Dolphin for the Atari 2600 was one of the few Activision titles that my Family didn’t pick up when it was originally released back in 1983. We were quick to look for the Activision logo when it came time to visit out local stores to pick up a new cartridge but for some reason we never set our sights on Matthew Hubbard’s underwater adventure title.
Maybe we would have it we had somehow caught this rather menacing commercial for the game?
[Via] Game Music Paradise
We did eventually add it to our collection thanks to a neighorhood garage sale but by then it was way too late to try and get the two Activision Patches:
Friends of Dolphins (Scoring 80,000 points)
Secret Society of Dolphins (Scoring 300,000 points)
In the original manual it didn’t tell you what score you had to reach to obtain the second patch but once you did reach 300,000 points the score would be replaced by a password that you had to take a photo of to gain admittance into the Secret Society of Dolphins.
A big thanks to Atarimania for the photo of the two badges!