Piranha

The Video Game PCB by GL

Piranha screenshot

DESCRIPTION

Emulated in MAME ! [ARCADE] Video Game PCB

Piranha © 1981 GL.


A "Pac-Man" hack, the graphics have been drastically altered to present an underwater theme. You control a red piranha, while you are chased around by 4 squid-looking monsters.

Most of the maze in this game is wide open. You are free to move about various open portions of the maze, but so are the monsters.

One central tunnel is present on the sides, as well as another central tunnel on the top and bottom of the screen.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PICTURES :
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Piranha the  Video Game PCB
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Piranha the  Video Game PCB
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Piranha the  Video Game PCB
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Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Namco (@ 96 Khz)

Screen orientation : Vertical
Video resolution : 224 x 288 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.61 Hz
Palette colors : 16

Players : 2
Control : 4-way joystick
Buttons : 1

TRIVIA

This hack of "Pac-Man" was released as a conversion kit in November 1981. It comes in an upgrade board, much like the original "Ms. Pac-Man" does.

SCORING

Dots : 10 points
Energizers : 50 points
Monsters : 300, 700, 1200, 2000 points
Crab : 500 points
Fish : 1500 points
Red Anchor : 2000 points
Cyan Whale : 2500 points
Blue Whale : 3000 points
Yellow Anchor : 5000 points

SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

Page last modified on August 09, 2009