Canyon Bomber (Atari 2600)

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Two aircraft (yours and your opponent's) fly over a canyon filled with layers of colorful bricks, a la Breakout. Using the fire button on your paddle controller, you earn points by dropping bombs into the canyon and destroying as many blocks as possible. The player with the highest score at the end of the game wins.

This game is extremely limited in that it is played using only the paddle controller's fire button. You do not control the movement of the planes and helicopters, but rather you must time your shots to do the most damage.

The cartridge includes a secondary variation titled "Sea Bomber" that is a little more interactive. In this game, you deploy bombs onto seafaring ships, but this time you can use the paddle controller's knob to determine the depth of the bombs.


Canyon Bomber Atari 2600 "Sea Bomber" variation.
Canyon Bomber Atari 2600 Helicopters take turns bombing the canyon.
Canyon Bomber Atari 2600 Helicopters dropping bombs into the sea.
Canyon Bomber Atari 2600 Planes dropping bombs into the canyon.

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The Atari Times Jul 20, 2004 70 out of 100 70
Game Freaks 365 Jul 11, 2008 5.5 out of 10 55
Woodgrain Wonderland Oct 21, 2016 D+ 33
The Video Game Critic Jun 30, 2004 D+ 33


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Echidna Boy (567) added Canyon Bomber (Atari 2600) on Apr 27, 2006
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