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Robotron: 2084 - Atari 7800

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Game info:
Robotron: 2084 - box cover
box cover
Game title: Robotron: 2084
Console: Atari 7800
Author (released): Vid Kidz, Williams Electronics (1982)
Genre: Action, Shooter Mode: Multiplayer
Design: Eugene Jarvis, Larry DeMar, David Brown, ...
Music:
Game manual: manual.pdf

File size:

318 kB
Download: Robotron_2084.zip

Game size:

15 kB
Recommended emulator: Stella

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

   Robotron: 2084 (also referred to as Robotron) is an arcade video game developed by Eugene Jarvis and Larry DeMar of Vid Kidz and released by Williams Electronics (part of WMS Industries) in 1982. It is a shoot 'em up with two-dimensional graphics. The game is set in the year 2084 in a fictional world where robots have turned against humans in a cybernetic revolt. The aim is to defeat endless waves of robots, rescue surviving humans, and earn as many points as possible. Robotron popularized the twin joystick control scheme, one that had previously been used in Artic Electronics' Mars and Taito's Space Dungeon, both from 1981, and originated with Gun Fight in 1975. Robotron: 2084 was critically and commercially successful. Praise among critics focused on the game's intense action and control scheme. The game is frequently listed as one of Jarvis's best contributions to the video game industry. Robotron: 2084 arcade cabinets have since become a sought-after collector's item. It was ported to numerous platforms.
   Robotron is a 2D multi-directional shooter game in which the player controls the on-screen protagonist from a top-down perspective. The game is set in the year 2084 in a fictional world where robots ('Robotrons') have taken control of the world and eradicated most of the human race. The main protagonist is a nameless superhuman attempting to save the last human family.
   The game uses a two-joystick control scheme; the left joystick controls the on-screen character's movement, while the right controls the direction the character's weapon fires. Both joysticks allow for an input direction in one of eight ways. Each level, referred to as a 'wave', is a single screen populated with a large number of various enemy robots and obstacles; types include invincible giants to robots that continually manufacture other robots that shoot the protagonist. Coming into contact with an enemy, projectile, or obstacle costs the player one life, but extra lives can be earned at certain point totals. Waves also include human family members who can be rescued to score additional points, but certain robots can either kill them or turn them into enemies. Destroying all vulnerable robots allows the player to progress to the next wave; the cycle continues until all reserve lives are lost.

More details about this game can be found on Wikipedia.org.

For fans and collectors:
Find this game on video server YouTube.com or Vimeo.com.
Buy original game or Atari 7800 console at Amazon.com, eBay.com or GOG.com.

The newest version of this game can be purchased on Xzone.cz, GameExpres.cz or GameLeader.cz.

 
Videogame Console:

This ver­sion of Robotron: 2084 was de­sig­ned for A­ta­ri 7800, which was vi­deo ga­me con­so­le of third ge­ne­ra­tion ma­nu­fac­tu­red by A­ta­ri in the years 1986 - 1992. It was ful­ly back­ward-com­pa­ti­ble with the A­ta­ri 2600 with si­g­ni­fi­cant­ly im­pro­ved gra­phics hard­wa­re. How­e­ver, the con­so­le was not suc­ces­s­ful and less than 4 mil­li­on u­nits at a u­nit pri­ce of $ 140 we­re sold. Al­so the cur­rent ga­mes li­bra­ry con­tai­nes on­ly 100 ga­mes de­sig­ned for A­ta­ri 7800. Mo­re in­for­ma­ti­on a­bout the this con­so­le can be found here.


Recommended Game Controllers:

You can control this game easily by using the keyboard of your PC (see the table next to the game). However, for maximum gaming enjoyment, we strongly recommend using a USB gamepad that you simply plug into the USB port of your computer. If you do not have a gamepad, buy a suitable USB controller in Amazon or in some of your favorite online stores.

 
Available online emulators:

2 different online emulators are available for Robotron: 2084. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic features of each emulator available for this game Robotron: 2084 are summarized in the following table:
 

Emulator Technology Multiplayer USB gamepad Touchscreen Without ads
NeptunJS JavaScript YES YES NO NO
RetroGames.cc JavaScript YES YES YES NO

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