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A Game of Concentration (also known as Concentration and Hunt & Score) is a video game developed by Atari, Inc. and released in 1978 for the Atari VCS (later renamed to the Atari 2600).[1] It was programmed by Jim Huether,[2] and is a video version of the classic memory game. It was one of a handful of games that used Atari's keypad controllers.[3]

A Game of Concentration
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Developer(s)Atari, Inc.
Publisher(s)Atari, Inc.
Designer(s)Jim Huether
Platform(s)Atari 2600
Release
Genre(s)Concentration
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

The game was released by Sears for the "Sears Video Arcade" under the name Memory Match.[4]

GameplayEdit

The game is played using a matrix of numbered panels, either 4 x 4 (for 16 panels) or 5 x 6 (for 30 panels). Using the keypad, players enter the number of the panels they wish to reveal. If the images behind the two panels match, the panels are removed and the player scores 1 or 2 points, depending on what difficulty the switch is set to, along with an extra turn.[5]

The game has a total of eight variations, four each for each matrix size and four have wild cards. Each matrix can be played by either a single player or by two players taking turns; in single-player games, the player attempts to clear the matrix with as few incorrect matches as possible. Also, players can enable wild cards that will match any image on the board.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Game of Concentration". Atari Mania.
  2. ^ "Game of Concentration (Atari)". AtariAge.com. Retrieved 2010-08-26.
  3. ^ "Atari Keypad". AtariAge.com. Retrieved 2010-08-26.
  4. ^ "Memory Match (Sears)". AtariAge.com. Retrieved 2010-08-26.
  5. ^ "Atari 2600 Manuals - Game of Concentration (Atari)". AtariAge.com. Retrieved 2010-08-26.
  6. ^ "Atari 2600 Manuals - Game of Concentration (Atari)". AtariAge.com. Retrieved 2010-08-26.

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