Thursday, July 26, 2012

ET Thursday

Happy Birthday to me, I got an ET!

Hey y'all, last week was my birthday and my brother-in-law, who is on an insane quest to collect all 400 and something original Atari games, got me this little gem. (sorry about the picture, its a little blurry)

That's right, it what is often called the worst video game of all time, the ET Atari game. This was supposedly a rush job and and was completed in a matter of just a couple weeks. Atari overproduced it and had millions of these babies left and couldn't sell them. Apparently the remaining 3 million or so of these were taken out to the desert and buried. I have no idea if that is true or not but I'm sure you've heard the story. There was even a music video made using this story.

ET seems to like the mobile version though.


  1. Nice! I remember playing this game over at my neighbor's house and we got bored with it in a matter of minutes. Then we switched back to Pitfall.

    1. Ha, same here, we played it, wrapped it, then moved on.
      Although I didn't label it a s worst game ever back then, it was just another game.