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Along with Wizard Video Game's Halloween and the 'adult' releases from Mystique, Texas Chainsaw Massacre is one of the few controversial Atari 2600 games. If you have ever wanted to become a homicidal, chainsaw-wielding maniac, here's your chance, with no concerns of law or moralality to hinder your progress.
You are Leatherface and it's your job to hunt down and eviscerate a group of hapless tourists who are 'trespassing' on your property. You're given three tanks of gasoline to power your chainsaw. You're always burning a little gas, but when you rev up the saw you'll really go through it. Save gasoline for killing your victims or cutting away at the brush that occasionally blocks your progress.
While you are chasing your victims you must avoid various obstacles that will slow you down such as fences, cow skulls and wheelchairs. For every victim you kill, you receive 1,000 points. Extra gas tanks are awarded for every 5,000 points. The game ends when you run out of gas. ~ Michael Schwartz/Joan Dykman, All Game Guide