Star Ship is a first-person shooter video game cartridge developed by Atari, Inc. for its Video Computer System (later known as the Atari 2600). The game was one of the nine launch titles offered when the Atari 2600 launched on September 11,1977. It was designed and programmed by Bob Whitehead. It was based on the Atari arcade game Starship 1. The re-branded Sears TeleGames version was titled Outer Space.
The game was the first space-related game developed for the Atari VCS. The player(s) used the joystick controller to achieve one of the following objectives:
Destroying as many spacecraft and robots as possible within a time limit, all while dodging asteroids.
Alternating between avoiding enemy fire from spacecraft and firing at the opponent-controlled craft (human or computer).
Avoiding asteroids and other varied space objects to cover the greatest distance possible.
Landing the space module on a lunar landing pad. The moon can either be stationary or be computer- or human opponent-controlled.
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This version of Star Ship 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:
5 different online emulators are available for Star Ship. 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 Star Ship are summarized in the following table:
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