Firefox (video game)
Firefox is a single player arcade laserdisc game based on the 1982 Clint Eastwood movie of the same name. It was produced by Atari, Inc. in 1984 and was Atari's only laserdisc game. Like Atari's previous Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back games, Firefox came as both an upright and sit down cabinet, and featured a yoke style controller.
To develop the laserdisc footage, two developers, Mike Hally and Moe Shore, sifted through miles of footage from the film, amounting to 20 to 30 hours worth. Most of the resulting footage was first-person shots filmed from helicopters flying over Greenland and Scandinavia.
- "Firefox Takes Off" from Atari employee newsletter (page 1)
- Atari Vax emails "And to my knowledge, Coin-op has yet to sacrifice quality to get an on-time delivery. Firefox was supposed to start production 1/23/84; millions in parts are all staged ready for production, but it has not started (1/31/84) because the software is not ready."
- Schematic Package Supplement to Firefox Operators Manual (PDF), Atari
- "Firefox Takes Off" from Atari employee newsletter (page 2)
- "MAME 0.128u4, structural changes and a new emulated lasergame". Sir Arthur's Den. December 1, 2008.
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