Guardians of the

Arcade Video game published 31 years ago by Atari Games Corp.

Listed in MAME

Guardians of the 'Hood screenshot

Guardians of the 'Hood © 1992 Atari Games.

Dangerous gangs own the streets, and is up to four brave street vigilantes to do some much needed clean up. Train hard at the sparring rounds and prove your skill at some enemies bosses so they might join your posse! Gather a few buddies for this wild ride! :)


Atari G42 hardware
Game ID : 136092

Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 14.31818 Mhz), MOS Technology 6502 (@ 1.7895 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2151 (@ 3.579 Mhz), OKI6295 (@ 9.037 Khz)

Players: Up to 3
Control per player: 8-way joystick
Buttons per player: 5


Guardians of the 'Hood was presented at the ATE Show in March of 1992 in London, England. It was then released in June 1992.

This game is often regarded as the 'unauthorized sequel' to Atari's arcade classic "Pit-Fighters" since it uses the same graphical style as well as many fighting moves from that game.


Project leaders / Designers : Gary Stark, Mark Stephen Pierce
Programmers : Gary Stark, Andrew J. Burgess, Ed Rotberg
Lead animator : Nick Stern
Animators : Sharon Plotkin, Sean Murphy, Chuck Eyler, Scott Sava
Engineers : Sam Lee, Pat McCarthy
Digital imaging : Rob Rowe, Dave Portera
Audio by : John Paul, Brad Fuller
Project supervisor : John Ray
Product manager : Jerry Momoda
Technician : Minh Nguyen
Design assistants : Haywood Beaird, Victor Mercieca

* CAST :
1. Guardians :
Conner : William Willis
Chief : Robert Salazar
Javier : Javier Mendez
Tanya : Marilyn Caldwell

2. Dreads :
Jay Jay : Jimmy Welch
Toots : James Thompson
Mauby : Marc Williams
Nigel : Rick Jackson

3. Shavers :
Boris : Chuck Campbell
Pebbles : Suzanne Nock
Tiny : Mark Noreng

4. Dragons :
Kwan : Harry Mok
Sue Lee : Janet Gee
Li : Riz Angel

5. Gym Match Extras :
Referee - Jose Sandoval
Bystanders - Haywood Beaird, Jose Erazo, Daisy Falk, Ge Loria Morrison, Gabriel Rotberg, Pjhillip Sheffield, Cassie Turner, Zenobia Yacoub

6. Dread Street Extras :
Drunk : Dave Portera
Hooker : Rhonda Williamson
Pusher : Russel Dawe (Rusty)

7. Subway Station Extra :
Flasher : Mike Taylor
Bag-lady : Lois Turner
Bag-child : Jonathan Rowe

8. Alley Extras :
Hawker : Mike Hally

9. Dragon Street Extras :
Asian Male : Sam Lee
Asian Female : Lily Chan
Shopkeeper : Yong Carnahan

10. Bar Extra :
Bartender : Minh Nguyen
Waitress : Noelle Selich
Bar Drunk : Rizaldi Bugawan
Stripper : Celina Vannoni
Table Drunk : Dave Fabian


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