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The Atari 2600 was first released in North America in September 1977 and featured 9 launch titles: Air-Sea BattleBasic MathBlackjackCombatIndy 500Star ShipStreet RacerSurround and Video Olympics. The final licensed Atari 2600 game released in North America was Secret Quest in 1989, and the final licensed game released in Europe was Klax and Acid Drop in 1990 and 1992. Even with their 1980s limited colors and block graphics these games are still entertaining to play today! We have over 500 Atari 2600 games for you to play online for free using our Atari 2600 Javascript Emulator.

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Instructions and Keyboard Controls towards bottom of page.
Click “Game Reset” or F12 to Start Game

Crash Dive

INSTRUCTIONS:
If you grew up in the 80’s you shouldn’t need instructions!! You might find some help at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Atari_2600_games and look up the game you need assistance playing.

CONTROLS:
Click “Game Reset” or F12 to Begin/Restart Game
Arrow Keys – Move
Space bar to fire/action button


TRANSCRIBED ORIGINAL ATARI GAME MANUAL AND INSTRUCTIONS
CRASH DIVE

THE OBJECTIVE

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to score as many points as
possible by destroying enemy ships, helicopters, planes, giant sharks,
sting rays, squids, angler fish and lobsters before running out of fuel or
crashing the flying sub. You may also acquire points by picking up the
treasures that lie on the bottom of the sea.

THE SET UP

Set up your video computer system and joystick controller as indicated in
your manufacturer's owner manual. Turn the power switch OFF and insert the
Crash Dive cartridge.

TO BEGIN

Turn the power ON. Use the Game Select lever to choose a one or two player
game. Use the Difficulty Switch to select a level of play.

   * Left Difficulty Switch A: Creatures appear in random order
   * Left Difficulty Switch B: Creatures appear in set order
   * Right Difficulty Switch A: Missiles are steerable
   * Right Difficulty Switch B: Missiles fire straight ahead

Press the Game Reset lever and get ready to start your deep sea adventure.

THE CONTROLS

The Sea Hunter, your flying submarine, is entirely under your control. Tilt
the joystick up to rise and down to descent. Move the joystick right to
accellerate and left for quick deceleration. Each flying sub is equipped
with a missile launcher, which is activated by the joystick button.

THE GAME

Reinforcements: You begin each adventure with three flying submarines in
reserve. If you are able to fill the prize indicator at the bottom of the
sea with six treasures, you will be awarded an extra life.

Fuel: The fuel gauge is located at the bottom of the screen. Keep your eye
on it. Refueling is asccomplished by docking with the mother ship, the Sea
View (the submarine at the top of the sea). The fuel supply gained is
proportional to the amount of time docked with the Sea View.

Scoring:

   * Plane - 300
   * Helicopter - 100
   * Bird - 0
   * Boat - 50
   * Sting Ray - 20
   * Shark - 100
   * Angler Fish - 200
   * Squid - 100
   * Lobster - 25
   * Sea Monster - 1 (for stunning)
   * Mines - Indestructible

Treasures:

   * Sword - 200
   * Wine Bottle - 400
   * Sunken Boat - 500
   * Crown - 1000
   * Chalis [sic] - 2000
   * Pot of Gold - 3000
   * Key - 5000

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Prize Indicator: The Prize Indicator is located in the lower right hand
corner of the screen. The prize displayed in the far right position is the
prize that will be found under the mine field. The prize to its left is the
random prize that will be found under the sea monster.

Mines: The mines cannot be blown up. You must dodge them to acquire the
main prize.

Movement: Your maximum speed and freedom of motion is determined by your
vertical position.

   * Air: Fastest way to travel
   * Water: One half air speed
   * Sea Floor: No horizontal movement

HINTS FROM THE DESIGNER

So you'd like to search for sunken treasure with me. Well, it's going to
take a keen eye, a good ear and quick reflexes to grab these treasures from
the creatures of the deep. Before you hop aboard the Sea Hunter, let me
give you a few navigational pointers.

Obstacles always travel in groups: one in the sky, one on the sea, two in
the water and one on the sea floor. Always approach these groups from the
sky.

During sky travel, you can hear the bird, helicopter and plane before you
see them. (The refueling ship can be heard in any position.) If it's the
bird, skip it. If it's the plane, boat or helicopter, disable it before
traveling underwater. Then you'll be safe from missiles when you enter the
sea.

The seventh group of obstacles is always the mine field. If you survive,
there is always an opportunity to refuel before advancing for the next
treasure.

Now that you have the knowledge of a fine sea captain, it will only take
time and practice to become the finest sea hunter that ever lived. Good
luck and happy treasure hunting.

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1983
Fox Video Games, Inc.
4701 Patrick Henry Drive
Building Number 9
Santa Clara, CA 95050

A game by: Bill Aspromonte
1983 Fox Video Games, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Crash Dive is a Trademark of
Twentieth Century Fox Corporation

PRINTED IN TAIWAN - 83-FOX-11031

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CrashDive Arcade Game Emulated on the Atari 2600. Play CrashDive in your web browser or mobile phone. This Atari 2600 console emulator provides very accurate CrashDive gameplay. CrashDive is a classic 1980s Atari 2600 video game.