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Berzerk

Average Rating: 6.10/10
Video Game Rank: 3000
Atari 2600 Rank: 58
Atari 5200 Rank: 34
Arcade Rank: 152
Atari 8-bit family Rank: 73
Vectrex Rank: 1
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Primary Name
Berzerk
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Maximum Players
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Release Date
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Atari 5200 edition
Rel Date: 1983-00-00
Publisher: Atari, Inc.
Atari 5200
Developer: Stern Electronics
Media: Cartridge
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Atari 8-bit edition
Rel Date: 1983-00-00
Publisher: Atari, Inc.
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Developer: Stern Electronics
Media: 5 1/4" Floppy Disk
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US Atari 2600 edition
Rel Date: 1982-08-00
Publisher: Atari, Inc.
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Developer: Stern Electronics
Media: Cartridge
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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North American Atari 2600 (Sears Tele-games) edition
Rel Date: 1982-00-00
Publisher: Atari, Inc.
Atari 2600
Developer: Stern Electronics
Media: Cartridge
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Vectrex edition
Rel Date: 1982-00-00
Publisher: Milton Bradley
Vectrex
Developer: Stern Electronics
Media: Cartridge
Region: 
Rating: 
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US Arcade edition
Rel Date: 1980-00-00
Publisher: Stern Electronics
Arcade
Developer: Stern Electronics
Media: Arcade Machine
Region: 
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Description Edit | History

"Berzerk is a multi-directional shooter video arcade game, released in 1980 by Stern Electronics of Chicago.

The player controls a green stick-figure, representing a "humanoid." Using a joystick (and a firing button to activate a laser-like weapon), the player navigates a simple maze filled with many robots, who fire lasers back at the player character. A player can be killed by being shot, by running into a robot or an exploding robot, coming into contact with the electrified walls of the maze itself, or by being touched by the player's nemesis, "Evil Otto."

The function of Evil Otto, represented by a bouncing smiley face, is to quicken the pace of the game. Otto is unusual with regard to games of the period, in that there is no way to kill him. Otto can go through walls with impunity, and is attracted to the player character. If robots remain in the maze Otto moves slowly, about half as fast as the humanoid, but he speeds up to match the humanoid's speed once all the robots are killed. Evil Otto moves exactly the same speed as the player going left and right but he can move faster than the player going up and down; thus, no matter how close Otto is, the player can escape as long as they can avoid moving straight up or down."

Source: Wikipedia, "Berzerk," available under the CC-BY-SA License.

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Trivia:

Berzerk is the first video game known to have been involved in the death of a player. Peter Burkowski made the Berzerk top-ten list twice in fifteen minutes, just a few seconds before dying of a heart attack at the age of 18.

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Video Game Rank: 3000
Atari 2600 Rank: 58
Atari 5200 Rank: 34
Arcade Rank: 152
Atari 8-bit family Rank: 73
Vectrex Rank: 1
Num Ratings: 57
Average Rating: 6.10
Standard Deviation: 1.80
Num Views: 961
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
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Avg. Game Weight: 1.3
Fans: 1
Personal Comments: 20
Users Owning: 88
Users Wanting: 0
Users Trading: 4 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
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Total Plays: 5
Plays This Month: 0
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