Car Polo

The Arcade PCB by Exidy, Inc.

Car Polo screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Arcade PCB

Car Polo © 1977 Exidy.


Car Polo is an 'up-to-four player' full color video game that combines the skills of driving with the intense player interaction of team sports. The object is to score by bumping or pushing the ball with a car into your team's goal. Teamwork revolves around passing and blocking strategy. Play becomes fast and furious, and excitement is enhanced by car motor noises, crash sounds, controlled grass skids and bouncing ball motions.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PICTURE :
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Car Polo the  Arcade PCB
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Main CPU : MOS Technology M6502 (@ 940.75 Khz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 240 x 256 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette colors : 17

Players : 4
Control : dial
Buttons : 3

TRIVIA

Released in March 1977.

Car polo is the first video games utilizing the micro-processor technology (controlled by a Single Logic Board) and a color display.

H.R. Pete Kauffman founded Exidy in 1973 as a manufacturer of coin-operated video games. 'Exidy' is an abbreviation of 'Excellence In Dynamics'.

TIPS AND TRICKS

• Bugs : If you insert a coin too fast (before the GAME OVER sign appears), the cars will chase 'away' from the ball.

STAFF

Designed and programmed by : Howell Ivey

SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

Page last modified on October 02, 2010