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    Game » consists of 2 releases. Released October 1977

    Make your opponent crash into your line without hitting a line yourself. Surround, truly, is the world's most dangerous game!

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    Surround is a two-player game created by Atari for their Video Computer System, more commonly known as the Atari 2600.  Players each control a dot that automatically moves across the screen in a given direction, a direction which can be changed using the joystick. As the player-controlled dots move, they leave a line behind them that cannot be crossed and stays on the field until the round ends. The player must force their opponent to crash into either a line or the stage barriers to score.  Once a player crashes, a point is given to the survivor, the stage resets and the game begins again. The player with the most points wins.
    Surround, in addition to fellow Atari game Dominos, was the inspiration for the Light Cycles scene (and subsequent games based on it) from Disney's cult-classic computer film Tron, released in 1982. It has also spawned the phone game Snake and the subsequent releases of the same name.

    Launch Game

    Surround was a North American launch game for the Atari 2600 on October 1977. The game launched alongside other 2600 launch titles that included:
    * Air-Sea Battle
    * Basic Math
    * Blackjack
    * Combat
    * Indy 500    
    * Star Ship    
    * Street Racer
    * Video Olympics

    Nine launch games in total for the Atari 2600 near the end of the disco age.


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