Exciting Hour (エキサイティングアワー)

Released in 1985

Distributor: Technos
Manufacturer: Technos
Developer: Technos

****.5 (3 total votes)

'Exciting Hour' marquee
game marquee

Game Summary

Wrestling classic.



Hardware Info

Controls: 1 Joystick / Button(s)
Vertical-mounted Raster monitor
240 x 256 Resolution
Colors: 80 / Color

Additional Hardware Info (from Mame)

M6502 cpu @ 1 Mhz
M6502 cpu @ 1 Mhz
AY-8910 audio @ 1 Mhz
AY-8910 audio @ 1 Mhz
DAC audio

Hardware Platform: Unknown

Mame ROMs

excthour, Exciting Hour

Game Details

Characters included Ultimate Warrior, The Pirranha, and Coco Savage. Each had their own attacks and defenses, and a vast range of moves for a game with only two buttons and joystick.

Win the title and then defend it against increasingly harder opposition.

'Exciting Hour' promotional flyer
promotional flyer

"Maybe" Images

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Zero Hour Flyer: 1 Front Zero Hour Flyer: 2 Back

Coinop.org Member Ratings / Comments

**** by kk. Comment: "Freakzilla's right, much as I hate to say anything good about a wrestling game. With character names like "Insane Worrier" and the C-64 like graphics and sound, save your money on pay-per-view wrestling, this is far more fun." 2003-02-23 08:47:59Z

***** by freakzilla. Comment: "PURE CLASSIC. One of the best "unknown" games of the golden age. I used to plunk a single quarter in this game and play as long as I wanted...and then hand it over to a little kid who was usually watching the matches...that was always the cool thing to do! ah, those were the days. :)" 2003-02-22 16:35:00Z

***** by david31. Comment: "Easter weekends in Rhyl or Blackpool flew past thanks to this game,never has there been a game as enjoyable where 10p could last you hours!! Flash backs to 1985 thanks to this page." 2004-08-31 10:53:05Z

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May 21,1986 EXCITING HOUR ======== ==== 1. RECOMMENDED OPERATING CONDITIONS ----------------------------------- +5V +2% 4.5 A - +12V " 1.5 A 2. RECOMMENDED OPERATING FREE-AIR TEMPERATURE RANGE --------------------------------------------------- OPERATING 5 TO 35'C 20-80% STORAGE -15 TO 65'C 10-90% *FACTORY STANDARD ITEM DIP SW 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 -------------
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May 21,1986 EXCITING HOUR ======== ==== 1. RECOMMENDED OPERATING CONDITIONS ----------------------------------- +5V +2% 4.5 A - +12V " 1.5 A 2. RECOMMENDED OPERATING FREE-AIR TEMPERATURE RANGE --------------------------------------------------- OPERATING 5 TO 35'C 20-80% STORAGE -15 TO 65'C 10-90% *FACTORY STANDARD ITEM DIP SW 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 -------------------------------------
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