Strawberry Shortcake VCS Instructions Front

Strawberry Shortcake – Old Crap From My Attic

8bitjeff (Jeff Fulton)

This time I do mean CRAP. While other things from my attic have been true gaming or music treasures, this game, while being quite possibly the first interactive gaming experience for the Strawberry Short Cake brand, is awful to play. That doesn’t mean that hard work didn’t go into the making of this cartridge, because it took a literal rocket scientist to code for the VCS (2600), but the game play and music is awful, and lacks any of the “Fun” that should be associated with a GAME.

 

Strawberry Shortcake VCS Box Front

Strawberry Shortcake VCS Box Front

(click on image for a more detailed photo)

This game did not receive any really positive reviews, and is down-right annoying to even watch.  On that note:

See video here (or don’t at your own risk):

This relatively Rare Atari 2600 Cart was produced by Parker Brothers and released in 1983.  I’m pretty sure the idea is to match mixed up character pieces while listening to droning tunes, but I can’t really tell.  This was the state of children’s games in 1983.   Even though it is rare, and not very fun, it is not for sale.  I received it as a gift from someone who was trying to get a cool Atari movie completed. I was working on a 2600 style HTML5 game Adventure game to go as a prize for the Kickstarter, but it was never funded.

Here are some more images I took. (click on each for a more detailed photo – at your own risk!)

Strawberry Shortcake VCS Box Back

Strawberry Shortcake VCS Box Back

 

Strawberry Shortcake VCS Cart In Box

Strawberry Shortcake VCS Cart In Box

 

Strawberry Shortcake VCS Instructions Front

Strawberry Shortcake VCS Instructions Front

Strawberry Shortcake VCS Instructions Back

Strawberry Shortcake VCS Instructions Back

 

Next time I hope to find a much better game in box.  I have a whole bunch 7800, Atari ST, and and a few more 2600 games some place in this attic of mine.

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