[ Retro Scan of the Week ] Atari Beach Puzzle

February 18th, 2008 by Benj Edwards

Atari Age Beach Puzzle - 1982

So this is what the famous Super Breakout Astronaut does when he’s not battling gigantic rainbow force fields.

If you haven’t noticed, this painting is a Where’s Waldo sort of exercise. Here are the instructions:

The seaside has been invaded by characters and objects from 23 different Atari games — how many of them can you identify?

Put your Atari knowledge to the test and post your guesses in the comments section below.

[ Scanned from Atari Age, July-August 1982 ]

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3 Responses to “[ Retro Scan of the Week ] Atari Beach Puzzle”

  1. Layne Says:

    All from memory, so I could be off……

    Superman – flying above the roller coaster
    Pac-Man – on the ferris wheek
    Super Breakout – the aforementioned astronaut
    Pinball – the astronaut’s chair
    Football – on the TV
    Outlaw – the cowboy w/ the gun
    Space Invaders – the “umbrella” of the cowboy from Outlaw
    Chess – near the kids w/ the sandcastle
    Cannonball – coming out of the pail
    Basketball – above astronaut’s helmet
    Yars Revenge – the bug coming out of the explosion
    Combat – guessing with all of the battles going on
    Defender – I think this was the space ship in the upper left
    Grand Prix – the cars above the chess board

    That’s 14.

    Pure guesses
    Adventure – either the castle or the wizard
    the bat is something, but I can’t think what
    Black Jack or Casino or something
    There are three more obvious “somethings” around the umbrellas and I’m sure there is more the be pulled out of the sea battle


  2. Zoyous Says:

    6 children were killed and 24 were injured today when the ship from Asteroids emerged from hyperspace and opened fire on a carousel at the beach….

  3. Benj Edwards Says:

    Good one, Zoyous. 🙂 Makes you wonder what the artist was thinking. A latent anti-carnival agenda?

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