by Data East, 1985
STATUS: No Longer In the Collection
Post from old site last updated 1/21/2004
Description of game:
Nice dedicated Shootout cabinet. Game is a "third person" view shooter, where the player remains along the bottom of the screen and aims to different locations to shoot Mafia gangsters or bonus targets.
Different games that this cabinet plays:
Dedicated cabinet, but shares same wiring configuration as Commando and a few other games. Must rotate monitor to vertical position for Commando.
How I got it:
Got this game along with a few others in my bulk buy of Feb 2003. This was the only game I got that was original, and ironically I thought about converting it to a Commando. The game worked great when I got it, other than some necessary adjustments to the leaf switches on the joystick. One cool thing about this game is that it has the cleanest monitor chassis I’ve ever seen. Too bad it has burn in on the tube. I thought about trying my first tube swap with this. Look how clean the cabinet is on this game!
Installed locks and adjusted the leaf switches on the joystick. I also turned off that awful attract mode sound.
What it still needs:
Needs a small patch of black paint replaced on the side where it is bare wood. Could also use a better control panel overlay and joystick knob that looks new.
Not really a big Shootout fan so I sold it to free up some valuable space.