This article is a generic description about Namco's 8-bit "Pac-Land" hardware. For the specific arcade game, see Pac-Land.
The Namco Pac-Land was an 8-bit arcade game system board which was first used by Namco in 1984; the second and fifth games to run on it, Dragon Buster and Sky Kid, are modified to support vertical scrolling, and the third and fourth games to run on it, Metro-Cross and Baraduke (also known as Alien Sector), are modified to support a 2048-color palette. Baraduke was also the only game from Namco to use their programmable sound generators for speech.
Namco Pac-Land specifications
- Main CPU: Motorola M6809, 1.536 MHz
- Sound/controls CPU: Hitachi HD63701, 1.538461 MHz
- Sound chip: Custom eight-channel programmable 4-bit WSG (Waveform Sound Generator)
- Video resolution: 288 x 224
List of Namco Pac-Land arcade games
- Pac-Land (1984) - the first side-scrolling platform game
- Dragon Buster (1984) - the first title from Namco to feature a life bar
- Metro-Cross (1985)
- Baraduke (also known as Alien Sector) (1985)
- Sky Kid (1985) - the first title from Namco to allow two players to play simultaneously
- ↑ "Schematics and Wiring Diagrams". Pac-Land UR: Preliminary Owner/Operator Section (pdf). Chicago, Illinois: Bally Midway Mfg. Co. 1984. pp. 7–10.
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