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Aquaventure by Atari on the Atari 2600 a Prototype Game

In Aquaventure The game concept is simple; you must dive to the bottom of an undersea cavern and retrieve a fabulous treasure

General Information

Developer - Gary Shannon & Tod Frye

Publisher - Atari

Release - 1983 ( game was never officially released )

Platform(s) - Atari 2600

Number of Players - 1

Genre - Action, Adventure

Apparently this game was never officially release, however Along the way you must avoid fish, sea horses, and other underwater creatures attempting to block your path. Your diver came prepared however, for he is armed with a spear gun which he can use to temporarily kill one of the creatures. However, each enemy you kill is soon replaced by a faster and indestructible version of itself, so you need to carefully carve a path to the bottom only destroying the creatures that get in your way. After retrieving the treasure and returning it to the top of the cavern, a mermaid will appear. Touching the mermaid will take you to the next level, where you get to do it all over again. At the top of the screen there is a turtle, which shows how much air you have left. If the turtle reaches the Air sign at the far end of the screen before you complete the level you lose a life.

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