American Horseshoes

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The [Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game by Taito America Corp. [Elk Grove Village, IL, USA]

DESCRIPTION
[Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game

American Horseshoes © 1990 Taito America Corp.


A 1- to 4-players horseshoe game. Each players can choose from one of four characters. There are 2 pitches in each inning. Players may select grip and throwing angle prior to each pitch. The rolling of the trackball determines the distance of each pitch. After each inning the scoring with shown with an overhead shot of the stake area. Each player's score is shown throughout the game at the top of the screen. At the end of each 3 innings the players may continue by inserting additional credits. Up to 9 innings can be played per game.
TECHNICAL
PICTURE :
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American Horseshoes machine
Click to enlarge (members only)
Taito L System hardware
Prom Stickers : C47

Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 6 Mhz)
Sound Chips : YM2203 (@ 3 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Vertical
Video resolution : 224 x 320 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette colors : 256

Players : 1
Control : Trackball
Buttons : 2
TRIVIA
Released in July 1990.
SCORING
Ringer (A horseshoe which wraps around the stake) : 3 points.
Leaner (A horseshoe which rests against the stake) : 2 points.
Landing within the stake area : 1 points.
SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

Page last modified on October 24, 2010