Robo-Squash [Model PA2035]
A 28-year-old Atari Lynx Game by Atari
Emulated in MAME !
Information for the following ROM(s): robosqua
Robo-Squash © 1990 Atari Corp.
It is the 31st Century The President of the World has died unexpectedly
at the young age of 281 after nearly 200 years of peaceful rule,
leaving the United World Federation in chaos. The World Party
has been in control for almost four centuries, but now the International
Party wants to take over. Rumours that the President's death was
not accidental cannot be confirmed, but the World Party is on
Since the conventional warfare of the uncivilized past is now obsolete, the two parties are gearing up to settle the dispute in a more modern way--an all-or-nothing game of ROBO-SQUASH.
It is your civic duty as Champion of the World Party to compete against the International Party's Champion. If you win, the World Party will remain in control and world unity will continue. If you lose, the International Party will divide the world into individual nations, setting up the same kinds of senseless petty disputes that nearly destroyed the world back in the 21st century.
Federation Peace depends on your abilities. Can you handle the pressure? You must, otherwise civilization may be doomed.
1990 - Consoles + HS N.2 [FR]: 78/100
Hit Bricks: 200 points
Hit Special item: 200 points
Hit Brick or Item with Shooter: 100 points
Hit Spider: 500 points and a win
Balls remaining at end of round: 500 points to round winner
Two balls in row or column: 1000 points
Three balls in row or column: 3000 pounds
Four balls in row or column: 6000 points
At the end of higher rounds, both the winner and the loser will receive 500, 1000 or 1500 points just for making it to those rounds.
Quick reactions are crucial. Learn to use the Spotter to help you get a jump towards the ball.
Use your opponents splats to your advantage - aim for them so that he will have a hard time spotting the ball.
Use the Shooter to create an explosive diversion.
Weaker players should aim for the Expander. This will enlarge their paddle and make it easier to return the ball.
Beat your opponent quickly. The longer a round lasts, the more chance you will lose a ball.
Do everything you can to make your opponent miss the ball, even if it means screaming loudly whenever you hit the ball. Stupid jokes may also help.
Use your head when choosing the ball at the start of each round.
Capturing balls in rows results in many points.
Don't waste special items. They are all very useful.
Watch for the spider when all bricks are destroyed.