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You are Flash Gordon. Many spacemen have entered Spider City but never returned. Your job, Flash, is two fold. Rescue any spacemen you find in the tunnels of Spider City and destroy all the hatching pods.

The lower part of the screen is a map. You are the horizontal line, the hatching pods are the vertical lines and the Disrupters are the crosses. The upper part of the screen is the close-up of the action.

You rescue spacemen by touching them with your ship. You destroy hatching pods, and the spider warriors that hatch, by flying to the pods then shooting the warriors.

You can also shoot generators, patrol ships and debris. Shooting the generator will keep the Disrupter from moving about the city for a little bit but the debris never stops while you are within, so don't hang out in the Disrupter.

If you destroy five warriors at one hatching pod or your ship is destroyed when it returns, you will have a shield for a short time. There will be two beeps to warn you of the shield leaving.

The scoring is as follows:
10 points = Debris
25 points = Patrol Ship
70 points = Rescued Spaceman
100 points = Disrupter Generator

You get 100 points for killing the first warrior at a pod, 200 for the second, 300 for the third and so on.

You lose 1,000 points if you shoot a spaceman, but Flash Gordon would never do that, right?

Every time you conquer a city, you get an extra man.


Flash Gordon Atari 2600 Starting screen
Flash Gordon Atari 2600 I need to rescure spacemen
Flash Gordon VIC-20 The map shows only one node of hatching pods remains in this city.
Flash Gordon VIC-20 If you are near a disrupter, the screen will fill with deadly debris.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Spider City" -- Atari 8-bit & VIC-20 title
  • "Space Adventure" -- Zellers title

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Critic Reviews

Electronic Fun with Computers & Games Atari 8-bit Nov, 1983 3 out of 4 75
Electronic Fun with Computers & Games Atari 2600 Jul, 1983 2 out of 4 50
Atari HQ Atari 2600 2000 5 out of 10 50
Woodgrain Wonderland Atari 2600 Feb 10, 2017 D+ 33
The Video Game Critic Atari 2600 May 14, 2010 D 25


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