Barnstorming is another quality Atari 2600 title from Activision. It was designed by Steve Cartwright, who also designed Megamania, Seaquest and Hacker. The creation myth for the game is pretty simple. Cartwright stated that he was inspired to make the game after seeing a bi-plane pulling an advertising banner while driving home from work. In the early eighties, this was enough to kickstart the creation of a game and in 1982 the game was released. Reviews were generally favorable.