Game - Stunt Cycle - Atari 2600 | Атари 2600 | A2600





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Stunt Cycle
Atari 2600 - A2600

Shutter, turn counterclockwise to apply more throttle (acceleration). Press the fire button to start the bike for each jump, otherwise the fire button has no effect (no brake or clutch). The paddle provides three target speeds for the bike. Full clockwise and the bike accelerates to the top end of first gear. Center position and the bike will accelerate to the middle of 2nd gear. The last third and the bike will accelerate much into 3rd gear as it has time to reach before it hits the ramp. So controlling speed involves switching between these three speed zones and timing the bike's current speed when it hits the ramp. Therefore, the shutter does not give true analog throttle control on a bike. Also, although the bike appears to be accelerating, it is not gradual, as the visual acceleration appears to be. It seems to be only 3 speeds. However, I believe that "tone" speed is, in fact, adjusts the air time when it actually hits the ramp. So the combination of actual speed (which seems to be limited to 3, one for each gear) and acceleration/ there are about 7 different gear tones. Of those, there is only one tone available in one gear, because the bike is forced to accelerate to the top of the gear by default. Plus, the gear doesn't have time to get to the very top end by the time the ramp hits. So you end up with about 9 or 10 possible inside speeds when you hit the ramp, which corresponds to 9 different distances from the track.


GAME INFO

Game name:
Stunt Cycle
Family:
ATARI
Platform:
Atari 2600 (A2600)
Publisher:
Atari
Genre:
Arcade
Release:
1980
Number of players:
1
Programmers:
Polaro, Robert C.