Atari A to Z: Pastfinder

Ah, Activision. What a wonderfully creative variety of games you put out in the 8-bit era. What a hollow shell of yourself you are today.

Ahem, sorry, got a bit nostalgic there for a moment. Anyway, here’s Pastfinder, one of my favourite shoot ’em ups on Atari 8-bit, and one of the most peculiarly interesting ones to boot. You take on control of a little jumping bug of a spacecraft as you attempt to track down alien antiquities.

Better be careful, though; the whole planet is irradiated, so time is of the essence if you want to keep all your hair and/or internal organs intact to enjoy your loot.

Find a full archive of all the Atari A to Z videos on the official site.

One thought on “Atari A to Z: Pastfinder”

  1. This was a favourite of mine too! You had to be sooooo precise with your movement to make your way through that I don’t think I was ever able to maintain my concentration long enough to get too far. But I was always impressed with the presentation – I still think it’s a good looking game on the Atari. 🙂

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