Gopher (video game)

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Gopher
Gopher Cover.jpg
Developer(s) US Games
Publisher(s) US Games
Platform(s) Atari 2600
Release date(s) 1982
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution Cartridge

Gopher is a video game released in 1982 by US Games for the Atari 2600. The player controls a farmer with a shovel who must protect his three carrots from the gopher. The gopher tunnels left and right and up to the surface. When he makes a hole to the surface he will attempt to steal a carrot. The farmer must hit the gopher to send him back underground or fill in the holes to prevent him from reaching the surface. If gopher has taken any of the three carrots, a pelican will occasionally fly overhead and drop a seed which, if the farmer catches it, he can plant it in the place of the missing carrot. The longer the game, the faster the gopher gets. The game ends when the gopher successfully removes all three carrots. There are two skill levels and is for one or two players, giving a total of four game variations.

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