When CBS’s “Robinson Crusoe-by-way-of-Price is Right” game show, “Survivor,” was about to air, I thought it was a great concept for a show. And, not without a bit of humility, I thought I could easily win. After all, I’m a huge “Gilligan’s Island” fan, so I already had compiled a bit of useful survival knowledge, such as how to make a record player out of a boat’s steering wheel and how to build your own pedal-powered bamboo Oldsmobile. Being able to Outlast, Outwit, and Outplay the other contestants would be child’s play.

One problem kept me from the million bucks: I wasn’t a contestant.

However, to prove my mettle to myself, I decided to become the unknown 14th contestant and play the game at home. I broke out my copy of Starpath’s Supercharger game “Survival Island” and prepared to parallel the travails of the castaways. For those of you who have never played, “Survival Island” is a multipart action-adventure for the Atari 2600. After a shipwreck at sea, you must row your life raft to the beach of a desert island, picking up supplies bobbing in the ocean. Upon reaching the island, you must explore every mile of it, looking for a means of rescue. Luckily, the game comes with a password system which allows you to pick up where you left off. – Read the rest of the article here from Classic Gamer Magazine (courtesy of Old School Gamer)!

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