In 1983, the box office was dominated by the final movie in the Star Wars Trilogy, Return of the Jedi. At home, Dallas was the TV show everyone was talking about and on the radio, The Police’s Every Breath you Take was burning up the charts.
Alpha Beam with Ernie for the Atari 2600 is an attractive title with interesting graphics and quality sound. Unfortunately it lacks anything resembling real gameplay. This game was targeted at children, but I think anything above a toddler will get bored quickly.