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Who Was In Activision’s Laser Hall of Fame In 1981?

1981’s Laser Blast by the legendary David Crane (Pitfall, Ghostbusters) for the Atari 2600 didn’t seem to get as much love as titles like Kaboom!, River Raid, or Megamania…at least not in my neck of the woods. I’m not really sure why because at least my Family always got a kick out of taking turns piloting a space ship blasting enemy bases on the ground below.

[Via] Fermin Ramirez

As I’ve mentioned before on the site I sadly never obtained one of those prized Activision patches for my very own and in the case of Laser Blast I wasn’t even worthy enough to be honored by becoming part of the Activision Federation of Laser Blasters much less scoring the 1 million points to be inducted into the Laser Hall of Fame!

Image courtesy of Digital Press.

Image courtesy of Digital Press.


Image courtesy of Digital Press.

Image courtesy of Digital Press.

But at the time of the Fall 1981 Activisions newsletter who was featured as some of the best?

Image courtesy of AtariAge.

Image courtesy of AtariAge.


Image courtesy of AtariAge.

Image courtesy of AtariAge.

A big thanks to AtariAge for the scanned Activisions newsletter and box art at the top of the post. A huge thanks as well as to Digital Press for the images of those awesome patches.

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6 thoughts on “Who Was In Activision’s Laser Hall of Fame In 1981?

  1. Atari Adventure Square says:

    I dunno why, but seeing that last image, I couldn’t help but think of Ms. Stuckey as the Nichol boys’mother.

    They both top out the highest possible score on the game from eating too much sugar, one day.
    Mom can’t get them to go to bed.
    Tops the score herself until the kids fall asleep on the couch.

    New hall-of-famers are born.

  2. This was one of my favorite Activision titles. It was pretty simplistic but I had a lot of fun dodging, weaving and blasting.

  3. I loved laser blast as a kid, despite not being able to get past level 9 or so. When I try it again these days though, I can play it pretty much forever, the only limit is my own patience.

  4. I never got near that high back in the day (I think 5,000 or so was as high as I got), and I’m sure they no longer give out the patches now. *sad clown*

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