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Enter the fantastic world of QUANTUM. A totally new high energy video experience from ATARI where players probe a subatomic world to capture stray atoms without bing destroyed by deadly particles.
Quantum incorporates unique QuadraScan video graphics with a midi Trak-Ball control to offer and all newvideo skill challenge. The Trak-Ball is used to guide a probe or "Sparker" over the screen to capture particles by drawing a complete circle around them with its tail.
There are various particles on the screen to capture. First, there are Nuclei around which Electrons orbit. When a nucleus is snared and explodes, the electrons change into Positrons which if they are encircled before flying off the screen, are worth extra points.
During later waves, the Pulsars appear. The pulsar travels toward the probe, pulsing its arms in and out as it moves. The probe is destroyed if it makes contact with any part of the pulsar.
Other deadly particles to be avoided or captured for extra points include triangular Photons, self-dividing Splitters and diamond shaped Triphons.
In later stages of game play, the nuclei join together forming bonds. The probe is destroyed if it crosses a stable bond, but can safely pass through one that is unstable.
As the game progresses, the number of nuclei, bonds and enemies increase, along with the speed of all the objects in general. For the advanced player, double points can be collected for circling more than one object at a time.
A key feature is the players option th select a starting level or "rack" by circling the desired number on the attract mode. Bonus points are scored by beginning play at higher levels.
DownloadablesSchematics for Quantum are now available Individually or as a .zip archive
Version 1 ROM Images
Version 2 ROM Images Thanks to David Fish!
Quantum DIP Switch Settings
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