Texas Chainsaw Massacre was released for the Atari 2600 in March 1983. It was made by Wizard Video Games, the same company responsible for Halloween.
In the game, you take control of Leatherface with the goal of slaughtering as many people as you can before your fuel bar runs out. The player would also have to dodge obstacles that impede the psycho killer's movement. The game had screaming and even pixelated blood, making this one of the most controversial Atari games of its time.
The game was criticized for its horrendous graphics and sound. All you can here is the backfire of the chainsaw and the irritating, high-pitched beeps of screaming girls. The chainsaw is the same color as Leatherface's body, so it appears to be attached to him. The scale is all messed up; the trees are bigger than the houses and the houses are the same size as the cars. Texas Chainsaw Massacre also fails in the gameplay department, as it is repetitive to just walk around the same bland screen, killing the same girls repeatedly.
Because of its graphic nature, the game was often hidden behind counters at stores and had to be asked for by the customer. Due to this factor and the Video Game Crash of 1983, Texas Chainsaw Massacre cartridges sell for over $200.