Ghostbusters II is a video game released for the Atari 2600, based on the popular movie of the same name. Developed in 1989, the game was ultimately shelved due to the declining popularity of the Atari 2600 platform. However, in 1992, the British game company Salu decided to release the game in Europe under their name, even though Atari had already ended support for the system.
The Atari 2600 version of Ghostbusters II is a conversion of the Activision computer ports and features only two levels, unlike the more complex versions available on other platforms. Despite its limited content, the game allows players to experience some of the movie’s iconic moments and challenges in the form of a retro video game.
The game’s release by Salu in 1992 demonstrates the enduring popularity of the Ghostbusters franchise and the willingness of some companies to continue supporting older gaming platforms, even after official support had ceased. Although Ghostbusters II on the Atari 2600 may not offer the same depth and graphical capabilities as its counterparts on more advanced systems, it remains a unique and interesting piece of video game history for both Ghostbusters and Atari fans.