Firefox (video game)
Firefox is an arcade LaserDisc video 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 first-person games Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back, Firefox came as both an upright and sit down cabinet, and with 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.
In Japan, Game Machine listed Firefox on their April 1, 1984 issue as being the third most-successful upright arcade unit of the year.
- "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)
- "Game Machine's Best Hit Games 25 - アップライト, コックピット型TVゲーム機 (Upright/Cockpit Videos)". Game Machine (in Japanese). No. 233. Amusement Press, Inc. 1 April 1984. p. 27.
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