Atari 7800

Atari 7800

The Atari 7800 Pro System was originally designed in1983 but saw a very limited release the following year due to the Videogame Crash of 1983. In 1985 Nintendo had revitalized the videogame industry with its release of the NES. This prompted then...

Ace of Aces

Ace of Aces

Atari 7800 - June 1, 1988

Ace of Aces puts you in the cockpit of the Mosquito, the maverick RAF fighter bomber of World War II. It's white-knuckle aerial combat simulation, combining the exhilaration of flight with the gut-wrenching pressure of enemy confrontation. During World War II, Mosquitos downed 659 enemy aircraft and 500 V-1 Buzz Bombs. Your only allies are your wits, your weapons, and your radar. Are you equal to the challenge? Down the Nazi bombers, sink the U-boats, outrun the V-1 Buzz Bombs and stop the enemy trains to release the POWs. Should you fly through a storm or around? Navigate carefully, consult...

Alien Brigade

Alien Brigade

Atari 7800 - July 2, 1990

The Plutoid Alien Zombie force has infiltrated the Army. They look like soldiers but are actually Aliens from outer space. You control a special task force to destroy the Aliens. As you shoot away at nasty enemies, you can earn powerful weapons, rescue hostages and most of all, stay alive. The challenge is there--beat the Aliens or you'll have to join them.

Apple Snaffle

Atari 7800 - August 3, 2010

A homebrew game announced to coincide with the Atari 7800's 25th birthday, and released through AtariAge on cartridge. Gameplay is similar to Dig Dug / Mr. Do, and really takes advantage of the 7800's capabilites.

Armor Attack II

Armor Attack II

Atari 7800 - 2013

Armor Attack II is a continuation of the exciting and addicting arcade game made by Cinematronics in 1980. Like the original, this is a one or two player battle-action game where your jeeps (equipped with rocket launchers) defend war torn landscapes with 16 different terrains that are randomly chosen at the beginning of each level. The play field is a top view of cities with road and building areas defined. Players (jeeps) and enemies (tanks) can only maneuver on the roads, however the enemy helicopter can go over buildings and roads. No shots by anything can go through buildings,...

Asteroids

Asteroids

Atari 7800 - November 1, 1987

Start blasting! It's your only way out of this cloud of hurtling astral bodies. Peripheral vision. Lightning reflexes. And cool control. That's what it takes to save your ship. And your life! - 8 waves of devastating asteroids. - For 1 or 2 players. - Competing player ships can appear on screen simultaneously.

Asteroids Deluxe

Asteroids Deluxe

Atari 7800 - 2007

...It seems as though you've been here before - but this time, it's much worse! The Asteroids are faster, the enemy ships are much more skilled marksmen than your first time through this galaxy...and what's this odd hexagon-shaped craft I keep hearing about? Asteroids plunge at you! Trapped in a gigantic cloud of asteroids, your struggling spaceship hurls towards its doom. You'll have to pulverize all the asteroids with your photon cannon to save your ship and your life! Rubble from an exploding asteroid bounces off your ship's hull. A glowing blur flashes across your viewing...

Astro Blaster

Astro Blaster

Atari 7800 - 2014

Astro Blaster is an Atari 7800 port of the arcade game of the same name, created by Robert DeCrescenzo, who has many excellent arcade conversions under his belt. In Astro Blaster, one or two players must advance through squadrons of alien ships in an attempt to dock with the mother ship. Players move their ship left or right and shoot at attacking squadrons. A special warp button allows the player to slow down the alien space ships and their laser fire, while maintaining his/her own ship and laser fire at normal speed. As players enter each new sector they encounter a...

Astro Fighter

Astro Fighter

Atari 7800 - 2015

Astro Fighter is a two-dimensional, space shoot 'em up arcade game released in 1980. It was developed and published by Data East in Japan and was published outside of Japan by Gremlin/Sega. Programmer Robert DeCrescenzo has now brought Astro Fighter to life on the Atari 7800! Astro Fighter is a one or two player game of space adventure. Two players may take turns, competing for the high score. The player's warship faces meteor showers interspersed with four lines of enemy defense forces in an effort to reach the 'Master' and destroy it. Besides the challenges of fighting ability,...

b*nQ

b*nQ

Atari 7800 - 2007

If you've ever played the 1982 arcade game Q*bert, then you're already familiar with b*nQ. Ken Siders has created a faithful reproduction of the popular arcade game for the Atari 7800 ProSystem. This is Ken Siders' second Atari 7800 homebrew written from the ground up. His first was Beef Drop, which is one of the most accurate ports of the arcade game Burgertime to any classic gaming system. The object of b*nQ is to score as many points as possible by jumping on cubes, jumping on green objects, and luring the Snake to his death. When all of the cubes have been changed to the...

