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Console Living Room: Atari 2600

The Atari 2600 is a video game console released in September 1977 by Atari, Inc. It is credited with popularizing the use of microprocessor-based hardware and ROM cartridges containing game code, a format first used with the Fairchild Channel F, instead of having non-microprocessor dedicated hardware with all games built in. The console was originally sold as the Atari VCS, for Video Computer System. Following the release of the Atari 5200, in 1982, the VCS was renamed "Atari 2600", after the unit's Atari part number, CX2600. The 2600 was typically bundled with two joystick controllers, a conjoined pair of paddle controllers, and a cartridge game—initially Combat and later Pac-Man. The Atari 2600 was wildly successful, and during much of the 1980s, "Atari" was a synonym for this model in mainstream media and, by extension, for video games in general. The Atari 2600 was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong in Rochester, New York in 2007. In 2009, the Atari 2600 was named the second greatest video game console of all time by IGN, who cited its remarkable role as the console behind both the first video game boom and the video game crash of 1983, and called it "the console that our entire industry is built upon."


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Console Living Room: Atari 2600
by Rob Kudla
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Everyone's familiar with the now infamous version of Pac-Man that Atari unleashed to its legions of 2600 fans. If you've ever wished for a version of Pac-Man truer to the original, Rob Kudla has modified the much better Ms. Pac-Man and turned it into the Pac-Man Atari should have released. This is a fairly significant hack, and here are the changes Rob made to Ms. Pac-Man: Changed the graphics Altered the theme music Changed audio code to improve authenticity Changed playfield color and layout...
Topics: Pac-Man, Atari 2600
Console Living Room: Atari 2600
by Ed Fries
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Halo 2600 is an action-adventure video game developed for the Atari 2600 video game console, inspired by the Halo series of video games. The player uses the joystick to control the character of Master Chief as he makes his way through 64 screens, divided into four zones: outdoors, Covenant base, ice world, and a final boss area. Weapons and power-ups are available to combat the many enemies that appear. The player and enemies can each be killed by one hit unless a shield is collected. There are...
Console Living Room: Atari 2600
by Another World
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Based on the fictional retro arcade game featured in the 2012 Disney animated film Wreck-It Ralph, Fix-It Felix Jr. draws inspiration from Donkey Kong and other arcade classics in its defictionalized arcade cabinet. After having his stump moved by a construction company, Wreck-It Ralph seeks revenge by damaging the apartment building built on his land. The citizens of Niceland call on Fix-It Felix Jr. and his magic hammer to repair the damage Ralph is dishing out and force him off the building,...
Topics: Fix-It-Felix, Atari 2600
Console Living Room: Atari 2600
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Pitfall! is a video game released by Activision for the Atari 2600 in 1982. It is the second best-selling game made for the Atari 2600 (after Pac-Man), with over 4 million copies sold. The player must maneuver a character (Pitfall Harry) through a maze-like jungle in an attempt to recover 32 treasures in a 20-minute time period. Along the way, he must negotiate numerous hazards, including pits, quicksand, rolling logs, fire, rattlesnakes, scorpions, and crocodiles. Harry may jump over or...
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Console Living Room: Atari 2600
by Atari
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Click here to view the manual to this game. Star Ship is a First-person shooter video game cartridge developed by Atari for its Video Computer System (later known as the Atari 2600). The game was one of the nine launch titles offered when the Atari 2600 went on sale in January 1978. It was designed and programmed by Bob Whitehead. It was based on the Atari arcade game Starship 1. The re-branded Sears TeleGames version was titled "Outer Space" The game was the first space-related game...
Console Living Room: Atari 2600
by fb39ca4
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Original Description by creator: The  Bad Apple video  has been made to display on many retro systems, such as the  Sega Megadrive ,  Gameboy Color ,  NES ,  Pokemon Mini , and  IBM PC . I've also written a version for the  TI-84+ SE calculator . I decided to try my hand at making one for the Atari 2600.   Features/specs: 3:40 of monochrome video 40x32 resolution at 20FPS 512KiB 3F ROM NTSC Lossless compression - video data fits in under 390KiB as opposed to 685KiB uncompressed. Kernel...
