3-D Tic-Tac-Toe [Model CX 2618]

Atari 2600 cart. published 45 years ago by Atari, Inc.

Listed in MAME

3-D Tic-Tac-Toe [Model CX 2618] screenshot

3-D Tic-Tac-Toe © 1978 Atari, Incorporated.

In this game there is a perspective drawing of four square boards or planes displayed on the screen, which is Intended to create a 3-D effect. Each board is a 4 x 4 grid. The object of the game Is to place four X's or four O's in one horizontal, vertical, or diagonal row. To do this you may use one plane or all four planes.

You must place four markers in a row before your opponent does, or before the computer does, to win. There are nine games in all. The first eight games for one player competing against the computer. Each game number (1-8) is a progressively harder skill level. Game 9 is for two players.

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Model CX2618


To beat the computer or another player, you must place two three-in-a-rows so that the opponent cannot block both of them. Occasionally, you may win when an opponent fails to see that you have three-in-a-row, but that method involves more luck than strategy.

At higher skill levels, placing three-in-a-row becomes difficult. One of the secrets to playing winning TIC-TAC-TOE is to play in the 16 strong squares at the beginning of a game. The 16 strong squares are the eight outside corner squares, and the eight inside center square.


[US] Microsoft XBOX (nov.16, 2004) "Atari Anthology [Model 26084]"
[US] Sony PS2 (nov.22, 2004) "Atari Anthology [Model SLUS-21076]"
[JP] Microsoft XBOX (aug.4, 2005) "Atari Anthology [Model B7X-00001]"
[US] Sony PlayStation 4 (oct.18,2016) "Atari Flashback Classics Vol.1"
[US] Microsoft XBOX One (nov.1,2016) "Atari Flashback Classics Vol.1"

[US] Nintendo DS (nov.2, 2010) "Atari Greatest Hits Vol.1 [Model NTR-BR6E-USA]"

[US] PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (nov.11, 2003) "Atari - 80 Classic Games in One! [Model 25069J]"
[US] Steam (mar.24,2016) "Atari Vault [Model 400020]"

[US] "Atari Flashback 2" (2005)
[US] "Atari Flashback 2+" (feb.22, 2010)
[US] "Atari Flashback 3" (sept.16, 2011)
[US] "Atari Flashback 4" [(nov.13, 2012)
[US] "Atari Flashback 5" (oct.1, 2014)
[US] "Atari Flashback 6" (sept.15,2015)
[US] "Atari Flashback 7" (oct.1,2016)
[US] "Atari Flashback 8" (sept.22, 2017) by AtGames
[US] "Atari Flashback 8 Gold Edition" (sept.22, 2017) by AtGames
[US] "Atari Flashback 8 Gold Activision Edition" (sept.22, 2017) by AtGames


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