Kool Aid Man (Atari 2600)

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Kool Aid Man (Atari 2600)

Postby VideoGameCritic » July 24th, 2020, 9:43 am

This is a good game for the summer. Very seasonally correct!

Just got my all-time high score of 36900.

The gameplay is fast and has just the right amount of randomness (when you bounce around).

The sound effects however are pretty annoying.

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Re: Kool Aid Man (Atari 2600)

Postby Retro STrife » July 24th, 2020, 11:10 am

I had this game as a little kid but I never remember playing it. I just watched a video of it now and the gameplay confused me, so I imagine I was really confused as a kid. And I think I actually confused Journey Escape with the Kool Aid Man game all the time, because the Mighty Manager reminded me of Koolaid Man:

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(And I always thought the Scarab was a school bus. I literally thought the game was about some guy running in space to catch a school bus....)

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Re: Kool Aid Man (Atari 2600)

Postby lynchie137 » August 12th, 2020, 5:28 pm

Retro STrife wrote:I had this game as a little kid but I never remember playing it. I just watched a video of it now and the gameplay confused me, so I imagine I was really confused as a kid. And I think I actually confused Journey Escape with the Kool Aid Man game all the time, because the Mighty Manager reminded me of Koolaid Man:

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(And I always thought the Scarab was a school bus. I literally thought the game was about some guy running in space to catch a school bus....)


Haha. He does look an awful like the Kool Aid Man, dosen't he? I mean, have you ever seen both of them in the same room at the same time? Perhaps Kool aid Man was moonlighting in this game in the middle of shooting commercials..... :D

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Re: Kool Aid Man (Atari 2600)

Postby VideoGameCritic » August 12th, 2020, 8:33 pm

These are actually images from the Intellivision version, which I also need to revisit.

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Re: Kool Aid Man (Atari 2600)

Postby Retro STrife » August 13th, 2020, 12:21 am

VideoGameCritic wrote:These are actually images from the Intellivision version, which I also need to revisit.


I'm confused.. You mean the ones I posted? Those are Journey Escape for 2600. The Mighty Manager reminded me of Kool Aid man when I was a really young kid.

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Re: Kool Aid Man (Atari 2600)

Postby VideoGameCritic » August 13th, 2020, 5:52 pm

My bad - I didn't read the original message. Just glanced at the graphics.


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