Fire One!

The Video Game PCB by Exidy, Inc.

Fire One! screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Video Game PCB

Fire One! © 1979 Exidy.


Fire One! was a player-versus-player or player-versus-computer submarine showdown.

The primary objective of the game is to find and destroy the enemy's submarine, while avoiding the enemy's torpedoes. Through your virtual periscope you are free to launch one of your 8 torpedoes to take out any of the enemy's various ships for extra points. It takes some time to reload each torpedo tube, so you must be judicious in how you plan your attacks.

In addition to being able to control the left/right rotation of your periscope, the game also features a submerge button which you can use to temporarily hide from the enemy. Holding this button down keeps you hidden but also keeps you out of the action, allowing the enemy free reign over the seas.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PICTURE :
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Fire One! the  Video Game PCB
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(members only)
The cabinet was split into two halves, with each player controlling their first-person submarine perspective on their half of the screen.

Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 2.5 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : paddle
Buttons : 2

TRIVIA

Fire One was released in November 1979 in USA.

Licensed to Sega for Japan market.

Hidden messages can be found in ROM chip f0-1c10.4b:
HI DAVE
I HOPE
YOU ARE WELL

HI TED
THE FORCE
IS WITH US!

HI SUSAN
HAVE A NICE DAY

HI SUBODH
WASH YOUR MOUTH!

STAFF

Produced by Technical Music.

Directed by: Ted Michon
Written by: David Rolfe
Animation by: Susan Ogg
Music by: J.J. Mallory

PORTS

Computers:


Commodore C64 usa europe (1983)
Atari 800 (1983)

SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Game's picture.

Page last modified on July 23, 2014