Spike’s Peak is a unique Atari 2600 game where you take control of Spike, a determined climber racing against time. You may choose the dangerous cliff route over the safer path, but this decision will alter your climbing speed and technique. To reach the mountain’s peak, you must complete five different screens while avoiding threats such as diving eagles and hungry bears lurking in shadowy caves. Beware of rockslides and treacherous ice patches that might send you sliding into hazardous mountain cacti. As you ascend, the temperature drops, so make haste to avoid freezing!
In Spike’s Peak, your goal is to guide Spike through a challenging journey to the top of the mountain. You’ll start on a path that winds through verdant meadows, crosses jagged rocky ledges, and traverses a frosty snowfield. However, numerous dangers lie ahead, including a menacing bear, perilous waterfalls, a swooping eagle, tumbling rocks, and the dreaded abominable snowman. As you ascend, gather points, gold nuggets, and ice diamonds. Keep a close eye on your body temperature to avoid freezing before you reach the top — remember, you only have three lives!