Sky Diver

Sky Diver is an arcade video game designed by Owen Rubin, and released by Atari, Inc. in 1978. It was ported to Atari 2600 in 1979 by Jim Huether.[1] Its interface is a simple third-person view of a parachuting drop zone. Sky Diver is a two-player game, although one player can play.

Sky Diver
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Developer(s)Atari, Inc.
Publisher(s)Atari, Inc.
Designer(s)Owen Rubin (Arcade)
Jim Huether (2600)[1]
Platform(s)Arcade, Atari 2600, Windows
PlayStation 2
Xbox
ReleaseArcade
Atari 2600
  • NA: April 1979
Genre(s)Action
Mode(s)Single-player, Multiplayer

GameplayEdit

The object of Sky Diver is to jump out of a plane, release a parachute and land on the landing pad. To get higher points, the player must release the parachute closer to the ground. The player has nine jumps. If the landing pad is missed, the player loses points. The highest score possible is 99 points (11 points maximum per jump).

LegacyEdit

Sky Diver has been re-released as part of compilations such as Atari Anthology. In July 2010, the game was included on Microsoft's Game Room service.

A remake of the game has been announced for release exclusively for the Intellivision Amico.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Sky Diver". GameFAQs.com. Retrieved 2010-07-02. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Intellivision® Reveals Initial Details For The Upcoming Amico™ Home Video Game Console!". PR Newswire.

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