Nightmare is an Atari 2600 game in which the player is trapped in a terrifying nightmare world filled with dangerous creatures like birds, demonic faces, and deadly balloons. The game features three increasingly challenging scenarios, where the player must navigate through various obstacles to reach the escape vehicle, a hovering helicopter.
To progress through the game, the player must climb ropes leading to the helicopter, only to be confronted by a more frightening nightmare in the next stage. The player must use their skills and strategy to escape the nightmare world and avoid the touch of a lethal serpent patrolling the base of the playfield.
Each level presents new challenges and hazards, forcing the player to adapt and learn in order to survive and advance through the game. The goal is to ultimately escape the nightmare and restore a sense of safety and normalcy. Nightmare offers a unique and thrilling gaming experience for Atari 2600 players, with its eerie atmosphere and challenging gameplay.