Taz (video game)

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North American cover art
Developer(s)Atari, Inc.[1]
Publisher(s)Atari, Inc.[1]
Designer(s)Steve Woita[1]
Platform(s)Atari 2600[1]

Taz is a video game developed and released by Atari, Inc. in 1983 for the Atari 2600. It features the Looney Tunes character the Tasmanian Devil in a food frenzy. Within the game, Taz only appears as a tornado. The same game was released outside the United States as Asterix, with the character Asterix instead of Taz.[2]


Gameplay screenshot

The player guides Taz between the stage lines in order to eat hamburgers and avoid the dynamites. The game does not use any buttons and the difficulty increases by increasing the speed of the objects on screen. As the game progresses, the burgers may change into other edible or drinkable objects such as beer kegs, hot dogs, etc. There are not many sound effects in the game except a blipping sound when the player hits an edible object and another sound that resembles of explosion when the player hits dynamite.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Taz at GameFAQs
  2. ^ "Taz for Atari 2600". MobyGames.