Ballblazer

Ballblazer

Atari 7800 - September 7, 1988

Ballblazer is a simple one-on-one sports-style game bearing similarities to basketball and soccer. Each side is represented by a craft called a "rotofoil", which can be controlled by either a human player or a computer-controlled "droid" with ten levels of difficulty. (The game allows for human vs. human, human vs. droid, and droid vs. droid matches.) The basic objective of the game is to score points by either firing or carrying a floating ball into the opponent's goal. The game takes place on a flat, checkerboard playfield, and each player's half of the screen is presented in a first-person...

Barnyard Blaster

Barnyard Blaster

Atari 7800 - June 5, 1988

You and Grandpa are down on the farm. There are critters, bottles, and varmints everywhere -- in the barn, in the yard, and in the cornfield. Grandpa has given you an Atari light gun to help protect the farm. The moving targets are a challenge. Can you hit them? If not, try the veggies! They're fun to shoot at. In the barnyard, bottles and cans on the fence provide great practive for warming up the old shootin' iron. But perfect aim alone isn't enough. You'll need speed, too. In the cornfield, birds swoop from the sky and rabbits scamper among the stalks, Owls and other pests appear inside a...

Basketbrawl

Basketbrawl

Atari 7800 - June 3, 1990

Vinne and Slash are bleeding from knife wounds and the ref is out cold! No wonder the gang members nicknamed this game "Basketbrawl." To them, it's not a game -- it's a street fight. This premise kicks off Atari's action sports game for up to two players. The objective in Basketbrawl is to become the baddest gang in the town by winning the Basketbrawl tournament. To win, you must play three games against each of the five gangs in your city. Each time you move up to the next gang, you will play a team with more players and more dangerous weapons. Each game lasts six minutes -- out score you...

Beef Drop VE

Beef Drop VE

Atari 7800 - July 4, 2006

Beef Drop is a port of the popular arcade game Burgertime, which Ken Siders first ported to the Atari 5200 and 8-bit computers. This version of Beef Drop beature POKEY sound support, for much better audio than the 7800 can produce without this chip. The 7800 version also features better graphics than the 5200/8-bit version, making the 7800 version the definitive release of Beef Drop.

Centipede

Centipede

Atari 7800 - June 1, 1987

A good port of the coin-op classic. The 7800 version also features competitive and cooperative 2-player modes.

Choplifter

Choplifter

Atari 7800 - July 1, 1987

In Choplifter, the player assumes the role of a combat helicopter pilot. The player attempts to save hostages being held in prisoner of war camps in territory ruled by the evil Bungeling Empire. The player must collect the hostages and transport them safely to the nearby friendly base, all the while fighting off hostile tanks and other enemy combatants.

Commando

Commando

Atari 7800 - 1989

The player takes control of a soldier named Super Joe, who starts by being dropped off in a jungle by a helicopter, and has to fight his way out singlehandedly, fending off a massive assault of enemy soldiers. Super Joe is armed with a sub-machine gun (which has unlimited ammunition) as well as a limited supply of hand grenades. While Joe can fire his gun in any of the eight directions that he faces, his grenades can only be thrown vertically towards the top of the screen, irrespective of the direction Joe is facing. Unlike his SMG bullets, grenades can be thrown to clear obstacles, and...

Crack'ed

Crack'ed

Atari 7800 - January 1, 1988

As a professional ornithologist, you're thrilled to find out that some rare South American hornbills have nested in your "old yolk tree." But while the hornbills are out feeding, a group of mischievous bluebirds, owls, and snakes begin raiding their nests and stealing eggs. Horrified, you get out your slingshot and begin hitting the marauding creatures. But you have to be careful. If you hit an egg-carrying bird, it drops the egg and you have to act fast to catch it before it hits the ground and return it to a nest. At the same time, you have to watch for snakes that may be sneaking up to...

