Checkers - Atari 2600

Checkers - Atari 2600

Publisher: Activision
Year of release: 1981
Number of players:
Checkers for Atari 2600 belongs to the first group of four games released by a new company - Activision. The game was released in July 1980.

Do not confuse with the game Video Checkers.

This is a classic game of checkers. You can tell by it's appaearance, that this was a first checkers game transformed into a digital form. Everything is very simple, the cursor is strangely blinking and it takes pretty long time to the computer to make its move. Sometimes, you can think that the game is stuck. You can even wait for the move for about 30 seconds on the hardest difficulty.

How to play?

You can choose to play 4 types of the game with the SELECT button. First three options are the difficulty levels. 1 for easy, 2 for moderate, 3 for hard. The 4th option is for a 2 players game.

You can controll the cursor with the joystick and sellect a stone to move with the button. Now you move the stone to the required position and confirm with the button again. If there is a necessity to jump (and there is), the program won't let you sellect any other stone. The goal of this game is to remove all the stones of your oppponent. I believe everybody is familiar with the rules of checkers, therefore I will not describe them here.
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