Crackpots Reviews (Atari 2600)

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User Score
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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.0
Overall User Score (6 votes) 3.4

Critic Reviews

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Woodgrain Wonderland (Nov 16, 2016)
Crackpots is a real hoot. Even though the game contains the expected quality of most Activision games of the time, it’s not one you hear about very often in Atari fan circles.
When we first heard about Crackpots we thought it sounded like a Kaboom! clone. Why would Activision clone one of its own most popular games, we wondered. Imagine our surprise when we played Crackpots and found it was a Kaboom! clone. But at least we discovered why they did it. It's still a lot of fun.
Le Geek (2012)
The crisp, colorful graphics and refined gameplay make Crackpots easy to recommend and one of the better Activision games on the system. The one thing that keeps it from true greatness is the somewhat simple, repetitive nature of the concept.
The Video Game Critic (Sep 22, 2004)
It's a shame Crackpots only has one skill level, because once you get the hang of it, the game tend to run long. Still, sharp graphics and thoughtful gameplay make this one worth a look.