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Subject: E.T.

Written By: MrCleveland on 10/04/07 at 10:04 am

Who still has this game from Atari?

Subject: Re: E.T.

Written By: Step-chan on 11/23/07 at 4:06 pm

I never had it...

But I have seen reviews bashing it.

Subject: Re: E.T.

Written By: snozberries on 11/23/07 at 8:26 pm


I kind of wish I did  but after playing the games on X-Box and any version of playstation I think I would just be frustrated beyond belief.... It was easier to take those games when we didn't know any better

Subject: Re: E.T.

Written By: whistledog on 11/23/07 at 11:03 pm

I still have the original cartridge that I got for Christmas in the early 80s.  I was just playing it the other day :D

And I still hate that stupid man in the suit who carries me away >:(

Subject: Re: E.T.

Written By: Step-chan on 11/25/07 at 5:38 pm


I still have the original cartridge that I got for Christmas in the early 80s.  I was just playing it the other day :D

And I still hate that stupid man in the suit who carries me away >:(


I watched someone beat the game on youtube.

Subject: Re: E.T.

Written By: whistledog on 11/25/07 at 10:12 pm


I watched someone beat the game on youtube.


It's very possible to beat the game in under 5 minutes, which makes it a rip off as back in the day, the actual cartridge sold for like $39.99-$49.99 lol

Subject: Re: E.T.

Written By: Step-chan on 11/25/07 at 10:19 pm


It's very possible to beat the game in under 5 minutes, which makes it a rip off as back in the day, the actual cartridge sold for like $39.99-$49.99 lol


Yeah, where as most games nowadays take far longer... Heck even Mega Man and Mario are far longer(those you can beat in less than an hour).

Of course, it takes longer on E.T. if you keep having problems getting out of the pits.(From what I seen)

Subject: Re: E.T.

Written By: whistledog on 11/25/07 at 10:55 pm


Yeah, where as most games nowadays take far longer... Heck even Mega Man and Mario are far longer(those you can beat in less than an hour).

Of course, it takes longer on E.T. if you keep having problems getting out of the pits.(From what I seen)


Those pits are easy.  The only challenge is avoiding the man in the suit becuase if he catches you, he takes all the phone pieces that you've found, and so you have to find them all over again, and they will be in new locations. 

Subject: Re: E.T.

Written By: snozberries on 11/26/07 at 12:04 am


Yeah, where as most games nowadays take far longer... Heck even Mega Man and Mario are far longer(those you can beat in less than an hour).

Of course, it takes longer on E.T. if you keep having problems getting out of the pits.(From what I seen)


speak for yourself... I got Super Mario 3 for my GBA and got have been stuck in the same stupid world for months... it took me two weeks just to get that far  ;D

Subject: Re: E.T.

Written By: Midas on 10/08/08 at 10:53 am

I think I still have my copy, which was purchase at Revco Drug for 50 cents in 1985 :D

Subject: Re: E.T.

Written By: Step-chan on 10/16/08 at 4:18 pm


speak for yourself... I got Super Mario 3 for my GBA and got have been stuck in the same stupid world for months... it took me two weeks just to get that far  ;D


Super Mario 3 is one of the longer ones. I was thinking of the earlier ones.

Subject: Re: E.T.

Written By: Bobby on 05/03/15 at 12:42 pm


I watched someone beat the game on youtube.


Yes, same here. I think the person had to use fast forward a lot to speed things up if I remember correctly.  ;D

Some say E.T - The Video Game almost destroyed the gaming industry back in 1983. I think Pac Man did the most damage, E.T was just the straw that broke the camel's back.

E.T was that bad it couldn't sell so the hundreds of extra copies that couldn't be sold were buried in a big landfill somewhere.

Subject: Re: E.T.

Written By: Howard on 05/03/15 at 1:48 pm

E.T was that bad it couldn't sell so the hundreds of extra copies that couldn't be sold were buried in a big landfill somewhere.

Why did they do that for?

Subject: Re: E.T.

Written By: Bobby on 05/03/15 at 3:46 pm


Why did they do that for?


They couldn't sell the cartridges, Howard. It kind of makes you wonder why they didn't give them away. Maybe nobody wanted them free either. Just an update; I checked Wikipedia out and Atari buried 728,000 cartridges of various titles in a New Mexico landfill in Alamogordo. Apparently, between 2.5 and 3.5 million cartridges of E.T were unsold. Atari grossed $25 million in sales and lost $100 million.

From what I understand, Atari were a runaway train after the lead member Nolan Bushnell was paid off to step down. Atari thought E.T was going to be so successful that they made 5 million cartridges for a game that didn't have as many console players!

Subject: Re: E.T.

Written By: whistledog on 05/04/15 at 5:27 pm

Everyone always says E.T. is really bad.  Considering the game play, it was ideally the Rolls Royce of Atari games when you compare it to what was already out there at the time. 

It was also the first ever video game I finished, so it holds a special place in my heart lol

Subject: Re: E.T.

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 05/22/15 at 2:50 am


They couldn't sell the cartridges, Howard. It kind of makes you wonder why they didn't give them away. Maybe nobody wanted them free either. Just an update; I checked Wikipedia out and Atari buried 728,000 cartridges of various titles in a New Mexico landfill in Alamogordo. Apparently, between 2.5 and 3.5 million cartridges of E.T were unsold. Atari grossed $25 million in sales and lost $100 million.

From what I understand, Atari were a runaway train after the lead member Nolan Bushnell was paid off to step down. Atari thought E.T was going to be so successful that they made 5 million cartridges for a game that didn't have as many console players!


They dug them up last year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGc3FMqxjaM

Subject: Re: E.T.

Written By: Howard on 05/22/15 at 7:30 am


They dug them up last year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGc3FMqxjaM


No game should ever be made in 5 weeks.

Subject: Re: E.T.

Written By: Baltimoreian on 07/17/15 at 5:01 pm

Never played the game nor would I want to own it. It's an abysmal piece of crap made by Atari to applaud the Spielberg fans back in '82.

Subject: Re: E.T.

Written By: whistledog on 07/19/15 at 10:46 am


Never played the game nor would I want to own it. It's an abysmal piece of crap made by Atari to applaud the Spielberg fans back in '82.


If you've never played it, how do you know?

Subject: Re: E.T.

Written By: Baltimoreian on 07/19/15 at 11:45 am


If you've never played it, how do you know?


I watched some game footage of it and just realized how bad it is.

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