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Super Bug is an arcade game developed, manufactured, and released by Atari, Inc. in 1977. The player steers a yellow Volkswagen Beetle (or "Bug") along a multidirectionally scrolling track, avoiding the boundaries and occasional obstacle. The game ends when fuel runs out. Super Bug is in black and white, and the colored car comes from a yellow overlay in the center of the monitor.

Super Bug
Super Bug 1977 Arcade Flyer.jpg
Developer(s)Atari
Designer(s)Howard Delman[1]
Platform(s)Arcade
ReleaseSeptember 1977[2]
Genre(s)Racing
Mode(s)Single-player
DisplayBlack and white raster, standard resolution

The 1978 Atari arcade game Fire Truck is based on Super Bug.[3] Both games were programmed by Howard Delman.[1]

DevelopmentEdit

Originally titled City Driver, the video game Super Bug was the first to be designed and programmed by Howard Delman. Delman stated in an interview that he had to learn a lot of the game development process during the nine months it took to create Super Bug.[3]

Joe Decuir of Atari was writing an Atari 8-bit family version of the game, but it was never finished.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Hague, James. "The Giant List of Classic Game Programmers".
  2. ^ "Super Bug". Arcade History.
  3. ^ a b "DP Interviews Howard Delman". DigitPress.com. 2011.
  4. ^ Stilphen, Scott. "DP Interviews Joe Decuir". Digital Press.