Loading up James Bond 007 on the Atari 5200, you see an exciting opening sequence, announcing you are about to play Diamonds are Forever. This is, apparently, one of four films represented in the game.
As well as giving you points, shooting the diamonds makes the sky flash, which is crucial because it reveals the locations of oil platforms, which otherwise are black on a black background. If you don't see them, you crash into them and die. I successfully avoided five or six of these once, before getting worried I was missing something.
I was, indeed. Reading the manual, I found out I was supposed to land on one of these oil platforms (a brief reminder that touching the platforms kills you in any other situation) to progress to the next level. So, I worked through the first level again, and landed on the first oil platform. Much easier. This then took me to the second level - The Spy Who Loved Me.
And then onto Moonraker, where the aim is apparently to shoot down three spinning satellites. These satellites move at about 57,291mph across the screen, and I didn't manage to shoot down a single one before being killed by odd green space shuttles and mines laid by submarines. Had I paid £30 for this back in 1984, I may have persisted … but I now have better things to be doing.