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User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Atari 8-bit release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.2
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.3
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 4.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.3
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 2.0
Overall User Score (9 votes) 4.2

Critic Reviews

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The graphics here are rather nice and particular note has to go to brilliant POKEY rendition of the classic theme tune. This game is an absolute must for fans of the movie and is also a pretty decent little game in its own right too.
Computer Gamer (Oct, 1986)
In the first flush of youth, and with all the excitement and hype of the film behind it, this game did very well. A year or two later with some truly excellent games to compete with, I think that this is set to be a flop, especially at Activision's extortionately high prices. There are only a few companies left solely trading at these kinds of prices - a lesson to be learnt?
The Video Game Critic (Aug 06, 2009)
It looks great on paper, but playing the game is a repetitive exercise that usually ends in frustration. You spend most of the time staring at your hearse driving down a featureless road. Even wrangling ghosts becomes monotonous since there's minimal strategy involved. After about a half-hour the giant marshmallow man finally appears to unleash his destruction. You'll need to quickly hit the "B" button on the keyboard to "bait" him. That's inconvenient, considering you've been just using the joystick up to that point. Next thing you know, you're staring at the "better luck next time" screen. By that time, you may be wondering if there will be a next time.