Deadly Duck

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Deadly Duck
Deadly Duck Cover.jpg
Developer(s)Sirius Software
Publisher(s)20th Century Fox Games
Designer(s)Ed Hodapp
Platform(s)Atari 2600, VIC-20
  • NA: January 20, 1982
Genre(s)Fixed shooter

Deadly Duck is an Atari 2600 game released on January 20, 1982[1] in North America. It was designed by Ed Hodapp for Sirius Software and published by 20th Century Fox Games.[2][3] It was later ported to the Commodore VIC-20.[4]


Gameplay screenshot of Deadly Duck

Cranky crabs are attempting to get the ducks out of their ponds. The crabs fly in the air while throwing bricks and bombs at the ducks. To fight back, the ducks are armed with a bill that is also a gun barrel that shoots a limitless supply of bullets straight up.[5] The player starts with four lives and a bonus life is awarded when all eight crabs in a level have been shot. If the player is hit by a brick they lose a life. When bricks land at the bottom of the play area they impede player movement for a temporary period.[6]


  1. ^ "Deadly Duck for Atari 2600 from". 1UP. Archived from the original on 2009-02-27. Retrieved 2013-10-05.
  2. ^ "Atari 2600 - Deadly Duck (20th Century Fox)". AtariAge. Retrieved 2013-10-05.
  3. ^ "Deadly Duck". Atari Mania. Retrieved 5 October 2013.
  4. ^ Halfhill, Tom R (July 1983). "Deadly Duck Cartridge Game for Unexpanded VIC-20". Compute! Gazette. pp. 63–64. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
  5. ^ "Deadly Duck". GameFAQs. Retrieved 5 October 2013.
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