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Artillery Duel on the Atari 2600 game console by Action Graphics

Artillery Duel is a artillery game originally written for the Bally Astrocade by Perkins Engineering

 

General Information

Developer - Action Graphics

Publisher - Xonox

Release - 1983

Platform - Atari 2600

Number of Players - 1P

Genre - Strategy

Published by Bally in 1982. Xonox published ports for the Atari 2600, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, and VIC-20.

Artillery Duel was featured in several double-ended cartridges—with one game on each end—as well as in a single cartridge.

The game consists of dueling cannons on either side of a hill or mountain of varying height and shape. Each player has control of the incline and force behind the shell launched, the objective being to score a direct hit on the opposing target.

Where many versions gave the player a few tries on the same course, Artillery Duel switches to a new mountain after each turn. When the player does manage to hit the opposing cannon, the reward is a brief animation of comically marching soldiers at the bottom of the screen.