The Arcade Video Game by Atari, Inc.

Destroyer screenshot


Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

Destroyer © 1977 Atari.

A sea battle game where the player moves a destroyer back and forth along the surface of the water. The ship drops depth charges to destroy the submarines that are moving back and forth below.


Destroyer the  Arcade Video Game
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Game ID : 030131-030136

Main CPU : M6800 (@ 756 Khz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 256 x 240 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette Colors : 8

Players : 1
Buttons : 2


Released in October 1977.

Atari Destroyer was a unique 1 player experience. With a combination of realistic controls, sound effects and the use of 3D cardboard graphics overlaying the monitor the game gave the player a feel of playing a realistic sea battle game. With sonar and explosion sounds from the left and right speakers the game had a fully immersed experience for 1977.

Nik Meeks holds the official record for this game with 4,000 points on June 3, 2007.


Designed and programmed by : Mike Albaugh

Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

Page last modified on February 28, 2011