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Box artwork for M-4.
Developer(s)Arcade Engineering
Publisher(s)Midway Games
Release date(s)
Genre(s)Versus shooter
ModesSingle player, Multiplayer
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M-4 is a versus 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 a vertical 2-way joystick to take up control of a tank on their side of the screen (if only one player is present, that tank on that left side of the screen will be controlled by the CPU) with a single button to make it fire shots at the white barrier in front of it and wear it away. When one of the tanks fires a shot at the other one and hits it it will explode, and the firing player will receive a random amount of points - and as with Gun Fight and Boot Hill, the other tank will then get resurrected as your game continues. As with several other early Midway games, the gameplay's time-based (as opposed to life-based), but there's no extended play; it is also worth noting that this title was developed by the company "Arcade Engineering" for Midway.