Retro Gaming – Masters of the Universe: The Power of He-man

As some of you know, I have a weakness for 80’s movies, games and toys. One of my favorite things of the 80s are the masters of the universe. I’m sure you have heard of them…

He-man, the most powerful man in the universe, fights Skeletor in the distant world of Eternia. He has the help of a few dozen other masters of the universe, each with his or her specific powers. Although it may not seem very much right now, it was very popular in the 80s.
You could find He-man action figures, stickers, alarm clocks, clothing and of course games.

Therefor allow me to introduce you to a fine Atari game called Masters of the Universe: The Power of He-man. This game allows you to become the strongest man in the universe.
The goal of the game is to, shockingly, defeat Skeletor! With the help of your power sword and the wind raider, you face dozens of Skeletor’s traps and minions.

Keep in mind that this is an Atari 2600 game, this is literally all there is to is. As far as I know there was no real story to the game. But if I’m wrong, by all means let me know. For those of you that owned (or maybe still own) an atari 2600 you probably know what to expect from this game. It’s basically the same as any other Atari game. You see a few blocks, shooting some other blocks. Most of the time, the color of the ‘other’ blocks indicate the difficulty.

It’s funny when you hear ‘today’s youth’ complain about the quality of graphics of current games. They don’t have the slightest clue were we went through. And yet, we had tons of fun, didn’t we?

As usual I’ve added a video for your convenience. Do enjoy! And if you ever get the chance, play this game!


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