Gunfight is the first release from Manuel Polik
and is heavily inspired by the 1975 Midway arcade game Gun
Fight. Manuel Polik has released the source code and binaries
to Gunfight so
others may learn from his experience programming the 2600. Gunfight
features eight-way movement with the following gameplay modes:
- Standard Duel: The first player to score 7 points wins
- Sixshooter Duel: The first player to score 7 points wins
- Escape Scenario: The left player wins when scoring once!
The right player wins when surviving 99 time units.
- Target Shooting: The first player to score 77 points wins. Hitting a target
scores 1 point. Hitting the opponent scores 5 points.
The source code below provides valuable insight into what it takes to
code a successful Atari 2600 homebrew game. The current source compiles
to both NTSC and PAL with a compile switch. The source can be compiled
with DASM, XASM, and TASM. We thank Manuel Polik for making this source
available so others may benefit from his experience.