Topics: Atari 2600, Bad Apple
Console Living Room: Atari 2600
by Nintendo
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Mario has kidnapped Junior's Papa! Donkey Kong Jr.  was originally released in the arcades in 1982 as a sequel to Donkey Kong. In this game, Mario plays the antagonist, finally having captured Donkey Kong, and has put the ape in a locked cage. As Donkey Kong Jr., players will have to make their way through four different levels (Vines, Springboard, Chains and Mario's Hideout) in an attempt to find keys to free the little monkey's father. Along the way, Mario will send out Snapjaws, swooping...
Topics: Nintendo, Donkey Kong, Atari 2600
Console Living Room: Atari 2600
by Activision
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Click here to view the manual to this game. River Raid is a scrolling shooter video game designed and developed by Carol Shaw, and published by Activision in 1982 for the Atari 2600 video game console. Activision later ported the title to the Atari 5200, ColecoVision, and Intellivision game consoles, as well as to the Commodore 64, IBM PCjr, MSX, ZX Spectrum, and Atari 8-bit family home computers. Viewing from a top-down perspective, the player flies a fighter jet over the River of No Return in...
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Console Living Room: Atari 2600
by CCW
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Cookie Monster hungry! Want cookie! You are moving around a maze, collecting cookies and bringing them back to a cookie jar. Games one through three are one player, games four through ten are one or two player. In games one, two and three, you move Cookie Monster around the maze, get the cookies and return them to the cookie jar, one at a time. Between mazes, Cookie Monster eats each cookie, one at a time. There are three mazes per game. In game one, there are one, two then three cookies. In...
Topics: Sesame Street, Cookie Monster, Atari 2600
Console Living Room: Atari 2600
by Parker Brothers
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Q*bert  is a popular arcade game. The goal is to change all of the tiles on a pyramid to the target color. To do this you guide Q*bert around the pyramid, and every tile he hops on will change color. On early levels, a single hop will change the tile to the desired color, but on later levels you may need to hop on a tile multiple times or even avoid hopping on a tile multiple times! Trying to stop Q*bert are many different creatures which wander around the board, including Coily the snake,...
Topics: Q*Bert, Atari 2600
Console Living Room: Atari 2600
by Atari
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Dig Dug  is a 1-2 player arcade game in which you have to use your shovel to dig your way through the earth. Stopping you from doing this are two monsters, called Pooka and Fygar, who will continually chase you around. The only weapon that you carry is an air pump, which you can use to inflate the monsters to the point where they explode. (if you start to inflate them but stop doing so, the monsters will get turned back to their normal selves). Furthermore, rocks are scattered throughout the...
Topics: Dig Dug, Atari 2600
Console Living Room: Atari 2600
by CCW
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Big Bird wants to win the county fair egg contest and you can help him. A chicken at the top will lay and egg and it will go down a chute. You must get Big Bird under the correct chute to catch the egg. Game one is one player only. Games two through ten are one or two player. All games have two rounds. Game one is a practice round. There are two chickens, straight chutes and when you move Big Bird left or right, he pops right under the chute. Games two and three have three then four chutes and...
Topics: Atari 2600, Sesame Street, Big Bird
Console Living Room: Atari 2600
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Custer's Revenge is a controversial video game made for the Atari 2600 by Mystique, a company that produced a number of adult video game titles for the system. The player character is based on General George Armstrong Custer. The game was first released on October 13, 1982, and has received significant criticism because of its crude simulation of a rape of a Native American woman. In the game, the player controls the character of Custer, depicted as a man wearing nothing but a cavalry hat,...
