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Sky Skipper (Atari 2600)

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Description

You pilot a plane and must rescue animals from cages where they were placed by gorillas. To do this, you fly over a gorilla and drop a bomb, knocking the gorilla off its feet. Once this is done, the animals will be out of their cages and you just touch each one to rescue it. The animal cages will only be open for a limited time, then the gorilla will get back on its feet. You must then knock it down again.

You mustn't take too long rescuing the animals or you will run out of fuel. If you run out of fuel, run into a gorilla or the course walls or, strangely, a cloud, you lose a plane. You begin the game with four planes.

Difficulty switches
Set to A for faster plane, set to B for slower plane.

Game variations
Game 1...Tricky flying course
Game 2...Tricky flying course and clouds
Game 3...Tricky flying course, clouds and faster plane.

Scoring
Knock a gorilla of its feet=10 points
Rescue any one animal=100 points
Rescue one of each of the four types of animals, consecutively (1 cat, 1 turtle, 1 rabbit, 1 duck)=500 points

You get an extra plane every 10,000 points.

Screenshots

Sky Skipper Atari 2600 I crashed
Sky Skipper Atari 2600 Starting level 1
Sky Skipper Atari 2600 I saved some animals, now to save more.
Sky Skipper Atari 2600 I finished level 2

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The Press Says

All Game Guide 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Tilt Jul, 1983 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50
The Video Game Critic Jan 20, 2007 F 0

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LepricahnsGold (75790) added Sky Skipper (Atari 2600) on Oct 08, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Michael Cassidy (6281)