Big Bird's Egg Catch [Model CX26104]

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

Big Bird's Egg Catch [Model CX26104] screenshot

Listed and emulated in MAME.

Big Bird's Egg Catch © 1983 Atari, Incorporated.

In Big Bird's Egg Catch, the player controls Big Bird of Sesame Street fame as he saves eggs produced by chickens at the top of the screen. These eggs travel down variously contorted chutes to land safely in the basket perched on Big Bird's head. Most eggs count for a single point, but a golden egg will periodically appear that is worth five points. When an egg is dropped, a number of points are lost. At higher levels, the eggs move faster, the chutes become more convoluted, there are more egg-laying hens, and the chutes may even flash invisible. 'Turkey in the Straw', the song that plays during the egg-catching, also increases in tempo.

Periodically, Big Bird will exit the screen to count his eggs. During this stage, Big Bird is seen with his basket and numbers flash on the screen progressively faster as he counts. When the total is reached, a song is played and Big Bird dances. The game ends when too many eggs are dropped or a set number of counting sessions is performed.


Model CX26104

It was sold with a Keypad Overlay.


Originally called "Grover's Egg Catch".


Developed by Atari and Children's Computer Workshop.

Programmer: Christopher Omarzu


Game's ROM.