Crazy Brix

Crazy Brix

Atari 7800

Break through 32 levels of Brix that will challenge and frustrate you. You start the game with three Deflectors and lose one each time you allow both balls to escape off the bottom of the screen. Keep both in play for as long as possible to rack up the big points!

Crossbow

Crossbow

Atari 7800 - 1988

Over scorching deserts, through dark icy caverns, around a fiery volcano, and under the leafy cover of a steamy jungle, you set out with three brave friends to retrieve the treasures stolen by the Evil Master. Your goal is his castle far, far, away. Your friends are lightly armed, but you carry your trusty crossbow. By shooting its swift arrows, you can save yourself and your companions from the dangerous attacks of the Evil Master's creatures -- scorpions, ants, pterodactyls, voracious plants, bats, snakes, and other horrible beings. When you reach the castle, the Evil Master's expert...

Dark Chambers

Dark Chambers

Atari 7800 - January 1, 1988

You're on a dangerous treasure hunt, deep in the underground world of Dark Chambers. Wraiths, wizards, and moldering skeletons surround you. As you move through this meandering maze, you are stalked by the grim reaper. The exits you see only take you deeper into the maze. If you find the strategically placed weapons, you can fend off your enemies while you search for the hidden treasure. The secret potions you find along the way will renew your strength. But watch out for hidden traps and deadly poisons. Your strength will help you outlast the weaker ghouls, but are you a match for the...

Desert Falcon

Desert Falcon

Atari 7800 - 1987

You are the royal Desert Falcon questing for precious gems and Egyptian heiroglyphs hidden in the endless desert. Invincibility, warp speed, and quick shots are only some of the many magical powers you'll gain on your search. Use them to capture a trove of treasures. But watch out for the evil ones! Mythical flying beasts, blazing firepots, and howling sphinxes guard the jewels you seek.

Dig Dug

Dig Dug

Atari 7800 - June 1, 1987

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 earth, and you can use these rocks to squash them. If the monsters do not find you for several seconds,...

Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong

Atari 7800 - January 1, 1988

In Donkey Kong, Jumpman must rescue a damsel in distress, Lady, from a giant ape named Donkey Kong. The hero and ape later became two of Nintendo's most popular characters. The game is divided into four different one-screen stages. Each represents 25 meters of the structure Donkey Kong has climbed, one stage being 25 meters higher than the previous. The final screen occurs at 100 m.

Donkey Kong Junior

Donkey Kong Junior

Atari 7800 - January 1, 1988

Donkey Kong the ape is back. Only this time the vengeful Mario is holding the ape prisoner. Luckily the ape has a son, Donkey Kong Junior, who will try to rescue Papa. To free his dad, Junior must make his way through a dark and treacherous jungle. Racing against time, the little fellow climbs and swings across vines, while avoiding the terrible Snapjaws. If he reaches the keys to Papa's cage, Junior must push them to the top of chains while staying clear of Snapjaws and a new flock of nasty Nitpickers. But even then his mission isn't over. Once he reaches Mario's hideout, he must pass...

Double Dragon

Double Dragon

Atari 7800 - 1989

Twin brothers Billy and Jimmy Lee learned to fight the hard way -- for survival in the unforgiving city streets. Their brand of combat -- classic martial arts maneuvers mixed with anything-goes street brawling -- has turned them into walking lethal weapons. Now, the Lees must summon all their fighting abilities and cunning into meeting the greatest challenge of their lives -- rescuing Billy's girlfriend, Marion. She's been kidnapped by the Black Warriors, the savage street gang led by the mysterious Shadow Boss. The twins pursue the Black Warriors through the city streets and its...

Dungeon Stalker

Atari 7800

Everyone knows "The Dungeon," the last subterranean vestige of a long collapsed and long forgotten castle. The children of your village have always loved to scare each other with songs of skeletal warriors, a thousand years dead, that stalk its silent corridors. As children become adults and traditions grow, it has become the custom for boys on the verge of manhood to prove their worth, venturing into the darkness to retrieve some small trinket. Usually it's just a few old coins picked up near the entrance, along with a hastily concocted story of bravery and derring-do. As your...

