Steel Worker

The Arcade Video Game by Taito Corp.

Steel Worker screenshot


Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

Steel Worker © 1980 Taito.

The player is cast as the chief engineer of a construction site. They must use a 2-way joystick to select one of ten different types of girders (with a button to confirm his choice) in order to build a bridge so that the Steel Worker may safely walk from one side of the site to the other. If the Steel Worker falls off the bridge, it will cost him a life and he will be resurrected back on that left side of the site.

The player also has another button to reverse the direction of the Steel Worker - but it can only be used a maximum of nine times. You will receive 50 points for every girder you connect (up to a maximum of fifteen can be used for every stage). There is a a bonus for having the Steel Worker reach that right side of the site. See scoring section for details.


Steel Worker the  Arcade Video Game
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Main CPU : Intel 8080 (@ 2 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Texas Instruments SN-76477

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


Released in March 1980 in Japan.

Also released as a Cocktail model : "T.T Steel Worker".


Each girder you connect : 50 points.

Successful crossing scores bonus points. Awarded as follows :
1st frame : 100 points.
2nd frame : 400 points.
3rd frame : 200 points.
4th frame : 200 points.
5th frame : 300 points.
6th frame : 300 points.

Up to 1,000 bonus points can be scored for one crossing.

Machine's picture.

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