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Surround (Atari 2600)

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Description

Surround is an arcade action game for two players. Each player controls a constantly moving wall; your goal is to trap your opponent forcing him to crash into a wall. Each time your opponent crashes, you earn a point. The first player to reach ten points wins. In addition to this mode, a video graffiti mode is also included which lets you draw on the screen. Several game variations are included which optionally allow diagonal movement, allow you to wrap around the screen, and control the game speed.

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Surround Atari 2600 The game in black and white mode
Surround Atari 2600 Some game variations allow you to wrap around the screen
Surround Atari 2600 Beginning a game
Surround Atari 2600 Diagonal movement is available in some game variations

Alternate Titles

  • "Chase" -- Sears Tele-Games release
  • "41 Surround" -- Title on the end label of original release

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User Reviews

This simple, yet addictive classical game was so successful that its clones are countless. RobinHud (64) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars
Low Tech Fun eratik (109) 1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars

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The Video Game Critic May 05, 2004 D 25

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Trivia

One of the nine games available for the launch of the Atari 2600 in 1977.
Servo (55921) added Surround (Atari 2600) on Nov 08, 2003