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Game Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back (Atari 2600 - a2600)

Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back (Atari 2600 - a2600)

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is a scrolling shooter game published by Parker Brothers in 1982 for the Atari 2600 and in 1983, Mattel game console. He was the first star of the video game.

In the game, the player controls snowspeeder to battle against Imperial AT-AT walkers on the planet Hoth. The goal is to keep the walkers as long as possible before they blow up the generator on the base of rebels Echo. Difficulty levels included several variables, including the initial speed walkers, whether walkers were solid, and whether walkers will include "smart bombs."

The player can destroy a walker, repeatedly shooting at the head or the torso; Foot beats are ineffective. As Walker is damaged, it changes color - the transition from black (intact) through various shades of gray, red and orange to yellow (badly damaged). The player can also destroy a walker to shoot a small point of light that appears randomly during the game. On later walkers require thirty views to remove as compared to forty eight hits on the Atari.

Walkers shoot player whose speeder also changes color as it takes damage. Player can land the damaged speeder to restore it. At some levels of the game, walkers are solid, it means that the player can crash into them, damaging them and destroy the player. Other levels include a "smart bomb" that runs periodically flashes of port on a walker and be the player for some time. If a player is hit by a smart bomb that destroyed his speeder. Sometimes, the player gets the power. When this happens, the reckless driver flashes brightly and becomes invulnerable for a short time.

The game ends when five or reckless will be destroyed when the lead walker reaches the base of the "Echo", destroying it. As the game progresses, pedestrians move faster, increasing the level of difficulty.