RIP Squad

The Arcade PCB by Midway Games, Inc.

RIP Squad screenshot

Not emulated in MAME

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Arcade PCB

RIP Squad © 2001 Midway Games, Incorporated.


In this 3-D shooter, you are a member of the RIP Squad, a small team of elite soldiers who’s mission is to infiltrate the enemy and carry out specific missions. The weapon is the 50 .cal machine gun.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Quicksilver II (Hydro Thunder hardware)

TRIVIA

This prototype was never released, it was in development from 1999 to 2001.

Jack Haeger came up with the idea of creating a game based upon an old TV show called 'Rat Patrol', which idea was partially influenced by the success of the first Call of Duty PC title. The idea grew from there into what we see in RIP Squad, an on-rails shooter that gave the player a full 360° view of their surroundings.

Back in 2001, Midway made a decision to dump their long standing coin-op division in favor of focusing developments on console gaming. When that decision came down, there were still some arcade games floating around in the development cycle, which were subsequently canceled and were lost to the knowledge of the public.

STAFF

Team leader: Jack E. Haeger
Lead programmer: Sam Zehr
Lead Environment: Sam Crider,
Lead character & vehicle: Scott Pikulski

Programmers: Dan Markham, Pete Actipis, Patrick Lynn
Arts: Jeff Baker, Joe Stinchcomb, Jan Sjovall

Mechanical engineer: Bob Yoest

SOURCES
Game's screenshot.

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