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Omega Race by Ron Haliburton and CBS Electronics.

Omega Race is a shoot 'em up arcade game. The Atari 2600 cartridge came bundled with a "booster grip" controller which converted the single-button Atari CX40 joystick

General Information

Developer - Ron Haliburton

Publisher - CBS Electronics

Release - 1983

Platform(s) - Atari 2600

Number of Players - Single-player

Genre - Shoot 'em up

Set in the year 2003, the player controls an Omegan Fighter spaceship to destroy enemy droid ships in a rectangular "track." The player's ship is controlled with a spinner to rotate the ship, a button for thrusting, and a button for firing lasers. The enemies that the player must destroy or avoid are drone ships, commander ships, two types of space mines, and shooting star ships. The ship bounces off an invisible barrier on the edges of the screen that briefly appears when hit. By default, extra ships are awarded at 40,000 and 100,000 points.


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