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Up'n Down

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Up'n Down
Publisher: Sega, Bally Midway (US)
Developer:
System(s): Sega System 1, Apple II, Atari 2600, Atari 8-bit family, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, DOS
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade
World
1983-09  ?
Atari 2600
US
1984 $?  ?
ColecoVision
US
1984 $?  ?
Commodore 64
US (Cartridge)
$? ?
Commodore 64
UK (Cassette)
£9.95 ?
Commodore 64
UK (Disk)
£12.95 ?
Apple II
US
$? ?
Atari 8-bit Family
US
$? ?
Atari 8-bit Family
UK (Cassette)
£? ?
IBM PC compatibles
US
$? ?



Up'n Down is an arcade game developed by Sega and released for the Sega System 1 in 1983.

In the West, the arcade game was distributed by Bally Midway.

Gameplay

In Up'n Down, the player drives a car down a series of diagonal roads attempting to avoid other cars while collecting coloured flags. To make things difficult, the cars' speeds are affected when travelling up hills, and the player must accelerate/decelerate at the right times to make sure he/she does not get hit. The map will loop until all the flags have been collected.

History

Legacy

Though not an extremely successful arcade game, Sega/U.S. Gold ported it to the Apple II, Atari 2600, Atari 8-bit family, ColecoVision, Commodore 64 and DOS computers. It was also advertised in Japan and Finland for SG-1000, but never released, thus it has never been released on a Sega console outside of Sega Memorial Selection Vol.1 on the Sega Saturn.

A port was also due for the ZX Spectrum but was cancelled.

Production credits

Magazine articles

Main article: Up'n Down/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Computer & Video Games (UK) #49: "November 1985" (1985-10-16)
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Computer & Video Games (UK) #51: "January 1986" (1985-12-16)
</div>
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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Commodore 64/ZX Spectrum print advert in
Computer & Video Games (UK) #38: "December 1984" (1984-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Computer & Video Games (UK) #39: "January 1985" (198x-xx-xx)[3]
</div>
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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Commodore 64/ZX Spectrum print advert in
Computer & Video Games (UK) #40: "February 1985" (198x-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Computer & Video Games (UK) #41: "March 1985" (1985-xx-xx)[4]
  • Computer & Video Games (UK) #42: "April 1985" (1985-xx-xx)[5]
  • Computer & Video Games (UK) #43: "May 1985" (1985-xx-xx)[6]
</div>
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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Commodore 64/ZX Spectrum print advert in
Computer & Video Games (UK) #44: "June 1985" (1985-05-16)
also published in:
  • Computer & Video Games (UK) #45: "July 1985" (1985-06-16)[7]
</div>
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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Atari/Commodore 64/ZX Spectrum print advert in
Computer & Video Games (UK) #47: "September 1985" (1985-08-16)
</div>
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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">ZX Spectrum print advert in
Crash (UK) #14: "March 1985" (1985-02-28)
</div>

Physical scans

System 1 version

System 1, US
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System 1, JP

Apple II version

Apple II, US
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Cover

Atari 2600 version

Atari 2600, US
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Cover
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Cart
Up'n Down Atari 2600 US Manual.pdf
Manual

Atari 8-bit Family version

Atari 8-bit family, US

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Cart
Atari 8-bit family, UK

ColecoVision version

ColecoVision, US
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Cover
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Cart

Commodore 64 version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
71 №1, p124/125[8]
Commodore 64
71
Based on
1 review

Commodore 64, US (cartridge)
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Cover
UpnDown C64 US Cart.jpg
Cart
Commodore 64, US (disk)
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Cover
Commodore 64, UK
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Cover

DOS version

DOS, US

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 File:CVG UK 049.pdf, page 107
  2. File:CVG UK 047.pdf, page 38
  3. File:CVG UK 039.pdf, page 48
  4. File:CVG UK 041.pdf, page 44
  5. File:CVG UK 042.pdf, page 56
  6. File:CVG UK 043.pdf, page 87
  7. File:CVG UK 045.pdf, page 34
  8. File:Zzap64 UK 001.pdf, page 124