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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 Spiders may slow your progress...
Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle Atari 2600 Some stairs and a deadly bird
Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle ColecoVision Watch out for bats in this cave

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Alternate Titles

  • "Smurf Rescue" -- ColecoVision in-game title
  • "Smurf" -- UK title
  • "Schtroumpfs" -- French title
  • "Schtroumpf Au château 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 (1742)
Watch Out For That Deadly Blade of Grass! ColecoVision ETJB (447)

Critic Reviews

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
neXGam Atari 2600 Jun 27, 2013 8.1 out of 10 81
The Video Game Critic Atari 2600 May 25, 2009 B 75
neXGam ColecoVision May 29, 2014 7.5 out of 10 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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Cancelled Intellivision version

Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle is mentioned in several of Coleco's and CBS's catalogues as being available for the Intellivision in addition to the VCS and Colecovision systems. This version was never released, though.

ColecoVision graphical glitch

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.

Information also contributed by Игги Друге.

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