Journey, The Video Game (1982)


Before you could play channel Journey by playing their songs on Guitar Hero, you had to channel them by running around in Escape, this game for the Atari 2600 in which you had to pilot Steve Perry, Neal Schon, and the others as they tried to escape mobs of groupies for some reason. The arcade version is notable for being the first video game to feature photo-realistic images, with digitized Journey faces plastered onto the tiny, pixilated Journey bodies.

Brian Boone

From the middle of nowhere in the Pacific Northwest, I contribute to the Retroist, write for trivia publications, and blog about music in a humorous fashion. I feel about "Back to the Future" the way you feel about "Star Wars." Also, I'm married and have a child (sorry ladies, orphans).

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2 thoughts on “Journey, The Video Game (1982)

  1. Brian Boone says:

    Why are the Rock Stars always running away from the groupies? Isn’t that why they became the Rock Stars?

  2. My family had this for the Atari 2600. The game’s use of the intro to “Don’t Stop Believin'” for the title/intro/whatever screen is why I love that song so much to this day.

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