Armored Car

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The [Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game by Stern Electronics, Inc. [Elk Grove Village, IL, USA]

 
DESCRIPTION
 
[Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game

Armored Car © 1981 Stern Electronics, Incorporated.


An overhead view maze game where you drive a money van (the armoured car) through as it scrolls from right to left. Some intersections are marked with directions. You pick up money to deliver to banks while avoiding criminals by dropping saw horses in roadway. Fuel levels must be replenished at gas stations along the way.
TECHNICAL
 
PICTURE :
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Armored Car machine
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Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 1.78975 Mhz)
Sound Chips : (2x) General Instrument AY8910 (@ 1.78975 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : 4-way joystick
Buttons : 2
TRIVIA
 
First game for Stern created by Chris Oberth. Before working for Stern he was at Marvin Glass designing/prototyping handheld electronic games such as 'Finger Bowl'.

Armored Car was partly inspired by "Targ".

Roger Isetts holds the official record for this game with 101010 points on March 1, 1983.
UPDATES
 
REVISION 1 (Set 2) :
First release.

REVISION 2 (Set 1) :
Bug fixes release.
SCORING
 
Moving one block : 10 points.
Picking up Money : 100 points.
Blowing up Robber : 200 points.
Unlocking locks : 1000 points.
Crash TNT truck into wall : 1000 points.

Bonus points : 100 per dollar picked up and deposited in bank.
STAFF
 
Designer and Programmer : Chris Oberth, Gunar Licitis
SOURCES
 
Game's ROM.
Game's picture.
See goodies section.

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