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It's a stampede!! Your job is to round up as many of the calves as you can. The screen scrolls to the right as you chase the calves; if more than three calves get past you, the game is over. The calves all run at different speeds, and when you rope one you earn points based on how fast it was running. As the game progresses, more and more calves will be on the screen at one time, and other obstacles will begin appearing to trip your horse and slow you down.


Stampede Atari 2600 The game in black and white mode
Stampede Atari 2600 Plenty of calves to rope here...
Stampede Atari 2600 Title screen
Stampede Atari 2600 A game in progress

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Alternate Titles

  • "Super-Cowboy beim Rodeo" -- German Quelle Title
  • "Lasso-Helden" -- German Ariola Title
  • "Cowboy" -- Pirate Title

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

Woodgrain Wonderland Mar 08, 2018 A 100
The Video Game Critic Sep 24, 2006 A- 91
Atari HQ 2000 8 out of 10 80
neXGam Jun 27, 2013 7.7 out of 10 77
JoyStik Dec, 1982 6.7 out of 10 67


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High score rewards

Players who were able to rack up 3,000 points or higher were eligible to receive the "The Activision Trail Drive" patch from Activision if they sent in a screenshot to the company. Players who scored 10,000 points would see a small brand (that looked like a steer's head) at the bottom left of the screen before the score reset to zero.
Servo (57355) added Stampede (Atari 2600) on Apr 30, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Alaka (88009) and Servo (57355)
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