History VideoGame / Gorf

16th Apr '17 12:41:14 PM nombretomado
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* SpaceInvaders: The first level, referred to as "Astro Battles".
16th Feb '17 10:34:37 PM bt8257
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''Gorf'' is an arcade game released in 1981 by {{Midway|Games}}, whose name was advertised as an acronym for "Galactic Orbiting Robot Force" . It is a multiple-mission fixed shooter with five distinct modes of play, essentially making it five games in one: an innovation at the time, as other video games had a level to clear, only to have a different level that looked the same but was a bit harder. It is well-known for its use of synthesized speech, a new feature at the time.

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''Gorf'' is an arcade game released in 1981 by {{Midway|Games}}, Creator/{{Midway|Games}}, whose name was advertised as an acronym for "Galactic Orbiting Robot Force" . It is a multiple-mission fixed shooter with five distinct modes of play, essentially making it five games in one: an innovation at the time, as other video games had a level to clear, only to have a different level that looked the same but was a bit harder. It is well-known for its use of synthesized speech, a new feature at the time.



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23rd Nov '16 7:50:17 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* OneBulletAtATime: Played with. Like in many other shmups of its kind, you can only have one shot on the screen at any given time, ''but'' you can [[LagCancel cancel that shot to fire a new one]].
19th Sep '16 3:54:47 PM YesThatSusanDavis
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* BattleshipRaid: The TropeMaker.
25th Apr '16 12:31:03 PM JudasZala
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* RankUp: You start with the Space Cadet rank, and every sixth mission, you are promoted to the following, with each rank becoming more difficult: Space Captain, Space Colonel, Space General, Space Warrior, and Space Avenger,

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* RankUp: You start with the Space Cadet rank, and every sixth mission, six missions, you are promoted to the following, with each rank becoming more difficult: Space Captain, Space Colonel, Space General, Space Warrior, and Space Avenger,
25th Apr '16 12:30:36 PM JudasZala
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* AntagonistTitle: The main enemies are referred to as the Gorfian Empire.


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* RankUp: You start with the Space Cadet rank, and every sixth mission, you are promoted to the following, with each rank becoming more difficult: Space Captain, Space Colonel, Space General, Space Warrior, and Space Avenger,
21st Apr '16 3:54:03 PM Prfnoff
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''Gorf'' is well-known for introducing or popularizing two new features (for its time) to the video game market. Its most notable feature is its robotic voice, powered by the Votrax speech synthesis chip. Most games, even today, that feature human and robot speech use digitized voice samples rather than a speech synthesizer. Also, ''Gorf'' is one of the first games to allow the player to buy additional lives before starting the game. Most games offer a predetermined number of lives (usually three) and allow the player to earn additional lives throughout the game. ''Gorf'', which was usually set to offer two lives per coin, lets the player insert extra coins to buy up to seven starting lives.

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''Gorf'' is well-known for introducing or popularizing two new features (for its time) to the video game market. Its most notable feature is its robotic voice, powered by the Votrax speech synthesis chip.chip (the same one featured in ''VideoGame/WizardOfWor''). Most games, even today, that feature human and robot speech use digitized voice samples rather than a speech synthesizer. Also, ''Gorf'' is one of the first games to allow the player to buy additional lives before starting the game. Most games offer a predetermined number of lives (usually three) and allow the player to earn additional lives throughout the game. ''Gorf'', which was usually set to offer two lives per coin, lets the player insert extra coins to buy up to seven starting lives.
9th Mar '16 6:22:26 PM FordPrefect
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''Gorf'' is well-known for introducing or popularizing two new features (for its time) to the video game market. Its most notable feature is its robotic voice, powered by the Votrax speech synthesis chip. Most games, even today, that feature human and robot speech use digitized voice samples rather than a speech synthesizer. Also, ''Gorf'' is one of the first games to allow the player to buy additional lives before starting the game. Most games offer a predetermined number of lives (usually three) and allow the player to earn additional lives throughout the game. ''Gorf'', which was usually set to offer two lives per coin, lets the player to insert extra coins to buy up to seven starting lives.

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''Gorf'' is well-known for introducing or popularizing two new features (for its time) to the video game market. Its most notable feature is its robotic voice, powered by the Votrax speech synthesis chip. Most games, even today, that feature human and robot speech use digitized voice samples rather than a speech synthesizer. Also, ''Gorf'' is one of the first games to allow the player to buy additional lives before starting the game. Most games offer a predetermined number of lives (usually three) and allow the player to earn additional lives throughout the game. ''Gorf'', which was usually set to offer two lives per coin, lets the player to insert extra coins to buy up to seven starting lives.
3rd Feb '16 7:25:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Galaxian}}: The third level is actually called "Galaxians". Appears only in the arcade original, as the home versions remove it due to either space limitations or licensing issues.
28th Nov '15 12:59:24 PM bt8257
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''Gorf'' is well-known for introducing or popularizing two new features (for its time) to the video game market. Its most notable feature is its robotic voice, powered by the Votrax speech synthesis chip. Most games, even today, that feature human and robot speech use digitized voice samples rather than a speech synthesizer. Also, ''Gorf'' is one of the first games to allow the player to buy additional lives before starting the game. Most games offer a predetermined number of lives (usually three) and allow the player to earn additional lives throughout the game. ''Gorf'', which was usually set to offer two lives per coin, allows the player to insert extra coins to buy up to seven starting lives.

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''Gorf'' is well-known for introducing or popularizing two new features (for its time) to the video game market. Its most notable feature is its robotic voice, powered by the Votrax speech synthesis chip. Most games, even today, that feature human and robot speech use digitized voice samples rather than a speech synthesizer. Also, ''Gorf'' is one of the first games to allow the player to buy additional lives before starting the game. Most games offer a predetermined number of lives (usually three) and allow the player to earn additional lives throughout the game. ''Gorf'', which was usually set to offer two lives per coin, allows lets the player to insert extra coins to buy up to seven starting lives.
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