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Name This Game is a game released for the Atari 2600.


You have discovered a long-sought-after buried treasure, and just when you thought your troubles were over, things get really tough! There's a persistent shark who thinks that the treasure belongs to him, and he is after you! As if that were not enough to contend with, there's a big old octopus sitting right above your trove who keeps reaching down to check things out.

There you are, shooting at the shark, fighting off the octopus tentacles, and you realize your oxygen supply is running low. Your partner, in the boat, keeps dropping you a line, and you better run over and fill up.

It is not going to be easy to hold on to your treasure now that you've found it, but we're sure you are not going to give it up without a fight.


Move joystick right or left to move diver. Push fire button to fire at shark or descending tentacle of octopus. Hitting shark will cause him to return to the surface and start again. Hitting the piece of a tentacle closest to you causes that tentacle to retract. To get oxygen replenished, just swim under white oxygen line as it moves from the boat above.


The game was purposely named in the hopes that U.S. Games would choose a suitable name from players' submissions to rename it, but that never came to pass. However, it is sold by Carrere Video under the title Octopus.

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