The Adventures of Captain Something in Space Whatever!
April 26, 2006 12:16 PM Subscribe
Anyone remember the name of this classic arcade game?
posted by mzurer to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (10 answers total)
Each level started with a "Lunar Lander" type stage. The first stage was super easy, it just floated down onto the pad. Other levels you had to maneuver, and if you hit rocks, you lost a guy. After a successful landing, you would enter a maze which you had to navigate.
The graphics were line-based, not pixels (I guess this means it was a vector display).
The controller was a paddle, and there may not have even been any buttons. I think you lost a guy if you did not make it out of the maze in time, but you could pick up oxygen along the way to extend your time. On some stages you could pick up boots which reversed gravity, which made the maze simpler to navigate.
I used to play this in The Disc Shoppe in Mazza Gallery in the 1980's, if that helps.
My feeling is that is was "Captain Something" or "Space Whatever."