AGH Atari 2600 Review:

by Atari

Surround is another early but enjoyable title from Atari. If you've seen the movie light-cycle sequence in the movie Tron, you'll know what to expect (keep in mind that Surround came before Tron, so it's a genuine original and not a knock-off of Tron the game.) In the play field there are two boxes at each end of the screen. As the boxes begin moving, they create a stream (i.e. tracks) behind them. The object is to make your opponent run into your stream while avoiding his stream and the outer boundary of the playfield. Each time your opponent hits a stream or wall, you get a point. The first to ten points wins the game.

Surround offers 14 different game options to choose from. They include one-or-two player options, no walls, and a type of panic option where as the game goes on, you begin progressively moving faster. However, the computer isn't very smart or challenging, so Surround is best enjoyed as a two-player experience. The graphics and sound are pretty basic, but what matters is the gameplay. Surround is a satisfying head-to-head game that is bound to offer memorable battles.

Title Surround
Publisher Atari
System Atari 2600 (VCS)
Graphics 3
Sound 3
Gameplay 8
Overall 8
Reviewer Adam King

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