Lost In Translation/Tornado Baseball
|Manufacturer||Midway / Taito|
|Main CPU||8080 (@ 1.997 MHz)|
260 x 224 pixels
|ROM Info||3 ROMs|
6,144 bytes (6.00 KiB)
About The Game
Tornado Baseball, as its names implies, is a arcade video baseball game implemented with stick figures.
The game is very simple in terms of rules, and anybody can pick up on how to play fairly quickly. This is a two player only title, with both people playing for a single quarter. The pitching player selects his pitch with one joystick, while moving his outfielders with a second one. The batting player only has a single button (that is a 'swing' button). Both players use the same set of controls, so they must switch spots in front of the machine midway through each inning. You get a four inning game for one quarter, although that number can be adjusted by the game operator.
Additional Technical Information
Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick (pitching team), joystick 2-way (the outfielders)
Buttons : 1
One of the first arcade baseball titles to try and put a lot of players on the field at once.
The technique of using mirrored-in graphics in the game was the work of Dave Nutting. The game was designed for Midway by Dave Nutting Associates.
- Tornado Baseball (1976)
- Extra Inning (1978)
- Extra Bases [Upright model] (1980)
- Extra Bases [Cocktail Table model] (1980)
Cabinet and Artwork
- Bally Astrocade