Starting with the release of the film in 1982 and its susbsequent 20th anniversary re-release, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial has been the subject of video games across several platforms and genres.
E.T. Fantasy Module (Texas Instruments, 1982)
The E.T. Fantasy Module cartridge for the Speak & Spell was released as a promotional tie-in with the film which also referenced the Speak & Spell as a major component in the "Phone Home." Intended as an educational game to help children learn to spell, the cartridge contained thematically-related words from the film such as "geranium."Sirota, David. Back to Our Future: How the 1980s Explains the World We Live in Now--Our Culture, Our Politics, Our Everything. p.141. 15 March 2011. ISBN 978-0345518781. and was re-released in French as Les Extra-Terrestres Module No 5.Woerner, Joerg.. Datamath Calculator Museum. 23 December 2007.