ADV3NTUR3 is a creepy retro roguelike horror game set within a mysterious cloned version of the classic Atari 2600 game, Adventure.
In ADV3NTUR3 you have found an unfinished Atari 2600 Cartridge that seems to contain a glitchy cloned version of Adventure. There are rumors that the cartridge has been linked to the disappearance of several children, but still you can’t help but plug it in and play…
The gameplay in ADV3NTUR3 is a little similar to the classic Adventure game, with you controlling a little square character, navigating perilous mazes, collecting and using useful items and fighting a familiar boss at the end. ADV3NTUR3’s environments are quite a lot more detailed though (thankfully), it’s inhabited by some freaky monsters and it’s a roguelike, so the layout of the dungeons change each time you die. There are also six special totems to collect if you want to see the true ending.
It’s a fantastic little game that does a great job of infusing an Atari classic with better gameplay and lots of clever creepy moments. There are some great little effects, such as the screen cracking or being invaded by a giant hand, and it manages to squeeze a surprising amount of horror out of its retro 8-bit visuals. Highly recommended.