Crossbow

 

Crossbow was an arcade game released by Exidy in 1983 that had a crossbow (hence, the name) for the player to use to shoot at targets on the screen. The game was adapted to several home systems, including the 7800, which take advantage of lightgun technology used with the console. In the game, you are the protector of three of your brave friends who are walking to a far away castle controlled by an Evil Master who has stolen treasures.

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Crack'ed

 

 

Your life’s dream has always been to be an ornithologist. You know, a scientist who studies birds? No? Well, no matter, because that’s exactly what you’ll be when you play Crack’ed. You see, you have discovered that the rare South American hornbills have laid their eggs on your “old yolk tree” and you are fascinated watching the hornbills’ behaviour.

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Combat 1990

 

Combat 1990 is a homebrew title for the Atari 7800 that won second place at the 2005 Staticgamer.com homebrew contest. The game plays homage to the original Combat game that was packed with the Atari VCS between 1977 and 1982. Whereas the original title was a combination of two Atari arcade titles (Tank and Jet Figher), Combat 1990 only has the tank games and introduces a few changes to the formula.

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Commando

 

Commando was a vertically scrolling shoot ‘em up released to the arcades in 2985 by Capcom. The game was ported to various home systems and the 7800 was not left out, something I’m really glad of because this is a great game. In the game you play the role of a commando who must fight against overwhelming odds to defeat the rebel forces that have taken over.

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Choplifter

 

Choplifter was originally released by Broderbund in 1982 as an Apple II game but it was so successful that it was ported to other systems and even had an arcade release by Sega in 1985. That version was a remake and some home ports were based on Sega’s coin op. The Atari 7800 version, however, was based on the original Broderbund title, though with improvements.

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