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Bug Hunt (Atari 8-bit)

Bug Hunt Atari 8-bit Title screen and main menu

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Fixing bugs in a new computer circuit board late at night is hard, but it gets even worse when suddenly, real bugs appear out of nowhere. It's time to grab a gun and shoot at those little pests.

Bug Hunt is a game designed for the Atari XG-1 light gun, and came bundled with the Atari XEGS and the stand-alone XG-1.

The game consists of seven waves. Each wave features more of the little critters (flies, spiders, butterflies, ticks, etc.) on the sections of the PCB, waiting to be shot. Some are large and stationary and easy to hit, others are small and move rapidly and net more points. To progress into the next wave, a certain accuracy percentage must be met (from 25% to reach wave 2 to 80% to reach the final wave). The final score is converted into a performance rating - CEOs, directors and managers at the lower end, programmers, hackers and engineers at the higher end.

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Bug Hunt Atari 8-bit As I have no light gun, I scored zero points.
Bug Hunt Atari 8-bit Title screen and main menu
Bug Hunt Atari 8-bit Ach! Bugs in the system!

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The Video Game Critic Dec 28, 2002 D 25

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Terok Nor (23168) added Bug Hunt (Atari 8-bit) on Aug 23, 2008