Insector

The Video Game PCB by Gottlieb & Co.

Insector screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Video Game PCB

Insector © 1982 Gottlieb.


You are a can of bug spray. Collect the jewels on the screen and destroy all the bugs.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Main CPU : I8086 (@ 5 Mhz)
Sound CPU : MOS Technology M6502 (@ 894.886 Khz)
Sound Chips : DAC

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 256 x 240 pixels
Screen refresh : 61.00 Hz
Palette colors : 16

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2

TRIVIA

This was Skelly's second game for Gottlieb, but it was never released. Number produced estimated at 1 or 2 units. This game represents Skelly's own answer to "Robotron - 2084".

The cool thing about Insector is the three-letter code in at the start. Tim Skelly used this value as a seed for each player's pseudo random number generator. That way, if you want exactly the same game every time, you enter the same three letters. If you wanted to handicap yourself, you would enter different letters and let the other player enter their usual letters, etc.

TIPS AND TRICKS

• Make The Game Easier : Tim put in this game a secret code that made the game easier. Enter 'DDT' on the three-letter start (David Thiel's initials).

STAFF

Designed & programmed by : Tim Skelly
Audio by : David D. Thiel

SOURCES
Game's ROM.

Page last modified on July 04, 2009