Snoopy and the Red Baron for the Atari 2600

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Snoopy and the Red Baron was a pretty simple game, but for an Atari 2600 game, it had amazing graphics. As you can see from the screenshot in the ad, snoopy actually looks like Snoopy. You might not be impressed, but this was a thrilling development for we early pixel starers. The gameplay was pretty basic. It involved flying Snoopy around on his doghouse trying to take down the Red Baron. You get taken down and game over.

The scale of the game is more then slightly off. Snoopy and his doghouse tower over the Red Baron. Maybe this is some fact of history I was not familiar with, but perhaps it was his diminutive size that helped make the Baron such an effective dog fighter. Still I don’t recall them mentioning that he was only 12 inches high in any history class. I will have to look that up.

See him in action on this gaming footage:

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