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ATARI UNIQUE HARDWARE
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HARDWARE DESCRIPTION
Hardware : Various unique hardware
Emulators : MAME


KNOWN ATARI UNIQUE GAME LIST
Beathead
Compugraph Foto
Fast Freddie
Gauntlet
Hot Rod Rebels
I, Robot / Ice World
Meanstreak
Metal Maniax
Primal Rage II
Quiz Show
Tomcat
Tournament Table
Vs. Pro Yakyuu Family Stadium / Atari RBI Baseball


Beathead
1993 (Prototype)
CPU : ASAP @ 14.318180 MHz, M6502 @ 1.7895 MHz
Sound Chips : YM2151 @ 3.579 MHz, MSM6295 @ 9.037 kHz
Beathead Beathead
Boards : PCB
 

Compugraph Foto
19??
No images available
 

Fast Freddie
1982
Hardware : Z80 Based Scramble Hardware
Fast Freddie Fast Freddie
Flyers (external link) : Flyer 1 (@ flyerfever.com), Flyer 2 (@ flyerfever.com)
Magazine reviews (external link): C+VG Dec '82
 

Gauntlet
Tengen / Atari - 1985
This games runs on 's Nintendo Playchoice 10 hardware
Hardware : G-Board Hardware with 4 screen mirror
Gauntlet Gauntlet
Other version : Gauntlet (1985,Atari Gauntlet)
Sequels : Gauntlet II (1986) - Gauntlet Legends (1998) - Gauntlet Dark Legacy (1999)
 

Hot Rod Rebels
2000 (Prototype)
CPU : Pentium III 933mhz
Graphics Card : Geforce 2
Security : USB Protection dongle.
Hot Rod Rebels Hot Rod Rebels
Hot Rod Rebels Hot Rod Rebels
Hot Rod Rebels Hot Rod Rebels
Hot Rod Rebels Hot Rod Rebels
Notes from Scott : The unreleased sequel to San Francisco Rush 2049 and was cancelled before it was finished.

There are 8 tracks to choose from. Only three of the tracks are complete. Three other tracks are incomplete. You can race those tracks, but there are no textures so It's like Hard Drivin 2000! The last two tracks are unplayable and the music and sound effects are unfinished. The drone car logic is also not complete as they get lost while driving.

The cabinet is a standard 2049 cabinet with lots of modifications. There is a new Quad Stereo amp in the unit to power the new speakers in the tail pipes. Inside each tail pipe is a speaker and an LED light array. There are also real 'taillights' built into the base of the seat. The shifter ball is supposed to be a mini 8-Ball. The gas pedal is a throwback to the 70's pedals that were shaped like a 'cave man' foot. To the right of the monitor bezel is a light tree that signals when you should stomp on the gas. It only works at the beginning of the game. The monitor bezel and marquee bezel are black, instead of the 2049 blue. The seat looks like it is a new design, although it may be the same as Crusin Exotica.

The hardware is very different from the 2049 design. This game runs on a PC- a Pentium III 933mhz with a Geforce 2 card. It uses a special security board to keep the game from being bootlegged. The security board connects via the USB port. If the board is not present, the game will not boot. You cannot run this sofware in a 2049 cabinet.

This prototype gives you a good idea of what the sequel to 2049 might have been. The tracks are very cool, and the graphics are much improved. It's too bad Midway did not see this through to completion. This would have been an awesome chapter in the Rush series.
Cabinets : Screen - Seatback - Seat Side
Prequels : San Francisco Rush : Extreme Racing (1996) - San Francisco Rush The Rock : Alcatraz Edition (1997) - San Francisco Rush 2049 (1999) - San Francisco Rush 2049 TE (2000)
Sequel : San Francisco Rush 2049 Special Edition (2003)
 

I, Robot / Ice World
1983
Main CPU : 6809 @ 1.5 MHz
Graphics CPU : 2901 bit slice cpus on the graphics board.
Sound Chip : 4 x Pokey @ 1.25 MHz
I, Robot / Ice World I, Robot / Ice World
Notes : Ice World was the pre-production name.
Cabinets : Upright
Flyers (external link) : Flyer (@ flyerfever.com)
Magazine reviews : C+VG Apr '85
 

Meanstreak
1998 (Prototype)
Hardware : PC Based
Meanstreak Meanstreak
Meanstreak Meanstreak
 

Metal Maniax
1994 (Prototype)
Hardware : A truly insane board stack, literally hundreds of chips and at least 8 CPU's and DSP's, plz ph33r...
CPUs : MC68EC020FG16 + TMS34020-40
DSPs : 4 x DSP32C F33's, ADSP-2105
Sound CPU : TMS320C31PQL
Sound Chip : Atari CAGE
Metal Maniax Metal Maniax
Metal Maniax Metal Maniax
Notes : This game apparently suffered from a terrible framerate and compared to the other new 3D games being released in 1994 (like Daytona USA) it was simply deemed to be too far behind the technology curve, so Atari never released it.
Cabinets : Twin Cabinet
Marquee : 1 - 2
PCB : Layer 1 - Layer 2 - Layer 3 - Layer 4 - Layer 5
 

Primal Rage II
1996 (Prototype)
Hardware : Sony PSX Based
Primal Rage II Primal Rage II
Primal Rage II Primal Rage II
Cabinets : Marquee
Notes : Originally a prototype on CoJag Hardware.
Notes : Apparently Atari decided to go with humanlike characters this time instead of dinosaurs, as they thought people had trouble "relating" to dinosaurs, god knows what they were thinking, it's meant to be horribly rubbish.
Prequel : Primal Rage (1994)
 

Quiz Show
Atari / Kee - 1976
CPU : S2650 CPU
Notes : The questions and answers are stored on a multi-track tape
Quiz Show Quiz Show
Flyers (external link) : Flyer (@ flyerfever.com)
 

Tomcat
1983 (Prototype)
CPU : 68010 @ 6MHz
Maths Chip : Texas Instruments TMS32010 DSP
Sound : 6502, 2 x Pokeys and a Yamaha FM Synthesizer chip.
Speech : Texas Instruments TMS5220 speech synthesizer
Others : Parallel game link interface (yes, it was linkable ;)
Tomcat Tomcat
Tomcat Tomcat
Boards : PCB
Notes : Loads more information at Jed Margolins page Here.
 

Tournament Table
1978
CPU : Runs on enhanced VCS 2600 hardware. The primary difference is a second 6532 which provides the game with more IO ports and a total of 256 bytes RAM.
Tournament Table Tournament Table
Notes : A collection of 12 Games.
Cabinets : Normal
Flyers (external link) : Flyer 1 (@ flyerfever.com), Flyer 2 (@ flyerfever.com), Flyer 3 (@ flyerfever.com)
 

Vs. Pro Yakyuu Family Stadium / Atari RBI Baseball
Namco - 1987
This games runs on 's Nintendo Vs. hardware
Vs. Pro Yakyuu Family Stadium / Atari RBI Baseball Vs. Pro Yakyuu Family Stadium / Atari RBI Baseball
Flyers (external link) : Flyer (@ flyerfever.com)
 

 

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