Desert Gun [Model 618]

Arcade Video game published 45 years ago by Midway Mfg.

Listed in MAME

Desert Gun [Model 618] screenshot

Desert Gun © 1977 Midway.

A first-person shoot'em up. It takes place in a desert where the player tries to shoot roadrunners, buzzards and other animals.

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Game No. 618

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 : lightgun
Buttons : 1


Released in July 1977.

Desert Gun was originally named "Road Runner (Midway Mfg. Co. [USA])". The name was changed when Midway merged with Bally who had a game by the same title. According to Jay Fenton, the real reason for the name change was to avoid legal problems with Warner Bros.


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