Gunfight Source Code

Gunfight is the first release from Manuel Polik and is heavily inspired by the 1975 Midway arcade game Gun Fight. Manuel Polik has released the source code and binaries to Gunfight so others may learn from his experience programming the 2600. Gunfight features eight-way movement with the following gameplay modes:

  • Standard Duel: The first player to score 7 points wins
  • Sixshooter Duel: The first player to score 7 points wins
  • Escape Scenario: The left player wins when scoring once! The right player wins when surviving 99 time units.
  • Target Shooting: The first player to score 77 points wins. Hitting a target scores 1 point. Hitting the opponent scores 5 points.

The source code below provides valuable insight into what it takes to code a successful Atari 2600 homebrew game. The current source compiles to both NTSC and PAL with a compile switch. The source can be compiled with DASM, XASM, and TASM. We thank Manuel Polik for making this source available so others may benefit from his experience.

Download the Gunfight Source Code and Binaries:

Gunfight Cartridge

Gunfight Screenshots