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Alpha Beam with Ernie on the Atari 2600. Game code CX-26103

The object of Alpha Beam is to help Sesame Street's Ernie pilot a small shuttle, collect fuel tanks (marked by a letter of the alphabet), and return them to his space ship so that he can return to Earth.

General Information

Alien's Return released in 1983

Developer - Michael Callahan (Programmer)

Publisher - Atari Corporation

Release - 1983

Platform - Atari 2600

Number of players - 1P

Genre - Educational

Alien's Return released in 1983

The game was marketed as a family-friendly game that could teach children pre-reading skills such as identifying and matching letters. Alpha Beam was compatible with the Atari Kid's Controller, which was sold separately, although the regular keyboard controller is also compatible