Released: 1982
  • Atari 2600


Sometimes, games take inspiration from real-world situations. That's exactly what happened with Barnstorming, a flying game developed by Steve Cartwright under Activision in their early days. Cartwright said he came up with the idea for the game after seeing a biplane while driving back from work one day. The game puts you in control of a biplane, with the goal being to fly through a set number of barn houses without crashing into obstacles. There are four difficulty modes, with the fourth and final (Flying Ace) featuring a random layout of barns and obstacles every time you play.

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