Caterpillar

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The [Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game by Phi

 
DESCRIPTION
 
[Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game

Caterpillar © 1981 Phi.


You are a little caterpillar, trying to eat enough to grow into a butterfly. Four spiders are crawling around, trying to catch you to eat. Keep running, and even you may live to eat spiders (thanks to energizers).
TECHNICAL
 
PICTURE :
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Caterpillar machine
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Main CPU : Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Namco (@ 96 Khz)

Screen orientation : Vertical
Video resolution : 224 x 288 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.61 Hz
Palettesize : 32

Players : 2
Control : Joystick 4-way
Buttons : 1
TRIVIA
 
This game is a hack of "Hangly Man", itself a "Pac-Man" hack. The four spiders are named Harry (red), Sabina (pink), Charlotte (cyan), and Webster (orange).

The second part of the first intermission shows the caterpillar having grown into a large butterfly as it chases a scared Harry off the screen.
SCORING
 
Dots : 20 points.
Energizers : 50 points.
Spiders : 225, 450, 900, 1800 points.
Cherry : 300 points.
Strawberry : 600 points.
Orange : 800 points.
Apple : 900 points.
Pineapple : 2000 points.
Galaxian : 4000 points.
Bell : 6000 points.
Key : 9000 points.
SOURCES
 
Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

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