Crossbow

The Video Game PCB by Exidy, Inc.

Crossbow screenshot

DESCRIPTION

Emulated in MAME ! [ARCADE] Video Game PCB

Crossbow © 1983 Exidy.


Early first-person shoot'em up game with a dungeons and dragons feel about it. Features good speech and screams.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PICTURE :
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Crossbow the  Video Game PCB
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(members only)
Exidy 440 hardware

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

Players : 1
Control : lightgun
Buttons : 1

TRIVIA

Released in October 1983, Crossbow is the first of Exidy's classic shoot'em up. It was also the first video game in history to completely use digitized sound and music.

Fadi Baroody holds the official record for this game with 21654300 points on August 1994 in Myrtle Beach, SC Wild-Rapids Water Park.

This message is in the sound CPU at E3B0:
DMA.A69
COPYRIGHT (C) 1983
EXIDY INC.
MARK VON STRIVER
LA PLUME DE MA TANTE EST SUR LE BUREAU

The last sentence is derived from a useless but ubiquitous phrase used to demonstrate grammatically correct French. The full sentence would be "La plume de ma tante est sur le bureau de mon oncle".

PORTS

Consoles:


Atari 2600 usa (1987) [Model CX26139]
Atari 7800 usa (1988) [Model CX7844]
Atari XEGS usa (1988) [Model RX8088]
Nintendo Famicom japan (prototype)

Computers:


Commodore C64 usa (1988 - Absolute Entertainment)
PC [MS-DOS] usa (1989 - Absolute Entertainment)

SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Game's picture.

Page last modified on July 22, 2014