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Space Duel


Space Duel (c) 02/1982 Atari.


This is a direct descendant of the original "Asteroids" and "Asteroids Deluxe", with asteroids replaced by colorful geometric shapes like cubes, diamonds and spinning pinwheels. Shoot all objects to complete a level.


- TECHNICAL -


Game ID : 136006


Main CPU : M6502 (@ 1.512 Mhz)

Sound Chips : (2x) POKEY (@ 1.512 Mhz)


Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 256 x 231 pixels

Screen refresh : 45.00 Hz

Palette colors : 32768


Players : 2

Buttons : 5

= > LEFT, RIGHT, FIRE, THRUST, SHIELD


- TRIVIA -


Space Duel is the first and only multi-player interactive vector game by Atari. When "Asteroids Deluxe" tanked, this game was taken off the shelf and released to moderate success. Approximately 12,040 units were produced.


A Space Duel cabinet appears on the cover of the Who's 1982 album, 'It's Hard'.


Two Space Duel machines (including one cocktail) were shown at the 2003 classic arcade games show 'California Extreme' in San Jose, California.


In 1982, Atari released a set of 12 collector pins including : "Missile Command", "Battle Zone", "Tempest", "Asteroids Deluxe", "Space Duel", "Centipede", "Gravitar", "Dig Dug", "Kangaroo", "Xevious", "Millipede" and "Food Fight".


- TIPS AND TRICKS -


* Invite Your Friend : In 2 player mode, you can shoot your partner and it will regenerate their shield. This comes in very handy!


- SERIES -


1. Asteroids (1979)

2. Asteroids Deluxe (1981)

3. Space Duel (1982)

4. Blasteroids (1987)

5. Asteroids Hyper 64 (1999, Nintendo 64)


- STAFF -


Designed and partially programmed by : Rick Maurer

Project resumed, changes made and game finished by : Owen Rubin (ORR), (JMR), Steve Calfee (SRC), Dave Shepperd (DES)


- PORTS -


* Consoles :

Sony PlayStation (2001, "Atari Anniversary Edition Redux")

Sony PlayStation 2 (2004, "Atari Anthology")

Microsoft XBOX (2004, "Atari Anthology")


* Computers :

PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (2003, "Atari - 80 Classic Games in One!")


* Others :

Atari Flashback 2 (2005)

Nokia N-Gage (2006, "Atari Masterpieces Volume 2")