National Game Registry 1984: Gremlins

GREMLINS
original platforms
Atari 5200
Commodore 64
developer/publisher
Atari

As in the film of the same name, Billy Peltzer is on a mission to rid Kingston Falls of the Gremlins menace.  Billy marches from house to house rescuing Mogwai and hacking and slashing at the titular villains with nothing less than a machete.  The houses are full of hazards like food-spewing popcorn machines that turn harmless Mogwai into Gremlins, and puddles of water that cause both of those parties to multiply.  The animations are great, especially when the villains get their hands on Billy, reducing him to a powdered skeleton.

Gremlins was inducted on April 22nd, 2009.

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