A 36-year-old Arcade Video Game by Gottlieb

Insector screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

Information for the following ROM(s): insector


Insector © 1982 Gottlieb.

You are a can of bug spray. Collect the jewels on the screen and destroy all the bugs.


Main CPU : I8086 (@ 5 Mhz)
Sound CPU : MOS Technology M6502 (@ 894.886 Khz)
Sound Chips : DAC

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 256 x 240 pixels
Screen refresh : 61.00 Hz
Palette colors : 16

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


This was Skelly's second game for Gottlieb, but it was never released. Number produced estimated at 1 or 2 units. This game represents Skelly's own answer to "Robotron - 2084".

The cool thing about Insector is the three-letter code in at the start. Tim Skelly used this value as a seed for each player's pseudo random number generator. That way, if you want exactly the same game every time, you enter the same three letters. If you wanted to handicap yourself, you would enter different letters and let the other player enter their usual letters, etc.


* Make The Game Easier : Tim put in this game a secret code that made the game easier. Enter 'DDT' on the three-letter start (David Thiel's initials).


Designed & programmed by : Tim Skelly
Audio by : David D. Thiel

Game's ROM.