There I have said it. Need I say anything more?
This is a tale of horror. Be forewarned!
The year is 1982 and I get a nice remote control car for Christmas, but wait the car is broken. Lets go exchange it for a new one, but wait...they are out remote control cars like the one that isn't working. No worries, let just exchange it for something else.
Mom: What would you like?
Me: I don't know
Mom: How about a video game?
Me: Which one
Mom: Here is Fire Fighter video game
Me: Ok, lets go with that one
That was all tongue in cheek (my rant that is, but it is a true account of how I discovered the worst 2600 game and WORST CHRISTMAS GIFT EVER). Fire Fighter is a game truly fit for the ones you LOATHE (not love)!
OMG, such an awful game. Who the hell gave it reviews of between 60 - 75%. Seriously the game is the worst. Awful graphics, hideous sounds, sadistic control scheme, and the most boring dull game play ever conceived. Hell even letting the building get totally consumed in flames is more fun than actually putting the fire out, BUT they even ruin that as the building will not burn down and flame burn out all the while with the idiot at the top waving his hands around as if I should care if he burn up or not (sadly he never does). Yeah, Imagic they really know how the suck all of the fun out a game. They should have tossed the code for the game and all the cartridges into a burning building.
People say that E.T. is a bad game but in my opinion it really isn't . It is misunderstood and not that bad if you bother to read the manual. If you want a bad E.T game try out E.T.: Interplanetary Mission on the PS1. That is the game that should have been buried in the dessert instead of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial for the 2600. I mean did they go out of their way to make it that bad in a attempt to make it worse that what was on the 2600 (which I don't think is really all that bad by 2600 standards)?
I would rather be stuck playing E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial for all eternity than being subjected to Fire Fighter.