Manufacturer Midway
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Gorf (High Score Kit Installed)

Card rack set, tested and working
$700.00

Original, tested and working Midway Gorf arcade game circuit boardset from 1981 with a new high score save kit installed. This setup includes the metal cage and five boards that go into the card rack (Game, CPU, Pattern and two ram boards). Note that the rom board is no longer needed as the high score save kit eliminates this board (a good thing as the original rom boards are at point where they usually need a bit of work).

All boards have been tested and work fine, including the hard to find custom ICs and speech chip.  No other boards or items are included.

These boards have been tested overnight and work fine.

High score save kit includes a number features:

  • Easy install - No soldering, board modifications or special wiring. Plug in and go!
  • Save your scores forever -  We use a serial eprom, not failure prone NVRAM or batteries
  • High Score Save - Saves the Top 5 scores!
  • Initial Entry -You can now now enter your initials!
  • Has separate score tables - Different high score saving for number of lives chosen! (2, 3, 4 or 5 lives are separate HSS tables!)
  • Attract Sounds - Hear what you've been missing! Set on or off during the attract screen rotation!
  • Language - Select English or German
  • Freeplay - No more coins or opening up the coin door!
  • Coin Up - Still supports coins if wanted
  • Attract Mode - Minimize your screen burn. No more "static" screens!
  • Change DIP settings - On screen menu driven DIP settings. No more pulling out your game to get inside to change dip switches!
  • Support - Can be used in an Upright, Cabaret or Cocktail cabinet!
  • Backup and Restore - Able to backup high scores and restore them later! Ideal for before and after game room parties!
  • Reset Button - Restart a game without turning the entire game off (Requires to be ENABLED in menu and pressing P1 and P2)
  • No rom board needed anymore! (This makes the game much more reliable)
  • Rom Saver - Program/ROM/RAM-Board MUST be removed (Attention: The 2 graphic RAM boards must stay in the stack)
  • Copyright Message - Can be set to remove Highscoresaves
  • Using the "Hard Romset" - now the Galaxian level plays in Hard Mode, as well as all the other levels
  • Stealth Mode - Able to boot straight to game without seeing DIP Settings menu
  • Improved Self Test - Light Test, RAM and a simple Pattern board test added!
Genre Shooter
Year 1981
Related Game Title Gorf
Quick Game Facts
Gorf

At the time Gorf was released most vertical shooter games (such as Galaxian or Space Invaders), usually only had one level that was repeated for the entire game. Gorf was a bit different, the game features five different missions, including a Space Invaders like mission, a Laser Attack mission, a Galaxian mission, a Space Warp mission and the Flag ship mission. After defeating all five missions players are promoted in rank from Space Cadet up through Space Avenger.

Gorf was one of the first games to feature digitized speech. In the game the player is taunted by the Gorfian leader, with phrases such as, “You cannot defeat my Gorfian empire”. Another unique feature of the game is the wonderful backlighting. In addition the game marquee, the header above the monitor and the one below the control are backlit.

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Coin-Op Technical Details
Year: 1981
Manufacturer: Midway
Genre: Shooter
Players: 2P
Conversion Class: unique
Orientation: Vertical
Monitor Resolution: CGA