Cloak & Dagger (video game)

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Cloak & Dagger
Developer(s) Atari
Publisher(s) Atari
Designer(s) Russel "Rusty" Dawe
Platform(s) Arcade Game
Release March 1984
Mode(s) Up to 2 players, alternating turns
Cabinet Upright
CPU M6502 x 2
Sound POKEY x 2
Display Raster, 256×232, horizontal orientation, palette colors 64

Cloak & Dagger is an arcade game released by Atari in March 1984 The game is based on the film of the same name where it is critical to the plot. The game saw limited arcade release as a conversion kit for Robotron 2084 cabinets.

The Cloak & Dagger game screens from the movie are mostly from the arcade version, and not the Atari 5200 game console as it would appear in the film. Although a 5200 version of the game was planned, it was never released due to the video game crash of 1983 and eventual sale of Atari. Because the Atari 5200 version of Cloak & Dagger wasn't complete during filming, the cartridge props are actually other 5200 games with a Cloak & Dagger label stuck on them.

Development[edit]

The game was created by Russel Dawe. The game was under development using the title Agent X when the movie producers and Atari learned of each other's projects and decided to cooperate. When Atari was consulted to provide a game as an element of the movie, they tweaked Agent X and renamed it Cloak & Dagger. Dabney Coleman's character was then named "Agent X" in the movie.

A port for the Atari 8-bit family was being developed by Atari, Inc. employee Dave Comstock in 1984, but was never finished.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reichert, Matt. "Cloak & Dagger". AtariProtos.com. Retrieved September 19, 2014. 

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