SwordQuest - Angry Video Game Nerd - Episode 88
When gaming was new, Atari's creative brain trust conceived of an ambitious puzzle contest: by playing a game, interpreting clues, and solving a mystery, every customer would be eligible for their share of a lordly trove of prizes totaling $150,000 in value. Thus was born "Swordquest," a projected series of four Atari 2600 games combining mystical traditions, high-quality comic book inserts from DC, and ingenious puzzles into a gaming experience scarcely matched today, let alone 1982. What could go wrong? The Nerd breaks down the troubled history of the Swordquest franchise and demands closure on one of the gaming world's greatest unfinished stories.