ET The Extra-Terrestrial The Game
Like in the movie, E.T. is stuck on Earth and wants to get home. So we have to help him build an interplanetary phone so he can call for help. We must roam the areas looking for clues to the whereabouts of the three parts needed to build the phone. After we have built the phone, we must find the area to call the ship and then find the landing the zone for the ship. Trying to stop us on our quest are Government Agents and Scientists.
There are six screens to navigate, four are filled with pits or wells (whatever you want to call them). One screen is the forest, where we start the game and where the ship will pick us up. The final screen has Elliott’s house, the FBI building and the Science Institute.
Landed in the Forest
Screen with Wells
In a well with phone piece
Elliot’s house, FBI building and Science Institute
ET The Extra-Terrestrial Characters
In the game there are four characters: The Scientist. The scientist roams the screens and will take you to the science institute. It is more of a hindrance than anything and you can freely walk away from the institute.
The FBI agent is the character you want to avoid. He also roams the screens and will chase you down and take your items, he will take your phone pieces and even your candy.
Elliott, you friend in the game and the movie. He will collect candy from you when called, this will increase your points at the end of the game. He can also find a phone piece and bring it to you and he will also revive you three times if your energy depletes, four if find the wilted flower and revive it.
Not forgetting of course E.T. the protagonist of the game and the character you play as.
You will see at the top centre of the screen, an icon or symbol. There are seven icons that change as you move about and each one has a specific function.
The question mark is the “Find Phone Piece Zone”. Pressing the fire/action button when this is icon is visible will show you what “well” a phone piece is hidden in.
The Arrow icon is the “Move to new site Zone”. Pressing the fire/action when visible will move you to the nearest site in the direction the arrow is pointing.
The space invader alien looking icon is the “Call Ship Zone” Pressing fire/action will allow ET to home phone. It only works once you have assembled the phone and are alone on the screen. Once pressed a timer will count down, you now need to find the landing zone.
This icon is called “The Landing Zone”. After you have called the ship you must be on the landing zone to be rescued. If another character is on screen when the ship appears it will leave without you and you will have to return to the call ship zone.
This is the “Eat Candy Zone” Pressing the fire/action when visible will allow you to eat the candy you have collected and increase your energy. The amount of candy and energy is displayed on the bottom of the screen.
This icon is “Call Elliott Zone”. If you have 9 candy pieces and call Elliott he will chase away the bad guys, leave and return with a phone piece. If you have less than 9 candy pieces, Elliott will come and take the candy home. This will increase your score and the end of the game.
The last icon is the “Send Humans Back Zone”. Pressing the fire/action when visible will send Elliott, the Scientist and the FBI agent back to their respective building.