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Gridlee (c) 1983 Videa.


Main CPU : M6809 (@ 1.25 Mhz)

Sound Chips : Custom (@ 1.25 Mhz), Samples

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 256 x 240 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 2048

Players : 2

Control : trackball

Buttons : 1


Originally named 'Pogoz', this prototype was never released. The game was put out on field test and did poorly, so Gottlieb decided not to build it. Only one unit was built.

Videa was started in November of 1981 as a video game development company. Around that time were 'Gridle' was submitted and refused by Gottlieb, the assets of Videa (but not the corporate entity) were acquired by Pizza Time Theater. The new corporation, formed from the combination of the existing Pizza Time engineering department and the employees of and assets of Videa, was named 'Sente Technology'.

The former principles of Videa, Ed Rotberg, Roger Hector, and Howard Delmann, gave the developers of MAME permission to add the game and freely distribute it. The game code remains copyrighted and owned by the three men.

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


Red ball : 100 points.

Green ball : 500 points.

Shinning ball : 1,000 points.

Yumperz : 200 points.

Fergies : 400 points.

Igor : 500 points.


Programmed by : Ed Rotberg

Video graphics by : Roger Hector

Sound by : Howard Delman

Technician : Paul Brandt