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Main data
Romset and name:
thepit The Pit
Manufacturer:
Zilec Electronics
Year:
Genre:
Category:
Maze / Digging
Serie:
-
Driver source:
Language:
English
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Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players (solo, 2 alternates)
Input:
Joystick 8 ways
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
Cocktail, Upright
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
50 to 60 (Not Good Enough)
MASH All-Time:
Video
Display:
256x224@60.606061 Hz, ruotato di 90°, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Vertical
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Zilog Z80
Audio
Sound:
Audio chips:
AY-3-8910A PSG, Speaker
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.31 released on apr-25 1998
Last release:
Mame 0.210 released on may-30 2019
Clone of:
-
Clones:
Bios:
Not required
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Use sample of:
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Previous romset:
thepitb The Pit (bootleg)
New romset:
None
Files
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GOOD
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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:

    The Pit © 1982 Zilec Electronics.

    The player's avatar (described as "The Astronaut-Explorer" by the game manual) lands in a spaceship and must dig their way into a series of underground tunnels. While there, they must avoid being crushed by rocks, eaten by monsters, impaled by arrows, or melted in a vat of acid. Instead of a traditional timer, is a tank shooting away a mountain near the player's spaceship. After collecting the treasure, the only route back to the spaceship is by crossing "The Pit", which is a room with a sliding retractable floor underneath containing a monster that will devour the player and acid which will also kill.

    The player receives 100 points for shooting each enemy, 1000 points for each crystal collected, 2,000 points for collecting large gems, and 1,000 points for crossing "The Pit" safely and reboarding the ship. There is a 10,000 point bonus for collecting all 3 large gems or all 4 small gems, and a 15,000 point bonus for collecting all 7 gems.

    TECHNICAL
    CPU on main board:
    2x MK3880N-Z80CPU
    1x AY-3-8910
    1x oscillator 18.000Hz

    on lower board:
    1x oscillator 18432Hz

    ROMs on main board:
    1x AM2732 (1)
    4x HN462732G (2,3,4,5)
    1x MK2716J (6)
    1x MMI6331

    on lower board:
    2x MK2716J (7,8)
    Note 1x 22x2 edge connector
    1x trimmer (volume)
    2x 4 switches dip

    TRIVIA
    The Pit was released in April 1982.

    The tank is labeled "Zilec" in the U.K. and U.S. versions, and "Taito" in the Japanese version. Other noticeable differences in the Japanese version include: a different color palette, boulders disappear when dislodged, spikes do not always fall from the roof of the large gem room, and the monster is absent from the acid pit.

    PORTS
    • COMPUTERS:
    Commodore C64 (1983)

    • OTHERS:
    LSI Portable game (1982, "Zackman" - Bandai Elec. licensed by AW Zilec Electronics, Ltd.)

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=3968&o=2
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