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Romset and name:
domino Domino Man
Manufacturer:
Bally Midway
Year:
Genre:
Category:
Maze / Blocks
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:
70 to 80 (Good)
MASH All-Time:
-
Video
Display:
512x480@30 Hz, CRT 31kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Zilog Z80
Audio
Sound:
2 channels
Audio chips:
AY-3-8910A PSG, Midway SSIO Sound Board, Speaker
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.28 released on sep-07 1997
Last release:
Mame 0.210 released on may-30 2019
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:
GOOD
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Good
Cocktail:
-
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • This Arcade Video game was published 37 years ago:

    Domino Man © 1982 Bally Midway.

    The player controls Domino Man, a bespectacled, moustachioed artist who must set up a chain of giant dominoes across the screen, to form a chain of dominoes which can then be toppled.

    The dominoes must be placed on sites marked by black spots, achieved by simply running over each spot. Once all of the spots are covered with a domino, the chain is complete. The player will then have the choice of either knocking them all down to clear the level, or simply wait for a few seconds to continue to the next screen, in hope of completing the chain on THAT level, and so on. In this way, the player can set up several chains and knock them all down in one fell swoop, earning many bonus points in the process. Multiple chains are, of course, very difficult to achieve.

    Domino Man's progress is hampered by a neighborhood bully who walks onto the screen and tries to knock over the first dominoes he comes across. The player must either try to complete and topple the chain of dominoes before the bully knocks them over, or hit the bully with a domino; causing the bully's trousers to fall down and disabling him for a few seconds. A killer bee also appears, and if it manages to sting the player, a life is lost. A bag lady and a boy pushing a shopping cart wander blindly around the levels, occasionally knocking over some of the dominoes. Domino Man can hit them, however, causing them to change direction.

    Once a game is over, a poem is displayed on-screen to evaluate the player's performance on the game. For example:
    Roses are red
    Or so goes the verse
    You set up fifty-two
    You could have done worse.

    TECHNICAL
    Project # 316
    Upright cabinet

    The game uses the standard Midway-style cabinet for that era. In addition to pictures of dominoes around the monitor, the lower front portion of the cabinet (around the coin door) sports several large vacu-molded plastic dominoes.

    Bally Midway MCR 2 hardware

    Main CPU: Zilog Z80 (@ 2.496 Mhz)
    Sound CPU: Zilog Z80 (@ 2 Mhz)
    Sound Chips: (2x) General Instrument AY8910 (@ 2 Mhz)

    Players: 2
    Control: 8-way joystick
    Buttons: 1

    TRIVIA
    Domino Man was released in December 1982.

    The main character in the game (as well as the bartender in "Tapper" and one of the lumberjacks in "Timber") is based on a Marvin Glass employee named Mike Ferris who had the same mustache and bald head and wore a red T-shirt all the time.

    Donald Hayes holds the official record for this game with 1,040,866 points on August 1, 2003.

    STAFF
    Designed by: Marvin Glass
    Programmed by: Richard Ditton, Elaine Ditton
    Graphics by: Scott Morrison

    CONTRIBUTE
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