Game - Ixion - Atari 2600 | Атари 2600 | A2600





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Ixion
Atari 2600 - A2600

Ixion - A port of the unreleased 1983 Sega coin-op of the same name, Ixion is an interesting game that doesn't seem to be played like anything else in the 2600 library. Your goal in Ixion is to capture the five white squares scattered across the screen and spell the word Ixion before your time runs out. At the start of each level, only certain squares are visible, and to get around more easily, you must first identify the missing squares. To reveal the missing squares, the player must move the brown ball over the empty square. This sphere is usually stationary, but he can be moved by shooting or ramming into it. This sends the sphere bouncing around the screen, revealing squares and destroying enemies in its travels. After a short time about the bouncing sphere will stop, requiring the player to move it again, to show more squares. Learning to move where you want is the key to mastering Ixion. Also moving around the game grid of enemy drones that will try to destroy your ship. Unfortunately, their shots destroy the tiles, making your way a lot harder to get through. Enemy drones only have one shot to defeat, but will take out the tiles they have when they explode.

It is unknown why the Ixion was never released, but it was around this time that Sega Enterprises (the US division of Sega) was sold to bally. Following this sale, all 2,600 Sega titles were Bally's Midway arcade games (Tupper, Spy, Hunter, and Up n' Down).


GAME INFO

Game name:
Ixion
Family:
ATARI
Platform:
Atari 2600 (A2600)
Publisher:
SEGA
Genre:
Shooter
Release:
1984
Number of players:
1
Programmers:
Lorenz, Jeff