Kolchak: The Nightstalker for the Atari 2600 at the Power Pellet

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Vic Sage who is very active here on The Retroist has his own site, called In my youth, victory was a power pellet. It is great site filled with Video Game fun. Yesterday he posted a great concept for an Atari 2600 game, Kolchak: The Nightstalker. Not only did he mock up the cartridge for this “Rare” title, but he also managed to get Peachy to put together a tune for the game. It was a pretty advanced game for the 2600, especially for 1978. No wonder it is so hard to find. Well I was digging through my collection this morning and found a copy and made some screenshots of the game, so you can get an idea of how it played. They must have used special chips for this game, because it has some amazing features, including a splash screen.

Splash Screen
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Gameplay
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4 thoughts on “Kolchak: The Nightstalker for the Atari 2600 at the Power Pellet

  1. vinvectrex says:

    This is pretty much video game nirvana! I mean, any game that features Darren McGavin is gold by my standards.

  2. Atari Adventure Square says:

    I would’ve so traded in a bunch of good carts for this.

    Great version of the theme, Peachy.

  3. VicSage2005 says:

    Boy, Retroist, I had to scour the internet for hours to get that cartridge picture! I can’t believe how lucky you are to have that in your collection.

    A big thank you to Peachy for the great music, genius as always, man.

    Now if only work hadn’t kept me so busy that I missed your posting of it five days ago. :)

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