Electrician (video game)

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Developer(s) Synapse Software
Publisher(s) Synapse Software
Designer(s) David Bunch
Platform(s) Atari 8-bit family
Family Computer Disk System
Release date(s)
  • JP 26 December 1986 (1986-12-26)
  • NA 1984
Genre(s) Platform game
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution Floppy disk

Electrician is a platform game developed by Synapse Software for the Atari 8-bit family of home computers.[1] Kemco adapted the game for the Family Computer Disk System, and republished it in 1986.[2]


The player character is a young electrician called Richard Light. He must install electrical wiring in apartment buildings in various American cities. In each building, Richard navigates service corridors to link the electrical wires between each room, As he does so, animals threaten to chew threw the wires. When an electrical connection is complete, the live wires illuminate the connected rooms and electrocute the "enemy" animals on contact. If Richard touches any of the rats, bats, or giant insects in the corridor, he loses a life. In the buildings, the player earns points by illuminating rooms and electrocuting any rats, bats, and insects. Occasionally, a burglar appears; intercepting him rewards the player with bonus points and a bell, which is worth a 1-up.

After wiring all the rooms in an apartment building, the player exits and navigates a dark sewer to the next building. In the sewer, the player must avoid turtles and green slimes. A flashlight reveals hidden walls.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Electrician". Atarimania. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Electrician guide at StrategyWiki