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Adventure spoofed on Robot Chicken

posted Oct 28, 2009, 2:35 AM by Troy Cheek   [ updated Oct 28, 2009, 9:39 AM ]

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A recent episode of Cartoon Network's Robot Chicken had a short segment having a little fun with Atari 2600 Adventure.  They not only showed some of the frustrations of that game (item exchanges, dead ends, getting things stuck in walls, etc) but they made their own theme song.  Below are the lyrics as best I could extract them from the closed captions.

[ EPIC MUSIC PLAYING ]

♪ ADVENTURE ♪
♪ ADVENTURE ♪
♪ ADVENTU-U-U-U-U-U-RE ♪

♪ ACTION ♪
♪ EXCITEMENT ♪
♪ ADVENTU-U-U-U-U-U-RE ♪

♪ HEARTS RACE, PALMS SWEAT, MINDS EXPLODE ♪
♪ ADVENTURE ♪

♪ SUCH SIGHTS YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN ♪
♪ WILL LIVE IN MAGIC ♪
♪ HUMAN IMAGINATIONS COULD NOT COMPREHEND IT ♪

♪ ADVENTURE ♪
♪ ADVENTURE ♪
♪ ADVENTURE ♪
♪ ADVENTURE ♪
♪ ADVENTURE ♪
♪ ADVENTURE ♪
♪ ADVENTURE ♪
♪ ADVENTURE ♪
♪ ADVENTU-U-U-U-U-U-U-U-U-U-RE ♪

The graphics for this segment were obviously taken directly from the game, but some of the sound effects were off.  It seems like most of them are taken from Donkey Kong.

For those not familiar with the game:

One of the most famous Atari 2600 games, and probably the first console videogame to contain an Easter Egg - by placing a certain object in a certain place in the game, the programmer's name is revealed on the screen. It is also considered by many to be the first graphical Adventure game, and was directly inspired by the original text game called Adventure by Willie Crowther and Don Woods. The original text game ran on mainframe computers and required hundreds of KB of memory - Atari 2600 programmer Warren Robinett had to figure out how to make a graphical version in only 4KB. After evaluating the project, his boss instructed him not to pursue it because it couldn't be done. However, the finished cartridge sold 1 million copies at $25 each, for which Robinett received his regular salary of $22,000/year.

Read more at Atari Age.
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