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Submarine 1981 VIC-Soft

Postby ridgerunner » Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:54 am

hi folks,

just came across this video on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pQdcZPNOhM

The arcade version of this game was the first video game I ever played back in the late 70's. Pretty sure it was in black & white and had a big periscope on the cabinet. Anyone know the title of that arcade machine?

Was this a commercially released game for the VIC? It looks like a type-in perhaps?
would love to be able to play this on original hardware.

Best,
Chris

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Re: Submarine 1981 VIC-Soft

Postby Ola H » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:52 pm

The arcade version you played was probably Midway’s Sea Wolf, or one of the clones. I used to play it as a kid on the boat between Malmö and Copenhagen every summer. :)

But there were lots of electromechanical torpedo games with periscope cabinets before Sea Wolf. Sega’s Periscope from 1966 is one notable predecessor, and already in 1946 Bally manufactured a coin-op with a periscope: Undersea Raider.


The Vic game looks like a type-in. But there must be commercial clones of Sea Wolf - I just can't think of one at the moment :?

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Re: Submarine 1981 VIC-Soft

Postby Mayhem » Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:16 pm

Well Commodore itself did release a Sea Wolf conversion for the Vic20 and C64...
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Re: Submarine 1981 VIC-Soft

Postby Ola H » Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:34 pm

Right :lol: and it's quite a good port too! Excellent sounds if not quite as atmospheric as the arcade sounds.
There is also Broderbund's Seafox, it is not a straight clone but very close. Still, Commodore's Sea Wolf is probably the best version available on the Vic.

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Re: Submarine 1981 VIC-Soft

Postby Vic20-Ian » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:59 am

It could be Sea Wolf or Wolf Pack arcade.

Have a look here at the cabinets to jog your memory

http://www.mameworld.info/3darcade/index.html
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Re: Submarine 1981 VIC-Soft

Postby ridgerunner » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:03 am

Thanks for all the info :) The arcade game was almost certainly Sea Wolf, thanks!
Will keep my eye's open for a VIC copy on ebay.
Just got a composite video cable to replace my RF, much nicer picture, no more ghosting.

All the best,
Chris

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Re: Submarine 1981 VIC-Soft

Postby mrr19121970 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:54 am

S-video is better again


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