Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Adventure and Haunted House for Atari 2600

Oh, kids today, with their Grand Theft Auto and their Rock Band, will never understand how entertained we old fogeys of the 1970s and 1980s were by the simplest blending of pixels.

Exhibit A: Adventure for the Atari 2600.

The dragons! They look kind of like...seahorses as drawn by a kid with limited artistic talent.

The bat! Some serious design hours were not invested in him.

Hey, at least the key looked like a key.

But perhaps even more than Adventure I loved Haunted House! (Here are the rules, in case you need 'em.)

You are a pair of eyes and kind of resemble Meatwad from Aqua Teen Hunger Force. You push the joystick button to light a match and try and assemble an urn. But if the monster enters the room you're in, your match is blown out! HORRORS!

GameSpy has a fun review. Great line: "Look out! It's a bat ... or possibly a boomerang. Or a croissant."

And if you've ever played the game, you'll want to click on the YouTube video below, because the sounds will take you back in time.

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