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Using wire models on a vector display with a green and red overlay, a battle with opposing tanks, missiles and the occasional saucer is simulated among pyramids and cubes. The 1812 overture plays during high score.
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Open Face Model Supplied As A Kit
This is the military version of Battlezone. You do not control the tank, just the turret. Enemy tanks do not fire at you. The only way to lose is to run out of ammo or shoot a friendly tank. This military version of the game existed as a training simulator for the Bradley fighting vehicle. The designer, Ed Rotberg did post to RGVA before it became RGVAC that only two cabinets were made. The controller was similar to a Star Wars yoke. The simulator has an option for a TOW Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided missile. This was in keeping with the real Bradley's capabilities. As long as you kept the enemy tank in the cross-hairs of the TOW sight, you could not miss.
The Spanish Version By Sonic
Also a prototype of a Battlezone cocktail was developed, including full glasstop artwork and control panel. Only one is known to exist as it was not released for production. There is no color overlay for the cocktail version since the images needs to flip for the second player.
Some of you may have seen my quest for the origin of these strange holes over at KLOV, but as of yet, there has been no difinitve answer what these holes are for. Some cabinets have them, some…Continue
Just bought a Battlezone Cabaret, for some reason it is stuck on Spanish language. Reset all the dip switches. pulled the board set out and tested all the switches, cleaned the edge connector. Put it…Continue
Hey all BZ and ATARI people, just got my BZ mini out of storage and setup in the minicade. It seems it may be suffering from some mathbox errors, its random and light, but upon inspecting the aux PCB…Continue