Stone Sling

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Stone Sling (Europe)
Smithereens! (US)
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Developer(s) Philips
Publisher(s) Philips / Magnavox
Platform(s) Philips Videopac (Europe)
Magnavox Odyssey² (US)
Release 1981 [1]
Genre(s) Strategy Game,[1] Artillery game
Mode(s) Single-player, Multi player

Stone Sling is the 20th official game released by Philips for the Videopac console. In the United States, it was sold under the title Smithereens! for the Magnavox Odyssey² console.

The game allows for two player simultaneous gameplay where both players have a fortress as well as a catapult used to fire each other. With each hit the fortress' size decreases by a bit. However, sometimes if your aim is off, the catapult will miss the fortress and instead hit one of the opposing soldiers. Like other Videopac games, Stone Sling could not compete against Atari games, though the game did do well in Europe and Brazil.



Stone Sling's gameplay consists of aiming the catapults at each other's fortress in a colorful environment with yellow walls, green valleys, blue mountains, and a bright blue river in between the two fortresses. As said above the game can be played among two different people with its multiplayer capabilities.


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