A 38-year-old Arcade Video Game by NAMCO

Navarone screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

Information for the following ROM(s): navarone


Navarone © 1980 Namco.

A battleship shooting game from namco.

The player controls a battleship which must move around the edge of an island trying to shoot the dot obstacles, mines and a central skull enemy to earn points and while avoiding the bullets fired at it by the indestructible gun turrets. If it should get hit by one, it will lose a life, but once it has cleared the island, the remaining time will be added to its score (in 100-point increments), and it will proceed to the next round.


Main CPU : Intel 8080 (@ 2.048 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Custom (@ 2.048 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : 2-way joystick
Buttons : 1


Navarone was released in February 1980 in Japan.

It is the first of three monochromatic arcade games which were developed by Namco during the early part of that year; the other two are "Kaitei Takara Sagashi" and "SOS".

The name of the game was chosen after a 1957 novel about the WWII "The Guns of Navarone" by Scottish writer Alistair MacLean, that was made later into a film of the same name in 1961 is based on ficticious Greek island of Navarone.

Game's ROM.