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Seaquest (Atari 2600)

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Your divers are out in the ocean collecting treasure; now that they have found what they're looking for, you need to pilot a submarine and return them safely to the surface! You can carry up to six divers at a time, and when you safely return the six divers to the surface, you move on to the next, faster level. Your sub has a limited supply of oxygen; if your oxygen meter gets too low, you will need to surface to replenish the oxygen supply. If you surface with less than six divers, you lose one of the divers. If you surface with no divers at all, then your sub will explode. To make your task more challenging, numerous giant sharks and enemy submarines travel throughout the waters and can destroy your sub on contact. To help out with these enemies, you have an unlimited supply of torpedoes which can be fired to destroy both the sharks and subs. As the levels progress, the game gets faster and more enemies appear at a time.


Seaquest Atari 2600 Careful, you're almost out of oxygen!
Seaquest Atari 2600 Title screen / game demo
Seaquest Atari 2600 Rescue divers, and avoid sharks!
Seaquest Atari 2600 Watch out for the sharks and enemy subs

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Critic Reviews

Le Geek May, 2008 5 out of 5 100
The Atari Times Mar 20, 2002 95 out of 100 95
Woodgrain Wonderland Dec 20, 2017 A- 91
Electronic Fun with Computers & Games Jul, 1983 3 out of 4 75
The Video Game Critic Jun 24, 2009 B- 67
All Game Guide 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
TeleMatch May, 1983 3 out of 6 60
VideoGame Mar, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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High score reward

If you got 50,000 points in this game, you could send in a photo of your screen to Activision and they would send you a Sub Club patch.


  • Retro Gamer Magazine
    • Issue 46 - named #17 in the "Top 25 Atari 2600" Games poll
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Servo (57415) added Seaquest (Atari 2600) on Sep 24, 2003
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