The game I'm thinking of was played on a grid of squares (somewhere in the range of 8x8 to 10x10) where each player put down pieces on their side of the board (I think it was white on the bottom rows and black on the top rows). After all the pieces were placed then the pieces would move around automatically with no further input from the player, each type of piece moving according to its own set of rules.

The only piece I can remember had a symbol resembling a reload/recycle symbol (a pair of curved arrows, the head of each pointing at the tail of the other). It's rule was:

If there's a piece of the same color to the right, jump over it. If this would land it on a piece of the same color, jump over that too. If the right end of a row is encountered, jump to the left most square of the row next up.

  • Perhaps you can find it browsing these screen shots of thousands of Atari 800 games: atarimania.com/…
    – Tim Locke
    Commented Nov 22, 2021 at 15:42
  • 2
    I don't remember this game, if I saw it at all, but it sounds fascinating.
    – Jim Nelson
    Commented Nov 22, 2021 at 22:25
  • The main grid-based game I remember on the Atari was Archon, but that didn't have the same movement rules nor a curved-arrow piece.
    – dan04
    Commented Nov 8, 2023 at 17:40


You must log in to answer this question.

Browse other questions tagged .