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Black Widow

Released in 1983

Member Rating
**** (1 total votes)

Distributor: Atari
Manufacturer: Atari
Developer: Atari

Mame ROM Info
bwidow, Black Widow

Display
Vector
Orientation
Horizontal
Resolution
0 x 0
Colors
256 / Color
Genre
Shooting
Attributes
[no data]
Controls
Buttons
'Black Widow' marquee
game marquee

Game Summary

Spiders

Hardware Info

M6502 cpu @ 1 Mhz
Pokey audio @ 1 Mhz
Pokey audio @ 1 Mhz

Hardware Platform: Unknown

Game Details

Conversion kit for Gravitar - colour vector

Coinop.org Member Ratings / Comments

**** by mirwax69. Comment: "This is one my favorites from my junior-high days. If you can play Robotron, you can play Black Widow since the gameplay is pretty much the same: 2 joysticks; 1 to move, 1 to fire directionally. Great game. Great sound. Overall a 9 out of 10." 2006-01-02 06:44:11Z

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'Black Widow' cabinet photo
cabinet photo
'Black Widow' title screen
title screen
'Black Widow' gameplay screen shot
gameplay screen
'Black Widow' control panel
control panel

"Maybe" Images

(fuzzy search, these MAY match the game, or they may not)

Black Widow cabinet and sideart Black and White "Wargames" slick featuring Matthew Broderick playing Galaga.

