Blockade (video game)
|Release date(s)||October 1976|
|Arcade system||Sega Blockade|
|CPU||Intel 8080 (@2.079 Mhz)|
|Display||Raster, 256 x 224 pixels, 2 colors|
Blockade is a black and white arcade maze game developed by Gremlin and published by Sega 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 the first of what have become known as snake games.
Midway's Tron (1982) included a single-player variant of the Blockade concept, with one line-drawing cycle being AI controlled. This led to Blockade-style games sometimes being called Tron or light cycles.
- Blockade at the Killer List of Videogames
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