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Surround

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Surround
Surrond2600.jpg
Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
Atari
Atari
Maze
Atari 2600 Joystick
Atari 2600
Retail Features
Gameplay-Single-player.pngGameplay-2-player Vs.png
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
1978
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Surround is a game released for the Atari 2600. It is based on Midway's arcade game Checkmate (which was ported to the Bally Astrocade) and can be seen as the inspiration for the light cycle sequence in the movie TRON.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

You and another player control two squares that move around leaving trails for the each other to hopefully collide into, earning the surviving player a point. Whoever earns ten points wins and the game ends. Game variations include speedup, erase, wraparound, and diagonal movement. There is also a Video Graffiti mode where you can draw images on the screen using the squares.