Blue Shark [Model 742]

A 39-year-old Arcade Video Game PCB by Midway Mfg.

Blue Shark [Model 742] screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

Information for the following ROM(s): blueshrk

DESCRIPTION

Blue Shark © 1978 Midway Mfg. Co.


Insert coin(s), and underwater creatures appear randomly on the screen. By pulling the trigger on the speargun, the player fires spears at the sea creatures. Features a three dimensional color background scenery depicting an underwater scene.
Goodies for Blue Shark [Model 742]
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TECHNICAL INFORMATION

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Blue Shark [Model 742] the Arcade Video Game PCB
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Game No. 742

Cabinet dimensions : 68,5'' (174,5 cm) High x 25,5'' (65 cm) Wide x 35,5'' (90 cm) Deep. Weight : 223 Lbs (101 Kg).


Main CPU : Intel 8080 (@ 1.9968 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Discrete circuitry

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 256 x 224 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette colors : 2

Players : 1
Control : paddle
Buttons : 1

TRIVIA

Released in September 1978.

SCORING

Shark (long range) : 500 points.
Octopus : 400 points.
Shark (short range) : 300 points.
Swordfish : 200 points.
Skindiver : -500 points.

TIPS AND TRICKS

* Don't Shoot The Skindiver! : If player hits the skindiver, he is penalized 500 points.

* When the player's score reaches 7000 points, movement of the targets speeds up.

* By default, one free play is awarded for a score of 18,000 points (operator adjustable).

SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.