Ozyr’s Astrocade (Bally Arcade) Instruction Site. [ Emporium Index | Astrocade Index]. Bally PROFESSIONAL ARCADE FUN & BRAINS. OWNERS MANUAL. Welcome to the unofficial Astrocade (Bally Arcade) Video Game Instruction Site. Here you will find the instructions needed to play Astrocade. A fantastic party game that’s absolutely addictive for 2 players or teams. LOADING INSTRUCTIONS. 1. Turn on your Astrocade and TV set, then select channel 3.

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Bally Astrocade 66 66 Bally Astrocade Manual: Gunfight is a very popular arcade game which has been included in your Bally Professional Arcade. Posted Thu Jun 22, 1: The number of games remaining will show at the top middle of the screen.

This page explains how to save to tape using the baud audio cassette interface that is built into the cartridge. Bally Limited Warranty Card Bally.

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Well, you have got a good start on having one with owning a Bally Professional Arcade. Squeezing the trigger activates a switch for shooting as in Gunfight or placing a trace on the screen in Scribbling.

The instructiins were later picked up by a third-party company, who re-released it and sold it until around I’ve forgotten my password. The interpreter would read out two bytes, drop all the odd-numbered bits, and assemble the results into a single byte of code.

Bally Astrocade

Dungeons of Dracula Wavemakers texts eye 81 favorite 0 comment 0 Bally Astrocade Manual: Collision Course Wavemakers. This 4KB cartridge, which includes a astricade tape interface, was released by Astrovision Inc in It did, however, include a blitter -like system and software to drive it. As only one jack is provided on the BASIC cartridge, it is necessary for the user to manually connect the audio cable to the MIC jack of the cassette recorder.


The unit also included two games built into the ROM, Gunfight and Checkmatealong with the simple but useful Calculator and a “doodle” program called Scribbling. In Bally grew less interested in the arcade market and decided to sell off their Consumer Products Division, including development and production of the game console.

Bally will soon offer an audio interface that will allow a personal cassette tape player to be connected to the Bally Professional Arcade. It’s visually different from the original release as well. For the electronic billboard, see Astrovision Times Square.

Solor Conqueror Astrovision [] Topics: The line could then be read out to the zstrocade at a more leisurely rate, while also interfering less with the CPU, which was also trying to use the same memory. Should this occur, simply press the reset button to clear. The Astrocade featured a relatively instructioms input device incorporating several types of control mechanisms: Must be followed by appropriate number key to secure instrucfions memory from storage.

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Should your calculations exceed the 92 line limit, data at the beginning of the ‘video’ tape will be omitted as asgrocade data is added. Biorhythm Astrovision [] texts eye favorite 0 comment 0 Bally Astrocade Manual: Written by Jay Fenton.

Bally Astrocade Instructions

Each player’s score appears in the upper corners of the screen. The Astrocade was one of the early cartridge-based systems, using cartridges known as Videocades that were designed to be as close in size and shape as possible to a cassette tape.


Thanks for the suggestion. Originally referred to as the Bally Home Library Computer, it was released in but available only through mail order. But due to production delays, the units were first released to stores in April astrocare its branding changed to “Bally Professional Arcade”.

If a program wrote to the ROM space normally impossible, it is “read only” after all the video chip would take the data, apply a function to it, and then copy the result into the corresponding location instructioms the RAM.

Posted Thu Jun 22, With all the information you have here about programming, I’m surprised that astdocade isn’t a Programming subforum. I hope that you enjoy the video and find it useful. If left unattended for approximately four minutes, the Professional Arcade will blank the screen, thus, preventing any burned-in images. In they re-released the unit with the BASIC cartridge included for free, this time known as the Bally Computer System, and then changed the name again in to Astrocade.

The system Nutting delivered was instructios in most of Midway’s classic arcade games of the era, including Gorf and Wizard of Wor. The volume should be set above the level that causes the LED to glow steadily. Galactic Invasion Astrovision [].