Sales of unearthed Atari games total more than $100,000

drlegendre . drlegendre at
Mon Aug 31 12:41:31 CDT 2015

Funny you should mention Pitfall! Because it wasn't really until the 3rd
party 'blockbusters' from outfits like Activision appeared, that the gaming
public came to realize just how seriously lazy and unimaginative Atari's
in-house development team was.

On Sun, Aug 30, 2015 at 8:09 PM, Tothwolf <tothwolf at> wrote:

> On Sun, 30 Aug 2015, drlegendre . wrote:
>> On Sun, Aug 30, 2015 at 1:41 PM, Ali <cctalk at> wrote:
>> How might a collector discern a "landfill" E.T. cart from any other E.T.
>>>> cat that some snarky guy buried in the clay of his back forty?
>>> Not that I am expert or anything but my understanding is that the ET
>>> cart is extremely rare to begin with. In fact the landfill collection is
>>> the largest supply of the cart to be injected into the market.
>> A quick search of eBay would correct your 'understanding'. There are
>> dozens of copies for sale, many with boxes and manuals. They start at about
>> $5.00.
>> The game is very common, and generally considered worthless. It's a joke,
>> possibly the "worst video game ever made" - up there with Superman 64 for
>> N64.
> When I used to buy Atari stuff at resale shops to build my own collection
> (back in the early to mid 1990s when people were practically giving away
> 2600 stuff), ET seemed to be pretty common. It wasn't nearly as common as
> Pac-Man or Pitfall! or a pack-in game like Combat, but I saw them
> frequently. I gave/traded away quite a few copies of ET but kept at least
> one.

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