Poor old E.T. has been stuck in a hole for thirty years which is kind of ironic considering that’s all that happened to him in the Atari 2600 game too.
I do remember this game coming out for the Atari 2600 and I think my neighbour bought a copy which I played for a whopping three minutes before getting annoyed with it. Everyone goes on about how E.T. would get stuck in a hole or the game was confusing but that wasn’t my big problem with it. My main objection with the game was that you played as E.T. and I didn’t want to play as him, he was slow and boring. I wanted to play as Elliot and do flips on my bicycle and fly around on my bicycle and come to think of it I probably just wanted to ride a bicycle.
In conclusion, California Games was the game E.T. should have been.