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Saturday, December 7, 2013

STRANGELAND (Atari 2600)

STRANGELAND (Atari 2600)

Atari 2600 game based on the movie from 1988, Dee Sniders Strangeland. The movie stars the lead singer (Dee Snider) from Twisted Sister as the psychotic Captain Howdy.

Strangeland Atari 2600 cartridge labels


A schizophrenic sadist by the name of Captain Howdy lures teens through the internet into his painful traps. After Captain Howdy captures his daughter, A detective starts pursuing him and eventually catches up with him. Instead of prison Captain Howdy is sent to a mental hospital, the Meistrich Psychiatric Institute.

You must help Captain Howdy battle his personal demons.

Strangeland was made to be signed by Dee Snider at Spooky Empire October 2013 in Orlando Florida. Two prototype cartridges were made and signed.

Dee Snider signing the Strangeland prototype cartridges

In early 2014 there will be a LIMITED EDITION release of Strangeland. It will be 20-30 complete with box and an unknown number of cartridge only. The release will be announced here on this page as well as

Signed prototype cartridge

    GAMEPLAY: Use Captain Howdy's fist to eliminate his personal demons! If his outstretched hand touches a demon points are awarded. Greater awards are given if the demon is eliminated while the arm matches its color.  


   Demons that touch your arm will do one point of damage to your health. If all six hearts are gone so are you! Only one arm can appear on-screen at a time. Fully retract your arm to enable the opposite appendage. You can change your off-screen arms color by pressing the FIRE button.  Occasionally a star will appear that randomly changes your current arms color and awards bonus points.  At certain intervals the demons will begin to move faster.                

Title Screen
Gameplay: Punch the blue demon for big points!

Gameplay: Now the purple demon is worth more.
So much little time.

 Strangeland is a true arcade Atari 2600 game that will bring you back to the days when the HIGH SCORE was King.
Prototype Game Box. FRONT
Prototype Game Box. BACK

 The Limited Edition box will be glossy red with a picture of Captain Howdy on the front with the Strangeland title.

The back of the box will contain information about the story with screenshots of the game. The boxes will also be numbered with the number of that specific box along with the total number of games made. For example: 03/20 This would be box number three of a total made of twenty.

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