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Re: Williams Predators Prototype
07/28/17 11:27 PM



>the lost prototype game by Williams, Predators, has been recovered and will be playable at this years California Extreme

https://youtu.be/pJliQ2fsiUA


Congrats to that effort. When viewing the video, it is impressive that for being a Williams game (later hardware generation I presume), it makes more use of video hardware for some of the visual effects compared to other Williams games Stargate, Defender etc although Blaster video output does give Predators a run for its money. If I saw this and played it at an arcade, I'd probably try it a couple times because the Predators speech audio is distracting. It isn't as bad as Bosconian's speech output, but Bosconian makes up for it with better gameplay imo.



It appears the same person that started the web page long ago http://www.retrokade.com/cabs/predators.htm is likely the same with working video clip.




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http://unmamed.mameworld.info/non_other80.html#Predators

Predators (Williams [prototype], 84)
Info taken from Predators page
This game was made to link four cabinets together in what was called the "Quadraplay System". Each cabinet was named after a bird of prey -- Eagle, Hawk, Falcon, and Condor. Predators has been found in a cabinet similar to Williams' Blaster, and in a dual-screen Nintendo VS cabinet. The screen was color vector and had a vertical orientation. Apparently the game had "a space theme and your ship was just a circle with a turret on top" and you view a radar and use thrust, fire, and anti-matter pod (bomb) to seek out and destroy the other players. See the Predators page for more information and pictures of the cabinets.

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* Williams Predators Prototype grog 07/28/17 09:29 PM
. * The people went for it. Here is the video. :D Dullaron  09/10/17 02:59 PM
. * Re: Williams Predators Prototype Dullaron  07/29/17 06:06 AM
. * Re: Williams Predators Prototype Moose  07/30/17 04:08 AM
. * Re: Williams Predators Prototype Haze  07/30/17 11:36 AM
. * Re: Williams Predators Prototype gregf  07/28/17 11:27 PM
. * Re: Williams Predators Prototype Sgt Jack V  07/28/17 10:59 PM
. * Re: Williams Predators Prototype TafoidAdministrator  07/28/17 11:48 PM
. * Re: Williams Predators Prototype MooglyGuy  07/29/17 02:25 AM
. * Re: Williams Predators Prototype Doosh  09/10/17 12:44 PM
. * Re: Williams Predators Prototype CTOJAH  09/10/17 02:44 PM
. * Re: Williams Predators Prototype Envisaged0ne  09/10/17 05:25 PM
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