E.T. is not the worse game for the Atari 2600 (was Re: Sales of unearthed Atari games total more than $100, 000)
spc at conman.org
Sun Aug 30 16:54:06 CDT 2015
It was thus said that the Great drlegendre . once stated:
> The game [E.T.] is very common, and generally considered worthless. It's a joke,
> possibly the "worst video game ever made" - up there with Superman 64 for
I would think it depends upon your criteria for "worst video game ever."
I mean, "Chase the Chuck Wagon"  or "Custer's Revenge"  could easily
take the "worst video game ever" slot. E.T. actually had a plot (as E.T.,
collect parts to "phone home").
Also, given the story behind E.T., it's an incredible accomplishment in
Atari 2600 programming---only five weeks to come up with an idea and get it
programmed on a machine where you had to program the screen nearly
pixel-by-pixel in about 4K of ROM (and 128 bytes of RAM).
I think the main problem with the game is the pixel-perfect collision
detection that makes it all too easy to fall into the pits. It can be fixed
 but not with some addtional issues.
-spc (It's certainly more complex than Adventure ... )
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