Punkydudester - 12/12/2014
One of my favorites, a must have.
Funnily enough, I visited this page after reading the section in the book!
If Donkey Kong for the Atari is the best arcade game translation at the time (and it is), then this is definitely #2. Stunning to this day.
John Harris wrote one of the best home conversions ever. It's an amazing piece of work for its day and actually was better than the arcade game in many ways. Anyone who has read Steven Levy's "Hackers" knows what Harris went through to make this, although some of the story is exaggerated. The game also earned him some nice royalties ($300,000 at one point, according to the book).
Muffy St. Bernard - 21/09/2007
Really spectacular. It's easy to undervalue an old classic, but everything about this game -- the graphics, the controls, the music -- is top notch. If only my frog could learn to swim...and what's that otter up to, anyway?