Gun Ball

Arcade Video game published 29 years ago by Data East

Gun Ball screenshot

Listed and emulated in MAME !

Gun Ball © 1992 Data East.

Futuristic, fast and furious vertical action game, it's a sort of "Smash T.V." in a pinball environment.


Main CPU: Motorola 68000 (@ 14 Mhz)
Sound CPU: Hudson Soft HuC6280 (@ 8.055 Mhz)
Sound Chips: Yamaha YM2151 (@ 3.58 Mhz), OKI6295 (@ 7.627 Khz), OKI6295 (@ 15.255 Khz)

Players: 3
Control: 8-way joystick
Buttons: 2


Gun Ball was released in November 1992 in Japan.

Export releases:
This game is known outside Japan as "Nitro Ball".

With so many similarities between this game and "Smash T.V.", it makes you wonder how Data East managed to avoid a lawsuit from Williams for copyright infringement (they were sued by Capcom a year later for the similarities between "Fighter's History" and "Street Fighter II - The World Warrior" but Capcom lost the case in the end)

The game was developed in Japan but the voices were recorded at Orio Sound Production Studio, San Jose, California.


Director: Jinbo
Game designer: Marukin
Graphic designers: K.E, T.E, M.K, Y.T, S.M, Masayuki Inoshita, Fujimi Onishi, H.N
Sound: Hiroaki Yoshida (MARO), Akira Takemoto (Raika)
Hard: S.M, M.Y
Soft: Osapan, K. Minegishi, Mya, M.S


Game's ROM.