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Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game
Crossbow © 1983 Exidy.
Early first-person shoot'em up game with a dungeons and dragons feel about it. Features good speech and screams.
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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
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:
COPYRIGHT (C) 1983
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".
Mark Von Striver
(1987) [Model CX26139]
(1988) [Model CX7844]
(1988) [Model RX8088]
(1988 - Absolute Entertainment)
(1989 - Absolute Entertainment)
Page last modified on July 22, 2014