Fast Freddie

Arcade Video game published 38 years ago by Atari, Inc.

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Fast Freddie © 1982 Atari.

Take off on a fantastic video trip. A voyage that simulates the thrills and skills of actual Hang Gliding. Players use the joystick to control Freddie, but good timing and strategy is necessary to successfully negotiate invisible air currents, wind direction and up and down drafts. This game has incredible visual impact for this time, Freddie flies the skies over the Alps--over trains, trees, bridges, through winter and summer seasons; over the Pacific--over a yacht, tropical islands, an aircraft carrier; and over Egypt--camels, Pyramids, the Taj Mahal, the Sphinx, through day and night landscapes. It's a complete global challenge with non-stop action over a continuously changing panorama below.
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Main CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 3.072 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Zilog Z80 (@ 1.536 Mhz)
Sound Chips : (2x) General Instrument AY8910 (@ 1.536 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Vertical
Video resolution : 224 x 256 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette Colors : 256

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 1
Released in October 1982 by Atari, under license from Kaneko.

This game is also known as "Fly-Boy" (by Kaneko).

Bert Zelton holds the official record for this game with 22,296,540 points.
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