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Crossbow

MobyRank MobyScore
Atari 2600
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3.7
DOS
...
3.0
Atari 8-bit
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3.6

Advertising Blurbs

Back of box (Atari 7800):
    An evil wizard has terrorized the kingdom for centuries. And it's time somebody stopped him. You are the leader of four brave adventurers who must destroy the wizard and restore the kingdom's riches. It's up to you and your trusty crossbow to protect your companions on the treacherous path to the wizard's castle. Set your sights and follow the adventurers through scorching deserts, haunted caverns, and steaming jungles. There are wight dangerous adventures to challenge you.

    You will be met by scorpions and falling stalactites and encounter fireballs and man-eating plants on your journey. Once you have improved your skills as a guardian, you can add up to four more adventurers to the team. Your brave friends rely upon you for their survival.

    Choose your route from the crumbling treasure map. Once you reach the forbidding castle, your skill and courage are truely challenged. Grab your crossbow and let the tale unfold!

    * For one player
    * For use with 7800 Pro-Line controllers, or ATARI Light Gun
    * For ATARI 7800 Series Systems
    * For use with North American and NTSC television sets only
    

    Contributed by RKL (5614) on Jan 02, 2004.

Atari Advantage catalog - 2600 (1989):
    Crossbow
    by Exidy
    Test your skill and cunning against the forces of dread, while you and five companions journey through nine different screens and untold dangers with only your trusty crossbow for protection.
    CX26139 / Joystick / 1 or 2 P

    Contributed by RKL (5614) on Jan 02, 2004.

Atari Advantage catalog - 7800 (1988):
    Armed with the medieval version of a .357 magnum, you and five friends must thread your way through various pitfalls and snares to a forbidding castle. In this one, the tough get going, or get killed.
    CX7844 / Controller / Light Gun / 1 P

    Contributed by RKL (5614) on Jan 02, 2004.

Back of box (Atari 2600):
    An Epic Adventure to a Medieval Castle

    Over a scorching desert, through foreboding caverns, past a fiery volcano, and under the leafy cover of a steaming jungle, five brave adventurers travel to reach the treasures hidden in a distant castle.

    One at a time they venture into danger. It's up to you and your trusty crossbow to protect them along their treacherous path. And if one succumbs to the scorpions stalactites, fireballs, or man-eating plants that block his way, the next adventure arrives to take his place.

    Save as many brave explorers as you can! Once you overcome all the early hazards, you will arrive at the castle. Here your skill, courage - and aim - are truly challenged.

    So grab your crossbow and let the tale unfold!

    * For one or two players.
    * For Atari 2600 and 7800 series systems.
    * For use with one joystick controller.
    

    Contributed by RKL (5614) on Jan 02, 2004.

Description from manual (Atari 2600 & 7800):
    Over scorching deserts, through dark, icy caverns, around a fiery volcano, and under the leafy cover of a steamy jungle, you and five brave friends set out to retrieve the treasures stolen by the Evil Master. Your goal is his castle, far, far away.

    Your friends are unarmed, but you carry your trusty crossbow. By shooting swift arrows you can save your companions from the dangerous attacks of the Master's Evil Creatures - scorpions, ants, vultures, man-eating plants, bats, monkeys, and other horrible beings.

    When you reach the castle, the Evil Master's expert archers await you, ready to test their aim with deadly swords and arrows. Inside the castle a fierce dragon also waits, guarding the treasure with his fiery breath.

    Few adventurers have dared to make this trek. No one yet has come back alive.

    Contributed by RKL (5614) on Jan 02, 2004.