Surround (Atari 2600)

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Surround is an arcade action game for two players. Each player controls a constantly moving wall; the goal is to trap and force the opponent to crash into a wall. The player earns a point each time the opponent crashes. The first player to reach ten points wins. In addition to this mode, a video graffiti mode is also included which allows players to draw on the screen. Several game variations are included which optionally allow diagonal movement, allowing players to wrap around the screen and control the game speed.


Surround Atari 2600 The game in black and white mode
Surround Atari 2600 Some game variations allow you to wrap around the screen
Surround Atari 2600 On a collision course as the screen fills with walls...
Surround Atari 2600 Diagonal movement is available in some game variations

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Alternate Titles

  • "Chase" -- Sears Tele-Games release
  • "41 Surround" -- Title on the end label of original release

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User Reviews

This simple, yet addictive classical game was so successful that its clones are countless. RobinHud (73) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars
Fun Two-player game and easy to pick up and play. Ivan Obretenov (33) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars
Low Tech Fun eratik (114) 1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars

Critic Reviews

Atari HQ 2001 8 out of 10 80
Woodgrain Wonderland May 27, 2018 C 50
The Video Game Critic May 05, 2004 D 25


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Launch game

One of the nine games available for the launch of the Atari 2600 in 1977.
Servo (57398) added Surround (Atari 2600) on Nov 08, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Alaka (57286)