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Videocart-19: Checkers

Videocart-19: Checkers

Fairchild Channel F - Released - August 26, 1980

A playable version of the board game of Checkers. The player controls the 12 checkers at the bottom of the screen and attempts to remove the 12 checkers at the top of the screen, controlled by the computer. A player can only move his checkers diagonally toward his opponent's side of the board. A checker can be jumped when two opposing checkers are adjacent to each other and there is an empty space directly across the checker being jumped. If there's a checker in the board that a player can jump, he is forced to do so. If a checker reaches the other side of the board, that checker is kinged and...

Videocart-22: Slot Machine

Videocart-22: Slot Machine

Fairchild Channel F - Released - August 26, 1980

In this slot machine simulation, the player can choose his starting purse (from $1 up to $99) and then bet on each spin of the slot reels. Each bet can be either for 5¢,10¢,25¢, or 50¢. The game offers two modes: Random Play lets the wheel spin and then stop randomly, and Select Play lets the player choose when to stop each wheel at a time.

Videocart-23: Galactic Space Wars

Videocart-23: Galactic Space Wars

Fairchild Channel F - Released - August 26, 1980

In Galactic Space Wars, the player controls of a fighter spacecraft with the sole objective to find and destroy enemy space ships. The players takes a first person perspective from inside the cockpit searching the vast area of space to locate enemy craft. Once one is located, players try to quickly fix their laser's sight on the enemy and shoot it. If the enemy stays on the screen for too long, it will fire one shot at the player's ship and score a hit. There are four different enemy ships, each worth a varying amount of points. Players are given a limited amount of time to destroy as many...

Videocart-24: Pro Football

Videocart-24: Pro Football

Fairchild Channel F - Released - August 26, 1980

Pro Football is a 2-player American Football game played on a horizontal football field. Players take control of a 6-player team and play both offense and defense against an opposing player's team with the objective of outscoring their opponent. There are 8 offensive and 8 defensive plays to call. On offense, the player can either pass the ball or run using the quarterback to try to score a touchdown. Also available is the option to kick a field goal to score points. On defense, players can have linebackers blitz or try to defend the pass from being completed. The game can be played at four...

Videocart-25: Casino Poker

Videocart-25: Casino Poker

Fairchild Channel F - Released - December 1, 1981

A simulation of the five-card draw poker variant. There is a computerized dealer and two more players (human or computer-controlled), and each one is dealt five cards. The players then take turns either calling or raising a bet (of up to $25) or, if they don't like their cards, they can fold. Once that round of betting is done, players can then choose to discard up to three of their cards in exchange for new ones, in an attempt to make a better hand. Another round of betting then takes place and, after that, all the players that didn't fold must show their cards. Whoever has the highest hand...

Videocart-26: Alien Invasion

Videocart-26: Alien Invasion

Fairchild Channel F - Released - December 1, 1981

In this Space Invaders variant, the player controls a gun turret at the bottom of the screen and fires missiles at incoming alien ships. The turret can move both left and right and hide behind three protective barriers. The alien invaders move left and right, fire missiles at the player, and slowly approach the planet surface - if they land, the player loses the game. Every once in a while, an alien mothership will fly across the top of the screen and shooting it will give the player extra points. The goal of the game is to destroy all alien ships in each attacking wave and score as many...

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