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Main data
Romset and name:
looping Looping
Short name:
Looping
Manufacturer:
Video Games GmbH
Year:
Genre:
Shooter
Category:
Shooter / Flying
Serie:
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players (solo, 2 alternates)
Input:
Joystick 2 ways (vertical)
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
Cocktail, Upright
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Average user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
60 to 70 (Passable)
MASH All-Time:
Video
Display:
256x224@60.606061 Hz, ruotato di 90°, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Vertical
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
National Semiconductor COP420, Texas Instruments TMS9980A, Texas Instruments TMS9995
Audio
Sound:
Audio chips:
2-Bit R-2R DAC, AY-3-8910A PSG, Speaker, TMS5220
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.37b12 (0.48) released on feb-15 2001
Last release:
Mame 0.244 released on may-25 2022
Clone of:
-
Clones:
Bios:
Not required
Use rom of:
-
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 40 years ago:

    Looping © 1982 Video Games GmbH.

    As the player begins his flight into Adventure-Land, his airplane is quickly surrounded by hot air balloons. WATCH OUT! These seemingly innocent colorful objects mean destruction.

    Immediately the Player's flying skills are tested. The hot air balloons challenge and engage the Player in a fierce dogfight. The Player must loop his plane to avoid and destroy the swirling balloons.

    As the Player continues his journey into Adventure-Land he encounters the Maze Tunnel. Now the Player must guide and loop his airplane through the labyrinth with precision movements.

    TECHNICAL
    The Looping arcade machine contains a series of relatively rare Texas Instruments CPUs and a dedicated DAC (Digital To Analog Converter) sound chip, capable of speaking audible commands to the player throughout his/her mission. The Texas Instruments CPUs are reportedly difficult to find if they need to be replaced, and original hardware is becoming scarce as the years go on.

    Players: 2
    Control: 2-way joystick (vertical)
    Buttons: 2
    → [A] FIRE, [B] FLIGHT ACCELERATOR

    TRIVIA
    Released in April 1982. Looping was developed in Parma, Italy ans was completed in 8 months.

    It was licensed to Venture Line for US manufacture and distribution.

    David Teehee holds the official record for this game with 1,469,970 points.

    TIPS AND TRICKS
    Do not let too many hot-air balloons appear. Otherwise, the dreaded Red one will show up, making all of the other balloons move very quickly. Holding the SPEED button when diving or climbing will give you tighter turns. The longer you fly around in the pipes, the higher your score will get.

    When you destroy the rockets, open the gate, finish flying through the plumbing and you will end up in the 'blob' room. Here a green blob repeatedly drops from a pipe in the ceiling. If you adjust your airplane's attitude just so, you will be able to hold down the joystick, the Fast button and the FIRE button, allowing your gun to destroy the blob each time you complete a loop 500 points each. This trick can be performed indefinitely, or at least as long as you are able!

    SERIES
    • Looping (1982)
    • Sky Bumper (1982)

    STAFF
    Developed by: Giorgio Ugozzoli

    PORTS
    • CONSOLES:
    Colecovision (1983)
    Atari 2600 (1983 - Unreleased prototype /2003)

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=1408&o=2
    Informations provided by © Alexis Bousiges
    Informations provided by Contribute to the translation
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    NOTICE: The short version was discontinued in November 2019
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