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Space Jockey (Atari 2600)

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Description

Space Jockey is a side scrolling shooter for one player. Your goal is to earn as many points as possible by having your attack saucer shoot down the varied enemies which fly by. Tanks, jet planes, prop planes, helicopters, weather balloons, and even some trees and houses will all pass by on the screen and try to destroy your saucer. You need to make sure you avoid colliding with the various enemies and their fire or one of your three saucers will be lost. Extra saucers are awarded for each 1000 points earned. Several game variations are included which control the game difficulty, the movement abilities of the enemies, and the movement abilities of your saucer.

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Space Jockey Atari 2600 A game in progress
Space Jockey Atari 2600 The balloons are among the few enemies that don't fire at you...
Space Jockey Atari 2600 Firing at some enemies...
Space Jockey Atari 2600 Title screen

User Reviews

first sideways shooter, high action and early historical Todd Marshall (8) unrated

The Press Says

Digital Press - Classic Video Games Sep 25, 2004 6 out of 10 60
All Game Guide 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
TeleMatch Nov, 1983 4 out of 6 40
Retroage Aug 13, 2009 4 out of 10 40
The Video Game Critic Apr 10, 2005 D- 16

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Servo (55897) added Space Jockey (Atari 2600) on Aug 25, 2003