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Name This Game by James Wickstead Design Associates, U.S. Games and Carrere Video

Name This Game and Win $10,000, usually shortened to Name This Game, is a video game developed by U.S. Games for the Atari 2600.

General Information

Developer - James Wickstead Design Associates

Publisher - U.S. Games, Carrere Video

Release - 1982

Platform(s) - Atari 2600

Number of Players - Single player

Genre - Action

The player controls a scuba diver who must protect a treasure from an octopus at the top of the screen: The octopus tries to capture the treasure with its tentacles. Meanwhile, a great white shark tries to distract the diver by swimming back and forth toward the bottom of the screen.

The diver loses a life if he is captured by the shark or the octopus's tentacles, or if the air meter runs out. The diver can refill his air meter by touching a long pole which extends from a boat that appears from time to time.


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