Freeway (Atari 2600) is the Retro Game of the Day for 15 July, 2016

I’m not in the best of moods today, so you’re going to have to suffer with this “classic” game for the Atari 2600.

Yep, your goal in this “game” is to guide a chicken across the road.  That’s it.  No horizontal movement, no increasing challenge beyond the initial difficulty level you select, nothing.  You just get that chicken across over… and over… and over.. and over.  And you are rewarded with a simple, flat, dull ding sound that perfectly represents your “achievement” — “hooray, I’ve done a simple thing.”

Yes, folks, before Activision was the giant of gaming it is today, it made Atari 2600 games, many of which were actually good.  I guess you can’t win them all.

Played in stella with a standard gamepad.

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