Grobda

The Arcade Video Game PCB by NAMCO, Ltd.

Grobda screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

Information for the following ROM(s): grobda grobda2 grobda3

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Arcade Video Game PCB

Grobda © 1984 Namco, Limited.


Grobda is a tank-like game that uses an overhead view. Enemy tanks attack in waves and they must be destroyed before they do the same to you.
Goodies for Grobda
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TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PICTURE :
1
Grobda the  Arcade Video Game PCB
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Game ID : GR

Main CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 1.536 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 1.536 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Namco 8-channel WSG, custom DAC (for speech)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2

TRIVIA

Grobda was released in October 1984 in Japan.

Grobda's tank was one of the enemies in "Xevious".

TIPS AND TRICKS

* Easter Egg :
1) Enter service mode.
2) Set coin A to 1 Coin / 1 Credit, set coin B to 1 Coin / 4 Credits, set Freeze to On, set Lives to 1, set Difficulty to Rank C, set Demo Sounds to Off, set Level Select to Off, set Bonus Life to 10k.
3) Press the service switch to display the grid and press (all together) Right+Button1+Start2.
4) '(c) NAMCO LTD. 1984' will appear on the screen.

SERIES

1. Grobda (1984, Arcade)
2. Grobda Remix (2010, Wii): part of "Namco Museum Megamix".

STAFF

Game designed and produced by : Masanobu Endoh (EVE200 End)
Programmed by : Hosei Wait
Music composed by : Yuri Keino
Engineer : Tall Ogawa
Graphic designed by : You. Shino
Debugged by : Tama Chang

PORTS

CONSOLES:
[AU] Sony PlayStation (1996) "Namco Museum Vol.2 [Model SCES-00267]"
[JP] Sony PlayStation (feb.9, 1996) "Namco Museum Vol.2 [Model SLPS-00210]"
[US] Sony PlayStation (sept.30, 1996) "Namco Museum Vol.2 [Model SLUS-00216]"
[EU] Sony PlayStation (nov.1996) "Namco Museum Vol.2 [Model SCES-00267]"
Microsoft XBOX 360 [US] (nov.4, 2008) "Namco Museum: Virtual Arcade [Model 21022]"
[EU] Microsoft XBOX 360 (may.15, 2009) "Namco Museum - Virtual Arcade"
[AU] Microsoft XBOX 360 (june.3, 2009) "Namco Museum - Virtual Arcade"
[JP] Microsoft XBOX 360 (nov.5, 2009) "Namco Museum - Virtual Arcade [Model 2RD-00001]"
Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console Arcade] [JP] (nov.10, 2009)
[US] Nintendo Wii (2010) "Namco Museum Megamix"

HANDHELDS:
[US] Sony PSP (aug.23, 2005) "Namco Museum Battle Collection [Model ULUS-10035]"
[EU] Sony PSP (dec.9, 2005) "Namco Museum Battle Collection [Model UCES-00116]"
[JP] Sony PSP (feb.23, 2006) "Namco Museum Vol.2 [Model ULJS-00047]"
Sony PSP [KO] (nov.8, 2007) "Namco Museum Vol.2"

COMPUTERS:
NEC PC-6001 Mk2 [JP](198?)
[JP] Sharp X68000 by L. Sound
NEC PC8801 [JP] (1986) by Denpa
[JP] Sharp X1
Sharp MZ-2000 [JP]
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] [JP] (nov.28, 1997) "Namco History Vol.2"

SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Game's picture.
Game's screenshot.
See goodies section.