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Released November 1984 · consists of 4 releases.

Grobda is a shooter released by Namco in 1984. It can be found in the Namco Museum Battle Collection.


First release date November 1984
Platform Arcade , NEC PC-8801 , Sharp X1 , NEC PC-6001 , Sharp MZ , PlayStation 4 , Nintendo Switch
Developer Namco
Publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment , Namco , HAMSTER Corporation
Genre Shooter
Theme Sci-Fi
Franchises Xevious , Arcade Archives

Grobda is a sequel to Xevious, but plays in an entirely different manner. The game situates the player in a future, fictitious tank-based sports league, the National Battlers Association. Players drive a tank, and your goal in each level is to defeat an array of roughly half a dozen competitive tanks. Kills are generally achieved with one successful shot, but the player (and later enemies) are equipped with a shield which depletes while deployed with a secondary button and slowly recharges. Enemies explode into a blast radius which can kill additional enemies or the player themselves.

Grobda was the first game developed by Namco to use a DAC for converting digital clips of spoken dialog to analog sound. The cabinet encourages the player to "GET READY" prior to rounds, using the line about a year before Space Harrier was released with its own more celebrated use of the same prompt.


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Specific release details

Platform Sharp MZ
Region Japan
Release date N/A
Product code None
Company code None
Minimum Players 1
Maximum Players N/A
Resolutions N/A
Sound Systems N/A
Single player Features N/A
Multi player Features N/A
Widescreen Support No
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