I am a huge fan of game room so far because it is providing me with a way to play Atari, Intellivision, and Arcade games to their completion. The rewind feature is genius.
This week there are three releases of note. On the Atari side of things we are getting Haunted House and River Raid.
In Haunted house you play a pair of eyes on a black backround. The goal of the game is to escape the house with the urn of the previous owner. You must avoid bats, ghosts, and a Tarantula while trying to navigate the three floors and find the urn. It has been toted occasionally as the first survival horror game because you can only carry three items at a time and have to juggle what you need.
Next we have the Activision classic River Raid complete with the rainbow logo in the bottom left. River Raid is a really fun shooter similar to Super Cobra except it’s top down. You must shoot the enemy planes and avoid their fire while also shooting the fuel tanks to keep going.
This last one seems like a bit of a wierd one after releasing the Atari version of Millipede first but we now have the arcade version. There’s not really much to say about this besides that it seems to me that this should have been put out before the Atari one.