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Romset and name:
natodef NATO Defense
Short name:
NATO Defense
Manufacturer:
Pacific Novelty
Year:
Genre:
Category:
Maze / Shooter Small
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
Average user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
70 to 80 (Good)
MASH All-Time:
Video
Display:
256x256@57.444853 Hz, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Zilog Z80
Audio
Sound:
Audio chips:
AY-3-8910A PSG, Samples, Speaker
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.37b7 (0.43) released on sep-05 2000
Last release:
Mame 0.244 released on may-25 2022
Clone of:
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Clones:
Bios:
Not required
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natodef NATO Defense
Previous romset:
None
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None
Files
Dump:
GOOD
Required files:
Status
OVERALL:
GOOD
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Good
Cocktail:
-
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Unsupported
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  • Arcade Video game published 40 years ago:

    NATO Defense © 1982 Pacific Novelty.

    A 2-D maze game where you run over mines and shoot enemies for points. Sections of walls can be shot, and there are 'dumps' where you can pick up more shots to shoot at your enemies. Be careful, though, as your enemies can also shoot you.

    TECHNICAL
    Main CPU: Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
    Sound Chips: (2x) General Instrument AY8910 (@ 1 Mhz)

    Screen orientation: Horizontal
    Video resolution: 256 x 256 pixels
    Screen refresh: 60.00 Hz
    Palette colors: 16

    Players: 2
    Control: 4-way joystick
    Buttons: 1 (FIRE)

    TRIVIA
    Released in July 1982.

    NATO Defense uses an 8-minute cassette loop with simulated talk over communication lines. Key word here is 'simulated' -- various pseudo-accents are taken, some saying things like 'You got the wrong war'. Last long enough in the round, and the background voice will say 'good playing. You should be in the infantry'.

    Paul Barrette holds the official record for this game with 1,113,000 points.

    UPDATES
    There are 2 different sets of mazes for the game. The alternate mazes version depends more on open spaces.

    SCORING
    Running over a mine: 10 points
    First Enemy Tank shot: 100 points
    Second Enemy Tank shot: 500 points
    Third Enemy Tank shot: 1000 points
    Fourth Enemy Tank shot: 2000 points
    (the second, third and fourth enemy tank must be shot almost immediately after each other, otherwise you'll get 100 points for each tank you shoot)

    TIPS AND TRICKS
    There is a built-in speed-up for the game. Swapping ROM K4 with ROM J4 and ROM C4 with ROM B4, will give the player a new set of mazes. The tech note describing this 'speed-up' also notes that the diagnostic mode the Checksums displayed will not match, but this is normal and OK.

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=1727&o=2
    Informations provided by © Alexis Bousiges
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    NOTICE: The short version was discontinued in November 2019
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