VROOM! - Atari 2600
VROOM! is a 4K, one button, up to eight simultaneous players racing game for the Atari 2600. VROOM! uses the Atari 2600 paddle controllers, and four pairs of paddle controllers can be connected to your console with a QuadTari device to allow up to eight players (without a QuadTari, up to four may play).
After pressing RESET (or the top player’s button), a five second countdown starts. During this countdown, each player must press their paddle button to activate his/her car for the race. Activated cars and their boost arrows are displayed in color.
Immediately after the countdown, the race starts. Inactive cars will be controlled by the game’s AI.
While racing, try to press the button ONLY while your car is over a boost arrow. This will color the boost arrows and accelerate your car. Pressing the button while not being over a boost arrow will make the car brake, indicated by a black arrow and a squeaking sound. “Super-Boost” arrows will appear in red.
During the race, the cars will slowly move to the right. Their position on the track will indicate their position in the race.
At the end of the race, the cars will move into their final positions, and after a few seconds, the distance covered by each car will be displayed.
The four difficulty levels define acceleration, boost sequence lengths, the human car’s braking effect, and the computer car’s AI strength. Hot colored cars (red, orange, yellow) will be slightly faster, cold colored (white, purple, blue) ones will be slightly slower on average. To keep the field of competitors close together, the AI strength will also be permanently adapted based on the computer car’s position during a race.
Finally, you can enable so called “Super-Boosts” (twice as strong as normal boosts) by switching LEFT DIFFICULTY to A. In total, there are 24 game variations to choose from.
- Up to eight players supported through the use of a QuadTari device.
- Three game lengths available, 30, 60, and 90 seconds.
- Four difficulty modes: Blue (Kids), Green (Easy), Yellow (Normal), and Red (Hard).
- Super-Boosts can be enabled by switching the Left Difficulty to "A".
- AtariVox/SaveKey support to save high scores for all 24 game variations.
VROOM! has built-in support for the QuadTari, which is a device that allows you to plug up to four controllers into your Atari 2600 or 2600-compatible system. In the case of VROOM!, this allows you to plug up to four pairs of 2600 Paddle Controllers into your system, allowing up to eight simultaneous players at once! You can see all the games in the AtariAge Store with QuadTari support here.
If you have an AtariVox or SaveKey plugged into the second controller port, high scores for all 24 game variations will be saved permanently and reloaded next time you fire up the game.
Included with VROOM! is the game cartridge, full-color 4-page manual, and a professionally printed box. VROOM! is available in NTSC and PAL60 television formats. Please specify above when ordering or you will receive an NTSC cartridge by default.
|Number of Players||1 - 8 (More than four players requires a QuadTari)|
|Packaging Art and Design||Corey Kramer|