I Want My Mommy
Atari 2600
1983

If the box featuring a crying teddy bear on the cover doesn’t pull on your heartstrings, you’re a cruel individual indeed! Teddy has had a bad dream, a nightmare actually, and he wants the comfort that only a  mother can offer.

To reach his mommy and safety, Teddy must ascend “magical stardust ladders” traversing two big mountains. The path is treacherous and danger lurks in the form of dream demons, which must be avoided unless Teddy can catch one of his mother’s floating kisses, which will grant him the courage and strength to temporarily destroy his adversaries.

Reach the first peak to discover an enormous red apple complete with a similarly enormous giant wiggling worm. Reach the second mountaintop and be rewarded with a  big bear hug from your mommy! (whew)

 

 

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Michael Thomasson is one of the most widely respected videogame historians in the field today. He currently teaches college level videogame history, design, and graphics courses. For television, Michael conducted research for MTV's videogame related program Video MODS. In print, he authored Downright Bizarre Games, and has contributed to nearly a dozen gaming texts. Michael’s historical columns have been distributed in newspapers and magazines worldwide. He has written business plans for several vendors and managed a dozen game-related retail stores spanning three decades. Michael consults for multiple video game and computer museums and has worked on nearly a hundred game titles on Atari, Coleco, Sega and other console platforms. In 2014, The Guinness Book of World Records declared that Thomasson had “The Largest Videogame Collection” in the world. His businesses sponsor gaming tradeshows and expos across the US and Canada.  Visit www.GoodDealGames.com.