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Boing on the Atari 2600 by First Star Software

Boing is a strange little Q-Bert clone released by First Star Software in 1983

General Information

Developer - First Star Software

Publisher - First Star Software

Release - 1983

Platform(s) - Atari 2600

Number of Players - 1

Genre - Action game

While this was First Star's only 2600 game, it showed alot of promise. First Star also released a few very hard to find games for the Atari 400/800.

This is a game rather reminiscent of Q*bert. In this game, you are a bubble named, with great originality, Bubble. The object here is to bounce on each of the thirty-six squares and turn them all on. You start at the bottom left. On the bottom right starts the Bubble Eater. He will chase you around the play field and if he catches you, you lose one of your five lives. Pin starts at the top of a row and moves down. If you are hit by Pin, you pop and a life is lost.

The good thing about Pin, other than that it doesn't actively chase you, is that if it lands on the Bubble Eater, it will pop it, too. When the Bubble Eater is popped, it turns into a glowing puddle for a short time. While it is a puddle, you can bounce on it without getting hurt.

The game select switch just lets you start on levels one, two or three. There are 5 waves per level.


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