Larry Kaplan

Air-Sea Battle

Air-Sea Battle

Atari 2600 - Released - September 11, 1977

Air-Sea Battle is basically a target shooting game. On most settings, you are positioned at the bottom of the screen and you shoot at targets at the top of the screen. The various settings provide different targets and weapons with different characteristics. In games 1-6, you are an anti-aircraft gun and you shoot, unsurprisingly, at aircraft. You are stationary. Your control is limited to selecting the time of firing, the angle at which your shot is fired and, on some settings, exertion of minor control over the direction of your missile. In games 7-12, you are a submarine and you shoot...

Bowling

Bowling

Atari 2600 - Released - 1978

Your objective is to roll as high a score as possible, whether you're playing a one-player or a two-player game. There are ten "pins" to knock down. You have two tries (or rolls) to knock down the pins each time you're up. Each game consists of ten "frames" (or turns). If you succeed in knocking down all the pins on your first roll, it's called a "strike". A strike is marked with an "x" on the TV screen. If you leave pins standing, but "pick them up" on your second try, it's called a "spare". Spares are marked with a "/" on the screen. An "open frame" occurs when you fail to...

Brain Games

Brain Games

Atari 2600 - Released - August 1, 1978

In Brain Games one or two players attempt to earn as many points as possible by solving various puzzles presented by the computer. There are six different puzzles included, which are: •Touch Me: The computer will play a sequence of tones. Each button on the controller represents a different tone, and by pressing the correct button you need to recreate the same sequence. •Count Me: The computer will display a sequence of numbers. Using the controller, you need to press the numbered buttons in the same order the computer displayed them. •Picture Me: The computer will display a series of...

Bridge

Bridge

Atari 2600 - Released - December 1, 1980

You have in your possession the ultimate solitaire bridge game! Bridge by ACTIVISION deals you hundreds of millions of hands at random, provides a computer partner who bids by rules, and even plays as your opponents after you've established a contract. You can play the same hand over and over again until you're satisfied or keep dealing until you find a hand you want to play. Best of all, you'll never again be without a game with Bridge by ACTIVISION. Look inside to see how it's done. A NOTE TO BEGINNING BRIDGE PLAYERS: Bridge by ACTIVISION was designed for people who already know how to...

Combat

Combat

Atari 2600 - Released - September 11, 1977

Combat is an early video game by Atari for the Atari 2600. It was released as one of the nine launch titles for the system in October 1977, and was included in the box with the system from its introduction until 1982. Combat is a two-player game where the players attempt to shoot each other's tanks or planes. Hitting the enemy vehicle pushes it back and gives the player one point. The game contains 27 levels, each of which has different rules and playing field layout. On the tank levels, the players have a selection of two different mazes or no walls at all, while on the plane levels, the...

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