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Gremlins by Atari, Inc. On the Atari 2600

Gremlins is a 1984 video game developed and published by Atari, Inc. for the Atari 2600.

General Information

Developer - Atari, Inc.

Publisher - Atari, Inc.

Release - 1984

Platform(s) - Atari 2600

Number of Players - 1 or 2 players

Genre - Action

It is a tie-in to the 1984 film Gremlins. Atari released another, substantially different game based on the film for the Atari 5200. The 2600 game consists of two playable screens and can be played by one player or two players alternating turns. The first screen is similar to the 1981 game Kaboom!. The player controls protagonist Billy Peltzer, who runs side-to-side across the screen catching falling Mogwai to prevent them from eating hamburgers. In the second screen, similar to Space Invaders, the player moves Billy back and forth across the screen and shoots waves of descending gremlins.


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