Saturday, 3 September 2011
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (Atari 2600)
I'm just grateful the theme tune has stopped. I was worried for a second there that it might continue playing for the entire game.
That number on the blue strip ticks down with every step I take. I'm not sure whether it's my score or my health, but I'd be much happier if it ticked up instead to be honest.
There's no scrolling in this, the game flicks to another screen when I walk to the edge. Maybe when I when I move to the previous area this one will reset.
Falling down here seems to have reset my dot count, and although E.T. can jump, he can't jump up the sides to get out.
So I guess I'm stuck down here now, with only a pink squiggle to keep me company.
No doubt they want to perform experiments on me now. Interrogate me. Find out why I came here in a one man purple spaceship, then sent it off to leave without me.
But they must NEVER know. If only there was some way I could squeeze through the huge gap between these bars...
So long you human bastard, I've figured out how to run, so now you'll never catch me again!
Maybe I'm supposed to be flowing the arrow at the top of the screen, I don't know. I seem to be finding dots just fine without it but maybe it points to something else.
A strange kid I've never seen before creeps up to steal his wallet. But somehow this re-energises E.T. and he gets back up with 1500 on the clock to resume dot hunting.
Yeah I didn't really like this one much to be honest. Next game.