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ET 2600 vs ET 8-bit


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It was programmed by David Comstock, but it isn't a port of the Atari 2600 version; it's a totally different game. Here is the page on Atarimania.

 

And by Steve Englehart: http://www.steveenglehart.com/

 

http://www.steveenglehart.com/games/e.t.%20%28computer%29.html

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Thanks, great link. I almost want to sit down and check it out.

 

And all the publicity about ET for 2600 is overblown. It wasn't a great game, didn't take long to finish. But the legend about it causing the games crash is silly.

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One source says something, everyone else parrots it. Or maybe they just follow like lemmings.

 

That's what happened with "Eee Tee sux".

 

Sure, I didn't think it was much of a game, but "singlehandedly caused the crash" (or double-handedly with Pac-Man 26)...no. I think Mystique had more of a hand in causing the crash than Atari did.

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Awesome video with a small part about the development of E.T. Phone Home and......they show the entire (cardboard) map :D

 

 

Also lots of 800's (Centipede development !) and a lot of arcade development and factory stuff, great ! :)

 

 

I never seriously played this version as far as I can remember. I completed the 2600 version a couple of times BITD though....

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