Atari 2600 Game
Year of Release: 1981
This was Activision's 11th title for the Atari 2600. You play a cowboy. Ride your horse down the range and rope cattle for points. The graphics are simple even by Atari standards.
I personally found this game very frustrating to play. But I still kept it for my Atari collection.
You could get a patch from Activision if you got at least 3,000 points in this game.
From the instruction manual
Climb into your saddle and start ridin'! You'll want to practice playing your
horse and rider in the right position to rope and herd those dogies without
letting any get by you - and to dodge any surprises on the trail.
To rope: position your horse directly behind the dogie you wish to lasso. The
rope will always be thrown directly in front of your horse, and the loop
*must* touch a dogie in order to rope him. If you attempt to rope a steer
which is too far away or too close, you'll come up empty. When you get more
at home on the range, you'll know the right time to throw your rope. It's
impossible to score well if you can't keep the game going long enough to rope
a passel of dogies. The only way to do that successfully is to keep the
cattle in a herd in front of you. Herding is as important as roping in helping
you run up your score. When you ride just behind one of the dogies, you'll
notice he'll speed up and run further out in front of your horse. Since all
dogies do not run at the same speed, you will have your work cut out for you
to keep them all together and ahead of you.
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on this title.
This game is valued at around $2 USD. Games with boxes and manuals are worth more.