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2 Player Adventure (2007) (Fort Apocalypse) (WIP)
Console Living Room: Atari 2600
by Atari
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In  Centipede , the player is trapped in the Enchanted Forest. Armed with only a magic wand to ward off the forest's insect denizens, all of which apparently are attacking in the player in continuous waves. The player must use the magic wand to shoot sparks at approaching insects to score points by pressing the controller button. Holding down the controller button will set the wand to rapid fire shots. If the player is bitten by an insect, the player will be temporarily paralyzed and lose one...
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Topics: Atari 2600, Centipede
Console Living Room: Atari 2600
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Garfield is a Side-Scrolling Platformer video game for the Atari 2600 that Atari planned, but cancelled because of the videogame crash of 1983. In the game, players help Garfield get around the neighborhood, eating hamburgers, catching Nermal, and avoiding Odie and flying flowerpots. According to the Atari Protos website, the game perhaps would have been the largest Atari 2600 game if it had not been cancelled. The site also states that the game's producer has the only copy. However, the ROM...
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Acid Drop (NTSC Conversion) (2002) (Thomas Jentzsch)
Console Living Room: Atari 2600
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Baby Center Animation (2003) (Andrew e)
Console Living Room: Atari 2600
by Peter A. Miller (AgentOrange96)
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A 2017 Homebrew title for the Atari Video Computer System (2600) Based on a prior Windows title 1 Monster Truck vs. 61 Children , this remake was coded in Batari Basic (With help from Atari Age, thread found here .) The idea originally came after watching a PSA about 62 Children behind an SUV and making some jokes among brothers about "One monster truck versus sixty-two children!" "Will he make the jump?" quickly turning into a half-day marathon of game creation in YoYo...
Topics: Atari 2600, VCS, Homebrew
Console Living Room: Atari 2600
by Atari
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The  32 in 1 cartridge  was Atari's second attempt to make a multi-cart for the 2600. Their first attempt (the 4 in  1 ) never got past the prototype stage before Atari decided that four classic titles on  one cartridge  weren't enough to entice frugal gamers into buying ten year old games.
Topic: Atari 2600
Console Living Room: Atari 2600
by Atari
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In 1981, a sequel to Pac-Man  was introduced in the form of his girlfriend,  Ms. Pac-Man . This sequel continued on the "eat the dots/avoid the ghosts" gameplay of the original game, but added new features to keep the title fresh. Like her boyfriend, Ms. Pac-Man attempts to clear four various and challenging mazes filled with dots and ever-moving bouncing fruit while avoiding Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Sue, each with their own personalities and tactics. One touch from any of these...
Topics: Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Atari 2600
8 in 1 (Supergames 8 in 1) (01 16 92) (Atari) (CX26193) (Prototype)
Console Living Room: Atari 2600
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Some random "SpongeBob" homebrew 2600 game.
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Topics: SpongeBob, Atari 2600
Baby Battle Bunnies (2007) (Terris Johnson, Emily Mask, Daniel Hsu)
Console Living Room: Atari 2600
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Click here to view the manual to this game. Frogger is an arcade game introduced in 1981. It was developed by Konami, and licensed for worldwide distribution by Sega/Gremlin. The object of the game is to direct frogs to their homes one by one. To do this, each frog must avoid cars while crossing a busy road and navigate a river full of hazards. Skillful players may obtain some bonuses along the way. The game is regarded as a classic from the golden age of video arcade games and was noted for...
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Fade Out (2004) (Adam Tierney, Christopher Tumber) (WIP)
Console Living Room: Atari 2600
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Click here to view the manual to this game. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is a scrolling shooter video game published by Parker Brothers in 1982 for the Atari 2600 and in 1983 for the Mattel Intellivision. It was the first Star Wars video game. In the game, the player controls a snowspeeder to battle against Imperial AT-AT walkers on the planet Hoth. The goal is to hold off the walkers as long as possible before they blow up the power generator at the Rebels' Echo Base. The difficulty...
