Gee Bee

Arcade Video game published 45 years ago by NAMCO, Ltd.

Listed in MAME

Gee Bee screenshot

Gee Bee © 1978 Namco.

A Pinball-flavored ball-and-paddle game.

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Main CPU : Intel 8080 (@ 2.048 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Custom (@ 2.048 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : paddle
Buttons : 1


Gee Bee was released in October 1978. It was the very first video game released by Namco.

About Namco : Founded in 1955 in Tokyo, Namco means 'Nakamura Manufacturing Co.'. Before video games, Namco was originally a 'rocking-horse rides' manufacturer.

Joining Namco, Toru wanted to design pinball games. Gee Bee, "Cutie Q" and "Bomb Bee" were his arcade game hybrids. Toru would achieve later, greater fame by designing "Pac-Man".

Pop Bumpers 10 or 100 points.
Spinner 10 or 100 points.
1st row of drops 20 points.
2nd row of drops 50 points.
3rd row of drops 100 points.
NAMCO lights 50 points.
Adjustments to scoring
Finishing the side drop target banks puts in a barrier to the side drain and increases the pop bumper points on the side cleared.
Finishing the top drop targets increases the spinner award.
Lighting all NAMCO lights increases bonus multiplier to 2X.

1. Gee Bee (1978)
2. Bomb Bee (1979)
3. Cutie Q (1979)


Designed by : Toru Iwatani


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Machine's picture.