Atari 2600
I've been a huge John Carpenter fan all my life and Halloween is my favorite movie of all time. I've always wondered if there was a video game based on this movie and a few years ago I got my answer. Released in 1983 for the Atari 2600 published by Wizard Video Games. In this game you play a babysitter trying too save the kids from the killer Michael Myers by escorting them through a door. Your lives are shown by three jack o lanterns on the top part of the screen. You lose those when Myers either kills you or the kid. Yes he can kill the kid and pretty brutally too. He stabs the kid and then you see the kid on the ground with blood squirting out of his body. When he kills you, you are decapitated with blood squirting out of your neck. I think this might be the first console game to feature such violence. This game is like a high scoring chase game and that's the object to get the highest score before Myers kills you.You get points by rescuing the kids successfully. It controls pretty good also abd the graphics look good for the system too. The music is the chip tune version of the Halloween theme. Which is badass in my book. If you're a horror fan like me, you should play this title since it's the only Halloween game out there but it's also one of the rarest Atari 2600 games too. It goes for around $200 for the cart. So emulation is how I played it and you'll probably have to go that route too. In closing the reason I love this game is because it's the only one based on Halloween and it's good for a quick 10-15 minute pick me up. Not to mention that it might be the most brutal atari game youll ever play. I hope you go and seek this one out so you can experience it for yourselves.