This week's semi-random game pick is Grobda! This is another game that I have never played, and although it is only a scant four years newer than last week's Lupin III, the amount of technological advance in that time is blatant. There are more colors, it's faster and has more detailed sprites.
(emphasis mine)Grobda is a 1984 multi-directional shooter arcade game developed and published by Namco.It is a spin-off from Xevious, as the player's tank first appeared in that game as an enemy. It runs on Namco Super Pac-Man hardware but with a video system like that used in Mappy and The Tower of Druaga, and it also uses a DAC for the "Get Ready" speech sample at the start of each round.
Play however you'd like! The point is to enjoy and have fun, but if you would like to compete on high scores, please let us all know how you played (as in, with a arcade control panel, gamepad, etc.). We're on the honor system here for reporting high scores, so if you used cheats, fess up!
Please share with us your thoughts, jokes, frustrations or anything else related to this game that you may discover (i.e. if you discover the game itself was featured or visible in some other form of entertainment like a movie or TV show).