Pirate Arcade Video game published 40 years ago by GL

Abscam screenshot

Listed and emulated in MAME.

Abscam © 1982 GL.

This game looks like a sofistifated hack/bootleg of Namco's "Pac-Man".

A human-shaped player moves around a maze collecting money and avoiding the FBI cars. Collecting all the money moves the player to the next level.


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 : 32

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


Abscam (sometimes ABSCAM) was a United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) sting operation run from the FBI's Hauppauge, Long Island, office in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The operation initially targeted trafficking in stolen property but was converted to a public corruption investigation.

ABSCAM is a contraction of 'Abdul scam'. Abdul refers to the name of the FBI front used in the sting operation: Abdul Enterprises, Ltd., and the name of the fictitious sheik who ran that enterprise (Kambir Abdul Rahman).


Dollar: 20 Dollars.
Influence (Energizer): 50 Dollars.
Bags: 300, 700, 1200, 2000 Dollars.
Bonus Bag: 500, 1000, 1500 (two levels), 2000 (two levels), 2500 (two levels), 3000 (two levels), 5000 (two levels), 7000 (from 13th level on) Dollars.


Game's ROM.