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Units produced: Atari
Controls/Input Device: Control(trackball), Buttons(1)
Number of Players: 2
Acting Talent involved:
More Machine Details:
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Atari Football (revision 2) VGMuseum Game Endings
Atari Football (revision 2) on CAESAR
Atari Football (revision 2) high score and replay at MARP
Atari Football (revision 2) on datObase
MAME folder name: atarifb
Display: raster 304x240 @ 60.00Hz (60.00 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels
Emulated in MAME via driver atarifb.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 12; Savestate: unsupported
03302602.m1 with 2048kb
03302702.n1 with 2048kb
03302801.p1 with 2048kb
033029.n7 with 1024kb
033030.c5 with 512kb
033031.d5 with 512kb
- 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)
* FB Alpha
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Romset: 2016 kb / 8 files / 457.8 zip
Credits Mameinfo and Mametesters Project Robert J. Rabgno et al.
Atari Football [2-Player model] (c) 1978 Atari.
An old black and white American football game where the player characters are represented as X's and O's. Players select either offensive or defensive plays and then control one of the characters on each team by rolling a trackball.
- TECHNICAL -
31inch (78cm) high
53inch (134cm) wide
29,5inch (74,5cm) deep.
Monitor : 23inch B/W
Game ID : 033xxx
Main CPU : MOS Technology M6502 (@ 750 Khz)
Sound Chips : Discrete circuitry
Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 304 x 248 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette colors : 4
Players : 2
Control : trackball
Buttons : 1
- TRIVIA -
Released in October 1978.
2 versions were released; this 2-Player model and another for 4 players as "Atari Football [4-Player model]".
Atari Football was first created in 1974 by Steve Bristow and originally called 'X's and O's'. It was shelved when Bristow started on "Tank", then resurrected 3 years later. This game was the first true video sports game and also the first Atari game to utilize a trackball controller.
Approximately 14,000 '2-player' versions were produced.
An Atari Football unit appears in the 1980 movie 'Midnight Madness', and 2 Atari Football units (2 and 4 players) appear in the 1982 movie 'Tron'.
An Atari Football machine was shown at the 2003 classic arcade games show 'California Extreme' in San Jose, California.
- SCORING -
Touchdown : 6 points.
Field goal : 3 points.
Safety : 2 points.
Conversion (run or pass) : 2 points.
Kicked conversion : 1 point.
- STAFF -
Designed and partially programmed by : Steve Bristow
Finished by : Ed Logg, Lyle Rains, Dave Stubbens
Some works by : Mike Albaugh
- CONTRIBUTE -
Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=139&o=2
Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
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Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file