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DescriptionRaiders of the Lost Ark is an adventure game which is loosely based on the movie of the same name. In the game you control Indiana Jones on his quest to find the Lost Ark of the Covenant. The ark is hidden somewhere in the valley of poison. Your mission begins in the Egyptian city of Cairo; next you must find your way to the Temple of the Ancients where there is a secret map room. In the map room you will find a hieroglyphic indicating an object you must have to unlock the secrets of the map room; when unlocked, you will be able to find where in the Mesa Field the entrance to the Well of Souls is located. If you can find your way safely across the Mesa tops into the Well of Souls, you will locate the ark and win the game! The game uses two joysticks for control; one joystick moves Indy around the screen and uses a selected object, the second joystick allows you to select and/or drop objects from your inventory. On the many different locations of your journey you will come across different objects (some hidden) which can be collected to help you out. You may find weapons (like a whip or gun) for defense, or objects (such as a key or money) which can be used to unlock new areas or receive help. You begin the game with three lives, and the game ends when all lives are lost. There are plenty of enemies to hinder your progress, and of course numerous snakes!
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|One-of-a-kind 2600 adventure game!||Ian Kelleher (8)|
|Tilt||Mar, 1983||6 out of 6||100|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Jan, 1984||13 out of 15||87|
|Adventure's Planet||Jun 12, 2006||80 out of 100||80|
|The Atari Times||Nov 20, 2003||75 out of 100||75|
|All Game Guide||1998||70|
|TeleMatch||May, 1983||3 out of 6||60|
|Digital Press - Classic Video Games||Dec 10, 2003||6 out of 10||60|
|8-bit Central Retro Gaming||2011||50|
|Electronic Fun with Computers & Games||Nov, 1982||2 out of 4||50|
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- FLUX Magazine
- April 1995 (Issue 4)- #11 in the Top 25 Worst Video Games of All-Time
- Retro Gamer Magazine
- January 2008 (Issue 46) - #23 in the “Top 25 Atari 2600” Games poll
Related Web Sites
- Video review Indiana Jones-based games (WARNING: Language) (The Angry Video Game Nerd, Jame Rolfe, reviews games based on the first three Indiana Jones films, including Raiders of the Lost Ark.)
- YouTube: Raiders of the Lost Ark (original 1982 television advertisement for the game)
Servo (57358) added Raiders of the Lost Ark (Atari 2600) on Sep 29, 2004