Gorf (arcade)  1981


Emulation: mame

First game to use different levels in the game to tell a story

Arcade system: Bally Midway Astrocade


Gameplay video


Review - All Game Guide (1998)

"With its robotic speech synthesis and colorful graphics, Gorf was a hit in its heyday. It's also a curiosity in its combination of characters from other arcade games: the invaders seen in the Space Attack level are the Space Invaders aliens, and those from the Galaxians level are truly from Galaxian."



1) The programmer called it Gorf since it's Frog spelled backwards. It is also an acronym for 'Galactic Orbital Robot Force'.
2) Originally coul be made as Star Trek: The Motion Picture, but when the game designers read the film's script, they realized that the concept would not work as a video game.Even so, the player's ship bears a passing resemblance to the Starship Enterprise viewed from above.
3) The game's creator, Jay Fenton, designed a sequel to Gorf called 'Ms. Gorf', but it was never released. Jay Fenton underwent a sex change and is now known as Jamie Fenton.

4) Space Invaders (1978) and Galaxian (1979) is the previous missions of this game

5) First game with disparate levels is Ozma Wars (1979).          

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