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Adventure - Text label - Atari 2600
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System: Atari 2600
Company: Atari
Model #: CX2613
Year of Release: n/a
Media Type: Cartridge
Number of Players: 1
Controller: Atari Joystick
Other Cartridge Styles:
    Picture - 1987
   Warren Robinett (Programmer)
 Cartridge Scan
 Manual Scan
 HTML Manual
 Box Scan

Adventure - Screenshot

DescriptionSubmit Description
One of the most famous Atari 2600 games, and probably the first console videogame to contain an Easter Egg - by placing a certain object in a certain place in the game, the programmer's name is revealed on the screen. It is also considered by many to be the first graphical Adventure game, and was directly inspired by the original text game called Adventure by Willie Crowther and Don Woods. The original text game ran on mainframe computers and required hundreds of KB of memory - Atari 2600 programmer Warren Robinett had to figure out how to make a graphical version in only 4KB. After evaluating the project, his boss instructed him not to pursue it because it couldn't be done. However, the finished cartridge sold 1 million copies at $25 each, for which Robinett received his regular salary of $22,000/year.

External ReviewsSubmit Review
Atari Gaming Headquarters (by Adam King)80%
Video Game Critic (by David Mrozek)95%
The Atari Times (by Rebecca Pinkoski)100% (by Witchfinder General)--
Tomorrow's Heroes (by Tom Zjaba)95%
Atari 2600 Landfill (by Joel D. Park)90%
Game Chambers (by Randy Ball)--
Lee's Peek 'n' Poke (by Lee Bolton)90%
GamingWorldX (by John Luedtke)--
Scott's Vintage Video Game Revival (by Scott Anderson)80%
Planet Atari (German) (by Sebastian Patting)82%
Chad Polenz's Profile (by Chad Polenz)60%
Game Freaks 365 (by Martin @ Game Freaks 365)65%
Average Score: 84%

Did You Know?Submit Trivia
• Adventure, by Warren Robinett, contained the first ever videogame Easter Egg

Tips, Cheats, and Easter EggsSubmit Tips, Cheats, and Easter Eggs
Batter Up!
Eat Your Heart Out, Rhindle
Programmer Credit
Slow end music
Walk over title screen

Hacks Based on Adventure
Adventure Plus (by Steve Engelhardt)
Adventure SI (by Channel2)
Adventure34 (by Kurt Howe)
Adventure4WI (by Anonymous)
Alternate Adventure (by Pac-man Plus)
Back to the Future II Adventure (by Stan Jr.)
Haunted Adventure-Boo! (by atwwong)
Magic Show (by Randy)
Suicide Adventure (by Pixellated Ghost)
Suicide Adventure II (by Pixellated Ghost)
Suicide Adventure III (by Pixellated Ghost)
Undersea Adventure (by Stan Jr.)
Zelda (by Kyle Pittman)

Related LinksSubmit Links
Adventure Map and Secret Walkthrough
Warren Robinett's Adventure Page

Related Titles
Adventure II (Self-Published)

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