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Romset and name:
copsnrob Cops'n Robbers
Short name:
Cops'n Robbers
Manufacturer:
Atari
Year:
Genre:
Shooter
Category:
Shooter / Versus
Serie:
-
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 4 players (solo, 2-4 concurrents)
Input:
Positional
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
-
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
30 to 40 (Amendable)
MASH All-Time:
-
Video
Display:
256x200@60.020708 Hz, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
Black & White
CPU:
MOS Technology 6502
Audio
Sound:
2 channels
Audio chips:
Discrete Sound, Speaker
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.31 released on apr-25 1998
Last release:
Mame 0.226 released on oct-28 2020
Clone of:
-
Bios:
Not required
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-
Use sample of:
-
Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
Files
Dump:
GOOD
Required files:
Status
OVERALL:
IMPERFECT
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Imperfect
Cocktail:
Good
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • Arcade Video game published 44 years ago:

    Cops n' Robbers © 1976 Atari.

    From 1 to 4 people can play at once, with the computer adding in a player as needed to keep the number of players at either 2 or 4. Players number 1 and 2 play the part of the cops, while players 3 and 4 are the robbers.

    The screen is an overhead view of a city street, with the cops on one side, and the robbers on the other. Each car is in it's own lane, and an extra wide lane marks the area between the cop and robber side. Each player can move up and down in their own lane, the object is to shoot down the cars of the opposite side. A beer truck moves randomly up and down the center lane, generally getting in the way.

    TECHNICAL
    This game was sold in an upright format only. The machine was rather unique looking as it was about twice the width of a standard arcade game, but all the other dimensions were normal (kind of like they just stuck two machines together). Later four player games would instead use a control panel that was wider than the screen. The bulk of the machine was white, with the front being painted black for durability. Classic 'Gangster' cars from the 30's filled out the sideart. There were 2 distinct monitor bezels, each with its own art. The outer one was decorated with several of the 'Gangster' cars, and a design that looks similar to a stylized Japanese sunset. The inner monitor bezel had a street scene that was meant to extend the scene that appeared on the monitor itself (and to help fill in that 4 foot wide playing area). The monitor also had a color overlay to give different colors to the different sides of the game (it used a black and white monitor). The joystick was a special design. It only has an up down axis, but has seven different positions on that axis, which makes for pseudo-analog action.

    Game ID: 005625

    Main CPU: MOS Technology M6502 (@ 894.886 Khz)

    Screen orientation: Horizontal
    Video resolution: 256 x 208 pixels
    Screen refresh: 60.00 Hz
    Palette Colors: 2

    Players: 4
    Control: 2-way joystick (vertical)
    Buttons: 2

    TRIVIA
    Released in July 1976.

    Cops'n Robbers was one of the first 4-Player upright arcade games ever made. All 4 players played side by side on a single cabinet (most previous four player titles were done on cocktail tables).

    STAFF
    Designed and programmed by: Tom Hogg, Dave Storie

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=504&o=2
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