Bomb Squad [Model 3883]

The Mattel Intellivision Game by Mattel Electronics

Bomb Squad [Model 3883] screenshot

DESCRIPTION

Emulated in MAME ! [CONSOLE] Mattel Intellivision Game

Bomb Squad © 1982 Mattel Electronics


Don't look now, but your Time Bomb is ticking! It was planted by BORIS, the evil terrorist. You will have less than half an hour (simulated time) to disarm it before the bomb destroys your city! Since this is an INTELLIVOICE Voice Synthesis Module, voices will be talking to you. FRANK, the demolition expert, will give instructions on what to try next. And BORIS himself will needle you now and then, reminding you, It won't be easy!.

The object of the game is to score points by disarming a Time Bomb before it goes off! Points are won for rewiring electrical circuits with cutters, pliers and soldering iron. 2000 point bonus for solving the explosive riddle, saving the city! As the game starts, a simulated Time Clock will be activated, and the time you have left will be displayed. To disarm the bomb you must decipher the CODE NUMBER. After enough circuits have been repaired, the CODE NUMBER can be guessed with certainty. Or, after you have repaired two circuits, you can go for broke. Guess right and you win 1000 bonus points... guess wrong and you lose! The Time Bomb will explode! The game is over!

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Model 3883

GAME CONTROLS

KEYPAD 1, 2, 3: Select digits, banks, skill levels
KEYPAD 4: Cutters
KEYPAD 5: Pliers
KEYPAD 6: Soldering Iron
KEYPAD 7: Fire Extinguisher
KEYPAD 8: Exit
KEYPAD 9: Work Sequence (repeat)

UPPER SIDE ACTION BUTTONS: Bring up circuit selected/Speed up
tool moves
LOWER LEFT SIDE ACTION BUTTON: Work tools
LOWER RIGHT SIDE ACTION BUTTON: Drop

DISC: Bring up City Scene/Move cursor over CODE NUMBER
DISPLAY/Select circuit to be repaired/Move tool

TRIVIA

At the beginning of the development of this game, it was called 'Voice Bomb' and 'Juggernaut'. The working title Juggernaut came from the 1974 Richard Harris movie of the same name that was used for inspiration.

SCORING

Cut out component : 20 points

Replace component :
Skill level 1: 30 points
Skill level 2: 40 points
Skill level 3: 50 points

Complete circuit repair: bonus points equal to total points earned by working on circuit
Guess correct code number digit: 1000 bonus points
Disarm bomb/win game: 2000 bonus points

STAFF

Design/Program: Gene Smith, Shatao Lin
Graphics: Kai Tran
Sound: Russ Lieblich
Voice of Frank: Phil Proctor
Voice of Boris: Peter Bergman

SOURCES
Game's ROM.

Page last modified on July 30, 2014