Atari 2600 Game
Produced by: Data Age
Year of Release: 1982
Shoot down dinosaurs from your secure fortress, while avoiding the deadly snakes that slither in through the windows. Its Sssnake for the Atari 2600.
This has been the worst commercial game I have played so far. You play a dot inside a square. You movement is limited to a small unmarked area near the inside wall of that square. The world outside the sqare is populated with a whole grid of smaller squares. The object of the game is to shoot the animals that float by outside your square. But instead you will just end up getting eaten by the snakes, which are almost unavoidable.
From the manual
You are a daring big game hunter on an expedition into the heart of the
Amazon's legendary lost world. But you find that the game being hunted is
you -- by Pterodactyls, Trachodons, and other prehistoric creatures. Luckily
you find refuge in an ancient abandoned fortress, where you're protected
from the jungle outside. Or are you . . . . .
Your objective is to score as many points as possible by
shooting the prehistoric creatures that prowl outside the
ancient fortress walls. But at the same time you must avoid
contact with the deadly snakes that can slither in and out
of your jungle hiding place.
This game is valued at around $6 USD (price current as of September 2001). As always, games with boxes and manuals are worth more.