtime:
Legacy/Follow-Ups:
Similar Games:
URL: Official:
URL: Rules:
URL: Hints:
URL: Cheats:
URL: Reviews:
Rip Cord VGMuseum Game Endings
Rip Cord on CAESAR
Rip Cord high score and replay at MARP
Rip Cord on datObase
MAME folder name: ripcord

Display: raster 248x256 @ 57.00Hz (57.00 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels

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

Roms:
9023.1c with 512kb
sha1:fbe38c6d63887e603d919b0ab2216cd44b8955e4 crc:9f86ed5b
9024.2c with 512kb
sha1:d92dff2436f58d977f9196a88fa7701c3032ef7d crc:bcb88396
9025.4c with 512kb
sha1:3d0519811c9e4a5645f5c54ed8f0b411cdc5d54b crc:3129527e
9026.5c with 512kb
sha1:0c119743eacc30d6d9eb50dfee0746b69bb17377 crc:06e7adbb
9027.1a with 512kb
sha1:5432e4f2e321805a8dc9cfce20b8372793a9a4dd crc:56b8dc06
9028.2a with 512kb
sha1:e6ddcba608f9b34e07a5402872793dafe5054156 crc:a8a78a30
9029.4a with 512kb
sha1:4784a868491393f42520f6609266ffab21661ec3 crc:fc5c8e07
9030.5a with 512kb
sha1:36321aa6d18e7c35461c1d445d2682d61279a8c7 crc:b496263c
9031.6a with 512kb
sha1:369bb119320cd737641a5bf64d51c9b552578f8a crc:cdc7d46e
9032.7a with 512kb
sha1:76321ab29329b6291e4d4731bb445a6ac4ce2d86 crc:a6588bec
9033.8a with 512kb
sha1:5205ee8e9cec53be6e79e0183bc1e9d96c8c2e55 crc:fd49b806
9034.9a with 512kb
sha1:f51d010ce1909e21e04313e4262c70ab948c14e0 crc:7caf926d
9035.14d with 512kb
sha1:cf6dfad0821fa736c8fcf8735792054858232806 crc:c9979802
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)


Other Emulators:

* FB Alpha

* JFF

* Raine


Recommended Games (Star Force):

Catacomb

Vega

Espial

Night Star (DECO Cassette)

Nova 2001

Star Jacker

Stunt Air

Zodiack

Star Force

Alpha Mission / ASO

Alpha Mission II / ASO II

Astro Warrior (Mega-Tech)

Mission 660

Rafflesia

S.R.D. Mission

Truxton / Tatsujin

Tatsujin (Tourvision PCE bootleg)

Truxton II / Tatsujin Oh

Blast Off

Blazing Lazers

GunHed (Tourvision PCE bootleg)

The Next Space

Omega Fighter

Super Star Soldier (Tourvision PCE bootleg)

Lethal Thunder

Pollux

Strike Gunner S.T.G

Vimana

Explosive Breaker

Final Star Force

Galmedes

Gunlock

GunNail

Nebulas Ray

Super-X

Gekirindan

Viper Phase 1

Fever SOS

Mars Matrix: Hyper Solid Shooting


Romset: 2016 kb / 8 files / 457.8 zip


Credits Mameinfo and Mametesters Project Robert J. Rabgno et al.
History.dat entry:
Rip Cord (c) 1979 Exidy.

The goal of the game is to jump out of the plane and land safely on one of the many targets down below. The challenge is to avoid the numerous enemy helicopters that occupy the sky in between your plane and the ground.

You control the timing of your jump with the Jump button, at which point your parachutist begins hurtling toward the ground out of control. Pressing the D-Ring button shortly afterwards releases the chute and slows your descent. More importantly, it allows you at this point to control your left/right position via the paddle control to help you avoid the enemies.

- TECHNICAL -

Main CPU : MOS Technology M6502 (@ 705.562 Khz)
Sound Chips : Discrete

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 248 x 256 pixels
Screen refresh : 57.00 Hz
Palette colors : 2

The most distinctive feature was the game's controls, which included a triangular ring the player pulled to deploy their parachute.

- TRIVIA -

Rip Cord was presented at the 1978 AMOA show in November. It was then released in February 1979. The game is a a takeoff on Atari's "Sky Diver".

- STAFF -

Designed and programmed by : Arlan Granger

- PORTS -

* Consoles :
Colecovision (Unreleased prototype)

- CONTRIBUTE -

Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=2228&o=2


Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 002C 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Jumps

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file
Advert