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Romset and name:
armorcar Armored Car (set 1)
Short name:
Armored Car
Manufacturer:
Stern Electronics
Year:
Genre:
Category:
Maze / Collect
Serie:
-
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players (solo, 2 alternates)
Input:
Joystick 4 ways
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
Cocktail, Upright
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
50 to 60 (Not Good Enough)
MASH All-Time:
-
Video
Display:
768x224@60.606061 Hz, ruotato di 90°, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Vertical
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Zilog Z80
Audio
Sound:
Audio chips:
AY-3-8910A PSG, Netlist Sound Device, Speaker
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.30 released on jan-08 1998
Last release:
Mame 0.226 released on oct-28 2020
Clone of:
-
Clones:
Bios:
Not required
Use rom of:
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Use sample of:
-
Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
Files
Dump:
GOOD
Required files:
Status
OVERALL:
GOOD
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Good
Cocktail:
Good
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • Arcade Video game published 39 years ago:

    Armored Car © 1981 Stern Electronics, Incorporated.

    An overhead view maze game where you drive a money van (the armoured car) through as it scrolls from right to left. Some intersections are marked with directions. You pick up money to deliver to banks while avoiding criminals by dropping saw horses in roadway. Fuel levels must be replenished at gas stations along the way.

    TECHNICAL
    Main CPU: Zilog Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)
    Sound CPU: Zilog Z80 (@ 1.78975 Mhz)
    Sound Chips: (2x) General Instrument AY8910 (@ 1.78975 Mhz)

    Players: 2
    Control: 4-way joystick
    Buttons: 2

    TRIVIA
    First game for Stern created by Chris Oberth. Before working for Stern he was at Marvin Glass designing/prototyping handheld electronic games such as 'Finger Bowl'.

    Armored Car was partly inspired by "Targ".

    Roger Isetts holds the official record for this game with 101010 points on March 1, 1983.

    UPDATES
    REVISION 1 (Set 2):
    • First release.

    REVISION 2 (Set 1):
    • Bug fixes release.

    SCORING
    Moving one block: 10 points.
    Picking up Money: 100 points.
    Blowing up Robber: 200 points.
    Unlocking locks: 1000 points.
    Crash TNT truck into wall: 1000 points.

    Bonus points: 100 per dollar picked up and deposited in bank.

    STAFF
    Designer and Programmer: Chris Oberth, Gunar Licitis

    CONTRIBUTE
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