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Coin-Op : Arcade : Gorf (1981, Midway)

General Information

Overview

At the time Gorf was released most vertical shooter games (such as Galaxian or Space Invaders), usually only had one level that was repeated for the entire game. Gorf was a bit different, the game features five different missions, including a Space Invaders like mission, a Laser Attack mission, a Galaxian mission, a Space Warp mission and the Flag ship mission. After defeating all five missions players are promoted in rank from Space Cadet up through Space Avenger.

Gorf was one of the first games to feature digitized speech. In the game the player is taunted by the Gorfian leader, with phrases such as, “You cannot defeat my Gorfian empire”. Another unique feature of the game is the wonderful backlighting. In addition the game marquee, the header above the monitor and the one below the control are backlit.

Weights and Measurements:

Type Height Width Depth Weight   Notes
Cabaret: 59" 20" 24" 0 lbs.   From flyer
Cocktail: 29" 32" 22" 0 lbs.   From flyer
Upright: 73" 25" 28" 0 lbs.   From flyer

Disclaimer: These are approximate weights and measurements taken from actual games or the manufacturer's literature. Occasionally games vary.

Web Reference Links:

Type Name/Description Courtesy
Manual: PDF Manual BasementArcade.com

Technical Information

Knowledge Base Articles:

Article Author
Gorf Pinout spies.com

MAME Virtual Machines:

Year ROM Set Description Manufacturer
1981 gorf Gorf Midway
1981 gorfpgm1 Gorf (Program 1) Midway

NOTE: These are MAME "Virtual Machines." These virtual machines are ROM-specific but contain address space information (memory maps) that may be useful when debugging hardware. There may be descrepancies between MAME's definition of the hardware, and actual hardware. Information is provided for reference only. THERE ARE NO ROMS ANYWHERE ON THIS WEB SITE.


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