Battle of Atlantis

The Arcade PCB by Game World, Ltd.

Battle of Atlantis screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Arcade PCB

Battle of Atlantis © 1981 Game World.


Your mission : Finish the six tables at all costs by eliminating a maximum of opponents. To Do this you possess a multi-directional laser (ultra-rapid firing) and terrifying torpedo-bombs. Through all 6 tables, build up your bonus by blowing-up the fuel tanks.
Table 1: Avoid and destroy the floating mines.
Table 2: The deadly exploding sharks appear as well as the destroyers (avoid their bombs!). Obliterate them with your laser.
Table 3: You penetrate into an abyssal cavern where redoubtable octopuses lie in wait. The destroyers can only drop their bombs through the thin sides of the cavern.
Table 4: A complex of towers replaces the lower part of the cavern. As well as the destroyers and octopus, the mines reappear in large numbers.
Table 5: Accelerated version of Table 4.
Table 6: You return to Table 1 in an accelerated version but you must face up to all your opponents.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PICTURE :
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Battle of Atlantis the  Arcade PCB
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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)

Screen orientation : Vertical
Video resolution : 224 x 256 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.61 Hz
Palette colors : 99

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2

TRIVIA

Battle of Atlantis was an original game designed and developed by 'Game World', with the software being commissioned to Comsoft, a software company.

Battle of Atlantis was designed to compete with "Scramble", a leading game at the time.

SCORING

One second of survival : 10 points.
Missile : 100 points.
Base : 100 points.
Fish : 200 points.
Spider : 200 points.
Surface Ship : 500 points.

TIPS AND TRICKS

• Don't stop shooting - a constant stream of bullets and bombs is the best defense!

• If you move up or down while firing, your forward cannon will fire upwards or downwards as well, enabling you to destroy enemies above or below you.

• Destroy surface ships whenever possible as they are worth the most points.

STAFF

Designed and programmed by: Andy Thomason

SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.
Arcade Retro Lounge; http://tips.retrogames.com/

Page last modified on November 06, 2014