Kool-Aid Man Reviews (Atari 2600)

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Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.6
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.4
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.4
Overall User Score (5 votes) 2.6

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The Atari Times (Jul 19, 2002)
Kool-Aid Man is yet another "go to" game that I show people wondering why I still bother to set up and Atari and play it. The simple, addictive gameplay offered by this title is hard to resist, and I highly recommend this cartridge even though it isn't as common as some other fine 2600 games.
Game Freaks 365 (Jul 03, 2007)
So, is this game worth purchasing? Well, yes, but you'd have to find it first. As a result of the way that this game was marketed, it is not one of the more common games on the system. That's not to say it's the rarest, but it's not the most common. Still, if you look hard enough, you should be able to find a copy, and when you do, you should pick it up because this game employs a creative concept that executes well even if it doesn't present well.
Woodgrain Wonderland (May 15, 2017)
Mattel also released a Kool Aid Man game for the Intellivision but my understanding is it’s much different. Kool Aid Man doesn’t offer a lot of gameplay depth but it’s good, fast fun.
The Video Game Critic (Aug 15, 2001)
The graphics are plain but colorful, and the left difficulty switch pauses the action. Kool-Aid Man is a shallow game, but sometimes less is more.
In any case, Kool-Aid Man really isn't that much fun to play and it gets old quick. But that doesn't really matter - after all, this game serves its purpose well: it makes you thirsty for the fruity, fun flavor of Kool-Aid. I don't know about you, but I'm going to go mix up a gallon of the stuff right now. "Oh yeah!"
Defunct Games (Feb 07, 2014)
People like to give more hate to Chase the Chuck Wagon, but, seriously, Kool-Aid Man is FAR worse. This "game" would have been garbage even if it was just a "proof of purchase" freebie, but the fact that Mattel tried to sell it in stores makes it even more abominable. It may be worthwhile for obsessive Atari 2600 collectors, but it is absolutely not at all worth your time. The Kool-Aid Man definitely wouldn't be saying, "Oh, Yeah!" to this colorful crap.