Blockade (video game)
|Release date(s)||1976 (Arcade)|
|Display||Raster, 256 x 224 pixels, 2 colors|
Blockade is an arcade maze game developed and published by Gremlin in October 1976. Using four directional buttons, each player moves their character around leaving a solid line behind them, turning at 90 degree angles. To win, a player must last longer than the opponent before hitting something, with the first person to hit something losing. The game ends after one player gains six wins.
Blockade was a success and helped popularize the maze game genre. Several similar Blockade-style games soon appeared, such as the Bally Astrocade game Checkmate in 1977, Atari's Surround in 1978, the 1978 TRS-80 computer game Worm, and the Light Cycle game in 1982's Tron video game This type of game became more popular on mobile phones later on as Snake in 1997.
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- Blockade at AllGame
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