Blue Shark [No. 742]

The Arcade PCB by Midway Mfg. Co.

Blue Shark [No. 742] screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Arcade PCB

Blue Shark © 1978 Midway Mfg. Co.


Insert coin(s), and underwater creatures appear randomly on the screen. By pulling the trigger on the speargun, the player fires spears at the sea creatures. Features a three dimensional color background scenery depicting an underwater scene.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PICTURE :
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Blue Shark [No. 742] the  Arcade PCB
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Game No. 742

Cabinet dimensions : 68,5'' (174,5 cm) High x 25,5'' (65 cm) Wide x 35,5'' (90 cm) Deep. Weight : 223 Lbs (101 Kg).


Main CPU : Intel 8080 (@ 1.9968 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Discrete circuitry

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 256 x 224 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette colors : 2

Players : 1
Control : paddle
Buttons : 1

TRIVIA

Released in September 1978.

SCORING

shark Shark (long range) : 500 points.
octopus Octopus : 400 points.
shark Shark (short range) : 300 points.
swordfish Swordfish : 200 points.
skindiver Skindiver : -500 points.

TIPS AND TRICKS

• Don't Shoot The Skindiver! : If player hits the skindiver, he is penalized 500 points.

• When the player's score reaches 7000 points, movement of the targets speeds up.

• By default, one free play is awarded for a score of 18,000 points (operator adjustable).

SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

Page last modified on November 22, 2010