This early shoot-em-up is one of the original nine games available at the launch of Atari’s pioneering 2600 console. Designed by Steve Mayer, Joe Decuir, and Larry Wagner, it features 27 variations of one and two-player tank and airplane games.

Combat was the original pack-in game included with the 2600 from its launch in 1977 until 1982, where it was replaced by Pac-Man. Atari Inc. (later Atari Corp.) produced several repackaged versions over the life of the console with varying box and label styles.