Heated Barrel

Arcade Video game published 30 years ago by TAD

Heated Barrel screenshot

Listed and emulated in MAME.

Heated Barrel © 1992 TAD Corp.

A cartoon style shoot-em'up featuring four wacky western characters: Howdy Pardner, a tough rootin 'tooting' sheriff with a big gun, Chi Chi Gringo, a boomerang toting bearded Mexican, Little Plum, a stereotype Indian brave and Billy Six Guns, a willy quick-on-the-draw roving Clint Eastwood type chap. These four hombres have pledged to rid Dodgem City of outlaws, ne'er-do-wells and, erm, ghosts. Each character has their chosen weapon which may be powered up by collecting the right item until the stage is set for a feast of doom and death.

Goodies for Heated Barrel
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Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 10 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)
Sound Chips : YM3812 (@ 3.579545 Mhz), OKI6295 (@ 8 Khz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Players : 4


Released in November 1992, Heated Barrel is TAD's last arcade video game.

After this game was finished, TAD disappeared (February 05, 1993).


The US version is slightly different, it has the 'Recycle It, Don't Trash It!' and 'Winners Don't Use Drugs' screens.


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