Canyon Bomber was released in November 1977.
Atari was at the top of the arcade battle in 1977. Releasing no fewer then nine arcade games, Atari was the dominating force and standard that videogames were based on. Many of Atari's games were simple games of skill and hand-eye coordination.
Canyon Bomber is Howie's second Atari project ("Super Bug
" was his first). The author describes his game as 'upside-down Breakout' and says it was a far superior two-player competitive game than when played one person versus the computer. He modified the "Sprint 2
"'s circuitry, then programmed it.
David Nelson of Manchester, New Hampshire holds the official record for this game with 1399 points on November 17, 2007.