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SirCrab: Unfortunately the owner did not respond to the previous note so this is being archived. Should the owner decide to repair/replace this and have it unarchived, it can be done as long as it still conforms to the guidelines.

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Atari 2600 Tribute: Asteroids!

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Hidden : 2/24/2013
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This is a high muggle area. Exercise extreme caution! Cache series pays tribute to the home video gaming console released in October 1977; the Atari 2600!

The hide may be familiar but the container is unique. This cache is a short walk from Redfield Road; park at parking coords. Do not attempt to stop on Brierhill Road. Cache is on side of street w/ a sidewalk for safety. Once located, tug on gold ring to release cache’s contents. Reassemble cache and replace as found.

In November of 1979, game developer Atari released the arcade game Asteroids. In 1981, Atari ported the popular arcade game to the Atari 2600. Per Wikipedia, Asteroids was one of the most popular and influential games of the golden age of arcade games, selling 70,000 arcade cabinets. The Asteroids uses vector graphics and a two-dimensional view that wraps around in both screen axes. The player controls a spaceship in an asteroid field which is periodically traversed by flying saucers. The object of the game is to shoot and destroy asteroids and saucers while not colliding with either, or being hit by the saucers' counter-fire.

The Atari 2600 is available for the PC. Stella (released for free under GNU Public License and available at http://stella.sourceforge.net/index.php) is one of the more popular (and stable) emulators out there. Atari 2600 games (including this one) are available legally for free from several websites including http://www.atariage.com.

I hope that you have enjoyed this piece of video gaming history and web resources should you decide to relive a memorable portion of your childhood.

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