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Aquaventure

Unreleased Atari 2600 cart. published 38 years ago by Atari, Inc.

Aquaventure screenshot

Listed and emulated in MAME.

Aquaventure © 1983 Atari, Incorporated.

You must dive to the bottom of an undersea cavern and retrieve a fabulous treasure. Along the way you must avoid fish, sea horses, and other underwater creatures attempting to block your path. Your diver came prepared however, for he is armed with a spear gun which he can use to temporarily kill one of the creatures. However, each enemy you kill is soon replaced by a faster and indestructible version of itself, so you need to carefully carve a path to the bottom only destroying the creatures that get in your way. After retrieving the treasure and returning it to the top of the cavern, a mermaid will appear. Touching the mermaid will take you to the next level, where you get to do it all over again. At the top of the screen there is a turtle, which shows how much air you have left. If the turtle reaches the Air sign at the far end of the screen before you complete the level you lose a life.

TRIVIA

This game was never released and can by found only as a prototype

The words LOONEY and HOT can be found in the middle of the game's code.

STAFF

Programmers: Gary Shannon, Tod Frye

PORTS

OTHERS:
[US] Atari Flashback 2 (2005)
[US] "Atari Flashback 2+" (feb.22, 2010)
[US] "Atari Flashback 3" (sept.16, 2011) by AtGames
[US] "Atari Flashback 4" (nov.13, 2012) by AtGames
[US] "Atari Flashback 5" (oct.1, 2014) by AtGames
[US] "Atari Flashback 6" (sept.15,2015) by AtGames
[US] "Atari Flashback 7" (oct.1,2016) by AtGames
[US] "Atari Ultimate Portable Game Player" (nov.2016) by AtGames
[US] "Atari Flashback 8" (sept.22, 2017) by AtGames
[US] "Atari Flashback 8 Gold Edition" (sept.22, 2017) by AtGames
[US] "Atari Flashback 8 Gold Activision Edition" (sept.22, 2017) by AtGames
[US] "Atari Flashback Portable Game Player" (sept.22, 2017) by AtGames

SOURCES

Game's ROM.