Dolphin is a side-scrolling video game for Atari consoles developed by Activision and released in 1983. The gameplayer assumes the persona of a dolphin attempting to flee from a giant squid. It must not only navigate packs of seahorses which, if a collision occurs, slows the dolphin's speed, the player must navigate both forward-moving currents (indicated by an arrow pointed in the direction of the player's movement) and, conversely, backward-moving currents. The former permits the player to accelerate while the latter slows the player's rate of progression. Occasionally a seagull will appear above the water's surface which, if touched, permits the player a short period wherein he or she is invincible and, during this time, is able to touch the squid and drive it away.
Dolphin forced the player to be dependent upon the soundtrack of the game in order to survive. When packs of seahorses were upcoming, the dolphin's sonar would sounds off: A high pitch indicated an opening in the pack near the water's surface; a lower resonance indicated a seafloor doorway.
Also, the game permits a player to move in the traditional left-to-right linear direction typical of video games during the person as well as reverse course if he or she so chooses.
This version of Dolphin 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 Dolphin. 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 Dolphin are summarized in the following table: