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December 6th, 2005

Journey Escape

I’d like to present Exhibit A as to why rock bands should never, ever hook up with video game companies: Journey Escape. It’s a game… featuring Journey… for the Atari 2600.

The objective of the game is simple:

You must lead all 5 members of Journey through waves of pesky characters and backstage obstacles to the Scarab Escape Vehicle before time runs out. You must also protect $50,000 in concert cash from grasping groupies, photographers, and promoters.

I think my favorite thing about this game is, of course, the crappy graphics – with the best one being the band’s manager, who looks like a stretched-out Kool-Aid Man. Oh yeah!

Also, the Scarab Escape Vehicle? Come on. I stopped believin’.

Posted in Television, Movies, and Music

FROM: Marcus
DATE: Tuesday December 6, 2005 -- 2:18:24 am
I used to play that waaaaaaaay back in the day. I didn't think the game was too terrible but I do agree on the Kool Aid Man "Manager", I even thought that waaaaay back then. LoL You have to understand that the Atari 2600 was pretty tough to do anything interesting with graphically. The only one that seemed to find a way was Activision with a # of their titles, otherwise most everyone else was rather iffy with it IMHO.

I still prefer Intellivision. ;-) I hope they finally get the Intellivision games updated from OS 9 to OS X. Sucks having to load Classic just to play them, and supposedly they were supposed to be done this year. Still are fun games to play.

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