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Mystic Marathon

Mystic Marathon (c) 03/1984 Williams.

The object of Mystic Marathon is to guide an elvin looking goblin in some sort of overland race. In most arcade games if you made a mistake you would lose a life, but in Mystic Marathon making a mistake, any mistake, simply meant it was impossible to win the race. Bump into something, oops, can't win. Choose the wrong path, can't win. Press jump at the wrong time, can't win.


Williams released Mystic Marathon as a conversion kit only. This was a cabinet specific conversion kit, as it came with a new control panel and other components that were sized to fit Williams cabinets only.

Main CPU : M6809 (@ 1 Mhz)

Sound CPU : M6808 (@ 1 Mhz)

Sound Chips : DAC

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 276 x 240 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 1024

Players : 1

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 1


Clay Bostick holds the official record for this game with 4,000,000 points.

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


Staff : Kristina Donofrio (KVD), John Newcommer (JRN), (PAM), Jill Chittenden (JIL), (KAG), Jan Hendricks (JAN).