E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

Atari 2600 (1982)

Well, this is one game that I, fortunately, never owned in the 80s. But after watching this video you will see exactly why this was just about the worst video game ever made! Boy this gives me a headache -what the heck is going on?

During 1982, after releasing the dreadful version of Pac-Man on its 2600 console, Atari then released possibly the worst video game ever - E.T. The Extra Terrestrial. The rush to release the game in time for Christmas left programmers with just 2 months to create something half decent. Well, it was always going to be a disaster and Atari never really recovered from two incredible blunders during 1982.

Despite changing hands many times, Atari was sold to the Hasbro toy company for just $5 million in 1998, less than a fifth of what Warner Communications had paid 22 years earlier!

ET The Extra Terrestrial - Atari 2600 Screenshot

Is that ET's hand or is he just pleased to see him?

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial Atari 2600 front sleeve artwork

 

 

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