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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 Atari 2600 Try to get the treasure out of the chamber
Venture ColecoVision The treasures you have so far...
Venture Atari 2600 The second level
Venture Arcade Another nasty to kill.

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

TeleMatch ColecoVision Jul, 1983 1 out of 6 100
The Video Game Critic Intellivision Mar 05, 2006 B+ 83
Defunct Games ColecoVision May 20, 2015 B+ 83
TeleMatch Intellivision Dec, 1983 2 out of 6 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games ColecoVision Dec 10, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Woodgrain Wonderland Atari 2600 Sep 23, 2018 B- 67
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
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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