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In Barnstorming, you are the pilot of a biplane. Your point of view is from the side as the screen scrolls by horizontally. Your goal is to fly through a set number of barns in the shortest amount of time possible. Several obstacles will appear in your way, including flocks of geese, windmills, and weather vanes. Crashing into any of these will cause you to lose speed which will increase your overall time. There are several difficulty levels included which will require that you fly through anywhere from 10 to 25 barns.


Barnstorming Atari 2600 Try to fly through the barns
Barnstorming Atari 2600 The game in black and white mode
Barnstorming Atari 2600 Title screen
Barnstorming Atari 2600 Avoid the windmills and geese!

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Le Geek May, 2008 4 out of 5 80
Atari HQ 2000 8 out of 10 80
Woodgrain Wonderland Sep 28, 2016 B 75
Tilt Nov, 1982 4 out of 6 67
All Game Guide 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
neXGam Jun 27, 2013 5.8 out of 10 58
Retro4Ever Oct 10, 2012 5.25 out of 10 52
The Video Game Critic Jun 30, 2004 D 25


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High score rewards

Activision used to reward players by sending them a fabric patch if sent them proof that player achieved a certain high score on the game (ie. a photograph of the high score). To get the patch for this game, you had to get 33.3 seconds score of game 1, 51.0 seconds score of game 2, or 54.0 seconds score of game 3. The patch was called Flying Aces. Here is a picture of that patch at AtariAge.

In this case:
  • 33.3 seconds/game 1
  • 51.0 seconds/game 2
  • 54.0 seconds/game 3

Servo (57355) added Barnstorming (Atari 2600) on Nov 15, 2003
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