Elk Attack

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Scott Stilphen - 10/10/2018
This wasn't an official Atari title. The programmer, Mark Hahn, did it in his spare time, and offered it to Atari, but they declined it. From Hahn:

From the programmer: "The history of Elk Attack is not very interesting. In the spring of 1987, finding myself unemployed, I wrote a VCS game based very loosely on Yo-Yo. Those things that were easy to do I did; those that were hard, I changed or dropped. I named my cart Elk Attack as a joke and sent the cart to Atari and Epyx for them to evaluate. Neither were interested, so I stuffed my test EPROMS in a drawer and forgot them until I ran across the STELLA emulator. Brad Mott had a wonderful emulator but no binaries to distribute with it. I gave him permission to include Elk Attack with distributions of STELLA."
duder - 13/12/2017
Wow, I can't believe this was made. 1 of Atari's best game they made for the 2600. Really colorful and catchy for the time this was made. Sadly, it's only a prototype.

Screenshots - Elk Attack

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Elk Attack atari screenshot
Elk Attack atari screenshot
Elk Attack atari screenshot
Elk Attack atari screenshot

Information - Elk Attack

GenreArcade - MiscellaneousYear1987
ControlsJoystickPublisherAtari (USA)
Players1, 2 (alt.)CountryUSA

Hahn, Mark R.

Medium Cartridge
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Additional Comments - Elk Attack

Elk Attack is a port of the obscure Taito arcade game Electric Yo-Yo! Programmer Mark Hahn named the game Elk Attack as a joke, and probably would have changed the name had it been published. The game was left in its current state.

The following is hidden in the code: ELK ATTACK (c) 1987 Mark R. Hahn
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