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Fast Eddie on the Atari 2600 by Sirius Software

Fast Eddie Your objective is to help Eddie capture as many floating prizes as he can jump up and grab.

General Information

Developer - Sirius Software

Publisher - Fox Video Games

Release - 1982

Platform(s) - Atari 2600

Number of Players - Single Player

Genre - Platform game

You must keep Eddie hoppong over the pesky little Sneakers while quiding him up, down and around the screen.

Fast Eddie is a modest platformer from 20th Century Fox Video Games. You'll have to jump over enemy "sneakers", climb ladders, and jump for hearts. The control is very sharp and the game moves smoothly, you'll find that Fast Eddie is fast and he can leap 99 yards. This was one of the first games with a pause feature, just set the 2600 color switch to Black and White to pause.

The graphics of the game are very simple, but push the 2600 by having characters with multiple colored elements which you didn't see much of in earlier 2600 games. Fast Eddie is also really really smooth for a 2600 game, but his jump animation is more of a "squish head against ceiling" animation due to the lack of head room between platforms. Like most games of this era, you can't control your jump in mid-air.


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