F-18 Hornet

F-18 Hornet

Atari 7800 - January 1, 1988

Attention all Naval Aviators! Report to your squadron leaders and prepare for deployment. Your tour of duty will take you around the world on some of the most challenging and dangerous missions of your career. F-18 Hornet is a carrier based adventure. Fast, solid 3-D graphics and responsive instrumentation make for an incredible sensation of flight. Fly missions through a variety of terrain executing aerial combat, emergency supply drops, strafing and bombing runs while battling hostile jets, helicopters and tanks. F-18 Hornet features all of the action of carrier based jets including...

FailSafe

FailSafe

Atari 7800 - 2009

The War Continues... After the successful elimination of the terrorists and their missile silo complexes, we have heard through various sources that they have relocated, and have doubled their security! Once again you must invade enemy territory and prevent the missile launching aimed at Washington D.C. and stop the terrorists once and for all! In FailSafe you must make your way through five different terrains in search of the Depot where you will pick up Fail-Safe clues. One letter in the code, in its correct position, appears in the center of your fuel gauge. The...

Fatal Run

Fatal Run

Atari 7800 - 1990

The year is 2089. A collision with a comet has left the earth reeling from radiation poisoning. There's little hope for humanity's survival. It's up to you to help the few people remaining. You must leave the protective fortress Albagon and deliver the newly developed radiation vaccine to the few survivors. Your journey will not be an easy one. Nefarious henchmen are waiting to knock you off and steal the vaccine to ensure that they will survive to rule the planet. Every driver on the road is out to get you. Your only hope is to get them first. You must find the rocket poised to launch a...

Fight Night

Fight Night

Atari 7800 - January 1, 1988

Strap on your boxing gloves, and step into the ring. Tonight you're going to test your prowess against the world's toughest fighters. To prepare for this event, you'll train in punching skills, footwork, timing, and sparring. Then you'll enter your fighters in championship matches and tournaments. As the tension mounts in the smoke-filled arena, you eye your contender warily. Be careful, and good luck. This could be your big night!

Food Fight

Food Fight

Atari 7800 - 1987

Hurry! Hurry! Step Right Up! Earn Your Just Desserts! Once there was a fellow named Charley Chuck. More than anything, Charley loved to eat. So when he went to the carnival one hot summer day, he headed straight for the Food Fight contest.

Frenzy

Frenzy

Atari 7800 - 2013

Trapped in a bizarre, alien high-tech structure and surrounded by robots, your Humanoid moves from cell to cell as you face a band of deadly mechanical monsters. Odd marching skeletons clunk toward you. Robotic tanks trundle into position. Face your enemy and fire, or be doomed by their fatal touch! Eliminate all automatons and proceed to the next assembly. Stay alert! Your enemies now fire deadly blasts. In Berzerk, all walls absorb shots from you or the robots. In Frenzy, some cell walls ricochet the blasts--both yours and the robots--so watch where you fire! Worst of all is Evil Otto,...

Froggie

Froggie

Atari 7800 - 2016

Galaga

Galaga

Atari 7800 - 1987

The gameplay of Galaga puts the player in control of a space ship which is situated on the bottom of the screen. At the beginning of each stage, the area is empty, but over time, enemy aliens fly in formation, and once all of the enemies arrive on screen, they will come down at the player's ship in formations of one or more and may either shoot it or collide with it. During the entire stage, the player may fire upon the enemies, and once all enemies are vanquished, the player moves onto the next stage.

Gato

Gato

Atari 7800

In Gato, you play the commander of a United States submarine in the Pacific Ocean during World War II against Japanese warships. Gato is a 3D real-time submarine simulation game. Gameplay consists of missions where the primary directive is to navigate your submarine to track and intercept (multiple) enemy warships (patrol boats, destroyers, etc.) on the randomly created map and close in for the kill with torpedoes. Combat itself consists of a direct visual of enemy ships (via periscope) and firing torpedoes at the correct angle to ultimately sink the ship. Be warned that although you have the...

Hat Trick

Hat Trick

Atari 7800 - 1987

What a night for a hockey game! After weeks of intensive training on the ice, you're finally at the face-off, waiting for the starting whistle. As the puck slides across the smooth, icy surface, you take it at center ice, managing to break over the blue line to your opponent's right. Whoooossh. What reflexes! What speed! The spray of the ice on your face momentarily blinds you, but you continue to skate furiously, weaving towards the opposing goal. You can feel your challenger's hot breath on the back of your neck, as the distance between you grows smaller and smaller. But before he can...

