Ponpoko [Upright model]

The Video Game PCB by Sigma Enterprises, Inc.

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Video Game PCB

Ponpoko © 1982 Sigma Enterprises, Incorporated.


Ponpoko is a 1982 arcade game released by Sigma Enterprises. It is a platform game similar to Donkey Kong and Mario Bros.

In Ponpoko, the player controls a Tanuki (a Japanese raccoon dog) that can climb ladders, walk across floors and jump over gaps and tacks while trying to avoid red and yellow snakes. The player must collect all the fruits and vegetables in order to advance to the next level. There are also baskets that contain either points or snakes. Once the final level is reached (the beer mug level) the game will repeat that level endlessly.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PICTURE :
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Ponpoko [Upright model] the  Video Game PCB
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Upright model

Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Namco 3-channel WSG (@ 96 Khz)

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

Players : 2
Control : 4-way joystick
Buttons : 1 (JUMP)

TRIVIA

Ponpoko was released in November 1982 in Japan.

PonPoko is Japanese onomatopoeia - the sound that a tanuki makes. In Ponpoko, it's also the name of the main character who is, incidentally, a tanuki.

Larry Young holds the official record for this game with 133,940 points.

Also release as a Cocktail Table; "Ponpoko [Cocktail Table model]".

SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

Page last modified on August 31, 2015