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Chase the Chuck Wagon Atari 2600 Title screen


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Released as part of a promotional campaign for Purina Dog Chow, Chase the Chuck Wagon puts players in control of Chuckie the Dog. Chuckie must be guided through a maze, avoiding objects and the dogcatcher, to the top of the screen where he can go directly beneath the chuck wagon to catch it.

Escaping from the maze allows Chuckie to enter a Reward Screen. Here, Chuckie can find a bowl of dog food in the maze to eat for extra bonus points. If Chuckie misses, no points will be awarded, and he will simply be sent to the next screen.

Chase the Chuck Wagon was available only as an exclusive through Ralston-Purina.


Chase the Chuck Wagon Atari 2600 Try to make your way through the maze
Chase the Chuck Wagon Atari 2600 There are a variety of mazes to find a way through
Chase the Chuck Wagon Atari 2600 I've almost reached the maze exit!
Chase the Chuck Wagon Atari 2600 The between level bonus screen

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The Video Game Critic Jun 03, 2000 D+ 33
The Game Hoard Nov 25, 2018 2 out of 7 29
8-bit Central Retro Gaming 2011 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) Aug 06, 2008 1 out of 10 10
Bad Game Hall of Fame Aug 29, 2016 Unscored Unscored
Woodgrain Wonderland Oct 29, 2016 F 0


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The original box and manual for this are extremely hard to find and, to a collector, may sell better than the cart itself.

Ralston-Purina, who sold the game via mail order, does NOT have any copies of this game left. Research showed that the unsold copies were destroyed.
Guy Chapman (1997) added Chase the Chuck Wagon (Atari 2600) on Feb 04, 2005
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