Atari 2600 Game
Year of Release: 1982
This game was launched early in the hype over the NASA Space Shuttle. It is a simple simulator. You launch, dock with a satellite, and then land. The game is a little too complicated for the simple controls on the Atari 2600.
This game is a a good addition to any Atari collection, (because of the crossover value).
You could get a patch from Activision if you got a high enough score in this game there were 2 different patches for this game, (depending on score). The first patch was awarded at 4,500 points and the second patch at 7,500 points.
From the instruction manual
It is the 101st Shuttle mission of the Space Transportation System. You are
at the helm of the Space Shuttle Discovery. Approximately 210 nautical
miles above the Earth is your target: an orbiting satellite with
intentionally programmed gyroscope problems.
Your mission is to launch, rendezvous, and dock with the satellite as many
times as you can, using the minimum of fuel, then return safely to Earth.
A word of caution: Each time you successfully dock, the satellite has been
programmed to become even more erratic.
is the programmer
on this title.
This game is valued at around $3 USD. Games with boxes and manuals are worth more.