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Venture zählt zu den besten CBS-Colecovision-Spielen, und was verblüfft ist, daß die Atari-Fassung dieses Spiels ebenfalls qualitativ zu den Top-Hits gerechnet werden muß.
So, is Venture a game worth owning? Maybe, maybe not. It isn't really that great for the most part, and it brings with it little in the way of lasting value in my opinion. Still, some Atari 2600 gamers might be able to get a decent amount of entertainment value out of the game. I'd say give the game a try if you can find it cheap, but be very hesitant to pay too much for it.
One problem with Venture in all of its incarnations is its simplistic nature. The action is challenging enough, but it's too bad there are not some hidden rooms and items, like those found in Atari's Atari 2600 classic, Adventure.
Venture never captured my interest in arcades, but I did like this game a lot on the 2600. The problem is it sucks ass. I can't explain why I liked this game so much. Considering all the available hacks, I guess I'm not the only one who liked it, but its an acquired taste.
Lastly, the game only offers two sets of rooms for a grand total of eight! And I thought the twelve rooms in the other versions was lame! Venture for the Atari 2600 is a weak effort, reflecting poorly on a very fun arcade title.