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Romset and name:
atarifb Atari Football (revision 2)
Short name:
Atari Football
Manufacturer:
Atari
Year:
Genre:
Sports
Category:
Sports / Football
Serie:
-
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players (solo, 2 concurrents)
Input:
Trackball
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
-
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Average user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
30 to 40 (Amendable)
MASH All-Time:
-
Video
Display:
304x240@60.114504 Hz, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
Monochromatic
CPU:
MOS Technology 6502
Audio
Sound:
Audio chips:
Discrete Sound, Speaker
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.35b1 released on jan-07 1999
Last release:
Mame 0.238 released on nov-24 2021
Clone of:
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Bios:
Not required
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Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
Files
Dump:
GOOD
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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 43 years ago:

    Atari Football [2-Player model] © 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
    Dimensions:
    31 inches (78cm) high
    53 inches (134cm) wide
    29.5 inches (74,5cm) deep

    Monitor: 23-inch 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

    Diameter of trackball: 4.5 inches (11.43cm)

    TRIVIA
    Atari Football was released in October 1978.

    Two 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.

    The large trackball used by this game is the same one used by "Atari Baseball", "Atari Basketball", and "Atari Soccer", as well as the Upright and Cockpit versions of "Missile Command".

    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: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=139&o=2
    Informations provided by © Alexis Bousiges
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