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Canyon Bomber on the Atari 2600 by Atari, Inc.

Canyon Bomber is a black-and-white 1977 arcade game, developed and published by Atari, Inc.

General Information

Developer - Atari, Inc.

Publisher - Atari, Inc.

Release - 1979

Platform(s) - Atari 2600

Number of Players - Up to 2 players, simultaneous

Genre - Action

It was written by Howard Delman who previously programmed Super Bug for Atari.

Canyon Bomber was rewritten in color and with a different visual style for the Atari 2600 and published in 1979. The player and an opponent fly a blimp or biplane over a canyon full of numbered, circular rocks, arranged in layers. The player does not control the flight of vehicles, but only presses a single button to drop a bomb which destroys rocks and gives points. Each rock is labeled with the points given for destroying it. As the number of rocks is reduced, it becomes harder to hit them without missing. The third time a player drops a bomb without hitting a rock, the game is over.


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