However, the game is also rare and can sell for hundreds of dollars on the internet with a brand new game costing almost a thousand dollars.
Gamers control nude women trying to catch semen from a man masturbating at the top of a roof. Getting 69 points will grant you an extra point.
Why it Sucks
- Disgustingly perverted concept.
- The women need to be at the right angle to catch the semen.
- Blatant rip-off of the video game Kaboom!
Beat 'Em & Eat 'Em has received negative reception since its release. It is often cited as an example of pornographic Atari 2600 games. The developer had received criticism for this game. Atari HQ identified both the Beat 'Em & Eat 'Em and the PlayAround cartridge a rarity level of 5 out of 10. Allgame gave it two stars out of five. Seanbaby included it in his list of the 10 naughtiest games of all time; he mocked a quote in the manual that chastises players who fail to catch sperm as the sperm "could have been a famous doctor or lawyer" due to the fact that swallowing sperm has the same effect as letting it hit the ground. He also criticized the level of eroticism stating, "There's something non-erotic about skipping past the courting, past the foreplay, past the actual sex, and getting straight to the sperm-swallowing. They might as well have skipped directly to sleeping on the wet spot." Brett Elston criticized early Beat 'Em & Eat 'Em for its depiction of women as "crudely designed slamholes." GamesTM used it as an example of Atari 2600 games that feature masturbation as its core gameplay mechanic. Luke Plunkett noted that Beat 'Em & Eat 'Em was a "relatively harmless" adult game for the Atari, in contrast with Custer's Revenge. Daemon Hatfield expressed amazement that Beat 'Em & Eat 'Em was made 20 years before the video game sex controversy Hot Coffee. PJ Hruschak wrote that games like Beat 'Em & Eat 'Em were more "silly than sexy." Luke of PALGN commented that Beat 'Em & Eat 'Em was "tasteless" and "inappropriate." Steven Poole satirized the News International phone hacking scandal using Beat 'Em & Eat 'Em called Whack 'Em & Hack 'Em in a commentary on the Supreme Court of the United States' ruling that video games are protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and the US' "'obscenity' exception" to free speech.