Questions tagged [e.t.-the-extra-terrestrial]

a 1982 top-down adventure game by Atari for the Atari 2600. Players play as E.T who must collect pieces to build an interplanetary telephone and dial home. Use this tag for questions about mechanics, gameplay or plot as they pertain to the video game. For questions regarding the controversy surrounding this game, consider the [gaming-history] tag.

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Unsold Atari videogames dumped in a desert?

I've heard about a massive amount of Atari consoles and video game cartridges (most of them were unsold copies of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial) buried in a sort of dump in the middle of a desert in the ...
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What factors contributed to E.T's reputation as a bad game?

According to a documentary on Atari called Game Over it is stated that "ET" is the worst video game ever made. Why is that? I played the game when it was released, and although very young, I ...
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How do I finish E.T for the Atari 2600?

I've just bought E.T. and I can't figure out how to play it. I fall into holes all the time and get stuck there. I think this game has potential but I need some help to finish it.