Grobda

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The [Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game by Namco, Ltd. [Tokyo, Japan]

 
DESCRIPTION
 
[Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game

Grobda © 1984 Namco, Limited.


Grobda is a tank-like game that uses an overhead view. Enemy tanks attack in waves and they must be destroyed before they do the same to you.
TECHNICAL
 
PICTURE :
1
Grobda machine
Click to enlarge (members only)
Game ID : GR

Main CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 1.536 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 1.536 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Namco 8-channel WSG, custom DAC (for speech)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2
TRIVIA
 
Grobda was released in October 1984 in Japan.

Grobda's tank was one of the enemies in "Xevious".
TIPS AND TRICKS
 
Easter Egg :
1) Enter service mode.
2) Set coin A to 1 Coin / 1 Credit, set coin B to 1 Coin / 4 Credits, set Freeze to On, set Lives to 1, set Difficulty to Rank C, set Demo Sounds to Off, set Level Select to Off, set Bonus Life to 10k.
3) Press the service switch to display the grid and press (all together) Right+Button1+Start2.
4) '(c) NAMCO LTD. 1984' will appear on the screen.
SERIES
 
1. Grobda (1984, Arcade)
2. Grobda Remix (2010, Wii): part of "Namco Museum Megamix".
STAFF
 
Game designed and produced by : Masanobu Endoh (EVE200 End)
Programmed by : Hosei Wait
Music composed by : Yuri Keino
Engineer : Tall Ogawa
Graphic designed by : You. Shino
Debugged by : Tama Chang
PORTS
 

Consoles:


Sony PlayStation [AU] (1996) "Namco Museum Vol.2 [Model SCES-00267]"
Sony PlayStation japan (February 9, 1996) "Namco Museum Vol.2 [Model SLPS-00210]"
Sony PlayStation usa (September 30, 1996) "Namco Museum Vol.2 [Model SLUS-00216]"
Sony PlayStation europe (November 1996) "Namco Museum Vol.2 [Model SCES-00267]"
Microsoft XBOX 360 usa (November 4, 2008) "Namco Museum: Virtual Arcade [Model 21022]"
Microsoft XBOX 360 europe (May 15, 2009) "Namco Museum - Virtual Arcade"
Microsoft XBOX 360 [AU] (June 3, 2009) "Namco Museum - Virtual Arcade"
Microsoft XBOX 360 japan (November 5, 2009) "Namco Museum - Virtual Arcade [Model 2RD-00001]"
Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console Arcade] japan (November 10, 2009)
Nintendo Wii usa (2010) "Namco Museum Megamix"

Handhelds:


Sony PSP usa (August 23, 2005) "Namco Museum Battle Collection [Model ULUS-10035]"
Sony PSP europe (December 9, 2005) "Namco Museum Battle Collection [Model UCES-00116]"
Sony PSP japan (February 23, 2006) "Namco Museum Vol.2 [Model ULJS-00047]"
Sony PSP korea (November 8, 2007) "Namco Museum Vol.2"

Computers:


NEC PC-6001 Mk2 japan(198?)
X68000 japan by L. Sound
NEC PC8801 japan (1986) by Denpa
Sharp X1 japan
Sharp MZ-2000 japan
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] japan (November 28, 1997) "Namco History Vol.2"
SOURCES
 
Game's ROM.
Game's picture.
Game's screenshot.
See goodies section.

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