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Skydiver (Atari 2600)

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Sky Diver is an action game for two players. The goal is to score the most points by jumping from a plane, opening your parachute, and guiding your sky diver safely to a landing pad. The longer you wait to open your parachute, the more points you earn for a successful landing, but don't wait too long or your chute won't open at all! For each jump, there will be varying wind conditions which blow your sky diver off course. A wind sock at the bottom of the screen will help you determine the wind speed and direction so you can compensate. There are nine jumps total, and the player with the most points at the end wins.


Skydiver Atari 2600 Parachuting down
Skydiver Atari 2600 The left player landed, and the right player forgot to open the parachute!!
Skydiver Atari 2600 The game in black and white mode
Skydiver Atari 2600 The left player has almost landed

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Alternate Titles

  • "Vom Himmel durch die Hölle" -- German title, published by Quelle
  • "Sky Diver" -- Atari 2600 US title
  • "Dare Diver" -- Sears Tele-Games release

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Woodgrain Wonderland Jan 15, 2018 B+ 83
The Atari Times Jun 08, 2009 75 out of 100 75
The Video Game Critic Jul 06, 2005 B 75
The Game Hoard Jul 09, 2018 4 out of 7 57


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Servo (57418) added Skydiver (Atari 2600) on Jun 27, 2003
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