(written by Theblackyak) Added on: 12 Jun 2011
Both developed and published by Atari, Outlaw was one of the first games available for the Atari 2600. It was released in 1977 at the forefront of the Atari 2600 era. Outlaw, like many of the early Atari 2600 titles, is a coin operated conversion. It is a fun, gunslinger shooter with a wild west theme.
In fact, the part you will play in the game is that of a gunslinger. If you are playing the single player version of the game, you will be faced with a moving target and you will have to demonstrate your sharp shooting skills by smacking a moving target as many times as you possibly can in a 99 second period. If you are playing the two player version, you will compete against your friend…or in the course of the game…your enemy. You will fire upon one another, and the first player to shoot his opposition ten times is the winner.
There are several variations to both the single and two-player version of the game. One of the main variations includes obstacles that will be in the middle of the screen. Some of these include a huge cactus, a classic stagecoach and a breakable wall. These can also be assets in the two player game, since they can give you moments of cover from your opponent’s fire.