Crackpots is an Atari 2600 game designed by Dan Kitchen and published by Activision in 1983. Crackpots was bundled with the Activision Anthology release in 2002 for the PlayStation 2.
In Crackpots, the player controls Potsy, a gardener. Potsy's Brooklyn building is being overrun by bugs trying to climb inside six different windows. The player moves Potsy back and forth along the roof to drop pots on the bugs before they get close enough to enter the windows.
The types of insects enter the walls in different patterns. Black bugs will move straight up the building, blue bugs wiggle from left to right, red bugs move diagonally, and green bugs zig-zag between windows. Each level consists of four waves of twelve bugs each; defeat all four waves and the player will move on to a faster-paced level. Play then resumes until the building crumbles to the ground. Whenever the player allows six bugs to enter the windows, one of the building's six layers will disappear and they'll begin the next wave closer to the ground.
This version of Crackpots 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 in Amazon or in some of your favorite online stores.
Available online emulators:
3 different online emulators are available for Crackpots. 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 Crackpots are summarized in the following table: