Bugs (Atari 2600)

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You have been sent to a long-dead planet to investigate life sign readings. When you get there, giant bugs are there and will harm you as well as a mysterious Phylanx.

As the bugs come out of the ground, you must place your crosshair below them and fire. When the Phylanx appears, it will be green then will go dark green then red. When it turns red, it will move back and forth across the screen. If a bug gets all the way out of its nest or your crosshair is touched by a red Phylanx, you lose a life. Then, if in a two player game, it is player two's turn.

Difficulty switches
Left switch for player one, right for player two
Set to A for beginner, B for advanced.

Game variations
The only variations to choose with the select switch are one or two player.

Destroy a bug=1 point
Destroy the Phylanx=5 points

After you score thirty points, you go to the next level up and get a bonus of 8 points.


Bugs Atari 2600 The Phylanx is coming in
Bugs Atari 2600 Starting screen
Bugs Atari 2600 The bugs are emerging
Bugs Atari 2600 The Phylanx is here and wants to destroy me

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neXGam May 16, 2014 3.8 out of 10 38
Game Freaks 365 Jan, 2009 2.4 out of 10 24
The Video Game Critic Jul 01, 2008 D- 16
Atari HQ 2000 1 out of 10 10
Woodgrain Wonderland Oct 17, 2016 F 0


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LepricahnsGold (128281) added Bugs (Atari 2600) on Sep 21, 2006