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Tornado Baseball

| 1976
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Units produced: Midway
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(3)
Number of Players: 2
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MAME folder name: tornbase

Display: raster 260x224 @ 59.54Hz (59.54 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver mw8080bw.c:
Status: imperfect; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: imperfect; Color: good
Palette size: 0; Savestate: supported

Roms:
tb.f with 2048kb
sha1:425915b37e5315f9216707de0850290145f69a30 crc:215e070c
tb.g with 2048kb
sha1:bdaa0985bcb5257204ee10faa11a4e02a38b9ac5 crc:b63dcdb3
tb.h with 2048kb
sha1:feb4c802aa3e0c2a66823cd032496cca5742c883 crc:653f4797
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:
Tornado Baseball (c) 1976 Midway.

The game is a very simple game of baseball, implemented with stick figures. The game is very simple in terms of rules, and anybody can pick up on how to play fairly quickly. This is a two player only title, with both people playing for a single quarter. The pitching player selects his pitch with one joystick, while moving his outfielders with a second one. The batting player only has a single button (that is a 'swing' button). Both players use the same set of controls, so they must switch spots in front of the machine midway through each inning. You get a four inning game for one quarter, although that number can be adjusted by the game operator.

- TECHNICAL -

Tornado Baseball came in a two tone brown upright cabinet, heavily decorated with sticker sideart of baseball players in action. The cabinet design dates itself by its straight up and down design, without a curve to be seen anywhere on the machine. The field is displayed using an open frame monitor, mirror, and a blacklight to make it seem as though the action is taking place on a picture of a baseball field that is housed inside the cabinet.

Game ID : 605

Main CPU : Intel 8080 (@ 1.9968 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Discrete

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

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick (pitching team), joystick 2-way (the outfielders)
Buttons : 1

- TRIVIA -

Released in July 1976. Tornado Baseball is one of the first arcade baseball titles to try and put a lot of players on the field at once.

The technique of using mirrored-in graphics in the game was the work of Dave Nutting. The game was designed for Midway by Dave Nutting Associates.

A Tornado Baseball cabinet can be seen in the 2004 film "Anchorman - The Legend of Ron Burgundy" starring Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, and Christina Applegate

- SERIES -

1. Tornado Baseball (1976)
2. Extra Inning (1978)
3. Extra Bases (1980)

- STAFF -

Hardware effects: Dave Nutting

- PORTS -

* Consoles :
Bally Astrocade

- CONTRIBUTE -

Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=2946&o=2


Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 2008 00000004 FFFFFFFF Infinite Rounds
00000000 2295 00000000 FFFFFFFF Infinite Strikes
00000000 2294 00000000 FFFFFFFF Infinite Balls
00000000 2296 00000000 FFFFFFFF Infinite Outs
00000001 2295 00000000 FFFFFFFF Set Strikes to 0 Now!
00000001 2295 00000002 FFFFFFFF Set Strikes to 2 Now!
00000001 2294 00000000 FFFFFFFF Set Balls to 0 Now!
00000001 2294 00000003 FFFFFFFF Set Balls to 3 Now!
00000001 2296 00000000 FFFFFFFF Set Outs to 0 Now!
00000001 2296 00000002 FFFFFFFF Set Outs to 2 Now!

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file
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