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Released in 1983

Developer: Bally / Midway
Manufacturer: Bally / Midway
Distributor: Bally / Midway

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Journey marquee
game marquee

Game Summary

The first (and last?) rock-n-roll game.

Hardware Info

Controls: 1 Joystick / Button(s)
Vertical-mounted Raster monitor
480 x 512 Resolution
Colors: 64 Color

Additional Hardware Info (from Mame)

Z80 cpu @ 7 Mhz
Z80 cpu @ 2 Mhz
AY-8910 audio @ 2 Mhz
AY-8910 audio @ 2 Mhz

Hardware Platform

Bally Midway MCR-2

Mame ROMs

journey, Journey

Game Details

5 games in one. You choose a member of the rock group Journey, and enter a mini-game where you use your intrument as weapons. It even has black/white oversized digitized heads of teh band members with little cartoon bodies drawn on them.

If you fall and die, you end up pouting like a little 3-year old. (No crying or screaming or digitized speech)

Ralph Baer (who created the first home video game, the Odyssey 1000, using analog electronics) created a camera that could digitize photos. He sold the invention to Bally Midway in 1982, and they designed a game using it to take snaps of players for the high score table.

They nixed it when they put the game out on test, and someone whipped their "unit" out for the photo. And yes, they used the camera to take the pics of the members of Journey for this game (and the designers, if you can figure out the easter egg in the game!).

Journey control panel
control panel

Journey cabinet photo
cabinet photo
Journey title screen
title screen
Journey gameplay screen shot
gameplay screen
Journey promotional flyer
promotional flyer Member Ratings / Comments

***  by BlaineC. Comment: "This game sucked bad... but it was one of the first video games at that time that had detailed graphics (the band member's heads)" 2005-01-05 02:05:43Z

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This game page was created 8/3/1998 12:00:00 AM and last updated 12/13/2021 7:09:34 AM