A while back, a friend and a relative sent me links to a couple of amusing websites. The friend sent me a link to HowItShouldHaveEnded.com. It’s one of the most aptly named websites out there, and hopefully you can figure it out for yourself. My favorite is their take on Superman: The Movie.
The relative sent me a link to an online version of Adventure for the Atari 2600. The programmer did a pretty good job; it looks almost exactly like the old Atari game–except that in the original game, you’re yellow, not green. The dragons look the same, the dragons’ roars sound the same, you can toggle the difficulty switches even though nobody ever remembers what the different positions mean… It’s 1982 all over again.
However, there are three flaws with the online Atari game. First, and most important, you can’t switch to Levels 2 or 3 (at least, I can’t, yet), which features the Gray Labyrinth and theWhite Castle. Second, the major items (the Magnet, the Keys, the Sword) are always in the same place each time, instead of changing locations. Third, you can’t leave the Yellow Castle, go straight down, push against the wall, hit “Game Select,” and have your character appear on the Level Select screen. That was the best part of the game; you could go in circles around the number “3″ all day. Come to think of it, I haven’t seen the Bat flying around, either.
Hopefully, the programmer will fix these flaws soon, for there are dragons to be killed and chalices to be recovered. Enjoy.
3 Responses to “Two websites.”
- Doctor Hmnahmna Says:
October 11th, 2006 at 6:51 PM
If you want to deal with an emulator, there’s a better version of Adventure at
- ticklemeelmo Says:
October 12th, 2006 at 5:59 AM
I’m a big fan of HowItShuoldHaveEnded. i thoughoughly enjoyed the LotR one.
- twink Says:
December 5th, 2006 at 5:14 PM
*Sigh* If only I could remember the link to the Hunt the Wumpus game.