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Romset and name:
nibbler Nibbler (rev 9)
Manufacturer:
Rock-Ola
Year:
Genre:
Category:
Maze / Collect
Serie:
-
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players (solo, 2 alternates)
Input:
Joystick 4 ways
Buttons / keys:
0
Coins:
Cabinet:
Cocktail, Upright
Free-play:
Supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
90 to 100 (Best Games)
MASH All-Time:
Video
Display:
256x224@61.246745 Hz, ruotato di 90°, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Vertical
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
MOS Technology M6502
Audio
Sound:
Audio chips:
Discrete Sound, SNK6502 Custom Sound, Speaker, TI SN76477 CSG
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.10 released on mar-13 1997
Last release:
Mame 0.215 released on oct-30 2019
Clone of:
-
Clones:
Bios:
Not required
Use rom of:
-
Use sample of:
-
Previous romset:
nibblera Nibbler (rev 9, alternate set)
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:

    Nibbler © 1982 Rock-Ola Mfg. Corp.

    A maze game where you control Nibbler the snake to eat food around the maze. With each food you eat, Nibbler gets bigger. Complete each level by eating all the food on the screen. You lose a life if Nibbler hits his own body.

    TECHNICAL
    Model G-208

    Main CPU: MOS Technology M6502 (@ 930 Khz)
    Sound Chips: Custom (@ 930 Khz), SN76477 (@ 930 Khz)

    Players: 2
    Control: 8-way joystick

    TRIVIA
    Released in December 1982, this is the first game to support a billion point score.

    Japanese sales by Taito.

    Rock-ola offered a free Nibbler machine to the first player to turn the game over by scoring a billion points. The early favorite was Tom Asaki, who came close but failed in attempts at Twin Galaxies arcade in Ottumwa IA (once when the joystick broke after he scored 793 million points). Tim McVey finally broke the billion-point barrier with a score of 1,000,042,270 points after six unsuccessful attempts (he passed out after one of them) and January 28 1984 was declared Tim McVey day in Ottumwa.

    McVey's record stood until February 22, 2009 when Dwayne Richard exceeded him with a score of 1,004,328,140. On April 10, 2009, McVey attempted to regain his Nibbler WR and recorded his progress through a webcam which was streamed from the Twin Galaxies website and Ustream.tv. However after almost 40 hours of gameplay and 945,939,420 points, McVey was forced to walk away after developing a blister in his hand. His attempt was one of the first to be recorded and streamed through the internet.

    UPDATES
    There were at least 8 revisions of the game.

    SCORING
    Food Item: 10 points x level.
    Time Bonus: 10 points per remaining second on clock x level.

    TIPS AND TRICKS
    • Nibbler does pause for a split-second when it hits a corner, so use this pause to decide your next turn.
    • Try to collect the items on the inside of the maze first, as you can use the outer edges to move relatively safely when Nibbler is longer.

    STAFF
    Designed & programmed by: Joe Ulowetz (JHU), John Jaugilas (JMJ), Joe Bak (BAK), Lonnie Ropp (LDR)

    PORTS
    • COMPUTERS:
    Amstrad CPC (1984)
    Apple II

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=1769&o=2
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