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Atari VCS/2600 Spacechase (Games By Apollo) monogrammed version

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Programmed by Ed Salvo, with sound effects by Byron Parks. Released in 1982. Apollo offered to make a special "monogrammed" version of this game - the difference being, your own initials appeared in place of your ship when it exploded. According to the programmer, less than 10 were sold - the exact number is unknown. One was made for former Electronic Games Magazine editor Arnie Katz (and currently owned by CGE co-founder John Hardie). Another was also made one for TV personality Leeza Gibbons. This special offer was advertised in magazines and priced at $99.95. The label is exactly the same, so the only way to tell the difference is to play it! 1st VCS game to offer "day" and "night" action. Apollo was the 2nd 3rd-party Atari VCS software company to start up (after Activision), and the 1st to go out of business. The original company name was Games By Apollo when they debuted in 1981; the following year, it was changed to simply Apollo. According to VIdeo Games magazine (March 1983, pg. 12), they filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in November 1983. For more information, check out my interview with Ed Salvo at: http://www.2600connection.com/interviews/ed_salvo/interview_ed_salvo.html