Cloak & Dagger (video game)
Cloak & Dagger is an arcade game released by Atari, Inc. in March 1984. It was adapted into the 1984 film adaptation. The game saw limited arcade release as a conversion kit for Robotron: 2084 cabinets.
|Cloak & Dagger|
Arcade title screen
|Designer(s)||Russel "Rusty" Dawe|
|Mode(s)||Up to 2 players, alternating turns|
|CPU||M6502 x 2|
|Sound||POKEY x 2|
|Display||Raster, 256×232, horizontal orientation, palette colors 64|
The Cloak & Dagger game screens from the film are mostly from the arcade version, and not the Atari 5200 game console as it would appear in the film. Although a 5200 version of the game was planned, it was never released due to the video game crash of 1983 and eventual sale of Atari. Because the Atari 5200 version of Cloak & Dagger wasn't complete during filming, the cartridge props are actually other 5200 games with a Cloak & Dagger label stuck on them.
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.
- Reichert, Matt. "Cloak & Dagger". AtariProtos.com. Retrieved September 19, 2014.
- Cloak & Dagger at the Killer List of Videogames
- Cloak & Dagger at the Arcade History database
- FAQ about the Atari 5200 version of Cloak & Dagger, including discussion of the movie tie-in.
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