Barrier (video game)

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Developer(s) Rob Patton
Publisher(s) Vectorbeam
Designer(s) Rob Patton
Platform(s) Arcade
Release August 1979[1]
Genre(s) Maze
Mode(s) Single player, up to 2 players, alternating turns
Cabinet Vertical
Arcade system Cinematronics hardware
Sound Samples
Display Vector, monochrome

Barrier is a maze arcade game using vector graphics released by Vectorbeam in 1979. In this very basic game, players move a small triangle around on the grid, while attempting to avoid the diamonds that are also moving around on the grid. Reaching the end of the grid teleports the player back to the front of the grid to gain points. The game is played on a 3x9 grid that is displayed at angle to make it appear to be in 3-D. The game was sold to Vectorbeam by Cinematronics.


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