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A Round of E.T. from Start to Finish

Ignorance or Stupidity?

If you constantly see the well screen (shown below) while playing E.T., you don't know how to play the game.


During a round, you only have to see the well screen 3 times at the most if you know how to play.

During a round, you only have to see this screen 3 times at the most if you know how to play.


E.T. Manual and Tips Sheet
Read it, learn it, love it.

How to Get Out of the Wells

Note to dummies: (If you're not a dummy, skip this part.) Congratulations! You managed to find the E.T. manual page somehow. Good for you! But this is just one of 5 pages about the game. Do you see the links on the right side of this page? No, your other right. If you can figure out how to click on the links without breaking a finger or poking yourself in the eye, you will find tips and fairly detailed descriptions and explanations. You will also find videos showing how to play the game. If you ignore the other pages in this E.T. section and complain about how you get stuck in the wells or how you can't figure out what the symbols mean, I'm pretty sure you'll agree with me that you are jaw-droppingly stupid. To avoid hurting yourself, please do not operate heavy machinery, get help 'tying' your slip-on shoes, and try to remember that the water in the toilet is not for drinking.





About This Page

Below is an iframe that will display pages from the tips sheet and manual that came with the game. Just click on a link and the page will pop up in the iframe. You can also move to the next image by clicking on the current image or the 'next' link below it.


The tips sheet and manual scans that I made are large in file size, so if you have a slow connection, they will take a while to load. You may want to check out the text version of the manual and tips sheet at AtariAge instead. The manual contains some errors, so you might want to check out the DP E.T. Easter egg and bug page for the correct information.


Please do not hotlink (direct link) to these images from places such as forums and blogs. If you want people to see an image, just give the address to this page and let them decide if they want to visit:







It says on page 7 that if E.T. collects more than 31 candy pieces, he'll get 1,000 points for every additional piece and lose 700 energy units in the next round for each candy piece collected after the 31st piece. That number was a misprint. The correct number is 21. It's rare to ever get more than 31 candy pieces and if that happens, you'll get black E.T. (also known as Ninja E.T.) in the next round and strange symbols in the energy count as you first start to walk around (they eventually go away).




Tips Sheet Scans

Left Side   Right Side




Manual Scans

Front Cover    Table of Contents    Page 1    Page 2    Page 3

Page 4    Page 5    Page 6    Page 7    Page 8    Back Cover




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