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Qwak! is a 1 player arcade game by Atari Inc., originally released in 1974. It simulates duck hunting, where by players fire at flying on-screen ducks using a rifle with a light gun attached to the end.
Technology[edit | edit source]
Marsh reeds and a tree branch are provided by a screen overlay representing perspective of looking up from the ground.
The game can be set by the operator to have time limits, extended time and free games.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
One duck flies across the screen at a time, giving the player three shots to hit it. A hunting dog runs out and collects the fallen prize if the player was successful with their aim.
Legacy[edit | edit source]
- In 1982, Atari Inc. developed a prototype for a duck themed game also similarly entitled Qwak. With the goal of "Help mama duck and her three ducklings get home safely", the player shifts picture blocks into place to create a safe path for the ducks to get home. There were 15-puzzles with cute animations, and a player's score is determined by how long the ducks are on-screen and by how many get home safely. The developers are unsure whether this was originally designed for a touch-screen or not. It could have been a joystick game that happened to be in development when they were interested in evaluating touch-screen technology. They felt that the touch-screen would make a more intuitive interface, but were apparently wrong. The most common comment at the focus-group was "could you put a joystick or buttons on it. It would be easier"...
References[edit | edit source]
- Atari Coin-OP/Arcade Systems. Retrieved on 2007-12-28
- Atari: The Lost Years of the Coin-Op, 1971 – 1975, Part III. Retrieved on 2007-12-28
- Qwak (1982) at KLOV. Retrieved on 2007-12-28
- System 16 - 6502 Colour Raster Hardware (Atari). Retrieved on 2007-12-28
- Controller's History Dynamite from 1UP.com. Retrieved on 2007-12-28