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Venture is an action game in which you control Winky, the heroic adventurer. Your goal is to collect as many treasures as you can which are scattered throughout numerous dungeons. In each dungeon, there are several chambers which each contain a treasure. Armed only with your crossbow, you need to get past the varied creatures which guard the chamber, snag the treasure, and make it out again. This is made harder by the maze guardians, who roam the corridors and will pop into a chamber to chase you if you spend too much time inside. Furthermore, even after shooting a creature, you need to be careful because touching its corpse before it decays will kill you. Some chambers are trickier, containing moving walls that must be avoided, or walls that vanish suddenly to release a pack of ferocious creatures.

When you collect the treasure from each of the chambers in a dungeon, you can then move on to the next, more difficult dungeon.


Venture Arcade Layout of a dungeon.
Venture Arcade Another nasty to kill.
Venture Atari 2600 Can you make it out of here with the diamond?
Venture ColecoVision The first level

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

Tilt ColecoVision Jul, 1983 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 100
Electronic Fun with Computers & Games ColecoVision Feb, 1983 3.5 out of 4 88
Defunct Games ColecoVision May 20, 2015 B+ 83
The Video Game Critic Intellivision Mar 05, 2006 B+ 83
TeleMatch Atari 2600 Nov, 1983 2 out of 6 80
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games ColecoVision Dec 10, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Game Freaks 365 Atari 2600 2006 6.5 out of 10 65
All Game Guide Atari 2600 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
The Video Game Critic Atari 2600 Apr 22, 2006 D- 16


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1001 Video Games

Venture appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
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