Atari 2600 Game
Produced by: Avalon Hill
9 Extremely Rare
Year of Release: 1983
Programmer: Jim Jacob
It is a futuristic space race, but your ship is out of control. Navigate swiftly through the interstellar course in an attempt to post the best times in the #1 Sport in the galaxy.
This is a race game with no enemies to speak of. You must navigate your ship (which looks and feels just like the ship in Asteroids), through a slalom course. At the end of which you have to pop a series of ten balloons, and then perform a docking maneuver. The graphics are not as good as most of Avalon Hill's other titles (most notable is the fact that most items have only a single color, most 2600 games coming out in 1983 were more colorful).
This game accepts no failures. If you miss a pylon, you have to go back and get it. If you hit an obstacle, you must backtrack to the last pylon and go through it again. Thank God the game has no time limit. This is also a great game for young childen, because of the lack of time limits or enemies, you can plop the kiddies down in front of the TV and they can play forever without encountering all the frustrating one hit kills that other Atari games have.
This is one of the first games to have a built in screensaver. The screen will go black if you do not touch any controls for 15 minutes. The game comes back with any joystick movement.
This game is very rare, the rarest of the Avalon Hill games by far. It is valued at around $250 USD, and games with boxes and manuals may go for more.