Human Cannonball [Model CX2627]

Atari 2600 cart. published 44 years ago by Atari, Inc.

Human Cannonball [Model CX2627] screenshot

Listed and emulated in MAME.

Human Cannonball © 1978 Atari, Incorporated.

Careful now, the Human Cannonball is counting on you to make your calculations accurately. Otherwise he'll end up flat as a pancake and you'll end up with 0 points or a miss to show for it! The objective of this game is to shoot the man out of the cannon and into the water tower. To accomplish this, you must consider the following variables:
- The angle of the cannon (establishes the line or arc of trajectory the man follows after being shot from the can- non).
- The speed (mph) at which the man travels after being shot from the cannon.
- The distance between the cannon and the water tower.

These variables are set by you and/or the computer, depending on the game you're playing. In some games, the cannon position remains fixed throughout the game. There are eight game variations in all. Each game variation contains both a 1-player version and a 2-player version.


Model CX2627


Export releases:
PAL "Human Cannonball [Model CX2627P]"


In 1-player games, you score one point for each successful shot. The computer records one point against you for each miss. Your score is shown at the top, left side of the screen. The number of misses is displayed at the top, right side of the screen.

The game ends after seven successful 'shots' or seven misses. In 2-player games, each player scores one point for a successful 'shot'. Misses have no effect on scoring. The first player to score seven points is the winner.

Note: After the first player scores seven points, the second player gets one more turn before the game ends.


[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]"

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[US] "Atari Flashback 2+" (feb.22, 2010)
[US] "Atari Flashback 3" (sept.16, 2011) by AtGames
[US] "Atari Flashback 4" (nov.13, 2012) by AtGames
[US] "Atari Flashback 5" (oct.1, 2014) by AtGames
[US] "Atari Flashback 6" (sept.15, 2015) by AtGames
[US] "Atari Flashback 7" (oct.1, 2016) by AtGames
[US] "Atari Ultimate Portable Game Player" (nov.2016) by AtGames
[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
[US] "Atari Flashback Portable Game Player" (sept.22, 2017) by AtGames


Game's ROM.