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Plaque Attack - Standard label - Atari 2600
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System: Atari 2600
Company: Activision
Model #: AX-027
Year of Release: n/a
Media Type: Cartridge
Number of Players: 1 - 2
Controller: Atari Joystick
   Steve Cartwright (Programmer)
 North America
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Plaque Attack is truly a unique video game simply based on the theme of the game. You control a floating tube of toothpaste, and on the top and bottom of the screen (supposed to be the gumlines) are teeth, which are the targets of your 'enemies' if you will. Various foods, from hamburgers to ice cream cones to candy canes, will come at you from different angles. Your goal is to squirt them with a burst of toothpaste before they decay your teeth. If a food item comes into contact with a tooth, you still have a few seconds before the tooth decays (in which case it vanishes), giving you a short amount of time to shoot the food. For every 2,000 points you earn, a bonus replacement tooth will appear in your mouth at the beginning of the next wave. Naturally, if all your teeth become decayed, the game is over and it's time for a trip to the dentist! If you earned at least 35,000 points and sent a photo of your achievement to Activision, you would receive a No Plaque Pack patch.

Interestingly enough, Plaque Attack was not the only 2600 game where your objective is to fight cavities. Tooth Protectors, released in conjunction with Johnson & Johnson, was only available via mail order and is much harder to find today than Plaque Attack. (Contributed by Larcen Tyler)

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The Atari Times (by Adrian Mroczko)88%
Phosphor Dot Fossils (by Earl Green)60%
Video Game Critic (by David Mrozek)75%
Planet Atari (German) (by Sebastian Patting)61%
Average Score: 71%

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