Atari 2600 Coconuts: A Jungle Adventure
Dive into the wild with “Coconuts,” where Coco the mischievous monkey is causing chaos by throwing coconuts at Stanley I. Presume, our fearless jungle explorer. It’s your mission to help Stanley dodge these aerial attacks. Watch out, though; Coco’s antics escalate with your success, making the coconuts come at you even faster.
Drive Coco to the brink of madness by scoring as high as possible before Stanley is knocked out by the coconuts.
Setting Up for Play:
- “Coconuts” can be enjoyed solo or with a friend, utilizing the Joystick Controllers.
- Ensure the game system is powered off when inserting or removing the “Coconuts” cartridge.
- For single-player games, connect the controller to the LEFT CONTROLLER jack. Position the controller so the red button is to your upper left.
- The “B” setting on the difficulty switch gives Stanley agility, making it easier to evade coconuts and irritate Coco.
- Switching to “A” slows Stanley down, raising the challenge.
Starting the Game:
- Initiate gameplay by pressing the game reset button. In two-player mode, hit the game select followed by the reset button.
- Press the red button to begin the coconut onslaught. Navigate Stanley left or right with the joystick to avoid getting hit.
- Stanley is initially equipped with an umbrella and a pith helmet for protection. The first hit makes him lose the umbrella, and the second hit takes away the helmet.
- Replenish Stanley’s lost equipment by reaching 500 and then 1,500 points.
- The game ends when Stanley suffers a direct hit to the head without any protection.
- Coco’s coconut throwing comes in waves, followed by brief pauses—press the red button to resume the action, making Coco increasingly agitated and the coconuts faster.
Points are awarded for every coconut Stanley evades, with the value increasing as the game progresses.
- First and Second Series: 5 points per coconut
- Third and Fourth Series: 10 points per coconut
- Fifth and Sixth Series: 15 points per coconut
- Seventh Series Onward: 20 points per coconut
- In two-player mode, activate by pressing the game select and then the reset button. Players take turns whenever Stanley is hit.
- Stanley’s color changes to signify the next player’s turn, who then presses the red button to start.
- Scores are color-coded to match player colors, continuing until both players have been defeated.
Embark on this thrilling escapade through the jungle, outmaneuvering Coco’s coconuts and aiming for the highest score in “Coconuts.”