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Surround

Released October 1977 · consists of 2 releases.

Make your opponent crash into your line without hitting a line yourself. Surround, truly, is the world's most dangerous game!

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Surround

First release date October 1977
Platform Atari 2600
Developer Atari
Publisher Sears, Roebuck and Co. , Atari
Genre Action
Theme
Franchises
Aliases

Overview

Surround is a two-player game created by Atari for their Video Computer System, more commonly known as the Atari 2600.  Players each control a dot that automatically moves across the screen in a given direction, a direction which can be changed using the joystick. As the player-controlled dots move, they leave a line behind them that cannot be crossed and stays on the field until the round ends. The player must force their opponent to crash into either a line or the stage barriers to score.  Once a player crashes, a point is given to the survivor, the stage resets and the game begins again. The player with the most points wins.
 
Surround, in addition to fellow Atari game Dominos, was the inspiration for the Light Cycles scene (and subsequent games based on it) from Disney's cult-classic computer film Tron, released in 1982. It has also spawned the phone game Snake and the subsequent releases of the same name.
 

Launch Game

Surround was a North American launch game for the Atari 2600 on October 1977. The game launched alongside other 2600 launch titles that included:
 
* Air-Sea Battle
* Basic Math
* Blackjack
* Combat
* Indy 500    
* Star Ship    
* Street Racer
* Video Olympics

Nine launch games in total for the Atari 2600 near the end of the disco age.
 

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Specific release details

32 in 1 Game Cartridge
32 in 1 Game Cartridge
Platform Atari 2600
Region United States
Developer
Publisher
Release date January 1988
Product code None
Company code None
Rating
Minimum Players 1
Maximum Players N/A
Resolutions N/A
Sound Systems N/A
Single player Features N/A
Multi player Features N/A
Widescreen Support No
Notes N/A

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