"HOVERSTRIKE: UNCONQUERED LANDS" CHARGES TO FOREFRONT; FAST-ACTION CD-ROM RELEASED FOR ATARI JAGUAR 64

SUNNYVALE, Calif. Oct. 23, 1995 Gamers will don flight jackets and all the courage they can muster as Atari Corp.'s "Hoverstrike: Unconquered Lands" for the Jaguar 64 CD player hits stores Monday.

The mission: Pilot a state-of-the-art armored hovercraft, equipped with a rapid-fire cannon and powerful missiles, to save colonists stranded on a distant planet.

"'Hoverstrike: Unconquered Lands' is an intense space-action game with enhanced cinematic effects to take full advantage of Jaguar CD capabilities," said Ted Hoff, Atari's president of North American Operations. "It is our first of more than 20 CD titles releasing soon for the Jaguar CD."

"Hoverstrike: Unconquered Lands" engulfs players in intense battle action with realistic hovercraft simulation. It features 40 different fully texture-mapped 3-D levels, including several challenging Night Vision missions and 10 new missions developed specifically for the CD version of the game.

Playing off the powerful 790 megabyte storage capacity of the Jaguar CD player, "Hoverstrike: Unconquered Lands" boasts full "Battle Surround" sound effects with CD-quality soundtrack and improved game controls for smoother hovercraft handling.

"Hoverstrike: Unconquered Lands" has a suggested retail price of $59.99 and is available in stores nationwide.

For more than 20 years, Atari has provided consumers with high-quality, value-priced entertainment. Atari markets Jaguar, the only American-made, advanced 64-bit entertainment system and is located in Sunnyvale.