Atari 2600 Game
Produced by: Sears
Model Number: 49-75102 and 99802
Rarity: 2
Year of Release: 1977
Programmer: Larry Kaplan

ACK! Enemy attack! Planes are flying overhead, none of them are shooting at you. But as the brave crewmember of an anti-aircraft cannon, it is your duty to shoot the bastards down anyway. It's Air-Sea Battle for the Atari 2600!

Target Fun has 27 mildly different games that you can play. They are all based around the idea of shooting down targets from your base. In most of the games the targets do not even fire back, the games are actually based on a timer so they always last 2 minutes and 16 seconds. The object is to get the highest score you can. There are six main variations, which I will detail below.

Target Fun Gallery Battle Variations
  • Ships
    Control a movable base that can only fire directly up, just like in Space Invaders. Various ships and boats sail overhead, but none of them fire back.
  • Shooting Gallery
    This is perhaps the best version. Control a movable turret, that can also fire at 3 different angles. Targets such as smiley faces and arrows move around above you in a random fashion.
  • Submarines
    Control a fixed battleship that moves from left to right across the screen. You can adjust the speed of your movements by pressing up or down. Your shots move with you (they go off at an angle so they stay directly above your head even though you are moving). Enemies are The same planes as in the Anti-Aircraft variation.
  • Planes
    This is just like the Ships variation, except that it is backwards. Control a blimp at the top of the screen. All the same rules apply.

From the 1980 Sears catalog
Target Fun

Hit clowns, boats, planes, ducks, or rabbits!
Collectors Information

This cartridge was available with 6 different text labels. All of them are fairly common. Atari also produced a clone of this game entitled Air-Sea Battle. I would estimate the value of this game at $2 USD, and of course games with boxes and manuals are worth more.

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