Frostbite [Model AX-031]

The Atari 2600 Cart. by Activision, Inc.

Emulated in MAME !


[CONSOLE] Atari 2600 Cart.

Frostbite © 1983 Activision.

The object of the game is to help Frostbite Bailey build igloos by jumping on floating blocks of ice. Be careful to avoid these deadly hazards: clams, snowgeese, Alaskan king crab, grizzly polar bears, and the rapidly dropping temperature.

Game 1 - Regular
Game 2 - Regular, Two Players
Game 3 - Advanced
Game 4 - Advanced, Two Players


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Tips from Steve Cartwright, designer of Frostbite.
Steve Cartwright is an Activision senior designer. His prolific talents have already brought you Barnstorming, Megamania, Seaquest, and Plaque Attack. Aside from video games, Steve enjoys motorcycle touring and photography.

"Here are my favorite tips for high scoring:"

"Learn to use the red button sparingly. The best time to use it is to 'fake out' the bear by drawing him to the middle of the screen and quickly changing direction."

"Don't be greedy with the fish. Get them if they come by. However, going out of your way often uses too much time."

"Another thing: You can move Frostbite Bailey in mid-air and, at the higher levels, you can really hook him around. Check out just how far he'll go."

"Notice that hazards only get you when both feet are planted. Therefore, it's possible to jump 'around' hazards since they can't hurt you in mid-air."

"Now here's a secret tip I've decided to share: If you jump up onto the extreme left of the shore, the bear can't get you. It's Frostbite's emergency hide-out."

"Now that you know the inside scoop, I'm expecting some really high scores. But don't stay on the ice too long: You can't write when your hands are cold. And, at the very least, I'm expecting a postcard."


Programmer: Steve Cartwright

Game's ROM.