Cloak & Dagger (video game)

Cloak & Dagger is an arcade game released by Atari, Inc. in March 1984 as a tie-in to the 1984 film Cloak & Dagger. The game saw limited arcade release as a conversion kit for Robotron: 2084 cabinets.

Cloak & Dagger
Cloak & Dagger arcade flyer.jpg
Developer(s)Atari, Inc.
Publisher(s)Atari, Inc.
Producer(s)John Ray[1]
Designer(s)Russel Dawe[1]
Programmer(s)Russel Dawe
Platform(s)Arcade
Release
Genre(s)Multidirectional shooter
Mode(s)
Arcade system6502-based hardware[3]

GameplayEdit

 
Gameplay screenshot.

Cloak & Dagger is a multidirectional shooter game.[4][5]

Development and releaseEdit

The game was created by Russel Dawe. The game was under development using the title Agent X when the movie producers and Atari learned of each other's projects and decided to cooperate. When Atari was consulted to provide a game as an element of the movie, they tweaked Agent X and renamed it Cloak & Dagger. Dabney Coleman's character was then named "Agent X" in the movie. The film shows an Atari 5200 version of the game, but the cartridge props are actually other 5200 games with a Cloak & Dagger label stuck on them and the screenshots are of arcade version. A 5200 port was planned, but not completed.[6]

A port for the Atari 8-bit family was being developed by Atari, Inc. employee Dave Comstock in 1984, but was never finished.[7]

ReceptionEdit

Computer and Video Games gave Cloak & Dagger an overall positive outlook.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Bousiges, Alexis; Kukulcan, Bruno; Oliver, Paige (2020). "Cloak & Dagger". arcade-history.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-10. Retrieved 2020-11-28.
  2. ^ Akagi, Masumi (13 October 2006). Atari (Atari Games/TWI); C. アーケードTVゲームリスト 国内•海外編 (1971-2005) (in Japanese) (1st ed.). Amusement News Agency. pp. 111, 149. ISBN 978-4990251215.
  3. ^ Broyad, Toby (2020). "Atari 6502 Colour Raster Hardware (Atari)". system16.com. Archived from the original on 2019-09-16. Retrieved 2020-11-28.
  4. ^ Schwartz, Michael; Dykman, Joan (1998). "Cloak & Dagger - Overview". AllGame. All Media Network. Archived from the original on 2014-11-14. Retrieved 2020-11-28.
  5. ^ "Cloak & Dagger (Game)". Giant Bomb. CBS Interactive. 2020. Archived from the original on 2020-11-28. Retrieved 2020-11-28.
  6. ^ Rosenberg, Alex (September 12, 1994). "Atari 5200 FAQ: 2.6 - WHAT'S THE REAL STORY BEHIND CLOAK AND DAGGER?". atarihq.com. Archived from the original on 2019-07-18. Retrieved 2020-11-28.
  7. ^ Reichert, Matt. "Atari 8-bit Software - Cloak & Dagger". www.atariprotos.com. Archived from the original on 2020-10-06. Retrieved 2020-11-28.
  8. ^ "Arcade Action - It's Thirsty Work: Cloak & Dagger". Computer and Video Games. No. 32. EMAP. June 1984. p. 42.

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