Ikari Warriors

Ikari Warriors

Atari 7800 - January 1, 1990

You are a member of those elite combat specialists, the Ikari Warriors. Your buddy and you are on a special mission behind enemy lines, and you've been sleeping, eating, and breathing jungle combat for the last two weeks. You're tired, but that never affects your razor-sharp judgment and your will to survive. Your main weapons are machine guns, grenades, and your own cunning in the face of danger. Sometimes you'll have a tank at your disposal, which comes in handy when enemy fire is particularly brutal. You move swiftly through the jungle, wading through rivers and resting from...

Impossible Mission

Impossible Mission

Atari 7800 - 1986

Impossible Mission has the user play a secret agent - attempting to stop an evil genius. Professor Elvin Atombender is believed to be tampering with national security computers. The player must penetrate Atombender's stronghold, racing against the clock to search the installation for pieces which form a password, all the while avoiding his deadly robots. Once in possession of all the password pieces, the player must correctly assemble the password pieces together and use the completed password in the main control room door - where the evil professor is hiding. One finds password pieces by...

Jinks

Jinks

Atari 7800 - 1989

You are about to embark on one of the most dangerous missions of your career. As a renowned Star Fleet pilot, you have been selected to command an exploration party in a journey across the galaxy to investigate the mysterious planet JINKS. An enigma for centuries, JINKS is a lush, resource-rich world, and could be the key to the desperate need for human expansion in space. It is apparently capable of supporting life, yet it is curiously uninhabited--or is it? A routine research mission goes haywire when scouting your probe across the planet's surface leads you and your crew into a deadly...

Joust

Joust

Atari 7800 - 1987

Joust is a platforming game where the player controls a yellow knight riding a flying ostrich from a third-person perspective. The player navigates the protagonist around the game world, which consists of rock platforms floating above a flat island surrounded by lava.

Jr. Pac-Man

Jr. Pac-Man

Atari 7800 - 2009

I may be young, but I'm no baby! I'm a star just like my folks, Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man. And I've got twice their energy! Come play with me! We'll race around giant playgrounds. We'll chase down magic candy and run from ghostly bullies who'll tickle me to death if they catch me. My playgrounds are full of challenging mazes with corners and alleys to hide in. I run faster than a speeding roller skate, ducking behind barriers, dodging those mean bullies. I can even race from one side of a playground to the other. That's a lot of ground to cover! But I've...

K.C. Munchkin

K.C. Munchkin

Atari 7800 - 2014

K.C. Munchkin is an Atari 7800 port of one of the better known games on the Odyssey 2 console. K.C. Munchkin is a maze game similar to Pac-Man, in which you must navigate your Munchkin through a maze to eat all twelve Munchies, all while evading the Munchers. If you eat the special Munchie (which flashes different colors), the Munchers turn purple, allowing you to eat them. K.C. Munchkin was released for the Odyssey 2 a year before Atari was able to release Pac-Man for the 2600. However, Atari had the exclusive home console rights to Pac-Man and sued Philips to force them to cease...

Karateka

Karateka

Atari 7800 - July 1, 1984

The game begins with an impressive graphic of the fortress of the evil Akuma. Akuma is holding the lovely Princess Mariko. The player must defeat the guards of the castle as well as Akuma's eagle and must eventually face Akuma himself in order to rescue the princess.

Klax

Klax

Atari 7800 - January 1, 2002

Klax was one of those titles finished by Atari for the 7800, but never commercially released. Lee Krueger of ResQsoft Productions is selling copies of Klax, complete with a box, manual, and supplement which includes an exclusive interview the programmer, tips and tricks about Klax and his other Atari creations.

Kung-Fu Master

Kung-Fu Master

Atari 7800 - June 1, 1989

The gorgeous Princess Victoria is imprisoned in the Evil Wizard's Temple. As Kung-Fu Master, you must free her. Unfortunately, the Temple's five tortuous levels are seething with menacing foes. Smash your way through one level and start the next with a renewed energy meter and timer. Once you free your Princess, it's back to the beginning where your foes return faster and nastier.

Mario Bros.

Mario Bros.

Atari 7800 - 1988

Mario the plumber and his brother Luigi are hopping mad! The water pipes in their house are blocked with pesky crawling creatures. If the two brothers can't get rid of them, they'll never take a bath again!

