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Fireball on the Atari 2600 by Arcadia/Starpath

The game is similar to breakout in that the player uses a ball (a fireball, hence the name).

General Information

Developer - Arcadia/Starpath

Publisher - Arcadia/Starpath

Release - 1983

Platform(s) - Atari 2600

Number of Players - Single-player, two-player

Genre - Action

To break-up walls made of bricks by hitting the bricks with the ball, with the shape of the walls changing as the player progresses. The game differs from breakout, however, in that rather than just being a bat, the player is controls an animated juggler who can catch and throw the ball at the bricks. The game also differs from the traditional Breakout format in that six fireballs may be kept in the air at any one time, and the brick that are to be destroyed in each level are arranged in varying shapes/patterns.[2] Five different modes of play are provided, including "Firetrap", "Knock-a-block", "Marching Blocks", "Migrating Blocks", and "Cascade", and as many as six balls may be on-screen at any given time.

The game may be played in single-player mode, or in a two-player mode where each player takes turns.


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