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Dog Patch
Box artwork for Dog Patch.
Developer(s) Midway Games
Publisher(s) Midway Games
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Fixed shooter
System(s) Arcade
Players 1-2
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
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Dog Patch is a fixed shooter arcade game that was released by Midway Games in 1977; it utilizes an Intel 8080 microprocessor (running at: 1.9968 MHz), and both players must use two rotary controllers to direct the shotguns of two hillbillies up and down with a single button to make them fire shots at the tin cans that a third hillbilly throws into the air (and keep them bouncing). If only one player is playing, the hillbilly on the left (2P) side of the screen will be controlled by the CPU - and as with several other early Midway games, the gameplay is time-based as opposed to life-based, and the gameplay will be extended (if you manage to score a certain amount of points before the timer runs out). Whichever of the two hillbillies has the higher score at the end of this game will be declared the winner; this means that if you are the only person playing, and the CPU-controlled hillbilly's score is higher than yours at the end, he will have "won". Wild geese also occasionally appear, which can be shot for extra points.