Armored Car

Arcade Video game published 42 years ago by Stern Electronics, Inc.

Listed in MAME

Armored Car screenshot

Armored Car © 1981 Stern Electronics, Incorporated.

An overhead view maze game where you drive a money van (the armoured car) through as it scrolls from right to left. Some intersections are marked with directions. You pick up money to deliver to banks while avoiding criminals by dropping saw horses in roadway. Fuel levels must be replenished at gas stations along the way.


Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 1.78975 Mhz)
Sound Chips : (2x) General Instrument AY8910 (@ 1.78975 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : 4-way joystick
Buttons : 2


First game for Stern created by Chris Oberth. Before working for Stern he was at Marvin Glass designing/prototyping handheld electronic games such as 'Finger Bowl'.

Armored Car was partly inspired by "Targ".

Roger Isetts holds the official record for this game with 101010 points on March 1, 1983.


REVISION 1 (Set 2) :
* First release.

REVISION 2 (Set 1) :
* Bug fixes release.

Moving one block 10 points.
Picking up Money 100 points.
Blowing up Robber 200 points.
Unlocking locks 1000 points.
Crash TNT truck into wall 1000 points.
Bonus points 100 per dollar picked up and deposited in bank.

Designer and Programmer : Chris Oberth, Gunar Licitis


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