Pigs in Space starring Miss Piggy [Model CX26114]

The Atari 2600 Cart. by Atari, Inc.

DESCRIPTION

Emulated in MAME ! [CONSOLE] Atari 2600 Cart.

Pigs in Space starring Miss Piggy © 1983 Atari, Incorporated.


PIGS IN SPACE is a tripigathlon of three thrilling outer space games: Chickenvaders, Pastaroids, and Escape from Planet of the Gonzoids. As the commander of the starship Swinetrek, your mission is to score the highest points possible, and complete as many rounds as you can.

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CHICKENVADERS
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While on a routine exploration of the Planet Cluck, Captain Link Hogthrob is suddenly attacked by a squawking squadron of space chickens! Their devastating and incredibly messy weapon: eggs.

Fearless Captain Link counterattacks by lobbing link sausages at the chickens before they drop eggs all over his nice clean uniform. Each hit scores points and sends the hens flying into the bird dimension! Use the joystick to move Captain Link left or right, press the red button to fire a link sausage.

Note: only one sausage can appear on the screen at a time.

Link must quickly divert all the chickens before they force him down into the muck of Planet Cluck. At the same time, he must dodge their messy eggs. If an egg hits Link, he will be transformed into a chicken - a fate worse than bacon! Either of these tragedies ends the rounds.

Link's other challenge is to hit Gonzo, who commands the chicken invasion from his swirling saucer at the top of the screen. A direct sausage strike on Gonzo's saucer sends him flying into deep space and earns you bonus points.

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PASTAROIDS
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Yikes! That pighead Link has accidentally ejected Miss Piggy into a raging pastaroid storm. Now the intrepid First Mate Piggy must fight her way through a treacherous torrent of Italian food to return to the good ship Swinetrek. If the Swinetrek leaves the screen before Miss Piggy boards it, one round is lost and the ship circles back around for another try.

Use your joystick to guide Miss Piggy through the pastaroid storm; press the red button to karate-chop meatballs for bonus points. But watch out! If Miss Piggy collides with a meatball or a strand of spaghetti, she'll be knocked back to where she started.

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ESCAPE FROM PLANET OF THE GONZOIDS
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The Swinetrek is trapped in an abandoned pizza mine guarded by gonzoids - weird metallic robots created by the crazed Gonzo. The gonzoids stand on ledges and toss pizzas across the mine tunnels. These tunnels and pizzas can disable the Swinetrek on contact by gumming up its hyperspace drive.

Here's the good news. To help you get through the mine, Dr. Strangepork has invented a quasi-wonderful weapon, the Boomeray(TM). The Boomeray is an arching ray especially designed to disintegrate the hard-to-reach gonzoids. Move the Swinetrek left or right and press the fire button to shoot Boomerays in the same direction. Like a boomerang, the Boomeray shoots upward then curves back down.

But now for the bad news: When incorrectly aimed, the Boomeray can boomerang back and disable the Swinetrek, ending a round. You'll also lose a round if the Swinetrek doesn't escape the pizza mine.

Note: Pressing the fire button to start game play automatically fires your Boomeray, so be careful not to move the Swinetrek. You might destroy it before you destroy the gonzoids.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Model CX26114

SCORING

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CHICKENVADERS
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Row: Points per Chicken
1: 10 Points.
2: 20 Points.
3: 50 Points.
4: 70 Points.
5: 100 Points.
Note: Point values for each upper row decrease when a lower row is eliminated.

Hitting Gonzo's saucers: 300 points.
Eliminating all chickens: 1000 points.

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PASTAROIDS
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Karate-chopping a meatball: 100 points.
Boarding the Swinetrek: 1000 points.

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ESCAPE FROM PLANET OF THE GONZOIDS
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Every mile forward: 1 point.
Destroying a gonzoid: 100 points.
Escaping mine: 1000 points.

SOURCES
Game's ROM.

Page last modified on July 13, 2014