American Horseshoes

Arcade Video game published 30 years ago by Taito America

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American Horseshoes © 1990 Taito America Corp.

A 1- to 4-players horseshoe game. Each players can choose from one of four characters. There are 2 pitches in each inning. Players may select grip and throwing angle prior to each pitch. The rolling of the trackball determines the distance of each pitch. After each inning the scoring with shown with an overhead shot of the stake area. Each player's score is shown throughout the game at the top of the screen. At the end of each 3 innings the players may continue by inserting additional credits. Up to 9 innings can be played per game.


Taito L System hardware
Prom Stickers : C47

Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 6 Mhz)
Sound Chips : YM2203 (@ 3 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Vertical
Video resolution : 224 x 320 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette colors : 256

Players : 1
Control : Trackball
Buttons : 2


Released in July 1990.


Ringer (A horseshoe which wraps around the stake) : 3 points.
Leaner (A horseshoe which rests against the stake) : 2 points.
Landing within the stake area : 1 points.


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