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Comic 26: E.T Go Away

Atari's been working on her new licensed E.T game, even though she had to rush it... And turns out she wasn't even the one to make the deal - Warner, the company now owning Atari, did this behind her back.
Left with tons of unsold cartridges and told to give up the dumping at the landfill, she has nowhere to put all the leftovers... what's gonna happen next?

Comments:

ProfEtheric
by ProfEtheric at 21st Oct 2014, 12:39 AM

Wow... the memories! I actually used to play the old E.T. Atari game (it was my uncle's).

This strip makes me want to give poor Atari a BIIIIIIG HUG!

by Zanreo at 21st Oct 2014, 4:14 AM

Haha, you did? So, was it just as bad as people say?

Yeah, I really feel sorry for Atari now... she could need a hug.

Zanreo
ProfEtheric
by ProfEtheric at 21st Oct 2014, 4:34 AM

When I was younger, I wasted MANY hours on it. It's only in hindsight (and the wisdom of old age) that I can say definitively that it was broken and boring. Also, it had very little to do with the film (but that's a symptom of most licensed games).

It's not that I was unable to finish the game. I did so many times. And I've always been easy to entertain with video games. That being said, I seem to remember that the worst part was when you fell in one of the holes. You had to levitate back up, but there was a better than average chance that you came up on top of the same damn hole, and it sent you back down. Between that and the bastard government agent guys stealing the parts from you, it was frustrating. So yeah, pretty terrible.

Now there were some great Atari games. I remember LOVING Yars' Revenge.

Miaubol
by Miaubol at 20th Apr 2015, 12:16 PM

I had that game.. and I still have that sound of E.T. falling back into the well in my ears.

Worst. Game. Ever.

But Pac-Man, Space Invaders and Pole Position were cool :D

by Zanreo at 20th Apr 2015, 10:01 PM

Haha, I can imagine xD

And yeah, there were some pretty great games too!

Zanreo
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