The Strategy and
Solution Compendium

for Old Video and Computer Games

(Including Secrets and Easter Eggs)

by Chris Federico

By way of brief introduction (brief for my writing, anyway): One assumption herein, when applicable, is that you're hoping for a substantial score. Another is that you'd like to complete as many levels/waves/stages/missions as possible (or reach the end). The "point," however, is enjoyment. That's what games are for, of course, and taking them too seriously defeats the purpose. Such reminders probably aren't necessary, but I like including them anyway. Maybe it's because I even have fun writing about games. It takes all kinds, right?

Whenever the process of uncovering an Easter egg is explained, giveaways -- or "spoilers," as they're often called these days -- are definitely included. While it's taken for granted that you know how to play the game you're reading about, detail is a constant intention, so I occasionally wind up integrating an outright tutorial. If you have any questions, feel free to write me at

Adventure (Atari - Atari VCS)

Dino Eggs (Micro Fun - Apple II & Commodore 64)

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (Atari - Atari VCS)

Pac-Man (Namco - Arcade)

Raid on Bungeling Bay (Broderbund - Commodore 64)

Raiders of the Lost Ark (Atari - Atari VCS)

Riddle of the Sphinx (Atari - Atari VCS)

Last update: 5/23/11