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Blackjack

Blackjack Atari 2600 The startup screen (select game options)

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Atari 2600
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Description

Blackjack is based on the casino card game of the same name. You can play alone or with up to 2 other players against the computer that takes the role of the dealer.

The game follows the same basic rules as its casino counterpart. Each player starts the game with 200 chips and each can bet from 1 to 25 chips to get a hand. A player breaks the bank when he reaches 1000 chips and loses when he has no more chips to bet. In both cases, he is removed from the game. At any time, a player may quit or resume the game by using the game select switch. A player who went broke or who reached 1000 chips may also stay on the game using the same switch. He will then start with 200 chips.

Screenshots

Blackjack Atari 2600 And the results of that hand are...
Blackjack Atari 8-bit Place your bet
Blackjack Atari 2600 Three player game...place your bets!
Blackjack Atari 8-bit Loading screen

Alternate Titles

  • "51 Blackjack" -- Title on end label of original release

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User Reviews

A disappointment for the first console implementation Atari 2600 Sandor Swartz (7)
This must be the first console card game ever published. Atari 2600 RobinHud (64)
Rudimentary Blackjack Atari 2600 eratik (109)

The Press Says

Game Freaks 365 Atari 2600 2002 7.4 out of 10 74
All Game Guide Atari 2600 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
The Video Game Critic Atari 2600 Jul 07, 2004 C- 42

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Trivia

Launch game

Blackjack was one of the nine games available for the Atari 2600 launch in 1977.
Contributed to by RobinHud (64) and LepricahnsGold (74393)