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Punkydudester - 12/12/2014
Greg B. - give us your website so we can check it out, I would totally love to see it.
adam242 - 12/06/2013
Cute, classic, complex (for its day). One of the first 8-bit games I was ever exposed to, on a friend's 400. One of the titles that made me fall in love with the 'Atari magic'.
Jeff - 06/07/2011
This is easily one of my favorites, I would put in the top 5 for sure. I played the cartridge version of this game and I only recently found out that the tape/disk version had more. I wish I could get a hold of one of those now! (yes, I still have my Atari 800XL)
Johnny Farkwad - 28/04/2011
Anybody who doesn't like this game hasn't got a soul.
C. Manning - 12/11/2009
Wow! I cannot believe there are others who actually remember this game. I can't even tell you how many months I spent playing this game in my younger days. It was so addictive and challenging.
David Cady - 27/07/2009
This has been one of my most favourite games for the Atari 800XL. Actually, I'm playing games very rarely, but usually the classical 8-bit pieces amuse me the most. And this game does it every time.

BTW - I use the emulator due to the savestate feature.. Prooved to be handy a couple of times already ;-)
Greg B. - 04/11/2008
Anthony Ramos, GREAT point you made. This was always one of my favorite aspects of the game - you're in this big universe and are totally on your own! And I've had the JV version of this since the week it was released and STILL didn't beat the damn thing yet. And Anthony, in it's own way, this game is just as innovative as Myst. A real mind-blower at the time...

And guys, look for my Atari 8-bit review site, hopefully appearing on Digital Press soon. I plan to review just about every 8-bit game ever made and have about 300 capsule reviews done already...
eppy2000 - 15/10/2007
This was good for its simplistic nature, but also for the occasional frustrating puzzle! The ruby chain planet was also my greatest nemesis. That one took me 14 years (1984-1998!) to finally figure out. Remember, once you obtain the stick and boulder, you have to take both back the area where your ship is. You "ride" the stick by pushing the joystick upwards, while holding onto the boulder. That takes you to the other side. You should be able to figure the rest from there. There are youtube videos on this, too.
Bill T - 15/10/2007
Anchors aweigh my boy! More exquisite weirdness for your Atari home computer. As a kid I was very adept at all of the planet puzzles, EXCEPT ONE. The one with the lightning hitting the indentation in the ground. IT DROVE ME INSANE! I never solved it and it haunted my entire life. As an adult I managed to figure it out, once! And then beat the game... but on subsequent plays, I still can't figure out what the heck I did! AHHHHHH!! Guess that mental block is there to stay. Evil, evil...
Travis - 03/10/2006
Wow, I love this game! I had first played it at a friend's house when I was something like 10 years old and had always thought flying through space and landing on other planets was cool. My friends used to play it on a black & white TV screen and would have to guess where to land on some planets! I was always confused as to why the game made it so ambiguous (doh). I could never recall the name of this game, so a few nights ago I went through an entire list of Atari games, one by one, until I found it. :-)
Mark - 15/03/2006
This was one of my favorite Atari computer games. I always hoped for a sequel. The puzzles were both strange and challenging. I concur with Anthony. There was this lonely "me against the universe" feel to it.
Anthony Ramos - 27/11/2005
I love the mysterious, solitary feel of this weird little game. Kind of an 8-bit precursor to Myst!
kris - 28/09/2004
A very challenging puzzle game that make you think quite hard about the solutions. I recall there were 3 planets in particular that I worked on for several years before coming up with the answer!

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GenreAdventure / Arcade - 2-DYear1982
LanguageMachine LanguagePublisherJV Software
ControlsJoystickDeveloper-
Players1CountryUSA
Programmer(s)

Verson, Jack

LicenseCommercial
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MediumTape Disk
Sound

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