Tombstone City

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Tombstone City
Tombstone City Manual Cover
Tombstone City Manual (Front Cover) [1] [2]
Publisher(s) Texas Instruments (TI)
Original Retail Price $39.95 (USD)
Programmer(s) John C. Plaster
Part# PHM 3052
Format(s) Solid State SoftwareTM Command Module
Release 1981 (4th Quarter)
Genre(s) Shooter

Tombstone City is a single-player shooter video game created for the TI-99/4A home computer system. It was released by Texas Instruments (TI) during the 4th quarter of 1981. It was created by programmer John C. Plaster and released on Solid State SoftwareTM Command Module cartridge with Part #3052 retailing originally for $39.95 (USD).


The player in Tombstone City controls a spaceship referred to in the literature as a schooner. The object is to destroy a primary target which are green aliens referred to in the manual as Morgs, and a secondary target which are purple tumbleweeds. The purpose of the game is to woo others back to live at an unnamed southwestern town in the United States by reducing the number of aliens and destroying these tumbleweeds. The score is labeled as "population in the game. The game is over when the player loses all his/her schooners.




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