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    Posted: 13 February 2016 at 8:50am
Does anyone know any solid info about this rare prototype arcade machine?
I know there are rumours of at least 3 cabinets still in existence and Ordyne over at mameworld definitely has one.

He's managed to glean some info but sadly his machine is non working for now.

Would love to know if anyone here has any parts from one of these machines or if they've ever seen one in an arcade?

There was actually talk of 200 units produced which in my opinion would sound more like a small production run than a field test.

Any info would be appreciated cheers


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http://www.arcade-history.com/?n=rise-of-the-robots&page=detail&id=26829

It was a poor PC game to me

End of the day, I wanted to play Virtua Fighter, I bought a game for the PC which was an early 3D fighting game, I can't remember what it was called, I also had this and thought it was pretty naff

So from that site, Bell Fruit tried to get in on the action in video games and failed, wonder what PC was used, probably something from one of there quiz machines or similar like used in Arcade Classics

It was a poor PC game that could never compete with Sega and should of been left there

If that was an machine they made, it is just a jamma cab of some sort with some artwork

Never seen one anywhere but likely to be in UK

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Thanks for the reply Bods.
And sorry for my late response.

It would be an interesting machine to own just because of the hype and drama surrounding the original release and it's many many versions.
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No problem, everyone to there own matey
 
I guess if you played this before playing any later arcade fighting stuff, then you would be happy
 
So there is a board and roms floating about then https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYrYh--KXCA
 
486 PC 33mhz 4mb ram, pretty much the spec of my first pc I built, SCSI HDD
 
So if you had the software, you could run the game on an old pc setup
 
Don't remember anyone saying they have seen machine or board, but keep searching, one of the Bitmap brothers leading the team behind it then
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well here are some anwers matey
 
 
Ordyne here? shame they dumped all the stuff, as I suspected, the board is something they must of used in other machines, not standard pcb
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Thanks for the reponse Bods.

Just sent you a PM, cheers mate :)

I'd love to own that cab someday...
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No worries, interesting matey
 
When I said I wanted to play Virtua Fighter at home, it was FX Fighter I was reduced to playing, it was the only 3D Fighting game at the time for PC I think
 
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mpu was called a rasterspeed,used on only 3 machines-one was a footy game and the other was a pinball type game
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Didn't the rare Zool cab also use Rasterspeed?

What was the name of the pinball game please?

I know the footy one is Football Crazy

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i worked on the pinball game,i know a company that has two on site still-the game itself caused bellfruit alot of problems,some kind of copyright issue

see if i can remember the name of the machine,its been a while

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Originally posted by Bods Bods wrote:

http://www.arcade-history.com/?n=rise-of-the-robots&page=detail&id=26829

It was a poor PC game to me

End of the day, I wanted to play Virtua Fighter, I bought a game for the PC which was an early 3D fighting game, I can't remember what it was called, I also had this and thought it was pretty naff

So from that site, Bell Fruit tried to get in on the action in video games and failed, wonder what PC was used, probably something from one of there quiz machines or similar like used in Arcade Classics

It was a poor PC game that could never compete with Sega and should of been left there

If that was an machine they made, it is just a jamma cab of some sort with some artwork

Never seen one anywhere but likely to be in UK
I rem buying that BITD for the PC Big smile Yeah it was crap!! http://www.giantbomb.com/rise-of-the-robots/3030-9847/

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Quick question to Gunblade if it's ok: Did you have any input (or info really) about the Bellfruit Zool cabinet as well as Rise?

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i only worked on the pinball game called wiggle,if you contact bellfruit they will deny all knowledge of the machine
the cabinets were virtually identical to the top of the pops swp cab,wg k7000 monitor was used i remember that
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Thanks for the info mate
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I used to work as a field tech for a company called Paymaster back in the 90's, they were part of Bass back then and operated all of the coin op stuff for them.

We actually had a Zool prototype that I installed in the UCI cinema in Solihull, and I am pretty sure that we also tried it in a couple of other locations around Birmingham and Coventry later on, but my memory is a little hazy.

I don't remember too much about it other than its white cabinet and the gameplay being a little different to the Amiga version (I was an Amiga nut back then so I had that to compare to). I don't think the game did too well out in the wild either.

Sorry I can't remember much else about it.


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Originally posted by Rog69 Rog69 wrote:

I used to work as a field tech for a company called Paymaster back in the 90's, they were part of Bass back then and operated all of the coin op stuff for them.

We actually had a Zool prototype that I installed in the UCI cinema in Solihull, and I am pretty sure that we also tried it in a couple of other locations around Birmingham and Coventry later on, but my memory is a little hazy.

I don't remember too much about it other than it's white cabinet and the gameplay being a little different to the Amiga version (I was an Amiga nut back then so I had that to compare to). I don't think the game did too well out in the wild either.

Sorry I can't remember much else about it.
Interesting. I wonder if the cab still exists...
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I would be pretty certain it went back to Bellfruit in the end, but if if didn't then it would have been sold on via Paymaster's place up north (in Leeds somewhere I think).
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Hi,

Thanks for the replies.
I do know a Zool cab is owned by someone over at Arcade Museum http://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=10541

There's pics of the pcb as well.

Maybe it's the same cab?
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Going from memory, the one in the Arcade Museum link certainly looks like the one I sited, no idea if it is the same one though.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mordzy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 August 2016 at 11:33am
I remember going to a PC showroom in Leeds to see this when the first '3d' cards came out... Matrox Millennium and then onto the 3dfx voodoo and voodoo rush cards. The game really, really shite. Graphically looked like a poor killer instinct (hdd based / 3d rendered characters)I suppose it was great at the time when arcade tech vastly outperformed home hardware. The good old days.




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