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Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle

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Atari 2600
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Smurfette has been kidnapped and is being held atop a platform in Gargamel's castle. The player controls a smurf across the screen and must jump over obstacles, away from spiders, eventually up to smurfette to rescue her. Completing of this task restarts the game with faster moving obstacles and it also takes longer (more scenes) to get to Gargamel's castle.


Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle ColecoVision Starting the game
Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle ColecoVision Smurfette is up on the table...
Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle ColecoVision Title screen
Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle ColecoVision Watch out for bats in this cave

Alternate Titles

  • "Smurf Rescue" -- ColecoVision in-game title
  • "Smurf" -- UK title
  • "Schtroumpfs" -- French title
  • "Schtroumpf Au ch√Ęteau de Gargamel" -- Canadian French title
  • "Pitufo" -- Spanish title

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User Reviews

A Fun and Memorable Title That's Smurfing Good. ColecoVision Guy Chapman (1745)
Watch Out For That Deadly Blade of Grass! ColecoVision ETJB (447)

The Press Says

Tilt ColecoVision Jul, 1983 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 100
TeleMatch Atari 2600 Nov, 1983 1 out of 6 100
TeleMatch ColecoVision Jul, 1983 1 out of 6 100
The Video Game Critic Atari 2600 Jun 21, 1999 B 75 ColecoVision Jan, 2003 6.5 out of 10 65
VideoGame Atari 2600 Apr, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
The Video Game Critic ColecoVision May 10, 2008 C 50


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One of the weirdest known quirks about this title was to walk the Smurf into the room where Smurfette was being held. Once the Smurf walked into the room, players could quickly leave the room, and due to a graphic glitch, it looked like Smurfette's dress would fly up. Harmless, but amusing for its time.

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