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Thrust (Atari 2600)

Thrust Atari 2600 Title screen

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Description

Thrust brings realistic physics and inertia-based movement into arcade games, directly influencing titles like Oids, as well as Exile from Audiogenic by the same author. The action is viewed from the side, with the graphics drawn in vectors, in keeping with the mathematical nature of everything that unfolds.

As a Resistance fighter, the player must fly into enemy lines in order to steal Klystron Pods to power more advanced starships, using your tractor beam to take them. A network of mounted guns are aiming to shoot the player down – these can be disabled by shooting their power source, but eventually this will explode, forcing the player to flee. Some of the later levels feature reverse gravity, which increases the difficulty of the gameplay.

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Thrust Atari 2600 Gameplay on the first level
Thrust Atari 2600 Flying above the landscape...
Thrust Atari 2600 Located a pod well guarded in a cave
Thrust Atari 2600 Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Thrust+" -- Atari 2600 v1.2 release name

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The Video Game Critic Dec 23, 2001 A 100

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Thrust appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Awards

  • Happy Computer
    • 1986 - Best Budget Game of the Year

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Martin Smith (63162) added Thrust (Atari 2600) on Jan 27, 2005
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