The Great Video Games of CommaVid

I didn’t realize it when I got my first Atari VCS, but the games of CommaVid were some of the greatest for the system. They were both complex and innovative. I think their only problem is that they weren’t trendy or sexy like some of the games from Activision or Parker Bros. I would have blown right past this ad as a kid, but now I just stare and drool.



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4 thoughts on “The Great Video Games of CommaVid

  1. mwentworth says:

    I never saw these in stores, even though I had my eyes out for them after seeing great ads in Electronic Games magazine. Even though I have almost 200 VCS games now, I still have no CommaVid games :-(

  2. Atari Adventure Square says:

    Yeah, I also never saw these CommaVid titles in stores.
    And yet they did get wonderful, alluring reviews from EG (well, Room of Doom did).

    And, yeah…’playable?’ video games.
    Maybe the ad-folks had tried E.T.?
    (thank you, I’ll be here all week. thank you)

    I actually really liked E.T. cuz it was different, hard to play well, a bit harder to enjoy (those gorram pits!) but had an actual end point. Rare thing in those days of high-score victory. Also had a rather hypnotic clippity-clop audio from our old tear-jerker pal wandering about. ))

    I gotta try those CommaVid games.
    If only there was a way…
    (dashes off in a stellashaped cloud)

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