Grobda

The Arcade PCB by NAMCO, Ltd.

Grobda screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Arcade PCB

Grobda © 1984 Namco, Limited.


Grobda is a tank-like game that uses an overhead view. Enemy tanks attack in waves and they must be destroyed before they do the same to you.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PICTURE :
1
Grobda the  Arcade PCB
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(members only)
Game ID : GR

Main CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 1.536 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 1.536 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Namco 8-channel WSG, custom DAC (for speech)

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

TRIVIA

Grobda was released in October 1984 in Japan.

Grobda's tank was one of the enemies in "Xevious".

TIPS AND TRICKS

• Easter Egg :
1) Enter service mode.
2) Set coin A to 1 Coin / 1 Credit, set coin B to 1 Coin / 4 Credits, set Freeze to On, set Lives to 1, set Difficulty to Rank C, set Demo Sounds to Off, set Level Select to Off, set Bonus Life to 10k.
3) Press the service switch to display the grid and press (all together) Right+Button1+Start2.
4) '(c) NAMCO LTD. 1984' will appear on the screen.

SERIES

1. Grobda (1984, Arcade)
2. Grobda Remix (2010, Wii): part of "Namco Museum Megamix".

STAFF

Game designed and produced by : Masanobu Endoh (EVE200 End)
Programmed by : Hosei Wait
Music composed by : Yuri Keino
Engineer : Tall Ogawa
Graphic designed by : You. Shino
Debugged by : Tama Chang

PORTS

CONSOLES:
australia Sony PlayStation (1996) "Namco Museum Vol.2 [Model SCES-00267]"
japan Sony PlayStation (feb.9, 1996) "Namco Museum Vol.2 [Model SLPS-00210]"
usa Sony PlayStation (sept.30, 1996) "Namco Museum Vol.2 [Model SLUS-00216]"
europe Sony PlayStation (nov.1996) "Namco Museum Vol.2 [Model SCES-00267]"
Microsoft XBOX 360 usa (nov.4, 2008) "Namco Museum: Virtual Arcade [Model 21022]"
europe Microsoft XBOX 360 (may.15, 2009) "Namco Museum - Virtual Arcade"
australia Microsoft XBOX 360 (june.3, 2009) "Namco Museum - Virtual Arcade"
japan Microsoft XBOX 360 (nov.5, 2009) "Namco Museum - Virtual Arcade [Model 2RD-00001]"
Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console Arcade] japan (nov.10, 2009)
usa Nintendo Wii (2010) "Namco Museum Megamix"

HANDHELDS:
usa Sony PSP (aug.23, 2005) "Namco Museum Battle Collection [Model ULUS-10035]"
europe Sony PSP (dec.9, 2005) "Namco Museum Battle Collection [Model UCES-00116]"
japan Sony PSP (feb.23, 2006) "Namco Museum Vol.2 [Model ULJS-00047]"
Sony PSP korea (nov.8, 2007) "Namco Museum Vol.2"

COMPUTERS:
NEC PC-6001 Mk2 japan(198?)
japan Sharp X68000 by L. Sound
NEC PC8801 japan (1986) by Denpa
japan Sharp X1
Sharp MZ-2000 japan
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] japan (nov.28, 1997) "Namco History Vol.2"

SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Game's picture.
Game's screenshot.
See goodies section.

Page last modified on September 23, 2014