Knowlede Base

C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\GameTech\Grav_to_BlkWidow.txt
----------------------------------------------------------------- | SWITCHABLE CONVERSION BETWEEN GRAVITAR AND BLACK WIDOW | ----------------------------------------------------------------- COPYRIGHT 1993 REVISION NUMBER: 1.1 (first public release) REVISION DATE: 17 March 1994 CREATED BY: Doug Jefferys STANDARD DISCLAIMER: -------------------- The author hereby grants permission to reproduce and distribute this document for personal use, subject to the condition that the document (along
File: C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\GameTech\Grav_to_BlkWidow.txt 39695 K - Updated 1994.03.18
C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\GameTech\Conversion_FAQ_v1.1.txt
1.0) Conversion FAQ: -------------------- COPYRIGHT 1994 REVISION NUMBER: 1.1 REVISION DATE: 02 November 1994 REVISION HISTORY: 1.1 (02/11/94 - Clarified technical details in {6.4}, Added a few words on manuals in {7.3} and analog controllers in {8.1.3}) REVISION HISTORY: 1.0 (01/11/94 - First public release; FTP only) CREATED BY: Doug Jefferys, Steve Ozdemir THANX TO: Wayne Aiken, Graham Bisset, Duncan Brown, David Hanes, To
File: C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\GameTech\Conversion_FAQ_v1.1.txt 118253 K - Updated 1994.11.02
FAQ: Conversion v1.1
COPYRIGHT 1994 REVISION NUMBER: 1.1 REVISION DATE: 02 November 1994 REVISION HISTORY: 1.1 (02/11/94 - Clarified technical details in {6.4}, Added a few words on manuals in {7.3} and analog controllers in {8.1.3}) REVISION HISTORY: 1.0 (01/11/94 - First public release; FTP only) CREATED BY: Doug Jefferys, Steve Ozdemir THANX TO: Wayne Aiken, Graham Bisset, Duncan Brown, David Hanes, Tony Jones, John Keay, Patti Ozd
File: C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\FAQs\FAQ-Conversion_v1.1.html 119383 K - Updated 1999.07.27
C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\MonitorTech\gwoodcock_xyhelp.txt
HOW TO DIAGNOSE, REPAIR AND UPGRADE YOUR AMPLIFONE AND WELLS-GARDNER COLOR VECTOR (XY) MONITORS version 6.1 (4-6-96) by Gregg Woodcock (woodcock@nortel.com) This article is Copyright worldwide 1991, 1996; all rights reserved. OFFICIAL CYA LEGAL WARNING AND WAIVER: Although I have made every effort to be precise, this article may contain errors. Even if it does not, some people may still damage their machines or themselves while using the
File: C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\MonitorTech\gwoodcock_xyhelp.txt 175395 K - Updated 1999.08.01
C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\GameTech\BlackWidow.txt
Typed by Franklin Bowen (bowens@erols.com or tfbowen@ingr.com) 7/24/96 BLACK WIDOW SWITCH SETTINGS (Atari, 1983) ----------------------------------------- Table 1-2 Switch Settings for Price Options ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Settings of 8-Toggle Switch on Black Widow CPU PCB (at D4) 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Option ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Off Off
File: C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\GameTech\BlackWidow.txt 3949 K - Updated 1996.07.25
BlackWidow.txt
Typed by Franklin Bowen (bowens@erols.com or tfbowen@ingr.com) 7/24/96 BLACK WIDOW SWITCH SETTINGS (Atari, 1983) ----------------------------------------- Table 1-2 Switch Settings for Price Options --------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------- Settings of 8-Toggle Switch on Black Widow CPU PCB (at D4) 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Option --------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------- Off Off 1 c
File: C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\GameTech\Switch Settings\PDF\B\BlackWidow_DIP.pdf 3977 K - Updated 2003.11.16
C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\Pinouts\Black_Widow.txt
Black Widow (Atari, 1983) ------------------------- P20: 44-pin edge connector component side solder side -------------- ----------- GND A 1 GND +5V B 2 +5V C 3 +22 VDC D 4 -22 VDC 10.3 VDC E 5 COIN LOCKOUT F 6 COIN CTR R COIN CTR L H 7 P1 LED P2 LED J 8 FIRE UP FIRE DOWN K 9 FIRE LEFT
File: C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\Pinouts\Black_Widow.txt 5403 K - Updated 2003.01.06
Black Widow pinouts
Black Widow Pinouts
File: C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\GameTech\Black Widow Tech.html 2215 K - Updated 2002.09.24
LIST: Atari Games
ROMs Manuals Game Name -------------- --------- --------------------------------------- 422 Super Pong TM-001 Mazer Blazer TM-004 Gran Trak 20 TM-008 Qwak TM-010 Tank TM-011 Gran Trak 10 TM-019 Pursuit TM-021 Twin Racer TM-025 Anti-Aircraft TM-027 Jet Fighte
File: C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\FAQs\LIST-Atari.html 10877 K - Updated 1999.07.27
C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\GameTech\Gravitar2majorHavoc.txt
-----------------------------cut here--------------------------------------- The following documents what is necessary to convert a Gravitar (GRAV), Space Duel (SD) or Black Widow (BW) to play Major Havoc (MH). Last Modified: Feb 22 1994 STANDARD DISCLAIMER: The author hereby grants permission to reproduce and distribute this document for personal use, subject to the condition that the document (along with any copyright and disclaimer notices) is not modified in any way. The opinions expressed within t
