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.
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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.