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Timber


Timber (c) 10/1984 Bally Midway.


An addictive and simple game in which a lumberjack must fell his quota of trees within a strict time limit and under the ever-watchful eye of his boss. Angry forest creatures and falling trees must be avoided as the lumberjack goes about his business.


Extra points can be earned on the bonus stage, in which the player must try and stay on a rotating, floating log for as long as possible.


- TECHNICAL -


Bally Midway MCR 3 hardware


Main CPU : Z80 (@ 5 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 2 Mhz)

Sound Chips : (2x) AY8910 (@ 2 Mhz)


Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 512 x 480 pixels

Screen refresh : 30.00 Hz

Palette colors : 64


Players : 2

Control : 4-way joystick

Buttons : 2


- TRIVIA -


Licensed to Sega for Japan market.


The main character in the game (as well as the bartender in "Tapper" and the main character in "Domino Man") is based on a Marvin Glass employee named Mike Ferris, who had a similar mustache and bald head, and apparently wore a red T-shirt for much of the time.


The original idea was to do a two-player, simultaneous, competitive game, but this was shelved. A beaver was originally programmed into the game to add some extra competition in cutting down trees but was also removed.


- STAFF -


Designed and programmed by : Steve Meyer

Graphics by : Scott Morrison


- PORTS -


* Consoles :

Microsoft XBOX (2004, "Midway Arcade Treasures 2")

Nintendo GameCube (2004, "Midway Arcade Treasures 2")

Sony PlayStation 2 (2004, "Midway Arcade Treasures 2")


* Computers :

PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (2006, "Midway Arcade Treasures Deluxe Edition")