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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 Atari 2600 Smurfette is up on the table...
Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle Atari 2600 A fence is one of the many obstacles encountered
Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle Atari 2600 Title screen and starting location
Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle Atari 2600 Watch out for the snake and the river

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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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Critic Reviews

TeleMatch Nov, 1983 1 out of 6 100
neXGam Jun 27, 2013 8.1 out of 10 81
Woodgrain Wonderland Jan 21, 2018 B 75
The Video Game Critic May 25, 2009 B 75
VideoGame Apr, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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C64 release? 2 Kabushi (237908)
Mar 01, 2018


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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Servo (57423) added Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle (Atari 2600) on Sep 03, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Shoddyan (14313)