1974 Kasco Untouchable

Description: Untouchable, Kasco, 1974, a Japanese company (similar to Sega) EM game where you drive a 1930s style cop car and chase and shoot at a car of gangsters. The game uses a combination of 1970s EM technology (like an 8-track tape player for background sound), and 1940s "Shoot the Bear" technology. The EM relays in the backbox are sealed Sega style Japanese relays.

The cop car has a front headlight beam that turns on as you pull the gun trigger on the front of the game. The gangster car has a rear light activated photo cell. If the cop car's front light hits the gangster's car's rear photocell, 10 points are score on the two EM score reels (there is one dummy score reel). A tube amplifier (like in Shoot the Bear) does the photocell processing and makes a gun shot noise when the trigger is pulled. An 8-track tape player makes background sound during game play. The back of the ganster car also has a LED which blinks (via a switch on one of the backbox motors), showing the gangsters shooting back at the cop car. Also the blue gangster in the car is animated and moves as the ganster car moves left and right (kind of aiming at the cop car, it is very subtle animation but a nice touch).

Game is based on time, as there is a timer in the left bottom corner of the score glass (run by a small motor). The cars move on a treadmill-type belt. The gangster car moves left and right, and forward and back, via a pair of motors in the backbox. The player controls the cop car by the front steering wheel, which turns the cop car's front wheels, thus moving it left and right on the treadmill belt. There is a player accelerator pedal too in the game, but I am not sure if that functions (it didn't on the one I played, but I was hoping this would change the speed of the treadmill belt).

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The tube amplifier and 8-track player mounted in the front of the game.

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