Journey Escape

Journey EscapeThe Game: Ah, life on the road with an internationally successful rock band – it’s all about avoiding photographers and “groupoids,” getting quick pick-me-ups from helpful managers, and not running face-first into fences. It’s all about circumventing these obstacles, scoring lots of points, and making your way back safely to the band’s spaceship. Wait a minute, spaceship? Who’s in this band, Steve Perry and Neil Schon or Sy Snootles and Max Rebo? (Data Age, 1983)

Memories: Completely unrelated to the arcade game based on Journey’s music and album artwork, Journey Escape is one of those games where it seemed like the industry was just licensing stuff willy-nilly because video games sell! Strawberry Shortcake, Kool-Aid, Purina Dog Chow, Cabbage Patch Kids, Smurfs, Journey…they were all licensed for cartridge games, and the truth of it is, of the licensed properties I just listed, Journey Escape was probably among the best. Continue reading

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