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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 all the same. 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 ColecoVision The second level
Venture Arcade A short animated intro shows Winky descending the stairs into the dungeon. Above, the collected treasures are displayed (none yet).
Venture Arcade Kill the skeletons.
Venture Atari 2600 Try to get the treasure out of the chamber

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User Reviews

Mr. Happy Is Armed and Dangerous! ColecoVision ETJB (450)

Critic Reviews

Tilt ColecoVision Jul, 1983 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 100
Retro Game Reviews ColecoVision Dec 15, 2015 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
Electronic Fun with Computers & Games ColecoVision Feb, 1983 3.5 out of 4 88
The Video Game Critic Intellivision Mar 05, 2006 B+ 83
Defunct Games ColecoVision May 20, 2015 B+ 83
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
The Video Game Critic ColecoVision Mar 19, 2006 C- 42
8-bit Central Retro Gaming Atari 2600 2011 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
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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