anvill - 2007-12-19 This ad had both a larger budget and longer development time than the game, I'm guessing.
Cheese - 2007-12-19 You took the words right out of my mouth.
Chalkdust - 2007-12-19 CAREFUL! DON'T LET THEM GET A COHERENT GLIMPSE OF THE ACTUAL GAMEPLAY!
Hooper_X - 2007-12-20 CAREFUL DON'T LET THEM GET AN ACTUAL GLIMPSE OF THE FACT THAT WE ONLY BORROWED THE E.T. ARMS FOR THIS AD AND NOT THE FULL ANIMATRONIC
glasseye - 2007-12-19 Just in time to disappoint an entire generation!
Stog - 2007-12-20 ALL YOU DO IN THIS GAME IS WALK AROUND AND FALL INTO PITS!!!!!!!
Rodents of Unusual Size - 2007-12-20 I actually remember that game for just that reason. I never played video games, but I would watch neighbor kids play their Ataris and laughed my ass off to the idea of ET constantly dying.
cognitivedissonance - 2007-12-20 If you were doubly cursed, you then got Smurf the next Christmas.
Stopheles - 2007-12-20 Compared to ET, the Smurf game on the Coleco was Resident Evil 4.
Syd Midnight - 2007-12-23 I was too young to realize just how badly those games sucked, because we'd just gotten a 2600 so I rated all Atari games on a scale of "great" to "kickass" until we got an Intellivison.
The ET game programmer has defended himself well, he says he had to singlehandedly write the whole thing from scratch in a couple weeks.