Fathom

aka: Ningyo Densetsu
Moby ID: 16614
Atari 2600 Specs

Description

Neptina, Neptune's daughter, has been imprisoned at the bottom of the sea by Titans. Your goal is to rescue her by locating the scattered pieces of a magical trident! You will need to take the form of a dolphin and a bird in order to locate the pieces that are hidden in the ocean and clouds. When flying in the air, there are several screens that have clouds flying by. Touch all of the clouds, and the trident piece appears! Other birds which are flying around will cause you to lose energy if you touch them accidentally. Underwater, trident pieces can be found by touching the sea horses. Octopuses, sharks, and a deadly maze of seaweed will get in your way and cause you to lose energy if caught! When you have located all of the trident pieces, the cage holding Neptina can be unlocked, but if you run out of energy first the game will be over.

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  • 人魚伝説 - Japanese spelling

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Contest

Imagic had a contest that if you could tell them how many tridents were hidden on the picture on the back of their box and in the poster advertising the game and contest and your entry was drawn, you could win $1000. Here is the poster. Whether anyone won the money is, as of 2012, unknown.

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Game added by Servo.

MSX added by robMSX.

Additional contributors: LepricahnsGold, Patrick Bregger, Rik Hideto, robMSX.

Game added February 18, 2005. Last modified August 17, 2023.