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Atari unleashes an array of Jaguar game titles; the 64-bit Jaguar boasts the release of four new titles.

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 28, 1994--The video game jungle is rapidly becoming Jaguar territory as Atari plans to enlarge its current library with the release of four new game titles in November, including the highly anticipated Doom, the PC cult favorite.

"The Jaguar version of Doom is the best version we've developed for any video game platform," said Jay Wilbur, president of id Software.

Atari also is releasing three additional titles including Checkered Flag, Club Drive and Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story.

"These game titles are just the tip of the iceberg of what's to come -- we'll have more than 20 titles available for the Atari Jaguar by year's end," stated Sam Tramiel, president and chief executive officer of Atari Corp. "Our software library will continue to grow rapidly in the coming months and the coming year with titles designed to capitalize on the revolutionary technology of the 64-Bit Jaguar system."

With Jaguar's cutting-edge graphics, 24-bit true color and CD-quality sound, game players experience the latest in video game technology. Following is an outline of planned Atari releases for late November 1994:

Game Title Game Category MFG SRP

Checkered Flag Formula Racing 69.99
Club Drive Driving Simulation 59.99
Doom Action/Combat 69.99
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story Fighting/Martial Arts 59.99


Since its release, Atari's Jaguar game system has been named the industry's "Best New Game System" (VideoGames Magazine), "Best New Hardware System" (GameInformer) and "1993 Technical Achievement of the Year" (DieHard GameFan). The Jaguar is the only video game system manufactured in the United States.

Over 200 third-party developers have agreed to create new titles for the Atari Jaguar. The November game releases are part of more than 20 games scheduled for availability prior to the holidays. Other Jaguar titles expected before year's end include Iron Soldier, Kasumi Ninja, Val D'Isere Skiing & Snowboarding, Zool2 and Bubsy.

Atari Corp. markets interactive multimedia entertainment systems, including Jaguar, the world's only 64-bit system, and the only video game system manufactured in the United States. Atari is headquartered at 1196 Borregas Avenue, Sunnyvale, Calif. 94089.

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Game Descriptions of November '94 Jaguar Game Releases

-- Checkered Flag -- Players choose sound and visual effects, music and pit crews and one of ten tracks. Once practice runs are complete, drivers take a crack at the qualifying heats. Then move on to single and tournament race options and make a run for the checkered flag!

"This one-player game offers a selection of more than 10 courses, different cars and equipment, a pallet of car colors to choose from, even changeable weather conditions. Checkered Flag has a strong Virtual Racing feel." (Gamepro, July 1994)

-- Club Drive -- Choosing from four different themes, players cruise through the streets of San Francisco in a souped-up hot rod or plow through an Old West town in a futuristic speed machine picking up randomly placed energy balls. Players will never get enough once they strap in and join the 64-bit club.

"It's like Cybermorph on the ground! Race through and explore several different scenes, the likes of which have never been seen in any driving game. These polygon graphics might take you to places you've never been." (Video Games Magazine, June 1994)

-- Doom -- Doom, which has received a national cult following, is an ultra-fast virtual reality showcase that plunges the player deep into a 3D world filled with legions of gruesome fiends. As a renegade marine, players use both state-of-the-art weaponry and their own wits to survive. Dramatic, high-speed animation, incredible graphics and Jaguar's uncompromising multimedia realism bring this PC favorite to 64-bit life.

"This game has already created a sensation on the PC side and is an unqualified addiction for those lucky enough to play it." (Video Games Magazine in June 1994).

-- Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story -- The spirit of martial arts master Bruce Lee lives on in this dangerously life-like combat simulation based on his biographical film. Players apply discipline and a devastating array of age-old fighting techniques to subdue opponents more cunning than the real Bruce Lee ever faced.

"Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story is a superb `purist' kung-fu fighting game for Jaguar." (Electronic Gaming Monthly)

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Note to Editors: Jaguar is a trademark of Atari Corp. Atari is a registered trademark of Atari Corp. Other products named may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their owning companies.

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