User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Atari 2600 release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.0
Overall User Score (12 votes) 3.3

Critic Reviews

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I wanted to be a Ghostbuster after seeing the film for the first time, and Ghostbusters helped me live out that fantasy. There were other versions of this game released, for the NES, Sega Master System, and various personal computers. Sega also released a Ghostbusters game for the Genesis, but even though Activision is credited in the opening credits, the two games are entirely different. Out of all of them, the VCS version is the one I keep coming back to. Maybe it's the nostalgia, maybe it's because it's the easiest to play out of all of them - I'm not sure. All I know is that I find the game to be incredibly fun, and if you're a Ghostbusters fan, then there's a very good chance you will too.
neXGam (Jun 27, 2013)
Zugegeben klingt Ghostbusters für Atari 2600 Verhältnisse relativ komplex und das ist es in der Tat auch, aber nach einiger Zeit stellt sich doch eine gewisse Langeweile ein, da der Spielablauf doch ein wenig eintönig ist. Was sehr gut gefällt ist die optische Präsentation des Spiels. Neben detaillierten Sprites der Spieler, Geister und der Häuser in der Nahaufnahme ist auch das Auto in den Fahrszenen zu erkennen, auch wenn dieses nicht so detailliert ist wie bei anderen Umsetzungen. Bei der Musik scheiden sich die Geister. Zwar erfreut man sich über den Ghostbusters Jingle, andererseits geht der nach einigen Minuten schon gehörig auf die Nerven, da dieser ständig nur wiederholt wird und sonst keine Soundeffekte im Spiel zu hören sind.
The Video Game Critic (Dec 17, 2000)
I never liked any version of this game, but surprisingly, the Atari 2600 version is better than most. Ghostbusters is a streamlined adaptation of the computer game, so there's less strategy, minimal setup, and more action.