E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

This is the infamous Atari 2600 game that triggered the video game crash
  • Id: 1372
  • Platforms: A2600
  • Abbreviation: et
  • Display Name: E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
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  • Adventure


E.T. The Extra-terrestial, based on the film of the same name, is one of the worst video games ever released. It contributed to Atari's massive financial losses during 1983 and 1984. As a result of overproduction and returns, millions of unsold cartridges were buried in an Alamogordo, New Mexico landfill.
The game was developed in five weeks and Atari decided to skip audience testing for the product due to time limitations.
CoolKirby and Alyosha shave off 0.03 seconds (2 frames) by turning around at the third phone part.
The baseline tab shows the default movie beating the game as fast as possible without any special conditions.

Game Versions

Type Name Title Override Region Version Platform Hashes
Good E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) U A2600
Sha1: 9E34F9CA51573C92918720F8A259B9449A0CD65E
Md5: 615A3BF251A38EB6638CDC7FFBDE5480