Grover's Music Maker

a.k.a. Monkey Music

created and published by Atari in 1983-01-18, running on Atari 2600 VCS
type: rhythm, edutainment
series: Sesame Street
perspective: 3rd person
player options: single player
other: Prototype
languages: eng

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Technical specs

display: raster

Editor notes (3)

A prototype dated "12-29-82" was the basis of cartridge actually sold to customers by Best Electronic. Best Electronics is officially a distributer and the game remains unpublished (technically).

In addition to the a teaching mode games, there is a free play mode, and a name that song game mode (unequivocally a game).

The most complete prototype actually includes 20 songs. The final game was slated to include 26 (A-Z keys). An extremely impressive number for the humble VCS.

A) Old MacDonald Had a Farm
B) Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
C) Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush
D) Over the River and Through the Woods
E) Hush Little Baby
F) The Itsy Bitsy Spider
G) My Hat Has Three Corners
H) Skip To My Lou
I) Three Blind Mice
J) Hickory Dickory Dock
K) Do You Know the Muffin Man?
L) A-Tisket, A-Tasket
M) Go Tell Aunt Rhodie
N) Sur le pont d'Avignon (Over the bridge of Avignon)
O) I'm a Little Teapot
P) Go In and Out the Window
Q) This Old Man
R) (unidentified as of 2015)
S) (unidentified as of 2015)
T) Bobby Shafto
U) (not included)
V) (not included)
W) (not included)
X) (not included)
Y) (not included)
Z) (not included)

Developed as Monkey Music before the Sesame Street license was applied and the game was retitled.

The latest prototype is dated "1-18-83"
# 2015-04-27 23:10:25
Based on the Sesame Street tv program.
# 2006
Designed for the Kid's Controller, works with standard kepads.
(Zerothis) - # 2006

Authors / Staff


Stephen Keith (program)


Laura Scholl (graphics)
Preston Stuart (graphics)

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