File: C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\GameTech\Gravitar2majorHavoc.txt 5717 K - Updated 1994.11.02
C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\GameTech\Board Pinouts\BlackWidow.txt
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pinouts for "Black Widow" (Atari, 1983) 2/13/96 Changed `-SENSE (-5V)' to `-SENSE (GND)' Franklin Bowen (mjrhavoc@clark.net or tfbowen@ingr.com) P20: 44-pin edge connector component side solder side -------------- ----------- GND A 1 GND +5V B 2 +5V C 3 +22 VDC D 4 -22 VDC
File: C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\GameTech\Board Pinouts\BlackWidow.txt 2050 K - Updated 1996.02.14
C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\GameTech\blackwid.txt
BLACK WIDOW P20: 44-pin edge connector component side solder side -------------- ----------- GND A 1 GND +5V B 2 +5V C 3 +22 VDC D 4 -22 VDC 10.3 VDC E 5 COIN LOCKOUT F 6 COIN CTR R COIN CTR L H 7 P1 LED P2 LED J 8 FIRE UP FIRE DOWN K 9 FIRE LEFT FIRE RIGHT L 10
File: C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\GameTech\blackwid.txt 4708 K - Updated 1996.06.14
Early Atari documentation list
Submitted by Gregg Woodcock (woodcock@bnr.ca) Here is a pretty complete list of documentation for Atari's early arcade video games. Note that "TM" stands for "Technical Manual" and "DP" stands for "Drawing Package [supplement]" which was later renamed to "SP" which stands for "Supplement Package". I am not sure what "CO" stands for but the "C" could be for "Correction" because most of the CO documents were errata or addendums to the manuals. In addition, most Atari games had "ST" documents which w
File: C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\GameTech\EarlyAtariDocs.html 6446 K - Updated 2000.01.20
Yet Another List
O-Taito is the Old Taito pinout on wiretap. N-Taito is the New-Taito pinout (Like Elevator Action). Quote by R. Schieve: "Taito.pin will match most for power, ground, monitor, and speaker connections but inputs are usually quite different." DECO/Data East is the Data East pinout. See Ring King.pin or KarateChamp.pin.I AtariV is Black Widow and Gravitar and Space Duel Konami if the Konami pinout. See Konami\Rush'n'Attack.pin. BZone is Battle Zone and Red Baron Tehkan games seem to follow th
File: C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\FAQs\LIST-YetAnotherGamesList.html 49872 K - Updated 2002.06.10
C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\GameTech\Cinematronics-history.txt
THE HISTORY OF CINEMATRONICS AND A DESCRIPTION OF THEIR VECTOR GAMES -------------------------------------------------------------------- COPYRIGHT 1994, 1995 REVISION NUMBER: 2.0 REVISION DATE: 23 December 1994 REVISION HISTORY: 1.0 (02/11/92 - First attempt at listing and ordering all Cinematronics games.) REVISION HISTORY: 2.0 (12/23/94 - Rearranged sections, added new sections for Barrier, Speed Freak, Boxing Bugs,
File: C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\GameTech\Cinematronics-history.txt 51260 K - Updated 1994.12.28
C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\GameTech\Board Pinouts\Gravitar.txt
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pinouts for "Gravitar" (Atari, 1982) 2/13/96 Changed `-SENSE (-5V)' to `-SENSE (GND)' Franklin Bowen (mjrhavoc@clark.net or tfbowen@ingr.com) P20: 44-pin edge connector component side solder side -------------- ----------- GND A 1 GND +5V B 2 +5V C 3 +22 VDC D 4 -22 VDC
File: C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\GameTech\Board Pinouts\Gravitar.txt 2206 K - Updated 1996.02.14
C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\GameTech\Board Pinouts\SpaceDuel.txt
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pinouts for "Space Duel" (Atari, 1981) 2/13/96 Changed `-SENSE (-5V)' to `-SENSE (GND)' Franklin Bowen (mjrhavoc@clark.net or tfbowen@ingr.com) P20: 44-pin edge connector component side solder side -------------- ----------- GND A 1 GND +5V B 2 +5V C 3 +22 VDC D 4 -22 VDC
File: C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\GameTech\Board Pinouts\SpaceDuel.txt 2254 K - Updated 1996.02.14
Adapter to plug Asteroids Deluxe board into Asteroids harness
Inspired from the recent posting on converting a Gravitar/Black Widow to a Tempest/Major Havoc, I've decided to document a similar conversion to and from Asteroids Deluxe. This is a simpler conversion than the aforementioned Tempest hackery, but you should still read everything first and be sure you understand what you're doing before proceeding. Although I can't guarantee 24-hour delivery, I'll also try to respond to any questions you may have... Credit goes to Rick Schieve and Steve Ozdemir for letting
File: C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\GameTech\Asteroids Deluxe.html 14562 K - Updated 1999.11.01
A Random Games-list
Game Name Manufacturer Year Pinout Class ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ V 005 Sega 1981 18 Wheeler Midway 1979 3D Bowling MED 1978 H 720 Degrees Atari Games 1986 800 Fathom USB 1982 H Aeroboto William
File: C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\FAQs\LIST-RandomGames.html 74659 K - Updated 1999.10.29

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