Game History - Gremlins - 1984
Gremlins is an action game based on the Steven Spielberg movie of the same name. The
game takes place just after midnight when there are Gremlins and Mogwai running
around Billy's living room!
You control Billy from a third-person point of view. On each level, your goal is to
catch all of the Mogwai and return them to their cage (located in the upper right
corner of the screen) and to destroy all of the Gremlins with a sword. Each level
has a time limit - at 6:00 am when the sun rises. You move on to the next level by
completing your tasks or just surviving until 6:00, although more points are
awarded for the former. You will also receive bonus points for each Mogwai
returned to the cage.
On many of the levels, there will be various types of food lying about the screen.
If a Mogwai eats any food, it will turn into a gremlin. There may also be puddles
of water; if a Gremlin or Mogwai runs into the water, it will split into two. Some
levels also contain a refrigerator or popcorn machine which will throw food out
onto the screen or television which will distract the Gremlins.
You also begin the game with a limited number of flash cubes; if you get into
trouble, you can use these to temporarily stun all of the Gremlins and Mogwai. As
the levels progress gameplay becomes faster and the Gremlins and Mogwai more
Game history from Moby Games
Game created by Atari, Inc. in 1984
File Download - Gremlins-1984.zip