Bally Astrocade Games Starting with Aa to Zz
Amazing Maze / Tic-Tac-Toe
Amazing Maze is a race game through a maze between you and your opponent. The mazes are dynamic and ever changing. Tic-Tac-Toe is simply the traditional game of the same name.
Once the terrain is drawn, soldiers install the gun emplacements. Players then take turns lobbing shots at one another beginning with player 1. The gun control panel appearing at the top of the screen has five green buttons for controlling barrel angle, powder charge, and firing the gun.
When a player’s turn ends, the current player passes both hand controls to the next player, and the game continues until each person has played five balls. The remaining number of balls is shown in the box to the lower left of the playing field. The current player is indicated by the arrow pointing to his number.
Blackjack, Poker and Acey Ducey
This game pack includes three card games.
Brickyard is a clone of Breakout, which is an adaptation of Pong.
Checkmate is one of three games programmed into the Astrocade console. Surround your three opponents with walls much trying to block him in. When a lead unit runs into a wall, that player is knocked out of the round. All walls left by that player during the round disappear and all surviving player’s score increases one point.
Clowns adapts the essence of Breakout to a circus setting.
Cosmic Raiders bares considerable similarities to Defender. You face off against yet another horde of hostile aliens and must stay alive as long as possible earn points from the death of the aliens. You can select how many ships to start with at the beginning of your game as well as an intensity level.
In this exciting two-player shotgun game, your goal is to shoot the can to your opponent’s side of the screen. You score points for direct shots on the can and for knocking the can off your opponent’s side of the screen. The object of the game is to have the highest score after all the cans have been tossed.
Football is played from a top down and features two skill levels and three game variations. Choose from one of five different offensive or defensive plays. In the first game variation, select a play, control the players on the field.
Galaxian is a shoot ’em up in which the player is at the bottom of the screen, with an arrangement of aliens at the top. The player moves left and right to aim at an alien, then shoots a bullet up the screen, and the alien it hits is killed. The aliens are classed as Drones, Emissaries, Hornets and Commanders, with those higher up the screen scoring more points when destroyed.
Gunfight is one of three games programmed into the Astrocade console. The game portrays a Wild West shootout between two gunslingers much like Atari’s Outlaw and requires two players. You and your opponent control a gunfighter located on either side of the screen. Manoeuvre your gunfighters behind cover or into shooting position. The game includes several obstacles: cactuses, trees, and a moving covered wagon.
Another game that provides a twist on Pong, in this case, its a single player game against a wall.
This hockey game bares a closer resemblance to Pong than it does to hockey. However, it is important to remember that these were the early 1970.
The Incredible Wizard puts you into the shoes of a gun-toting Warrior exploring the deadly Dungeons of Wor. The object of the game is to score points while advancing through a series of increasingly difficult single-screen mazes. The players must clear all the monsters out of a maze in order to advance to the next maze.
Don’t let the name fool you, its just another pac-mac clone, though a very nice looking one for the time.
This cartridge offers two shooting gallery style combat games for one or two players. The object in each game is to score as many points as possible in the time allotted. Seawolf puts you in control of a submarine at the bottom of the ocean shooting at ships. Enemy ships come in three different types: battleships, tankers and PT boats.
Space Fortress puts you at the guns of a solitary space fortress. You job is to protect your fortress from swarms of alien ships. At the beginning of the game you choose how many fortresses you would like to play (up to ten.) The players may also choose from ten levels of difficulty.
In Star Battle two star ships fly down a trench shooting at each other. Two players may compete head-to-head or one player may battle the computer. At the start of the game the players select how many points are needed to win (from 1 to 999.) A player scores a point each time the opposing star ship is shot down.