Desert Gun [No. 618]

The Video Game PCB by Midway Mfg. Co.

Desert Gun [No. 618] screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Video Game PCB

Desert Gun © 1977 Midway.


A first-person shoot'em up.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

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Desert Gun [No. 618] the  Video Game PCB
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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

TRIVIA

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.

SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

Page last modified on November 22, 2010