Arcade, Atari 5200, and Atari 2600 Game
Produced by: Midway
(Arcade) and CBS Games
(2600 and 5200)
80030 (2600) and 4L 2714 (5200)
3 Uncommon (2600 and 5200)
Year of Release: 1982
(Arcade) and 1983
(2600 and 5200)
Uncredited (please /msg
if you know).
Blueprint is a classic arcade and console game from the early 1980's. (This game is also known as "Blue Print" and "Blue-Print".) You have a top down viewpoint of a small maze with a bunch of houses scattered around it. At the bottom of the screen is a blueprint of a wacky machine. Run into the houses to grab parts, and then drag them onto your blueprint. When your machine is assembled you must use it to blast the troll at the top of the screen.
This is a rather strange game, although the arcade version is quite fun. The graphics however, are bad by any standards. Which seems to be the fault of the programmers and not of the hardware, which is capable of much better.
From the manual (2600)
That nasty old troll, Ollie Ogre, is at it again. He is chasing poor Daisy Damsel all across the neighborhood! So what are you waiting for, hero? Get out there and stop him! You have the blueprint (plans) for the only contraption that can knock him off. All you need now are the parts with which you build it and they're hidden in the houses of the neighborhood. What you don't need are the bombs you may pick up and encounters with fiendish Fuzzy Wuzzy! But if you complete your contraption in time you'll be able to stop Ollie and save Daisy!
So get a move on already! Daisy's counting on you!
Blueprint never seems to have been released in a dedicated cabinet form, at least I can't find any evidence of it. Every picture I can find of this game has it in a generic cabinet (often converted from another game). Because of this I cannot set a value on the arcade version of Blueprint.
The Atari 2600 and Atari 5200 versions of this game are fairly common and worth around $3 USD (as of September 2001). Games with boxes and manuals are worth more.
There were several ports of Blueprint to various systems. Please /msg me if you have any port specific information that I may be missing.