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Fallout (2007) (Colman Bryant, Jill Donnelly, April Headen)
Console Living Room: Atari 2600
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Fatal Run (NTSC Conversion) (2002) (Thomas Jentzsch)
2005 Minigame Multicart (2005) (Fred Quimby, Bob Montgomery, Chris Walton, Zach Matley)
Console Living Room: Atari 2600
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Beat 'Em and Eat 'Em is a pornographic video game for the Atari 2600 video game console by Mystique in 1982. Players control two nude women on the street who must catch sperm in their mouths that comes from a masturbating man on a rooftop without missing. (The description below courtesy of MobyGames via a CC license .) This adult game is reminiscent of Activision's Kaboom!. As a man at the top of the building masturbates and ejaculates, you, as the player, must catch all the drops in your...
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Click here to view the manual to this game. Spider-Man is an action video game released in 1982 by Parker Brothers for the Atari 2600. It was the first video game to feature Spider-Man and also the first Marvel Comics based video game. The game involves players controlling Spider-Man to scale a building using his web shooters in order to defuse bombs planted by the Green Goblin. Spider-Man is only able to use his web lines to move up the building, and if touched by enemies they will cut the...
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E.T. 2 (2007) (Chris Read) (WIP)
Fathom (Scuba) (1983) (Imagic, Wilfredo 'Willy' Aguilar, Michael Becker, Rob Fulop) (720111 1A, 03205)
Cabbage Patch Kids Adventures in the Park (05 24 1984) (Coleco, Ed Temple) (Prototype)
Console Living Room: Atari 2600
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Click here to view the manual to this game. H.E.R.O. (an acronym standing for Helicopter Emergency Rescue Operation) is a single-player video game published by Activision. First developed for the Atari 2600 and released in March 1984, the game was ported to many of the home computers and gaming consoles of that era. The player assumes control of Roderick Hero (sometimes styled as "R. Hero", a play on "our hero"), a one-man rescue team. Miners working in Mount Leone are...
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A demo program made to display the capabilities of the Atari 2600 in a demonstration setting.
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Click here to view the manual to this game. Kung-Fu Master is a fair port of the arcade game of the same name. You are, as the name implies, a Kung-Fu Master, and have been given the task of rescuing the fair Princess Victoria from the clutches of an evil wizard. Your only means of defense against the grippers, knife throwers, and other traps and enemies that you will encounter are your repertoire of Kung Fu maneuvers. The characters pretty much look the same with minor color differences,...
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Click here to view the manual to this game. Dragster is the first video game developed by Activision for the Atari 2600 console, and released in 1980. The object of Dragster is to either beat the player's opponent across the screen, or to race against the clock for best time, depending on the settings used.
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Click here to view the manual to this game. SwordQuest: EarthWorld is an action game with adventure elements. The game play boils down to walking from room to room, finding and dropping items, beating the action stages in order to find more items, and seeing the odd set of numbers flash at you if you get the right combination of items in the right rooms. The sets of numbers, for instance 16-4, were actually a combination of a page number and a panel number in the comic book that came with the...
Console Living Room: Atari 2600
by Chester
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That’s right:  this is a version of 2048 for the Atari 2600 ! It took about 16 hours of work to get to a playable prototype, and about 50 hours for the final version, spread over a couple weekends and nights during which he was refining the core game and squeezing features like sound, two-player mode, and a high score.
Topics: 2048, Atari 2600
Console Living Room: Atari 2600
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Calculator (2006) (Fred Quimby)
Console Living Room: Atari 2600
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Click here to view the manual to this game. Atari's Pole Position was a hot arcade title back in the early 80's. Activision's take on the genre starts with the basic racing premise of Pole Position and expands upon it in several ways. In Enduro , you must pass as many cars as possible in a single "day." You will do this in sunshine, in the fog, at night, and also in the snow. Gameplay requires quick reflexes at high speeds as you fly by the other cars on the road. Like other...
