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Main data
Romset and name:
tornbase Tornado Baseball / Ball Park
Manufacturer:
Dave Nutting Associates / Midway / Taito
Year:
Genre:
Sports
Category:
Sports / Baseball
Serie:
Tornado Baseball
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players (solo, 2 concurrents)
Input:
Joystick 8 ways
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
-
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
10 to 20 (Horrible)
MASH All-Time:
-
Video
Display:
260x224@59.541985 Hz, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
Black & White
CPU:
Intel 8080
Audio
Sound:
Audio chips:
Discrete Sound, Speaker
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.31 released on apr-25 1998
Last release:
Mame 0.210 released on may-30 2019
Clone of:
-
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:
-
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • This Arcade Video game was published 43 years ago:

    Tornado Baseball © 1976 Midway.

    The game is a very simple game of baseball, implemented with stick figures. The game is very simple in terms of rules, and anybody can pick up on how to play fairly quickly. This is a two player only title, with both people playing for a single quarter. The pitching player selects his pitch with one joystick, while moving his outfielders with a second one. The batting player only has a single button (that is a 'swing' button). Both players use the same set of controls, so they must switch spots in front of the machine midway through each inning. You get a four inning game for one quarter, although that number can be adjusted by the game operator.

    TECHNICAL
    Tornado Baseball came in a two tone brown upright cabinet, heavily decorated with sticker sideart of baseball players in action. The cabinet design dates itself by its straight up and down design, without a curve to be seen anywhere on the machine. The field is displayed using an open frame monitor, mirror, and a blacklight to make it seem as though the action is taking place on a picture of a baseball field that is housed inside the cabinet.

    Game ID: 605

    Main CPU: Intel 8080 (@ 1.9968 Mhz)
    Sound Chips: Discrete

    Screen orientation: Horizontal
    Video resolution: 256 x 224 pixels
    Screen refresh: 60.00 Hz
    Palette colors: 2

    Players: 2
    Control: 8-way joystick (pitching team), joystick 2-way (the outfielders)
    Buttons: 1

    TRIVIA
    Released in July 1976. Tornado Baseball is one of the first arcade baseball titles to try and put a lot of players on the field at once.

    The technique of using mirrored-in graphics in the game was the work of Dave Nutting. The game was designed for Midway by Dave Nutting Associates.

    A Tornado Baseball cabinet can be seen in the 2004 film "Anchorman - The Legend of Ron Burgundy" starring Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, and Christina Applegate

    SERIES
    • Tornado Baseball (1976)
    • Extra Inning (1978)
    • Extra Bases (1980)

    STAFF
    Hardware effects: Dave Nutting

    PORTS
    • CONSOLES:
    Bally Astrocade

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=2946&o=2
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