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Checkers on the Atari 2600 by Activision

This classic all-time favorite game takes on a whole new life with Checkers by Activision,

General Information

Developer - Activision (1980)

Publisher - Activision (1980)

Release - 1980

Platform(s) - Atari 2600

Number of Players - 2

Genre - Puzzle

Especially when you tackle the Activision computer. Challenge him at Game 3 to start (he's an expert), then you'll be glad to move back to Game 1 just to sharpen up your strategic Checkers skills. You'll find family and friends ganging up on the computer to try to beat him. It's challenging, thrilling, and hours of fun!

Checkers is a visually pleasing version of the classic board game, and one of Activision's initial four games. Checkers follows the same rules as the board game that most of us grew up playing. For example, if you can jump you must, if a piece is jumped it is removed from gameplay, and so forth. You can choose to play against the computer at three different difficulty levels (novice, intermediate, or advanced), as well as against a human opponent. There are no cool Activision patches for Checkers, but who needs a patch when you can have the satisfaction of beating a 25 year old computer!


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