Atari Baseball

The Video Game PCB by Atari, Inc.

Atari Baseball screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Video Game PCB

Atari Baseball © 1979 Atari.


* The most realistic video basbeall attraction ever created.
* Instant response Trak-Ball controls maneuver runners, ourfielders and control throwing direction for realistic action and total player involvement.
* 1 or 2 players can select 4 different hitting plays, 4 different pitches, offering an endless variety of game challenges.
* Add-a-coin accumulator offers additional innings.
* Unique stand-up table design ideal for any size location.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

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Atari Baseball the  Video Game PCB
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Runs on Atari Football Hardware
Game ID : 034711-034738

Main CPU : MOS Technology M6502 (@ 750 Khz)
Sound Chips : Discrete

Cabinet dimensions :
38,62 inches (98,02cm) high
44,18 inches (112,22cm) wide
25,25 inches (64,14cm) deep.

Monitor : 23 inches B/W.

TRIVIA

Released in June 1979.

First Rotberg coin-op game. Approximately 1,050 units were produced.

This was originally slated to be Atari's first game to feature digitized speech. Dan Pliskin designed a speech board that included the umpire's calls, but management eventually nixed the idea.

An Atari Baseball machine was shown at the 2003 classic arcade games show 'California Extreme' in San Jose, California.

STAFF

Designed and programmed by : Ed Rotberg
Hardware Engineer : John Ray

SOURCES
Game Flyer
Game's ROM.
Game's picture.
All In Color For a Quarter - Keith Smith

Page last modified on July 02, 2013