Atari 2600 Games Starting with Be to Ca
You are in a building infested with robots. Each room has a number of walls that restrict your movement. Each room also has a number or robots. Many robots appear to be stationary during early levels, but move as you level-up. The game supports shooting in eight directions. Earn an extra life every 2000 points.
Big Birds Egg Catch
Big Bird wants to win the county fair egg contest. A chicken at the top of the screen will lay and egg. The egg then falls down a chute. Manoeuvre Big Bird under the correct chute to catch the egg. Game one is one player only. Games two through ten are one or two player. All games have two rounds. Game one is a practice round and there are two chickens, straight chutes and when you move Big Bird left or right, he pops right under the chute.
This prototype is unplayable without the Mindlink controller. In theory, the game is controlled by the player?s thoughts. It’s a great idea and the thought of controlling a game with one’s mind is an attention getter, however, it is more likely that facial movements or biorhythmic feedback controlled the action on-screen. Oh, in order to play this game, you must have the Mindlink controller or its rubbish.
There are no surprises with this casino-style card game. You can play alone or with up to 2 other players against the computer. Each player starts the game with 200 chips where you can bet from 1 to 25 chips per hand. You win when you reach 1000 chips and lose when you run out of chips.
You control a running back and must get to the other end of the field by getting past the other teams offence and defense. As this is American football, you have the option of kicking the ball or running for it in the fourth down. The game offers two modes: 1) Classic mode, which shows red players against a black field; 2) Enhanced mode is a more colourful display. This is a two player game.
Your girlfriend Daisy is in trouble because Ollie Org is chasing her and won’t stop. Head to rescue her. In order to save her, you must construct a time machine in the time allotted. The blue print for the machine is at the bottom of the screen, so all you need to do is locate the parts which are hidden in the numerous houses in a maze like town. Search each home for the parts. Homes that do not have a part will have a bomb that you have to diffuse.
In this game, you ride your BMX bike performing various tricks. Perform these tricks in the half-pipe, quarter pipe and ramps. Tricks include loops, rotations, flips, and bounces. Use practice mode, to select and practice the event you want to master; in arcade mode, the events are performed in a set order. Advanced mode and later levels require precise angles when hitting the ramp/pipe. It also requires precise angles when landing.
This in an unfinished game by the famous David Crane. It was created before Dave left Atari for Activision. Your goal is to form as many words as possible from a random 4×4 grid of letters for up to two players, with each player can form a maximum of eight words. For those who have a chance to pick up this game, know that it is mostly complete with a few known issues such as all the letters not appearing in the grid right away when you start the game.
This is a game rather similar to Q*bert. The object is to bounce on each of the thirty-six squares and turn them all on. Start at the bottom left. On the bottom right starts the Bubble Eater, which will chase you around the play field and if he catches you, you lose a life. Pin starts at the top of a row and moves down. If you are hit by Pin, you pop and a life is lost. Pin doesn’t actively chase you, but if it lands on the Bubble Eater, it will pop it. When the Bubble Eater is popped, it turns into a glowing puddle and can be bounced.
Bowling supports one or two players. Gameplay is from a side view of the bowling alley. Use your joystick to try to bowl the highest score possible by knocking down the pins on the right side of the screen. There are several game levels available. In the easier level, use the joystick to control the direction of the ball on it’s way towards the pins. In the harder level, once the ball is released, direction cannot be controlled. There are also two difficulty levels which control how difficult it is to get a strike.
Boxing is played from an overhead point of view. Each game lasts two minutes with the player earning the most points wins. A long jab earns one point, a close power punch earns two points. However, if you can manage a knockout, it’s worth one hundred points.
There is a wall of bricks along the top of the screen. Your goal is to destroy each one. Use the paddle to bounce the ball off each brick, destroying it. Miss the ball and one life is lost.
Buck Rogers – Planet of Zoom
Buck Rogers began as a comic strip and later in the 1980s adapted as a TV show. It became an arcade game before being ported to various game consoles and home computers. This Fast and furious racing game taking place on a futuristic racetrack. Guide your spaceship between the pylons and shoot down other enemy racers.
You are sent to a long-dead planet and must investigate life sign readings. Upon reaching the world, giant bugs try to harm you. As the bugs come out of the ground, place your crosshair below them and fire. When the Phylanx appears, wait for it to turn red. If a bug gets all the way out of its nest or your crosshair is touched by a red Phylanx, you lose a life.
Bump And Jump
Bump ‘N’ Jump is racing game. Race through the treacherous and ever changing roadways, bump the enemy cars off the road and watch out as they try to bump you off the road. Your car has the ability to jump very high at high speed, which can be used to jump over enemy cars. But that’s not all, you must also jump gaps in the road or at least die trying. As the levels progress, the road becomes narrower with more obstacles in the way. And of course, the other cars increase in number and in aggressiveness.
If you have ever played a pinball game in the past, there is nothing much here that is a surprise. The Atari 2600 is one of the first console to have pinball games developed. As consoles improved in their graphics, so did the games tot he point where many became more enjoyable that the real machines.
You are the Chef Pepper. Your goal is to make giant hamburgers while evil eggs, sausages and pickles chase you around the game area. Sounds like a bad dream, but it makes for great game play. Burger time was a big seller in the 1980s. To make a hamburger, assemble all of the ingredients together, dropping them onto the the burger. To do this, you have to let Chef Pepper step all over the burger ingredients. As soon Chef Pepper steps on an ingredient, it will falls to the next level below.
California Games was the original “Extreme Games” — what today’s generation might call “X-Games in the sun”. Compete in events such as skateboarding, footbag, surfing, roller skating, flying disc (frisbee) and BMX. Some events are ranked by judges (Surfing), which gives you a score to help you improve your routine. The Lynx version of the game omits the flying disc and roller skating events, but adds a 2-player gaming mode via comlynx.
Canyon Bomber is simply a multi=player version of break out. Using aircraft, each player flies over the canyon filled with bricks. The player with the highest points at the end of the game wins. Game play is limited with control being limited to use of the paddle controller’s fire button. Control of the planes movement is left to the game.
Your goal is to earn as many points as possible by shooting the various targets before you run out of bullets. You can earn additional bullets by shooting the boxes that fly by. However, watch out for the a duck that will fly down and eat some of your bullets. This is not a good thing, shoot the duck to keep your bullets safe!