Grobda (グロブダー)

Released in 1984

Developer: Namco
Manufacturer: Namco
Distributor: Namco

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Game Summary

A tank battle game.

Genre

Shooting
Wargame

Hardware Info

Controls: 1 Joystick / Button(s)
Vertical-mounted Raster monitor
224 x 288 Resolution
Colors: 32 Color

Additional Hardware Info (from Mame)

M6809 cpu @ 1 Mhz
M6809 cpu @ 1 Mhz
Namco audio
DAC audio

Mame ROMs

grobda, Grobda (set 1)
grobda2, Grobda (set 2)
grobda3, Grobda (set 3)

Game Details

Sort of an advanced, sped-up version of the old Atari Combat cartridge. Each wave starts with a number of opposing tanks and a number of obstacles. One shot will kill you or your enemies, but you have a shield with a limited amount of power. As the game progress, some enemies get shields too. Explosions from killed tanks can destroy other tanks, and much more points are earned from tanks killed in this fashion, especially in a 3 or 4 tank chain reaction, as each subsequent one gets more valuable. Your own destruction can have the same effect if a tank is too close to you, possibly resulting in a large amount of posthemous points!
'Grobda' cabinet photo
cabinet photo
'Grobda' title screen
title screen
'Grobda' gameplay screen shot
gameplay screen
'Grobda' promotional flyer
promotional flyer

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Grobda.txt
********************************************************************* ****** ***************************** GROBDA SWITCHES ***************************** ********************************************************************* ****** __________________DIP SWITCH 1_(locn 5B)____________________ Setting Value 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Test Test mode On Normal mode Off Coin 1 1 coin 3 plays Off Off Off 1 coin 4 plays On Off Off 1 coin 2 plays Off On Off 1 coin 1 play On On Off
File: C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\GameTech\Switch Settings\PDF\G\Grobda_DIP.pdf 3022 K - Updated 2003.11.16
C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\Pinouts\Grobda.txt
Grobda, Namco '84 ----------------- -------------------------------------------------------- Solder Side | Parts Side -------------------------+------------------------------ GND | A | 1 | GND Speaker - | B | 2 | Speaker + | C | 3 | | D | 4 | +12 | E | 5 | +12 +5 | F | 6 | +5 | H | 7 |
File: C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\Pinouts\Grobda.txt 3681 K - Updated 2003.01.06
C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\GameTech\Text\Grobda.txt
*************************************************************************** ***************************** GROBDA SWITCHES ***************************** *************************************************************************** __________________DIP SWITCH 1_(locn 5B)____________________ Setting Value 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Test Test mode On Normal mode Off Coin 1 1 coin 3 plays Off Off Off 1 coin 4 plays On Off Off 1 coin 2 plays Off On Off 1 co
File: C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\GameTech\Text\Grobda.txt 1555 K - Updated 1996.09.23
C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\GameTech\Board Pinouts\Grobda.txt
Grobda -- Vertical Namco '84 *************************************************************************** ****************************** GROBDA PINOUT ****************************** *************************************************************************** -------------------------------------------------------- Solder Side | Parts Side -------------------------+------------------------------ GND | A | 1 | GND Speaker - | B | 2 | Speaker + | C | 3 |
File: C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\GameTech\Board Pinouts\Grobda.txt 1611 K - Updated 1996.09.23
C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\GameTech\grobda.txt
GROBDA PARTS SIDE SOLDER SIDE GND A 1 GND SPKR+ B 2 SPKR- C 3 CTR D 4 +12V E 5 +12V +5V F 6 +5V GND H 7 GND CREDIT SW J 8 TILT
File: C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\GameTech\grobda.txt 3467 K - Updated 1996.08.01
LIST: NAMCO Video Games in Japan
Year Title ------------------------------- 1978 Gee Bee 1979 Bomb Bee Galaxian Cutie-Q 1980 Nabaron Kaitei Takarasagashi SOS Puck-Man King & Balloon Tank Battalion Rally-X 1981 New Rally-X Warp & Warp Galaga Bosconian 1982 Dig Dug Pole Position Super Pac Man Xevious 1983 Mappy Pac & Pal Phozon
File: C:\Virtual\Web\kk\coinop_kb\FAQs\LIST-NAMCOjapan.html 3329 K - Updated 1999.07.27

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