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Game Raiders of the Lost Ark (Atari 2600 - a2600)

Raiders of the Lost Ark (Atari 2600 - a2600)

Raiders of the Lost Ark is a video game created for the Atari 2600 and based on the movie of the same name. The game was developed by Govard Skott Uorshou. It was the first in the history of movie licensed video games.

The player controls Indiana Jones as he searches for the lost Ark of the Covenant. The game requires the player to use two different controllers: the controller 2 proceeds Jones and uses its button member; 1 controller selects the element in use, and it removes the button element. This control scheme, anticipating the later game controllers with buttons and games where buttons allow the player to switch without interrupting gameplay.

Video games is located in Cairo, in 1936, he represented the entrance hall and the market. From the entrance to the room, the player can blow a hole in the wall with a grenade and enter in the ancient temple. Waiting inside the temple are two ways, both of which contain a variety of hazards, then the player will be able to finally find in the treasury. Gold and artifacts can be picked up in the treasury, which will help the player in the game.

The player must eventually cross the plateau, on the other side of which is the card number, the place where the Lost Ark disclosed. South of the card number is a den of thieves and black market. Black market contains a variety of shapes, such as the two sheikhs and crazy, and things needed to win the game (especially a shovel).

Following the acquisition of all the necessary elements from a variety of rooms, the player returns to the playground and jumping with a parachute. The player then goes in Mesa, through a small hole at the end of a branch, and digs up the Ark, a gradient of more thieves.

The game began to develop at the end of 1981. In order to gather inspiration, Govard Skott Uorshou walked offices in the company Atari. wearing a hat and whip cracking, which has become a joke among those who worked at Atari at the time. "When I was coding the Raiders, I really tried to get into the role," - said Govard Skott Uorshou "I wore a hat and had a real ten-foot-long leather whip Man, it was loud as a shot I said it for...! R & D -. study and discipline If people were snooping around the building, I sneak behind them and crack that whip They jump out of their suits, and I would say, 'Hey, what are you doing. "?

Packaging, manual, and advertising artwork was painted art director Atari Dzheyms Kelli.