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Avalanche Avalanche - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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Description

Players try to catch a number of falling rocks with a set of controllable paddles.

Avalanche was produced by Atari in 1978.

Atari released 137 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1972. Atari was based in United States.

Other machines made by Atari during the time period Avalanche was produced include: Airborne Avenger, Catch, Destroyer, Boxing, Dominos, Sky Raider, Orbit, Skydiver, Fire Truck, and Smokey Joe

Specs

Name Avalanche
Developer Atari (United States)
Year 1978
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 6976
Class Wide Release
Genre Skill
Monitor
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Controls
  • Buttons: 1 - Serve
  • Rotary: Analog
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Avalanche Control Panel Image

Game Play

The player moves the paddles back and forth to catch falling rocks. The paddles decrease as the rows of rocks decrease. The size of the paddles decrease as the size of the rocks decrease. The game play is very similar to the Atari 2600 game "KABOOM!"

Avalanche KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 5.00 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 5.00

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) 5.00
Fun (Solo) 5.00
Collector Desire 5.00

Technical Rating: 5.00

Gameplay 5.00
Graphics 5.00
Originality 5.00
Sound/Music 5.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Avalanche Census

There are 14,963 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,551 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,377 machines (6,942 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 15 known instances of this machine owned by Avalanche collectors who are active members. Of these, 13 of them are original dedicated machines. 2 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - There are 5 active VAPS members currently looking for Avalanche.

This game ranks a 6 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 7 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]

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Manuals

Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 65; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 65; Color photo

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