Combat is one of the oldest two player competitive games. It’s pretty simplistic, but that’s okay. This makes it a truer test of player skill that way, I suppose.

All Combat is is a competitive artillery game. You and your opponent travel around the screen trying to off each other. Each time you shoot your opponent, he’s temporarily disabled and you get a point. Get the most points and you win. You can play with tanks, invisible tanks, rubber bullets, little planes, big planes, big planes v. little planes, etc. For the time, this was a heck of an accomplishment.

It kind of looks like a boring game, but it got pretty intense. That may be because when I was playing this game my age was in the single digits and I just didn’t know better. But I don’t think so. A good game is a good game, and lots of those early games were built on solid ideas that endure today.

One Response to “Combat”

  1. Ray says:

    This is the first video game I ever played.

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