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Main data
Romset and name:
embargo Embargo
Short name:
Embargo
Manufacturer:
Cinematronics
Year:
Genre:
Category:
Maze / Surround
Serie:
-
Driver source:
cinematronics/embargo.cpp
Language:
English
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Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 4 players (solo, 2-4 concurrents)
Input:
Dial
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
-
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Average user rating:
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0 to 10 (Worst)
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Video
Display:
256x240@60 Hz, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
Black & White
CPU:
Signetics 2650
Audio
Sound:
-
Audio chips:
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.74u1 released on sep-23 2003
Last release:
Mame 0.251 released on dec-30 2022
Clone of:
-
Bios:
Not required
Use rom of:
-
Use sample of:
-
Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
Files
Dump:
GOOD
Required files:
Status
OVERALL:
PRELIMINARY
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Preliminary
Cocktail:
Good
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • Arcade Video game published 45 years ago:

    Embargo © 1977 Cinematronics.

    Embargo is a one to four player blocking genre game. Each player must deposit a coin. There is a stylized map of Cuba (with a canal through the center) in the middle of the screen. There are four boats, one in each corner of the screen. If there were less than four players then the computer played the remainder. As the boats sail out they leave a continuous trail of mines behind. The players can control the direction and, with a single button, stop two mines from being laid in every twelve.

    Each time a boat hits another boat, a mine, the screen edge or Cuba, it explodes and the surviving boats each get one point. This continues until zero or one boat is left. (If two boats collide they both blow up.) I believe there were four rounds per game. The strategy was to block off as much open water as you could while leaving a hole in your line of mines so you could double back and duck through it.

    TECHNICAL
    The display was a standard NTSC raster black-and-white monitor. The main logic board used a Signetics 2650 8-bit microprocessor chip.

    The video timing was generated using TTL SSI synchronous counters and standard logic gates.

    The sound board was separate from the main logic board. The explosion sound was based on a pseudo-random number generator which used a resistor ladder to generate something approximating white noise (although many thought it sounded like someone coughing). There was a single tone generator as well as gating logic, all controlled by the main logic board.

    The four directional control knobs were encoded using standard 12 position make-before-break wafer switches that had the detent ball removed. Each had a matrix of diodes attached which generated a 4-bit Gray code.

    Main CPU: S2650 (@ 625 Khz)

    Screen orientation: Horizontal
    Video resolution: 256 x 240 pixels
    Screen refresh: 60.00 Hz
    Palette Colors: 2

    Players: 4
    Control: dial
    Buttons: 4 (1 for each player)

    TRIVIA
    This was Cinematronics third game and first original game design. It took about 9 months from concept to production. The game was not a hit and only sold well in Florida. Space Wars was the next game and launched a golden age for the company.

    STAFF
    Game Concept: Jim Pearce
    Hardware & Software Design: Robert Shaver

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=751&o=2
    Informations provided by © Alexis Bousiges
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    NOTICE: The short version was discontinued in November 2019
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