Thayer's Quest

Thayer's Quest

Developer/Distributer: RDI Video Systems
Genre: Action Interactive Movie
Console: Arcade/Halcyon
Release Date: 1984
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This is possibly one of the worst games we've ever played. Not in terms of quality, any one of the thousands of 8-bit bargain bin console games could take that title. Thayer's Quest is the worst because I can imagine being 12 years old some time in the 80s and spotting this game in my local arcade. I can see myself walking up to it, expecting an unrivaled gaming masterpiece, an actual playable cartoon! I can hear week after week of allowance clinking into the coin slot as I struggle, through trial and error, to make progress. I can feel the disappointment as I reach into my pocket only to realize it's now empty, and my hard-earned money would have been better spent on a shiny new Simon, Rubik's Cube, or Thompson Twins album.

Episode 01
02.17.2009
With gameplay like this, it's a wonder why the Halcyon never took off.

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