What is it exactly that keeps Adventure so close to the hearts of most classic gamers? This year marks the game’s 20th anniversary, and certainly in that time frame we’ve had hundreds of games surpass Adventure’s primitive charms. There was Advanced Dungeons and Dragons for the Intellivision, the Zork series for early home computers, the Legend of Zelda for the NES and Final Fantasy and its sequels for everything from the NES up to the PlayStation. Yet, to this day, Adventure for the Atari 2600 still
manages to captivate players.

Why this game in particular? It’s because it is both charmingly simple, and dauntingly difficult. It speaks to the inner child in all of us. Those of us who saw it brand new when we were six were blown away at all the things you could do. Whether you were busy searching catacombs, collecting objects, or slaying dragons, there was so much to interact with. I’m sure I speak for most of us when I say that when I play it and battle a dragon or rescue the golden chalice, I feel like that six year old again.

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