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The Hand

Arcade Video game published 41 years ago by TIC

The Hand screenshot

Listed and emulated in MAME.

The Hand © 1981 T.I.C.

You are a 'Hand' and so are your enemies. Each hand can be Rock (A fist), Paper (Flat) or Scissors (2 fingers extended). Your job is to clear a maze of dots to move to the next level. If you touch an enemy and your 'hand' beats his, you win (You got me!) and score points, and the enemy hand is sent home. Having the same 'hand' makes for a tie (We are even. Bye bye!), causing you and the enemy to pass through each other. Having a losing hand causes you to lose your current turn.

TECHNICAL

Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Discrete circuitry

Screen orientation : Vertical
Video resolution : 224 x 288 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette colors : 8

Players : 2
Control : 4-way joystick
Buttons : 3

TRIVIA

This game was later released by Game-A-Tron as "Got-Ya".

SCORING

Dots: 10 points.
Dollars: 50 points.
Win Rock-Paper-Scissors game: 200-500 points.
Make it to next rack: 100 points.

SOURCES

Game's ROM.