Canyon Bomber is a black-and-white 1978 arcade game, developed and published by Atari. The game was ported to the Atari 2600, also in 1978.
The player and an opponent fly over a canyon made up of layers of numbered, circular 'bricks'. Using the paddle controllers, the players drop bombs in the canyon, breaking bricks. Players earn points for the number and types of bricks destroyed. The player with the highest score wins. The colored bricks in the Atari 2600 version are very similar to another Atari game, Breakout. Canyon Bomber is unique in that the game is controlled entirely with one button. The player does not have the ability to control the flight of the blimps and biplanes; instead, the player must simply hit the button at the right time to drop the bombs. As the amount of bricks is reduced, it becomes harder and harder to hit the bricks without missing. If the player misses the bricks three times, the game is over.
Canyon Bomber was ported to the Atari 2600 the same year. Staying true to the original gameplay formula, this version differs in that the graphics are now in color and the action is slightly faster.
This version of Canyon Bomber was designed for Atari 2600, which was commercially very successful video game console of second generation produced by Atari from 1977 to 1992. It was the first console that used removable memory modules with games. At the time of its greatest fame, more than 30 million units of this console were sold for about $ 200 a piece. To date, the game library for this console contains nearly 1,000 original games. More information about the
Atari 2600 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 joystick that you simply plug into the USB port of your computer. If you do not have a joystick, buy a suitable USB controller in Amazon or in some of your favorite online stores.
Available online emulators:
3 different online emulators are available for Canyon Bomber. 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 Canyon Bomber are summarized in the following table: