Cosmic Guerilla

The Arcade PCB by Universal Co., Ltd

Cosmic Guerilla screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Arcade PCB

Cosmic Guerilla © 1979 Universal.


For some reason you have 2 of your ships placed in the middle of the playing field and aliens all around them. Luckily, they're protected by 5 rows of barriers and you're on the bottom, doing your job to protect them.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PICTURE :
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Cosmic Guerilla the  Arcade PCB
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This game had great cabinet artwork, a white base, with purple, yellow and black overlaid artwork. It shows a horned demon and lots of swirls. Most interestingly, this has to be the only game to have a politically incorrect slogan plastered on the side -- SUPER VIOLENCE!. The artwork on the sides (and front) was varnished or lacquered, which gives it a shiny and incredibly strong coat, protecting it from scratches and any kind of fading! The control panel had backlit 1- and 2-player info panels. Insert one coin, '1 player' lit up; insert two and '2 player' lit up. This looks real nice on the brushed chrome control panel.

Game ID : 7907

Main CPU : TMS9980A/TMS9981 (@ 1.2285 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Samples, DAC

Screen orientation : Vertical
Video resolution : 192 x 256 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette colors : 16

Players : 2
Control : 2-way joystick
Buttons : 1

TRIVIA

Released in November 1979.

According to Replay Magazine, Cosmic Guerilla brings that unique world of Japanese cartoonists onto a TV game via a deal with the famous cartoonist Shotaro Ishimori. Ishimori was a pioneering manga/anime artist. It is not know if his art was used in the game itself, on the cabinet, or both.

SCORING

Enemy on sides : 20 points
Bonus ships : 50-200 points

SERIES

Cosmic Series

1. Cosmic Monsters [Upright model] (1979)
2. Cosmic Monsters 2 (1979)
3. Cosmic Guerilla (1979)
4. Cosmic Alien (1980)
5. Devil Zone (1980)
6. Zero Hour (1980)
7. Space Panic (1980)
8. Cosmic Avenger (1981)

PORTS

Computers:


Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1983, "Cosmic Guerilla", Crystal Computing)
BBC B (1983, "Cosmic Kidnap", Superior Software)

SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

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