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Click here to view the manual to this game. In 1978 John Carpenter terrified movie audiences and gave birth to the slasher genre with Halloween, an independent film following the blood trail of Michael Meyrs, psychotic serial killer being hunted by his psychiatrist, Dr. Lumas (Donald Pleasence), as he slaughters his way to innocent teenage babysitter Lori Strode's (Jamie Lee Curtis) life. Five years later, Charles Band, the owner of home video distribution company Wizard Video, got his hands on...
Console Living Room: Atari 2600
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McDonald's - Golden Arches Adventure is an unfinished and unreleased game from Parker Brothers. You are Ronald McDonald flying in your spaceship. Hungry aliens are descending on the Golden Arches below to eat them. You must fly down to the ground and pick up McDonald's food to bring up and feed the aliens, but certain aliens will only eat certain McDonald's fast food (shakes, fries, hamburgers) so you need to feed them the right food. If you don't feed them in time, they start to eat the Golden...
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Click here to view the manual to this game. Stampede is a video game cartridge which was released in 1981 for the Atari 2600 video game console, and the Intellivision video game console in 1982. The game is a left-to-right side-scroller with an overhead, third-person view. It was published by Activision. An Activision catalog from 1982 advertised Stampede in the following way: "Ready for a little round up? With Stampede by Activision, you'll have to ride fast and rope even faster. Those...
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Harem is an adult video game created in 1982 by Multivision. It was never released, and only exists as a prototype. Let's face it, pornographic games aren't generally known for their plot. Usually there's a flimsy excuse for a character to have sex with multiple women with a bit of danger thrown in for good measure, but that's about all. That being said, usually the plots make some sort of sense (albiet a bit simplistic or contrived). The same can't be said about Harem, which may just be the...
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Console Living Room: Atari 2600
by Activision
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To read the manual for this game, click here . Pitfall II: Lost Caverns is a platforming video game originally released for the Atari 2600 video game console in 1984. It is the sequel to the popular Pitfall!. Both games were designed and written by David Crane and published by Activision. The star of the games is Pitfall Harry, an 8-bit jungle explorer. The game's plot was later remade loosely into Super Pitfall. The original Pitfall! has Harry exploring a jungle, collecting treasures, and...
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Click here to view the manual to this game. (The following is transcribed from a scan of the manual.) Bobby is Going Home is a 2D action platformer video game cartridge released for the Atari 2600 console in 1983. The player controls a boy named Bobby who has to pass through seven screens, jump over animals like butterflies, ducks and other hazards. Move Bobby right or left with the joystick. Push the button to jump. Push reset to start the game. 3. Progressing - This game is going on by 256...
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Click here to view the manual to this game. While numerous Activision games were ported from the 2600 to computers, this game is actually a port of the Commodore 64 game by David Crane. Following the 1984 hit movie, the game stars the Ghostbusters who patrol the city trapping rampaging ghosts, taking them back to their headquarters, and finally facing the Stay-Puft marshmallow man. Dan Kitchen's port incorporates nearly all of the computer game's complex gameplay, although the graphics had to...
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Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle is a video game for the ColecoVision and Atari 2600 in which the player must brave a series of obstacles to rescue Smurfette from Gargamel's castle. Gargamel has kidnapped Smurfette. As a Smurf, the player has to walk from the Smurf village through a forest and a cave on the way to Gargamel's castle, where Smurfette awaits rescue. The player has an energy bar that slowly depletes over time. Each side-scrolling screen presents various obstacles that the player...
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Boxing is an Atari 2600 video game based on the sport of boxing. The game was designed by Activision programmer Bob Whitehead. Boxing shows a top-down view of two boxers, one white and one black. When close enough, a boxer can hit his opponent with a punch (executed by pressing the fire button on the Atari joystick). This causes his opponent to reel back slightly. Long punches score one point, while closer punches (power punches, from the manual) score two. There are no knockdowns or rounds. A...
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Click here to view the manual to this game. Miner 2049er is a platform video game created by Bill Hogue that was released in 1982 by Big Five Software. The game was licensed in conjunction with International Computer Group (ICG). At the time of its release, Miner 2049er was notable for having ten different screens, which was a large number for a platform game. By way of comparison, Donkey Kong had four screens, and most of the home versions had only three. The title 'Miner 2049er' is a play on...
