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Save Mary

 

2004 (1990) Atari

Atari 2600

 

 

Mary is trapped in a canyon, and the canyon is slowly filling up with water. Mary must be retarted or something becasue instead of climbing out of the canyon she just slowly walks back and forth, oblivious to the danger. That's where you come in; Instead of calling 911 you operate a crane and drop cinder blocks for Mary to climb up on. Be careful not to drop any on her becasue she's too stupid to get out of the way. Maybe she's blind.

The game is a lot better than I'm making it sound. It's a challenge to drop the pieces in a neat and orderly fashion because if you just toss them all over the place she won't climb on them. There are some kind of power-ups or bonus items or something that appear now and then but I haven't figured out what they do exactly. Decent graphics, semi-decent sound, pretty solid game play, like Tetris in reverse.

This game is interesting as it was one of the last 2600 games to be programmed and was actually cancelled at the last minute, later to get a legitimate release on the Atari Flashback 2 console.

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