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Main data
Romset and name:
tugboat Tugboat
Manufacturer:
Enter-Tech, Ltd.
Year:
Genre:
Driving
Category:
Driving / Boat
Serie:
-
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Only one supported (solo, 2 alternates)
Input:
Joystick 2 ways (horizontal)
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
-
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
30 to 40 (Amendable)
MASH All-Time:
-
Video
Display:
240x224@60 Hz, ruotato di 90°, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Vertical
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
MOS Technology M6502
Audio
Sound:
Audio chips:
AY-3-8912A PSG, Speaker
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.63 released on jan-12 2003
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:
Imperfect
Color:
Good
Sound:
Good
Cocktail:
-
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • This Arcade Video game was published 37 years ago:

    Tugboat © 1982 Enter-Tech

    Each level contains exactly 28 buoys. Logs are placed at random and will be re-arranged upon losing a ship on the same level. Of the eight stages, the first four are with a nice, wide river channel. Each of these four stages increases in speed and the number of logs on it. Stages five to eight have a much narrower river and increase in speed on each stage.

    Level eight is believed to be unbeatable given the complex arrangement of densely clustered logs on a narrow river. The best strategy is to pass each of the 7 stages first without losing any ships and collecting as many buoys as possible. Then, on stage 8, collect as many buoys as possible until you crash. Once you crash, the stage will re-start and rearrange the logs (giving the player a chance to re-negotiate the tight river).

    Bonus scoring is cumulative.

    TECHNICAL
    Main CPU: MOS Technology M6502 (@ 2 Mhz)
    Sound Chips: General Instrument AY8910 (@ 2 Mhz)

    Screen orientation: Vertical
    Video resolution: 224 x 240 pixels
    Screen refresh: 60.00 Hz
    Palette colors: 256

    Players: 1
    Control: 2-way joystick
    Buttons: 1

    TRIVIA
    Tugboat was the first in the series of Moppet Video games that were geared towards children. The games were small in size, even smaller than most cabaret (mini) games.

    Originally, the software was developed using the company's already existing board that was used in El Grande 5-card draw poker. However it quickly became apparent that the graphics capabilities of that board were insufficient for an arcade game.

    A hardware design consultant was brought in and designed the daughter board that plugged into the original El Grande's main board and added an additional layer of video along with scrolling capabilities.

    STAFF
    Lead Programmer: Paul Walters
    Programmer: George Hefner, Rick Harris
    Graphics Designer: Barb Ultis
    Graphics Hardware daughter board designed by: Cash Olsen

    CONTRIBUTE
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