Desert Gun [No. 618]

The Arcade Video Game by Midway Mfg. Co.

Desert Gun [No. 618] screenshot


Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

Desert Gun © 1977 Midway.

A first-person shoot'em up.


Desert Gun [No. 618] the  Arcade Video Game
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[Game No. 618]

Main CPU : Intel 8080 (@ 1.9968 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Discrete circuitry

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 256 x 224 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette colors : 2

Players : 1
Control : lightgun
Buttons : 1


Released in July 1977.

Desert Gun was originally named "Road Runner (Midway Mfg. Co. [USA])". The name was changed when Midway merged with Bally who had a game by the same title. According to Jay Fenton, the real reason for the name change was to avoid legal problems with Warner Bros.

Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

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