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Alpha Beam with Ernie on the Atari 2600 by the Atari Corporation

The object of Alpha Beam is to help Sesame Street's Ernie pilot a small shuttle


General Information

Developer - Michael Callahan (Programmer) Preston Stuart (Graphics)

Publisher - Atari Corporation

Release - 1983

Platform - Atari 2600

Number of Players - 1P

Genre - Educational

Collect fuel tanks (marked by a letter of the alphabet), and return them to his space ship so that he can return to Earth.

The game was marketed as a family-friendly game that could teach children pre-reading skills such as identifying and matching letters. Alpha Beam was compatible with the Atari Kid's Controller, which was sold separately, although the regular keyboard controller is also compatible