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This was one of three games released as a tie-in to the 20th anniversary re-release in theaters of the movie E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. As the title suggests this is an action game, though of course with E.T. as the protagonist, it is a bloodless one.

The story here follows E.T. as he is returning home in his spaceship, and makes stopovers on several planets to pick rare and exotic plant specimens, with the ultimate goal to save the universe through this action. Some of the plants are dying and need healing, saving enough (20 pcs) plants also gives an extra life to E.T. He can also pick up and carry smaller items, like keys, one at a time. Being an action game, E.T. has the ability to run when needed.

E.T. will meet other aliens, the native inhabitants of the planets he visits, who are opposed to his collecting of their endangered species, but E.T. has special powers to help him: Telekinesis to move blocking objects, Healing power to resurrect the dying plants, a 'Heart Stun' that stops opponents in their tracks - and he can also get a health item from weaker creatures with this method.


E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: Interplanetary Mission Windows Start screen
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: Interplanetary Mission Windows Menu
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: Interplanetary Mission Windows Level 1

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Alternate Titles

  • "E.T. The Extraterrestrial: Action Game" -- English PC title
  • "E.T. L'Extra-Terrestre: Jeu d'Action" -- French title
  • "E.T. El Extraterrestre: Misión Interplanetaria" -- Spanish title
  • "E.T. Der Ausserirdische: Die Intergalaktische Mission" -- German title

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Fragland.net Windows Sep 13, 2002 81 out of 100 81
Game Vortex Windows 2002 80 out of 100 80
PSX Nation PlayStation Dec 19, 2001 79 out of 100 79
GameZone PlayStation Jan 21, 2002 7.2 out of 10 72
Game Vortex PlayStation 2001 50 out of 100 50
Playstation Illustrated PlayStation 2001 50 out of 100 50
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation Mar 08, 2012 6 out of 20 30
Cheat Code Central PlayStation 2001 1 out of 5 20
PC Action (Germany) Windows May, 2002 14 out of 100 14
Bad Game Hall of Fame PlayStation Jan 14, 2020 Unscored Unscored


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