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Off the Wall (2/3-player upright)

| 1991
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Controls/Input Device: Control(dial), Buttons(4)
Number of Players: 3
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MAME folder name: offtwall

Display: raster 336x240 @ 59.92Hz (59.92 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver offtwall.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 2048; Savestate: unsupported

Roms:
otw1014.bin with 131072kb
sha1:cb2ac41aecd2702cd57c746a6f5986cd753bc29e crc:4d64507e
otw1015.bin with 131072kb
sha1:928bc5e7dc589ceb5f55e536b5a05c3866116a24 crc:271f7856
otw1016.bin with 131072kb
sha1:87d82bd227f7fcfd13b6f4ad88a573d1b96a4fc1 crc:f5454f3a
otw1017.bin with 131072kb
sha1:1123ea3c6cd2c73617a87d6a5bbb26fca8941af3 crc:7f7f8012
otw1018.bin with 131072kb
sha1:22f93fcb5d413281157ab8545647f3713f98c135 crc:17864231
otw1019.bin with 131072kb
sha1:db1f1d8792bf497bc9ad652b0b7d78c3abf0e817 crc:9efe511b
otw1020.bin with 65536kb
sha1:55e84855daacfa303d1031de8c9adb992a846e21 crc:488112a5
otw2012.bin with 131072kb
sha1:5a72aa2e4fc6455b94aa59a7719d0ddc8bcc80f2 crc:d08d81eb
otw2013.bin with 131072kb
sha1:343d39f9b75fd236e9769ec21ab65310f85e31ca crc:61c2553d
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:
Off The Wall (c) 1991 Atari Games Corp.

Off the Wall is an arcade game produced by Atari and released in North America in 1991. A modern remake of Breakout, this game introduces many new gameplay features to the bat-and-ball genre, and it incorporates some elements from Pong as well. It supports up to three players simultaneously (though most cabinets only support two), and the game's graphics include many backgrounds modeled after modern abstract art.

The objective of Off the Wall is to score as many points as possible by destroying square blocks in a never-ending series of levels. The player controls a paddle using an analog knob or a joystick (depending on the machine configuration). The paddle moves along one edge of the playfield, and a ball flies around the playfield and bounces off the walls and the paddle. When a ball hits a block, the block disappears (unless it is indestructible). A square exit is placed on the screen, and directing the ball into this exit causes all remaining blocks on the screen to self-destruct, awarding bonus points and advancing the player(s) to the next level.

The ball occasionally splits in two (in multiplayer games, three balls may be on the screen at once), and the player can put spin on the ball, causing it to move in a curved trajectory. The player loses a life when the last ball on the screen moves past the player's paddle, though in some circumstances, the game gives the player a second chance. The game is over when the player has lost all of his or her lives.

As levels progress, the game introduces new features that make the game more complex and challenging. These features include blocks that move randomly or in circles, various powerups, indestructible blocks and bombs, blocks that parachute or fly in to replace destroyed blocks, objects that change the ball's speed and trajectory, and guns that can shrink the players' paddles. Depending on the number of players in the game, some levels may be skipped due to the exit being along one player's edge of the playfield. In multiplayer games, a bonus round occurs periodically where players compete directly against one another in an exact clone of Pong. The winning player earns an extra life.

- TECHNICAL -

Game ID : 136090

Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 7.15909 Mhz), MOS Technology 6502 (@ 1.7895 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2151 (@ 3.579 Mhz)

Players : 3
Control : dial
Buttons : 4

- TRIVIA -

Off The Wall was released in October 1991 as a conversion kit. 500 kits where produced in the USA and 250 in Ireland.

The selling price was $895 at its time of release.

If a ball is kept in play long enough, the speed meter will go up to 'Hyper Speed', 'Ludicrous Speed', and 'They've Gone Plaid!' - all references to Mel Brooks' Star Wars parody, 'Spaceballs'.

- STAFF -

Team Leader : John Ray (JMR?)
Music : John Paul (JFP)
SFX : Brad Fuller (BAF)
Others from highscore table : (RI ), (GAM), (ES ), Kelly Turner (KFT), Norm Avellar (NLA), (JMM), Kris Moser (KEM), (GFM), Sam Comstock (SWC), (PAT), Tim Hubberstey (TJH)

- PORTS -

* Consoles :
Nec PC-Engine (unreleased prototype)
Sega Game Gear (unreleased prototype)

- CONTRIBUTE -

Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=1866&o=2


Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
60000000 000000 00000000 00000000 When there are only 2 players then PL3 will be the 2nd player!
00000000 3FDF44 0000000A FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL1
00000000 3FDF84 00000003 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL2
00000000 3FDFC4 0000000A FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives PL3

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file
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