Even if the titlescreen says 1982, Black Widow was released in February 1983.
James Vollandt holds the official record for this game with 930,100 points on May 1, 1984.
1,550 units were produced. All Black Widow games were conversions of other Atari vector titles and were sold $995. Even the brand new ones were actually "Gravitar
" games that Atari converted at the factory. In general this title shared a lot of common components with "Gravitar
" and "Space Duel
", and Black Widow machines are often used to repair those titles.