Pitfall II

Review Date: February 3, 2021 Release Date: April 1984, before the video game revival Platform: Atari 800 Developer: Activision Genre: Nonlinear Platformer Anecdotes: In my Pitfall review, I mentioned how I would play it at the cousins’ house. The setting and the gameplay were outstanding. By time Pitfall II came around, though, everyone just lost… Continue reading Pitfall II

Summer Games

Review Date: February 2, 2021 Release Date: Unknown date in 1984, but I could presume it was before the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics Platform: Atari 800 Developer: Epyx Genre: Sports (FLIP DISK AND PRESS FIRE BUTTON) Anecdotes: I was a bit young to see the 1984 Olympics, but this game really piqued my interest. Unfortunately,… Continue reading Summer Games

Spy vs. Spy

Review Date: February 1, 2021 Release Date: Sometime in 1984 Platform: Atari 800 Developer: First Star Software Genre: Garbage Anecdotes: Having played the NES version, we got some fun out of Spy vs. Spy. I’m not sure how, but we knew who they were from MAD Magazine, even though we never read it. For this… Continue reading Spy vs. Spy

Spy Hunter

Review Date: January 31, 2021 Release Date: Crash and Burn Season, 1984 Platform: Atari 800 Developer: Bally Midway Genre: Shooter Anecdotes: Every once in a while, there are games, even old games, that I have never played. I’m playing Spy Hunter blind. The only things I know in advance are that it used the Peter… Continue reading Spy Hunter