Artillery Duel is a strategy gameand artillery clone for home console and computer systems developed by Xonox. Artillery Duel was featured in a few double-ender configurations as well as in a single cartridge.
Xonox, based in Minnesota, started developing Atari cartridges during the height of the 2600’s popularity.They contributed many high quality games available for the early platforms. Xonox capitalized on the novelty and perceived value of “double-ender” cartridges. These could be inserted into the console on one of the two ends, each end offering a different game. Different double-ender configurations could package the same game with different counterparts. Xonox was not the first company to try this; Playaround did it earlier with their adult-themed titles.Xonox eventually abandoned this idea and began releasing single versions of some of the titles previously offered as double-enders as well as a few new titles.
Xonox was one of many small video game companies to fold during the Video Game Crash of 1983.
Artillery Duel Remakes
Who knew it ? Not many…
The old great classic Artillery Duel for C64 and Atari ,
the dueling cannons on either side of a hill or mountain of
varying height and shape, where each player has control of the incline and
force behind the shell launched,
and the objective being to score a direct hit on the opposing target ,
has a remake on Amiga named Scorched Tanks by Dark Unicorn .
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