Radar Lock [Model CX26176]

Atari 2600 cart. published 33 years ago by Atari

Radar Lock [Model CX26176] screenshot

Listed and emulated in MAME.

Radar Lock © 1989 Atari Corporation.

The object of the game is to use your state-of-the-art delta-wing fighter to defeat the enemy fleet in air combat. Your fighter plane is equipped with guided missiles, proximity missiles, and rapid-fire machine guns. The game consists of five missions of increasing difficulty.

When the game begins, your jet starts up, increases speed, and takes off from the air field. The scene then switches to the combat screen.

At the end of each mission, you must refuel in flight. Use the left controller's fire button to control your speed during the in-flight refueling sequence. Hold down the button to accelerate, and release the button to return to normal flying speed. Using the long-range radar and missile lock, fly to the fuel tanker. When you are close to it, the tanker will lower its fuel hose. Once the nose of your jet is locked into the fuel hose, your mission is complete. You receive bonus points for your remaining fuel and weapons and then advance to your next mission.


Model CX26176


This game is based on code of Solaris. Hidden in the ROM is the (backwards) name of the game's developer: N GUOD.

Export releases:
"Radar Lock [Model CX26176P]"


Drone: 50 points.
Interceptor: 100 points.
Escorter: 250 points.
Stealth Fighter: 400 points.
Patroller: 500 points.
Bomber: 950 points.
Super Bomber: 2,000 points.

At the end of each mission, you score bonus points as follows:
Each gallon of fuel remaining: 1 point.
Each bullet remaining.: 1 point.
Each missile remaining: 350 points.
Completing the mission: 801 points.


Programmer: Doug Neubauer


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[US] Sony PlayStation 4 (oct.18, 2016) "Atari Flashback Classics Vol.1"
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[US] Nintendo DS (mar.8, 2011) "Atari Greatest Hits Vol.2 [Model NTR-BR7E-USA]"

[US] PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (nov.11, 2003) "Atari - 80 Classic Games in One! [Model 25069J]"
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Game's ROM.