- Atom (game)
title = Atom
released = 1983
genre = Strategy, Educational
TRS-80 Color Computer
"Atom" is a
home computer gamepublished by Tandyin 1983 for the TRS-80. The game educates the player about the periodic table of elements.
The player takes command of a ship to collect and shoot electrons at a spinning atom to obtain a new atom. For example, if the player has one electron circling, he or she would shoot another electron in place to make a hydrogen element. If the electron misses the target and hits the nucleus, the atom becomes unstable and blows apart, sending electrons flying around the game screen, and the ship needs to find safety behind barriers located in three of the four corners of the arena.
"Atom" is a timed game with a countdown timer in the upper left corner of the arena. Once it reaches a certain number, the atom destabilizes and explodes.
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