The Arcade Video Game by Williams Electronics, Inc.

Inferno screenshot


Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

Inferno © 1984 Williams.

Players walk around a 3-quarters perspective maze shooting at various enemies. After shooting an enemy the enemy's 'soul' (a dark version of itself) attempts to make its way to the top of the screen to an awaiting monster mouth. The player must touch the enemy soul before it gets there or a more difficult enemy is regenerated.

Inferno's maze layout is somewhat similar to Crystal Castles, but without the wide changes in maze height. There seems to be only 3 or 4 'heights' of the maze, which the player can reach via small stairways.


Inferno the  Arcade Video Game
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Main CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 1 Mhz)
Sound CPU : M6808 (@ 1 Mhz)
Sound Chips : DAC

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 276 x 240 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette colors : 1024

Players : 2
Control : Double 8-way joysticks
Buttons : 1


Approximately 50 units were produced.

Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

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