Adventure (Sears Picture Label) Box Art
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Adventure (Sears Picture Label)

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Alt-Name Adventure
Release Type: Official Release
Developer(s): Atari, Inc
Publisher(s): Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Platform: Atari 2600 (VCS) [NA]
Genre: Classic
Rating: None
Item Number: 49-75154
Barcode: NA
Release Date: 1978
Description: One of the most famous Atari 2600 games, and probably the first console videogame to contain an Easter Egg - by placing a certain object in a certain place in the game, the programmer's name is revealed on the screen. It is also considered by many to be the first graphical Adventure game, and was directly inspired by the original text game called Adventure by Willie Crowther and Don Woods. The original text game ran on mainframe computers and required hundreds of KB of memory - Atari 2600 programmer Warren Robinett had to figure out how to make a graphical version in only 4KB. After evaluating the project, his boss instructed him not to pursue it because it couldn't be done. However, the finished cartridge sold 1 million copies at $25 each, for which Robinett received his regular salary of $22,000/year.
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10-13-2012 exonerator Description One of the most famous Atari 2600 games, and probably the first console videogame to contain an Easter Egg - by placing a certain object in a certain place in the game, the programmer's name is revealed on the screen. It is also considered by many to be the first graphical Adventure game, and was directly inspired by the original text game called Adventure by Willie Crowther and Don Woods. The original text game ran on mainframe computers and required hundreds of KB of memory - Atari 2600 programmer Warren Robinett had to figure out how to make a graphical version in only 4KB. After evaluating the project, his boss instructed him not to pursue it because it couldn't be done. However, the finished cartridge sold 1 million copies at $25 each, for which Robinett received his regular salary of $22,000/year.
10-13-2012 exonerator Item Number 49-75154
10-13-2012 exonerator Release Date - Year 1978
10-13-2012 exonerator Publisher 2272
10-13-2012 exonerator Alt-Name Adventure
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