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Name This Game (Octopus) - Atari 2600

Atari 2600 joystick:

Atari 2600 joystick

Joystick control:


Player 1: Player 2:
joystick ↑↓←→ TGFH
trigger Spacebar A
turbo Del .
Pause Alt+P Alt+P
black-white / color mode:  F2
paddle / joystick mode: Alt+L

Emulation speed:

If the game emulation is slow, try to speed it up by reloading this pa­ge without ads or choose a­no­ther emulator from this table.

Other platforms:

Unfortunately, this game is cur­rent­ly available only in this ver­si­on. Be patient :-)

Game info:
Name This Game (Octopus) - box cover
box cover
Game title: Name This Game (Octopus)
Console: Atari 2600
Author (released): US Games (1982)
Genre: Action Mode: Single-player
Design: James Wickstead
Game manual: manual.pdf

File size:

619 kB
Download: Name_This_Game.a26

Game size:

4 kB
Recommended emulator: Stella

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

   Name This Game, also known as Octopus in Europe, is a video game for the Atari 2600 manufactured by US Games. In the game, the player controls a diver who must protect a treasure from an octopus at the top of the screen that tries to capture the treasure with its tentacles. A shark also tries to distract the diver by swimming back and forth toward the bottom of the screen. The diver loses a life if he is captured by the shark or the octopus's tentacles, or if the air meter runs out. The diver can refill his air meter by touching a long pole which extends from a boat that appears from time to time.
    The game was conceived by Rob Furen in February 1982, who offered it to Parker Bros. (then owners of the videogame license for Jaws). After the company lost the license, the game was shown to Jim Wickstead of James Wickstead Design Associates, who developed the game from August to October of 1982. Originally developed as Treasures of the Deep, the game was picked up by US Games as Guardians of Treasure. US Games then decided to create a contest around the game, releasing it as Name This Game and Win $10,000 with a cash prize to be awarded to the winning name after April 30th, 1983. However, before the contest was completed, US Games closed its doors. (In 1994 Digital Press held its own naming contest for the game; the winning title, coined by Russ Perry Jr., was Going Under - referencing not only the game's content, but the fate of its publisher.) The game has also been referred to by the shortened title Name This Game.
    Carrere Video Distribution released the game in Europe as Octopus. Amiga also planned to include the game in its Power Play Arcade #2 cartridge under the name Galleon's Gold, but that cartridge did not get past the prototype stage.

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Videogame Console:

This ver­sion of Name This Game (Octopus) was de­sig­ned for A­ta­ri 2600, which was com­mer­ci­al­ly ve­ry suc­ces­s­ful vi­deo ga­me con­so­le of se­cond ge­ne­ra­tion pro­du­ced by A­ta­ri from 1977 to 1992. It was the first con­so­le that used re­mo­vab­le me­mory mo­du­les with ga­mes. At the time of its grea­test fa­me, mo­re than 30 mil­li­on units of this con­so­le were sold for about $ 200 a pie­ce. To da­te, the ga­me li­bra­ry for this con­so­le con­tains near­ly 1,000 o­ri­gi­nal ga­mes. Mo­re in­for­ma­ti­on about the Atari 2600 can be found here.

Recommended Game Controllers:

You can control this game easily by using the keyboard of your PC (see the table next to the game). However, for maximum gaming enjoyment, we strongly recommend using a USB joystick that you simply plug into the USB port of your computer. If you do not have a joystick, buy a suitable USB controller on Amazon or AliExpress or in some of your favorite online stores.

Available online emulators:

5 different online emulators are available for Name This Game (Octopus). These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic features of each emulator available for this game Name This Game (Octopus) are summarized in the following table:

Emulator Technology Multiplayer USB gamepad Touchscreen Without ads
Javatari 5.0 JavaScript YES YES YES YES
Javatari 0.91 JavaScript YES YES NO YES
NeptunJS JavaScript YES YES NO NO
EmulatorJS JavaScript YES YES YES YES
JStella Java applet YES NO NO YES

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