Space Treat Deluxe - Atari 2600



TV Type:  NTSC        PAL      

In Space Treat Deluxe, you control a ship that must reach the top of the screen, collect the tasty treat located there, and get it back to its base at the bottom. The original version of Space Treat was released at the 2002 Classic Gaming Expo. This new version adds several improvements to the original, including:

  • Scoring
  • Hi-Score feature
  • More stable graphics
  • 7800 compatibility
  • Wider emulators compatibility
  • Various cosmetic and audio improvements

Space Treat Deluxe includes a beautiful Atari silver-style label designed by Dale Crum as well as an eight page, full-color manual. Available in NTSC and PAL formats (please specify above when ordering).

Author Fabrizio Zavagli
Number of Players 1
Controller Joystick
Cartridge Size 4K
Label Design Dale Crum
Steven Damon on 08/17/2017 03:12pm
I believe this may have been my first homebrew purchase. And it is an absolute delight! It really has the feel of something Atari might have released back in the day. I enjoy it thoroughly every time I play it.
StanJr on 11/07/2009 09:23pm
Fun and addictive. One of the best "Frogger-style" games in a long, long time. Getting to the "treat" is tough, getting back is frantic! Space Treat is an exceptional "twitch" game that requires quick reflexes and even quicker thinking. Much like Frogger, a little pre-run strategy can go a long way toward success, but once you get into the field it is all instinct.

This game gets a lot of play at my house and once it works its way into the rotation, it stays there for some time. Tons of replayability and charming graphics and sound make this game a must-have for pretty much everyone. If you like Frogger, but have tired of the pond, give Space Treat a try and fall in love all over again!

Nathan Strum on 10/15/2007 06:36am
In Space Treat Deluxe, you maneuver a ship vertically up the screen, avoiding enemy drones, in order to rescue your planet's food supply trapped at the top. On the surface, it may look a little like Frogger in space... with food. But unlike Frogger, you have to turn around and bring the food back, and do so before your fuel runs out. After the first few levels you can't just make a straight run for your food supply either - you have to stop along the way and pick up a key, first.

Space Treat Deluxe is great take on the Frogger/Freeway game genre, and manages to carve out its own niche with a number of unique gameplay elements, including level layouts that are different each time you play. Space Treat Deluxe has vivid, colorful graphics, smooth controls, and fast action. There aren't any additional game variations, and the sounds are pretty basic, but neither of those detract from the game. Space Treat Deluxe is a lot of fun to play and a treat to look at, but don't let the cute graphics fool you - this game will challenge your skills and reflexes as much as any game will, whether you're rescuing candy canes or not.
Brian Gordon on 10/02/2007 08:19pm
I really like this game. It is the first homebrew I ever played. Very similar to Frogger (as stated) but has many more extras that make it even better then Frogger. I pop this game in about once a week, it will always be a part of my collection and always be part of my regular line up. Don't let the age of this one fool you, even though it's been around a while it's still one of the best. If you don't own it already, get it! It also looks cool next to your other silver label Atari games. It has a nice feature that comes in handy, after completing a level the next one doesn't start until you hit the fire button so you can take a few slugs of pop or grab a handfull of chips in between rounds. The only thing that stopped me from giving it a 5 is the lack of music. It has cool sound effects but could use some kind of music during gameplay, Otherwise it's the perfect Homebrew.
Nate Lockhart on 09/23/2003 02:04pm
Simple, addictive fun. As the previous review stated, it is a little like Frogger, but once you play it, you'll find its quite different. Just a great little game, you'll find your friends having "score wars" against each other in no time. It's simple enough that anyone could get the hang of the game in around 1-3 min., and challenging enough that it would take a lifetime to get exceptionally good at it. Good stuff.
Ron Lloyd on 09/09/2003 11:57am
I really like this colorful game which seems like it may have been yanked right out of the 1980's. Gameplay is similar to Frogger/ reverse Frogger -- get your treat at the top, then you have to get back to your ship before time expires. After a few levels you also need to grab a square 'key' to unlock the door to the treat, a good addition for challenge.

Space Treat Deluxe has colorful objects and a variety of treats including cherries, strawberries, and watermelons. What initially seems a very simple concept proves itself to be extremely challenging as the traffic routes change with each level. Individual games don't last too long but are entertaining with nice between-level pausing to catch your breath and nice visuals across the board.

My strategic advice is to use the slow lanes as retreats as you work your way across the deadly routes. The collision detection is pin-point accurate and unforgiving, so don't even nip the edge of an object or you're dead meat!
Dennis Debro on 05/13/2003 11:22am
This is a great and additive game! It resembles Frogger a little. Your little space ship "hops" up to retrieve the treat. Unlike Frogger though you must return to your starting base to complete the level.

I played the original Space Treat that was released at CGE2K2. This is a MUCH better version. Fabrizio took his time and made a good game great.

To help show how good the game is, I play tested it before the final release and I still enjoy it! Sometimes play testing a title can burn you out but I still enjoy this game.

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