My favorite cartridge label for this game, since it best sums up the chaos within.
SPECS: Game: Bobby Is Going Home Genre: Platformer Year: 1983 Publisher: CCE/Taiwan Cooper Developer: Bit Corporation Rarity (according to AtariAge): Undetermined Controls: Joystick Number of Players: 1 player Average Cost: approx. $5 - $15+ (depending on label variation) Also Available On: Only for the Atari 2600 or similar VCS consoles
Tagline/Description: "Bobby feels that the world is so beautiful. He feels his life [is] perfect. But this day as he [is] going home, he meets many strange troubles."
Just over two years ago, I wrote an article about how my Atari 2600 collecting had branched out of North America and into Brazil. To summarize, there are several Brazilian 2600 titles that were not released in North America, but are playable on NTSC based systems. Of the handful of games that I have acquired, one of my favorites is a little 2-D platformer called Bobby Is Going Home. Let's take a look!