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.
Over on the Game Review section of the site, the Retroist chose to review the Atari 2600 port of the often overlooked arcade classic, Amidar. I figured you might want to know just a little more about the original game and with a big thanks as always to the Arcade Flyer Archive we can also look on in wonder at the French version of the Flyer as well!
Amidar was fun but it always confused the heck out of me. You’re a Gorilla. You’re a Paint roller. You’ have pigs chasing you or you have these tiki-looking guys chasing you. Was is a Pac-man ripoff? Was it a Qix ripoff? It’s all very confusing. Not many people realize this about Amidar, but it is based on the Japanese game, Amidakuji.
The Atari 2600 port was not a bad translation of the Konami/Stern original, although it is not the best port either.