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Lord of the Rings: Journey to Rivendell was a video game that was scheduled to be released on the Atari 2600 and published by Parker Brothers. It was announced in 1983 in Parker Brothers catalog. However, it was never released, and it was believed to have had little or no work done on the game's coding. Twenty years later, a former Parker Brothers employee gave a prototype of the game to the operator of the AtariAge website. Surprisingly, the game was quite complex and seemed to be complete....
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A port of Midway's 1981 arcade game. Wizard of Wor is an action-oriented game for one or two players. The game takes the form of several maze-like dungeons infested with monsters. The players' characters, called Worriors, have to kill all the monsters. Player one has yellow Worriors, on the right, and player two has blue Worriors, on the left. In a two-player game, the players are also able to shoot each other's Worriors, earning bonus points and causing the other player to lose a life....
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Console Living Room: Atari 2600
by Atari
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In  Pengo , you must defeat the enemy by pushing ice blocks together to crush them. You also can capture one if they are shocked and dizzy. There is also a time limit to make it a bit more difficult (you must do it in one minute).
Topics: Pengo, Atari 2600
Console Living Room: Atari 2600
by Atari
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Bentley Bear is trapped in the Crystal Castles! To get out, he will need to collect all of the gems located throughout the castle. The game is played with an isometric view of the multi platformed castle. When Bentley collects all of the gems on the current castle, he will move on to the next, more difficult castle. Wandering throughout the castles are a wide variety of dangerous creatures, which Bentley should avoid. From time to time, a magic hat will appear. If Bentley collects the hat, he...
Topics: Atari 2600, Crystal Castles
Console Living Room: Atari 2600
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Click here to view the manual to this game. Chopper Command is a video game by Activision released for the Atari 2600 game console in June 1982. The game was successful due to its perceived superiority to Atari's home version of Defender ; Chopper Command shares many similarities in gameplay to Defender . Chopper Command was programmed by Bob Whitehead. Chopper Command involves the player controlling a military helicopter in a desert scenario protecting a convoy of tractor trailers that are in...
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Montezuma's Revenge is a video game for Atari home computers, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Apple II, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, IBM PC, Sega Master System, and ZX Spectrum. It was created by Robert Jaeger and published in 1984 by Parker Brothers. The game's title references a colloquial American English expression for diarrhea contracted while visiting Mexico. Montezuma's Revenge was one of the first platform games: an action game combining treasure hunting, multiple rooms, and puzzle solving. The...
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Winter Games is a sports video game developed by Epyx, released in 1985, based on sports featured in the Winter Olympic Games. From the manual: WINTER GAMES is a series of seven exciting competitive events. Up to eight players can enter this international contest, each choosing a country for which to compete (no two players can choose the same nation to represent). The object is to see your country come out on top. You'll compete in pure speed events like skating and in speed-and-control events...
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Click here to view the manual to this game. Robot Tank is a 1983 video game for the Atari 2600. It was designed and programmed by Alan Miller and published by the then-fledgling Activision. The game has the player remotely control a futuristic robot tank, whose mission is to stop enemy rebel tanks rampaging across the countryside from reaching downtown Santa Clara, California, United States. The tank is equipped with radar to locate enemy squadrons. The game was innovative in that, instead of...
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Dr. Victor von Frankenstein is up to his corpse reanimating tricks again, and it's up to you to strop his creation from coming to life by building the monster's only weakness, a brick wall. F rankenstein's Monster is a short, but surprisingly fun action platformer mixing Mary Shelly's classic horror novel with elements of Pitfall!
