Atari Arcadespiele: Red Baron

Veröffentlicht Mai 1981 (Cockpit)
Juni 1981 (Upright)
Publisher Atari, Inc.
Entwickler Atari, Inc.
Code 226
Genre Shooter
Steuerung Joystick (8-Wege) mit Feuerknopf
Spieler 1
Prozessor MOS 6502
Audio Mono
Atari Pokey
Logikschaltung
Video 19″ Vektorbildschirm Electrohome G05-802, horizontal, schwarz/weiß mit Farboverlay
Bauformen Upright (#22600/EDRB)
Cockpit
Arcadesystem
Optionen Extended Play:
Bonuslevel: Extra-Leben nach 2000/10000/30000 oder 4000/14000/40000 oder 6000/20000/50000 Punkten gewährt werden, kann aber auch abgeschaltet sein.
Spielzeit/Leben: Voreinstellungen möglich für 2, 3, 4 oder 5 Flugzeuge (= Leben)
Spielermodi Modi für 1 Spieler, 1–2 Spieler und 2 Spieler voreinstellbar.
Einstellbare Sprachen englisch, französisch, deutsch, spanisch
Münzen insgesamt 256 Münzoptionen, unter Anderem: 1 Münze = 1 Spiel, 2 Münzen = 1 Spiel
Punkte Flugzeug getroffen: 10 – 300 Punkte
Luftschiff getroffen: 200 Punkte
helle Objekte am Boden (Panzer, Bunker): 250 Punkte
dunkle Objekte am Boden (Pyramiden, Gebäude): 100 Punkte
Sonstiges Skill-Sense-Technologie
Abmessungen H×B×T Upright: 189,2 × 73 × 84,7 cm
Gewicht 134,27 kg

Cockpit: 152,5 × 66 × 164,5 cm
Gewicht 184,6 kg
Produktion 504 Cockpit-Geräte
1500 Upright-Geräte
Wertung KLOV/IAM 2.89/5
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Atari: Red Baron
Beschreibung / Werbetext (englisch)
Red Baron is a realistic new flying simulation. Your player is a WWI fighter pilot searching the skies for the enemy. The horizon shifts and tilts as he maneuvers the joystick. Three dimensional hills and valleys sweep by below.

Two types of targets.
Suddenly ouf of the horizon, an enemy biplane appears. The pilot dives, climbs, lines up to the plane in his sights! He fires a deadly hail of tracers and the enemy airplane tumbles to earth. But watch out, there are more coming. The first four planes are relatively slow. As time progresses, the player moves more quickly and the enemy planes take more evasive action, adding to the difficulty and challenge. Next the player faces ground targets. An observation blimp floats into view over a low rise of hills. Bright ground objects start to appear, a tank, a pillbox, then dimmer targets, a pyramid, a building. They make good targets for strafing runs but danger can appear at any time.

Red Baron attacks!
As the game progresses, tanks, pillboxes and blimps will begin shooting back. The game is composed of randomly alternating series of ground and plane phases. Finally, the planes will also shoot at the player. There are other dangers too. Dive too low and the player can crash and explode on a mountain. Squeeze the trigger too long and the guns overheat. And an enemy plane can get on the pilot's tail, almost certain death unless the player is a flying ace. When a player is hit by a returning plane, bullet holes and cracks appear on the screen, his plane plummets to earth and explodes. If an enemy shell finds its mark, the result is the same but the shell remains visible.

Special High Score Table. New non-volatile memory.
The seven best scores on the game can be displayed with corresponding player's initials in the attracht mode. The top three scores and initials are retained in memory if power is off.
Trivia
Der Titel des Spiels spielt auf den deutschen Offizier und Jagdflieger Manfred von Richthofen (1892–1918) an, der den Beinamen Der Rote Baron trug.
Konsolen- und Computerumsetzungen
Red Baron (Microsoft Xbox 360, Microsoft Game Studios)
Red Baron (PC: Windows ab Vista, Microsoft Game Studios)
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