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Contemporary Review: Donald Duck's Speedboat


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The Vid Kid's Book of Home Video Games (1984) was recently added to archive.org. It was purportedly written by an eleven year-old.


This book includes mini-reviews of many 2600, 5200, Colecovision, Intellivision, Odyssey 2, and Vectrex games.


Interestingly, it includes a very brief "review" of Donald Duck's Speedboat (p. 38).


Was this game reviewed anywhere else?


I wonder how the author obtained an otherwise unreleased game (or if the "review" was entirely based on a marketing description, and he never actually played the game.)

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Antic did an interview with him. I don't recall him mentioning anything about 2600 games, but he did have a column in newspapers so it's not improbable that Atari let him have a review cartridge for an unreleased game.




It does seem a little light on details though, you indeed could write that from just reading the catalog description.

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