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BASIC Programming (Keyboard Controller) (1979) (Atari, Warren Robinett) (CX2620)
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Kool-Aid Man is an Atari 2600 video game based upon the television commercial character Kool-Aid Man. A second, unique video game cartridge was also made for the Intellivision. Kool-Aid Man is centered around the Kool-Aid Man, the long time television mascot of the popular beverage Kool-Aid. The target market of the beverage has always been young people, and as a result the beverage has always made an attempt to keep up with that market's interests. The Kool-Aid Man has appeared in commercials...
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Click here to view the manual to this game. Seaquest is an Atari 2600 video game designed by Steve Cartwright and published by Activision in 1983. Seaquest is a submarine combat game in which the player controls a water vessel and must avoid, collect, or destroy various objects at different levels of depth. The player must pick up divers under water and must get air from the surface before the air meter drains out. Like other Atari 2600 games, Seaquest features two modes. The first mode is a...
Console Living Room: Atari 2600
by Avalon Hill
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MISSION You are the pilot of the space shuttle Challenger. Your mission is to complete the construction of a space station in as short a period of time as possible. There are ten sections remaining to be transported to and installed in the space station. The sections are available at the orbiting Factory. Additional fuel is available at the orbital Depot. THE ORBITAL DISPLAY Once in orbit you will see the Orbital Display. At the top of the screen is a view of the earth and various objects in...
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A downtown skyscraper has caught fire, numerous people are trapped, and you need to come to the rescue! Your goal is to rescue as many survivors as possible from the many floors of the building. On each floor, your fire fighter begins at the bottom of the screen and needs to reach the top where the survivors have taken cover. Blocking your path are numerous (and dangerous) fires. Your fire fighter is equipped with a hose and an unlimited water supply to help you put out the fires. You need to...
Console Living Room: Atari 2600
by Parker Brothers
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In  Frogger II: ThreeeDeep! , you need to guide your frog to safety in three different locations. Starting out underwater, reach the top of the pond while avoiding dangerous alligators and fish (you can ride a turtle for safety!). Once on top of the pond, hop across logs, birds, and even a whale to the life preserver trailing behind a tugboat. In the third location you have to hop across a flock of birds to reach a cloud at the top of the screen. Each frog has a time limit to safely reach one...
Topics: Frogger, Atari 2600
Console Living Room: Atari 2600
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Lock 'n' Chase is a 1981 maze arcade game developed and published by Data East in Japan in 1981, and was later published in North America by Taito. The game was later licensed to Mattel who produced the Intellivision and Atari 2600 home console versions in 1982 and an Apple II version in January 1983. Telegames later re-published the game for the Atari 2600 after acquiring rights from Mattel. Data East released a Nintendo Game Boy version of the game in July 1990. Lock 'n' Chase was Data East's...
Console Living Room: Atari 2600
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Console Living Room: Atari 2600
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Click here to view the manual to this game. Based on the movie from Walt Disney, you play a man trapped in a computer world who must keep moving to avoid being hurt. Enemies will come at you three at a time, and will throw discs at you. You must keep moving to avoid them while also firing discs right back at them. There are different doors you can enter that will teleport you to another part of the room, giving you a chance to catch the enemies off guard. There are two skill levels, and the...
Console Living Room: Atari 2600
by Alex Pietrow
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Homebrew game for Atari 2600 by Alex Pietrow
Topics: Atari 2600, Atari, astronomer
Console Living Room: Atari 2600
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Sneak 'n Peek is a computerized version of the game hide and seek. The game is played by two players (or one player against the computer); one player will close his eyes while the other player hides somewhere. After the second player is hidden, the first player needs to locate him in the shortest time possible. After the second player has been located, the roles will then be reversed. The game takes place in an old house with three rooms available as well as the front yard to hide in; each of...
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Click here to view the manual to this game. OK, here's the deal. If you want that lover of your dreams to get off their pedestal and go out with you, you need to present them with the right gifts. Then you can head over to the Love Nest Hotel to really score! You start with your lover of a pedestal on the left and various items floating above you. You must shoot each item once to acquire it. If an item starts flashing, shoot it next because after a short time, you'll lose a chance. If you shoot...