Off The Wall

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The [Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game by Atari Games Corp. [Milpitas, CA, USA]

 
DESCRIPTION
 
[Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game

Off The Wall © 1991 Atari Games Corp.


Atari's superb variant on "Breakout" has up to 3 players bouncing balls, breaking bricks, and ultimately trying to get the ball into the exit. Also includes multiplayer 'bonus rounds' where players compete to be the last man standing in a "Pong" match.
TECHNICAL
 
PICTURE :
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Off The Wall machine
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Game ID : 136090

Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 7.15909 Mhz), M6502 (@ 1.7895 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2151 (@ 3.579 Mhz)

Players : 3
Control : dial
Buttons : 4
TRIVIA
 
Off The Wall was released in October 1991 as a conversion kit. 500 kits where produced in the USA and 250 in Ireland.

The selling price was $895 at its time of release.

If a ball is kept in play long enough, the speed meter will go up to 'Hyper Speed', 'Ludicrous Speed', and 'They've Gone Plaid!' - all references to Mel Brooks' Star Wars parody, 'Spaceballs'.
PORTS
 

Consoles:


Nec PC-Engine (unreleased prototype)
Sega Game Gear (unreleased prototype)
SOURCES
 
Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

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