Arcade Video game published 45 years ago by Atari, Inc.

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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.

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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.

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Designed and programmed by : Mike Albaugh


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