National Game Registry: K.C.’s Krazy Chase

United States Library of Congress

K.C.’s Krazy Chase
key personnel:
Ed Averett

original platform:
Odyssey2 (1982, Magnavox)

Krazy Chase may be the first video game allegory, intentionally representing both the market and legal struggles between Magnavox and Atari. The courts deemed K.C.’s first adventure  a plagiarism of Pac-Man but it was a very high-quality knock-off with many new features and modes. K.C.’s second adventure still plays like Pac-Man but introduces elements from Atari’s Centipede , including a large centipede enemy and mushrooms that impede K.C.’s progress. Chomping the centipede’s segments provides the power K.C. needs to devour the other enemies chasing him around the maze and progress to the next maze.

K.C.’s Krazy Chase was inducted on February 23rd, 2009.

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