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Flag Capture is an action/strategy game for one or two players. Your goal is to locate a flag hidden somewhere on a 9x7 grid. Using the joystick you can move your explorer around the grid; on any square you can press the button to see if the flag is located in that square, or if not to receive a clue as to the flags location. If the square doesn't contain the flag, one of several items may appear: an arrow indicating what direction the flag is, a number indicating how many squares away the flag is, or a bomb which will cause you to have to start again. In the one player game your goal is to locate as many flags as possible in the 75 second time limit. There are several varieties of two players games: in free-for-all, both players can move around the grid simultaneously and whomever finds the flag first scores a point. In the other two player games, players take turns moving around the grid. Several skill levels are available which control the players moving speed, allow the flag to be stationary or move, or add an invisible wall around the playfield.


Flag Capture Atari 2600 Beginning a two player game
Flag Capture Atari 2600 A one player game in progress
Flag Capture Atari 2600 The game in black and white mode
Flag Capture Atari 2600 The arrow indicates the flag is below your location

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Alternate Titles

  • "Capture" -- Sears Tele-Games release

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Critic Reviews

Retroage Apr 02, 2009 3 out of 10 30
Woodgrain Wonderland Feb 10, 2017 D- 16
The Video Game Critic Jul 06, 2005 F 0


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Servo (57366) added Flag Capture (Atari 2600) on Sep 16, 2004