Cheyenne

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The [Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game by Exidy, Inc. [Sunnyvale, CA, USA]

 
DESCRIPTION
 
[Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game

Cheyenne © 1984 Exidy.


A first-person shoot'em up game, with a western motif. The player uses a gun (mounted to the cabinet) to escort the sheriff through a variety of dangers, gathering bounty for capturing criminals. There are 7 levels or scenes plus the bonus level :

1) SALOON SCENE - Protect yourself from outlaws, armed with guns and knives, flying chairs and bottles, rolling barrels and raging bulls. Buster this is no time for a drink!

2) GRAVEYARD SCENE - Beware of ghosts, ghouls, killer cats, demons and armed outlaws.

3) GHOST TOWN - Defend buster against skeletons, undertaker throwing pitch forks, the headless horseman, ghosts, skeletal bird, etc...

4) CANYON SCENE - Poor buster is trapped by cannon fire, bombs, flying arrow and hatchets, can you possibly saves him and defeat the outlaws?

5) STAGECOACH SCENE - Ride through the desert looking out for outlaws, flaming arrows, egg dropping bird vultures, wild indians, etc...

6) FOREST SCENE - Poor buster is really in a fix. Torrential waterfalls, wild animals, tumbling boulders. Is the gold really worth it ?

7) MINESHAFT - Hunt down outlaws while looking out for runaway ore cars, fluttering vampire bats, falling rocks, hungry rats, don't let the lanterns dim busters chances for survival.

8) BONUS ROUND : you've protected buster through a grueling sequence of danger filled episodes, before you dare go on to even more perilous encounters (with even greater bounties) practice shooting is a must. Good luck to you buster!
TECHNICAL
 
PICTURE :
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Cheyenne machine
Click to enlarge (members only)
Exidy 440 hardware

Main CPU : M6809 (@ 1.6224 Mhz)
Sound CPU : M6809 (@ 811.2 Khz)
Sound Chips : Custom (@ 50.7 Khz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 320 x 240 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette colors : 256

Players : 1
Control : lightgun
Buttons : 1
TRIVIA
 
Released in January 1984.

Donn Nauert holds the official record for this game with 319,209,350(!) points on January 27, 1985.
TIPS AND TRICKS
 
Configuration screen : Holding down the Start button at power-up will bring up configuration screen.
STAFF
 
Designed and programmed by : Larry Hutcherson, Vic Tolomei, Ken Nicholson
SOURCES
 
Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

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