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Hydra (prototype 5/14/90)


Hydra (c) 06/1990 Atari Games.


An abstract racing game in which the player takes on the role of a special government courier, who must deliver a number of secret cargoes to their various destinations at the end of each stage. Gameplay consists of piloting a heavily-armed hovercraft over a series of waterways, avoiding or destroying the enemy craft and barriers that litter each level. Progress is hampered by mines, enemy hovercraft, logs and other obstacles. Money bags can be collected as well as extra fuel.


On-board fuel depletes at a steady pace and players must keep a look out for additional fuel cells. In addition to a forward-firing gun, the hovercraft is equipped with a 'Boost' function. Providing the player has enough boost fuel, the craft can be made to fly in the air for a limited time; useful for avoiding enemies and barriers, as well as for gaining access to certain bonus items.


- TECHNICAL -


Atari G1 hardware

Game ID : 136079


Main CPU : 68000 (@ 14.31818 Mhz), M6502 (@ 1.7895 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 3.579 Mhz), OKI6295 (@ 9.037 Khz)


Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 336 x 240 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 1280


Players : 1

Control : stick

Buttons : 6


- UPDATES -


REVISION 1 :

* Build date : OS : 03MAY1990 19 :41 :10 / PROG : 14MAY1990 09 :57 :52


REVISION 2 :

* Build date : OS : 25MAY1990 11 :50 :03 / PROG : 25MAY1990 12 :36 :10


REVISION 3 :

* Build date : OS : 04JUN1990 18 :58 :46 / PROG : 08JUN1990 14 :19 :52


- STAFF -


Project Leaders : Dennis Harper, Milt Loper

Programmers : Dennis Harper, Andrew Burgess

Animators : Deborgh Short, Nick Stern, Chuck Eyler, Will Noble, Sharon Plotkin

Audio : Don Diekneite, Brad Fuller

Hardware : Sam Lee

Technicians : Cris Drobny, Gleen McNamara

Product manager : Linda Benzier

Project supervisor : Chris Downend

Cabinet : Ken Hata, Mike Jang, Ralph Perez

Controls : Jack Aknin

Video imaging : Rob Rowe, Andrew Burgess


- PORTS -


* Computers :

Amstrad CPC (1990)

Atari ST (1991)

Commodore C64 (1991)

Atari Lynx (1992)

Commodore Amiga