In Search of the Golden Skull
ATARI 2600 CARTRIDGE [UNFINISHED, #4627]
Produced by Videosoft for Mattel Electronics
In Search of the Golden Skull was, like Atari Treasure of Tarmin, an oddity - an Atari 2600 game purchased from an outside vendor other than APh Technology Consulting. Why Mattel contracted with Videosoft late in 1982 to produce this game is unclear.
Although a playable demo was complete, In Search of the Golden Skull was cancelled prior to the January 1984 Consumer Electronics Show and not displayed as part of the upcoming Mattel Electronics product line. It probably was cancelled because it would have been expensive to produce, requiring 16K ROM and 2K RAM in the cartridge, and there was no Intellivision version to share the advertising costs.