Video Review of Amidar for the Atari 2600

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Today’s video review is of the arcade classic, Amidar for Atari 2600. Funnish game to play still, but it has it can be frustrating. This is my first video that has wandered into HD territory and it also includes a new intro that was put together by Dr Quest. I think he did a great job.

The video format and all that fun stuff is a work in progress. If you have any video or animation skills though and would like to send me some advice or help with anything, please email me at retroist@retroist.com. You can subscribe to the Retroist YouTube channel here. More videos from people who are not me should be coming soon to the site, so keep watching.


5 Responses to Video Review of Amidar for the Atari 2600

  1. VicSage says:

    Really enjoying the heck out of these Video Reviews, Retroist.
    @Dr. Quest That intro is incredibly awesome!

  2. vinvectrex says:

    Great new intro! Retroist, I feel like I should ask a favor of you today, because you seem to be in an incredibly generous mood. 3 stars is far more than I would have awarded. Amidar is fun in the arcade – but this 2600 port looks abysmal. Is that yellow thing the gorilla or the paint roller? And the boxes don’t even fill in with solid colors – instead with annoying lines. This game screams to me of cheap cash-in rather than true effort. Activision or Imagic programmers of the era would have made this far more beautiful.

  3. drquest says:

    @VicSage Thanks I can’t take all the credit. I designed the art and my friend Matt did the animation.

  4. Atari Adventure Square says:

    Lovin’ the video reviews!

    Tried out Amidar back in rental days and was kinda disappointed that Parker Brothers, who put out the 5-star Empire Strikes Back AT-AT game, gave this great arcader the typical low-brow treatment that killed the industry.

    My favorite Qix-like terrain appropriation game (besides Qix) is Make-Trax, with the paint roller, dirty footsteps and quirky sounds.
    That one had my first quarter everytime I walked into a bezelled funtime palace.

  5. The Retroist says:

    I think if I opened an arcade I would now need to call it The Bezelled Funtime Palace

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