Journey Escape is a unique video game for the Atari 2600 console that puts players in the shoes of the members of Journey, one of the world’s hottest rock groups at the time. The game’s objective is to guide each band member past various obstacles to reach the safety of the Journey Escape Vehicle in time for the next concert.
The gameplay consists of a vertically scrolling screen that moves continuously, with the player controlling the speed. Players move the band members side to side to dodge obstacles, such as love-crazed groupies, sneaky photographers, stage barriers, and shifty-eyed promoters, all while protecting the concert cash.
To assist the player in their escape, roadies provide short periods of immunity to obstacles, and The Manager, represented by the Kool-Aid Man, grants the player unhindered movement to the Scarab Escape Vehicle. Journey Escape challenges players to navigate the chaotic world of rock stardom while ensuring the band makes it to their next performance on time.