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Gee Bee (Gremlin)


Gee Bee (c) 10/1978 Namco.


A Pinball-flavored ball-and-paddle game.


- TECHNICAL -


Main CPU : 8080 (@ 2.048 Mhz)

Sound Chips : Custom (@ 2.048 Mhz)


Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 224 x 272 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 3


Players : 2

Control : paddle

Buttons : 1


- TRIVIA -


Also licensed to Gremlin.


Gee Bee was the very first video game released by Namco.


About Namco : Founded in 1955 in Tokyo, Namco means 'Nakamura Manufacturing Co.'. Before video games, Namco was originally a 'rocking-horse rides' manufacturer.


Joining Namco, Toru wanted to design pinball games. Gee Bee, Cutie Q and Bomb Bee were his arcade game hybrids. Toru would achieve later, greater fame by designing "Pac-Man".


A Gee Bee machine was shown at the 2003 classic arcade games show 'California Extreme' in San Jose, California.


- SCORING -


Pop Bumpers : 10 or 100 points.

Spinner : 10 or 100 points.

1st row of drops : 20 points.

2nd row of drops : 50 points.

3rd row of drops : 100 points.

NAMCO lights : 50 points.


Adjustments to scoring :

Finishing the side drop target banks puts in a barrier to the side drain and increases the pop bumper points on the side cleared.

Finishing the top drop targets increases the spinner award.

Lighting all NAMCO lights increases bonus multiplier to 2X.


- SERIES -


1. Gee Bee (1978)

2. Bomb Bee (1979)

3. Cutie Q (1979)


- STAFF -


Designed by : Toru Iwatani