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War Gods

Arcade Video game published 28 years ago by Midway Mfg. Co.

Listed in MAME

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War Gods © 1996 Midway.

10 mystical characters and 2 end bosses battle for dominance in a 3-D environment.

Billions of years ago, an alien soldier was transporting his civilization's life giving ore. The creation of the solar system caused his ship to crash, scattering the ore throughout the newly formed earth. Over time, ten humans came in contact with the ore; they were transformed into super-evolved warriors. These are the 'War Gods'! They battle each other for ore to determine the fate of the earth.

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Midway V Unit hardware

Main CPU : TMS32031 (@ 50 Mhz)
Sound CPU : ADSP2115 (@ 16 Mhz)
Sound Chips : (2x) DMA-driven (@ 16 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 6


Released in December 1995.

This game is the only game on the Midway V Unit to use a hard-disk (401 megabyte). Only about 100M of the hard drive is used.

War Gods was the first truly 3-D fighting game to include the Digital Skin Technology that eliminates polygon look.

Michael Jackson used to own this game. It was sold at the official Michael Jackson Auction on Apr. 24th, 2009.


Executive Producers : Neil Nicastro, Ken Fedesna
Associate Producers : Cary Mednick, Paul Dussault

Project Lead, System Design : Joe Linhoff
Co-Lead, Game Play : George Petro
Systems/DCS2 : Matt Booty, Ed Keenan

Art Direction, Character Design/Models : Jim Gentile
Lead Animator, Character Design : Jim Rohn
Background Designs, Models/Effects : Dave Zabloudil
Character Animation : Tom Brierton
Additional Art : Eric Kinkead

Music/Speech/Sound Effects : Vince Pontarelli
Voice of Exor : Jeff Morrow

Additional Art : David Simon, John Carlton, Nik Ehrlich, Jack E. Haeger
Hardware Design : Ray Macika, Mark Loffredo, Cary Mednick, Chris Bobrowski, Donna Conrad, Steve Correll, Pat Cox, Chris Krubel, Al Lasko, John Lowes, Steve Norris, Keith Novak, Sheridan Oursler, Jeff Peters, Greg Piotrowski, Tom Sedor, Ross Shaffer, Glen Shipp, Ted Valvanis, Ken Williams
Motion Talent : Al Gomez, Tony Marquez, Melissa Grein, Randy Raethke

Warhead : Brian Glynn
Kabuki Jo : Min Chong
Pagan : Kathy Terrafino
Tak : Tak Ohseki
Voodoo : William Obea
Vallah : Kerri Hoskins
Ahau Kin : Brian Smith
Anubis : Jon Larrieu
Cy-5, Maximus : Todd Burquist

Game Testers : Alex Gilliam, Paulo Garcia, Sydney Strong, Shariq Kahn, Mike Cronin, Sherman Simon, Sheridan Simon, Eddie Ferrier, Mike Vinikour

Make-Up/Costumes : Art Anthony (Make-Up/Costumes/Armor), Cindy Maniates, Costume Exchange Inc.
Exor/Grox Sculptures : Paul Jessel, Marie Cenkner, Animasaur Productions

Special Thanks : John Root, Jon Hey, Jeff Johnson, Louis Mangubat, Todd Allen, D.B. (Snoozy), Ela Aktay, Sal Divita, Gina Ehrlich, Joan Faux, Pat Fitzgerald, Mary Gentile, Rachael Gentile, Jim Greene, Eugene Jarvis, Heidi Keenan, Lily Klinger, Christina Linhoff, John Krawzack, Leslie Petro, Nicholas Petro, Alexander Petro, Eric Pribyl, Maryann Rohn, Jamie Rohn, Art Tianis, Jim Tianis, Mark Turmell, Christa Woss, Dan Wojciechowicz


Sony PlayStation (1997)
Nintendo 64 (1997)

PC [Windows 95] (1997)


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