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System: Atari 2600
Company: Activision
Model #: AG-009
Year of Release: n/a
Media Type: Cartridge
Number of Players: 1 - 2
Controller: Atari Joystick
 
Other Labels:
    Blue
   Standard
 
Staff:
   David Crane (Programmer)
 Common+
 North America
 NTSC
 
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Freeway - Cartridge

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Why did the chicken cross the road? Activision programmer David Crane must have believed it was so you could outscore your opponent in his game! Your job is to guide your chicken across lane after lane of busy rush hour traffic. You receive a point for every chicken that makes it to the top fo the screen after crossing all the lanes of traffic. Look out for the cars and trucks on the highway though! They’ll smash into you without a second's thought! Good thing your chicken is invincible though, as evidenced by the fact that he never dies, only flies backward, further away from your goal (although with the difficulty switch in the 'A' position, your chicken is knocked all the way back to the beginning!)

Two players can play at the same time in a race against the clock to see how many chickens each can get across the freeway. If you scored 20 or higher on one of the tougher game variations and sent in proof of your accomplishment, Activision sent you a patch as proof of your membership in the Save the Chicken Foundation.

An earlier prototype of this game featured humans running across the many lanes of traffic where if you were hit by a car or truck, you'd see a big, red, splat! You can learn more about this version by visiting our Bloody Human Freeway entry. (Contributed by Lord Helmet)


External ReviewsSubmit Review
Phosphor Dot Fossils (by Earl Green)60%
Video Game Critic (by David Mrozek)78%
Tomorrow's Heroes (by Tom Zjaba)75%
Rage Games (by Jay McGavren)80%
The Atari Times (by Ethan C. Nobles)75%
Planet Atari (German) (by Michael Tausendpfund)66%
GameFAQs (by Jason Owens)80%
Game Freaks 365 (by Martin @ Game Freaks 365)73%
Average Score: 73%


Did You Know?Submit Trivia
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Tips, Cheats, and Easter EggsSubmit Tips, Cheats, and Easter Eggs
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Hacks Based on Freeway
Don't Get Hit! (by vb master)
Xaxyrax Road (by Charles Morgan)


Related LinksSubmit Links
AtariProtos.com: Freeway
Freeway Patch


Appears In Catalogs
Activision (AG-940-05) - Page 4
Activision (AG-940-06) - Page 3
Activision (AG-940-08) - Page 3
Activision - Spring 1982 (AG-940-8) - Page 8
Activision - Summer 1982 (AG-940-9) - Page 6
Activision - Fall 1982 (AG-940-10) - Page 5
Activision - Winter 1982 (AG-940-10) - Page 8
Activision - Winter/Spring 1983 (AG-940-11) - Page 9
Activision (AZ-940-00) - Page 3
Activision (AG-946-103) - Page 2


Related Titles
Freeway (Zellers)
Bloody Human Freeway (Activision)


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