04 July 2007

Speaking Of The Atari 2600

This is the Journey Escape game for the Atari 2600, and if you thought that Megamania! clip was a wasted three minutes, then this clip is nothing less than five minutes of regret...Of course, factoring in irony and the kitsch factor like an obedient Gen-Xer, I might say that this is the greatest video game ever. Dude!

Are ya with me? Do you remember?

If you look at the right side of the in game blue scoreboard, you'll see different two-letter initials for each different level. SS is Steve Smith, the drummer. Next is JC for keyboardist Jonathan Cain. Bassist Ross Valory is RV, guitarist Neal Schon is NS, and last, but not least, almost iconic singer Steve Perry. SP!!!!!

And the object of each level of this game is to get each member of Journey from the concert hall to their tour bus/airplane, as represented in this game by the scarab/beatle which was found on several Journey album covers, including of course, the Escape lp...

Along the way, you must elude groupies (red heart shaped), drug dealers (guys in blue hats), the paparazzi (flashing circles), and get around barricades (green fences), but never fear, cuz those small, blue alien-looking guys are roadies, and if ya hook up with them, yr invincible to all obstacles for a few seconds...Dude! Escape!

Hotcha! Hank

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