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Forums > Submission Feedback > m0zart's E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial review

This thread is in response to a review for E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial on the Atari 2600. You are encouraged to view the review in a new window before reading this thread.

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Author: zippdementia
Posted: March 24, 2010 (11:27 PM)
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This is a dissertation and I really like it. It borders on Manifesto at times, even, but goes a long way to put to rest an urban legend about a game that one man named mozart loved. Thought it deserved mention.


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Author: aschultz
Posted: March 25, 2010 (10:12 AM)
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I remember this game and how it was supposed to be so big. I think it worked out better than Pac-Man, which I did get. I found it to be above-average once I figured out what the heck to do. The problem is, as he mentioned, ET went up against the movie, which had an emotional resonance the game couldn't capture. Pac-Man had a big hype machine, with everything from cereal to a cartoon. Thank goodness ET never had a cartoon. (If you find proof otherwise, I'll ignore you.)

Also, I'm impressed that a review about an Atari game can be that long. There is a lot of tangential stuff here but it's worth looking at if you're in the mood, and though I never met mozart, damn he seems interesting from this. Thanks for pointing this review out.


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I said 'I'm the one in the middle, you lousy drunk!'
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