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Munch Mobile Munch Mobile - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Munch Mobile - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee

Description

A weird driving game with a car that has long arms that reach out to grab a variety of edible items that appear along roadside.

Munch Mobile was produced by Centuri in 1983.

Centuri released 14 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1977. Centuri was based in United States.

Other machines made by Centuri during the time period Munch Mobile was produced include: Tunnel Hunt, Loco-Motion, Time Pilot, Pleiades, Pit, The, and Aztarac

Specs

Name Munch Mobile
Developer Centuri (United States)
Year 1983
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8791
Class Wide Release
Genre Platform
Monitor
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Controls
  • Joystick: 8-way - Car
  • Joystick: 2-way (left, right) - Hands
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Play

The object is to drive safely down the road. Pick up enough gas to stay alive while avoiding other vehicles that go by, grab as many bonus objects as possible including apples, cherries, bananas, acorns, live fish and money, and park your car in the garage.

Driving while trying to pick up the goodies is difficult and you can crash very easily on the narrow roads. The pace of the game is frustrating because the hands move slowly while the car itself moves really fast, especially in the later rounds. If one of your hands hits a tree or any other foreign object in it's quest for food, the car winces in pain for a few moments until it can use it's hands again.

You can get a bonus for putting used-up food into garbage cans. Grabbing fish which leap out of surrounding rivers is a safe bet, but most other bonuses are placed, so you can crash if you try to grab them. The best strategy is only to go for the fuel, since the car is a big gas guzzler and you can also get a bonus for leftover fuel at the end of the drive.

Munch Mobile KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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Miscellaneous

U.S. version of Joyful Road.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Munch Mobile Census

There are 14,834 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,506 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,890 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 10 known instances of this machine owned by Munch Mobile collectors who are active members. Of these, 9 of them are original dedicated machines. One is a set of circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with a Munch Mobile machine for sale.

Wanted - There are 2 active VAPS members currently looking for Munch Mobile. There are 3 active VAPS members looking for Munch Mobile boards sets.

This game ranks a 3 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 5 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]

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Technical

CPU: Z80
SOUND CPU: Z80
SOUND: 2xAY-8910

Manuals

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