Taz is a game released for the Atari 2600. It features the classic Looney Tunes character, The Tasmanian Devil. It was released in Europe as Asterix.


TAZ is an eating contest composed of three unbalanced meals. Each meal consists of eight courses. After you eat 50 items of one course, the next course is served. As you progress through the courses, the food moves faster and arrives more frequently. When you finish all eight courses of one meal, you immediately start the next. In each of the three meals the same food is served in the same sequence - you start with hamburgers and end with sundaes. If you devour all three meals you are rewarded with a surprise "dessert." What could it be - a stomach pump?

You start the game with three lives. Each time you swallow dynamite you lose a life. The game ends when you lose your last life. You win bonus lives at: 10,000 points, 30,000, 50,000, 80,000, 110,000, 150,000, and every 40,000 points thereafter. The maximum number of lives that can be displayed on screen at once is four; the maximum you can have is eight.

After you finish the fudgesicle course in the first meal, the game pauses and the words CRAZED WAVE appear on the screen. This is a warning that from here on the game gets crazier because the food is served faster and faster.