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Coin-Op : Arcade : Sinistar (1982, Williams)

General Information

Overview

As with most of Williams other early releases Sinistar features fast-paced, challenging game play and eats up quarters. The player’s mission is mine crystals that make “sinibombs” while fending off workers and other enemy ships who are also attempting to mine crystals in an effort to build “Sinistar”, a nasty looking robot ship. Once complete Sinistar chases the player down while taunting him with synthesized speech, saying things such as “Beware, I Live!”, “Run Coward” or “I am Sinistar”.

The synthesized speech aspect of the game can be quite spooky for the first time player since it appears from no where. Additionally Sinistar is a very difficult enemy to destroy (only sinibombs can harm him). The game is a special 49-position optical joystick that allows for great control when playing the game.

Weights and Measurements:

Type Height Width Depth Weight   Notes
Cockpit: 56" 30" 70" 342 lbs.   Cockpit
Upright: 70" 24.5" 28.4" 270 lbs.  

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
Pinout: Pinout Spies.com

Technical Information

Knowledge Base Articles:

Article Author
Sinistar Pinout spies.com

MAME Virtual Machines:

Year ROM Set Description Manufacturer
1982 sinista1 Sinistar (prototype version) Williams
1982 sinista2 Sinistar (revision 2) Williams
1982 sinistar Sinistar (revision 3) Williams

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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