Mat Mania Challenge

Mat Mania Challenge

Atari 7800 - 1990

Wouldn't you know it, you drew Bruno the Sledge, five time champion and all-around bad guy, as your first opponent in your quest for that elusive Atari Wrestling Federation championship belt. Ever since he lost his title to Eric the Flaxen Saxon, Bruno's been terrorizing the AWF circuit. Bruno the Sledge glares at you with his one remaining eye. When the bell rings, he charges like a man insane. Just before the impact of his 386-pound body, you step aside and raise your elbow. Perfect elbow smash! Bruno falls to the mat. You get him in a head lock, but his shaved head slips free. Then you...

Mean 18 Ultimate Golf

Mean 18 Ultimate Golf

Atari 7800 - 1989

This is it! A hush falls over the California countryside as you stand on the eighteenth hole of Pebble Beach. You’re five long feet from the hole and you have a one-stroke lead in the biggest tournament of your life. Your caddy hands you your lucky putter. You line up your shot, and swing. The ball rolls slowly toward the hole. There’s a tense moment as it almost rings the cup. finally, the ball falls in. You retain your title!

Meltdown

Meltdown

Atari 7800 - 1990

Don’t panic! A gang of international terrorists has systematically set about destroying the world. They have sabotaged a number of nuclear reactors by unleashing a deadly string of ‘sparkx’ that will break down the protective control rods and make their way into the very core of each reactor. If the sparkx reach the core, the end result will be a dreaded meltdown. It the terrorists are successful in their hideous plot, we can kiss this world goodbye! Only you stand between life as we know it and total annihilation. You are armed with a specially engineered sparkx-destroying gun, a blueprint...

Meteor Shower

Meteor Shower

Atari 7800 - 2011

Meteors are falling to Earth! Defend Earth's surface by blasting away at the falling rocks... But beware! Alien forces have learned what was happening and are taking advantage of our vulnerability to attack us!

Midnight Mutants

Midnight Mutants

Atari 7800 - 1990

Midnight Mutants is a single-player game in which you must collect weapons and magical items in order to protect yourself and arm yourself against the forces of evil. You’re the only one who can stop Dr. Evil and save Grampa.

Missing In Action

Missing In Action

Atari 7800 - May 27, 2007

Having been shown several years ago at classic gaming events, the Atari 7800 prototype Missing in Action has finally seen the light of day! AtariAge user Mitch recently acquired the only known prototype of this game to exist and has graciously shared the binary with the community so everyone may enjoy it. Missing in Action is based on the 1984 movie of the same name, featuring Chuck Norris as the protagonist. The game is a side-scrolling beat 'em up, taking place in Vietnam during the height of the Vietnam War. As Colonel James Braddock, a captured POW, your mission is to escape from an...

Moon Cresta

Moon Cresta

Atari 7800 - 2011

The classic arcade game Moon Cresta has now made its way to the Atari 7800! Each round consists of ten waves of aliens, and two sets of docking sequences (provided you have a ship left to dock with). Every two waves of aliens have different entrance sequences, attack sequences, and point values. After you eliminate the first four waves of aliens, if you have any ships in reserve you will be given an opportunity to dock with your next ship. Successfully docking gives you increased firepower, but also gives the aliens a bigger target to aim for. You are given another...

Motor Psycho

Motor Psycho

Atari 7800 - 1990

You finished it at last! And now you are going crazy waiting to test your sleek, hot, fast customized bike. It absorbs your every waking moment, you dream about it every night. It has become an obsession. And you know just the place to try it out. The annual MotorPsycho Competition (for deranged, psychopathic, and other unusual biker types) is this weekend! Its obstacle-laden course is legendary among motorcycle maniacs. Of course, nobody in their right mind would attempt this course. The die-hard spectators remind you that fan is short for fanatic. They've staked out their favorite...

Ms. Pac-Man

Ms. Pac-Man

Atari 7800 - July 7, 1987

Dots. Energy pills. Fruit. Pretzels. They're all part of Ms. Pac-Man's fast-gobbling diet. She'll even gobble ghosts. But only when they're blue. Otherwise the ghosts will get her. And you!

Ninja Golf

Ninja Golf

Atari 7800 - 1989

For ten years you've trained to be a Ninja. And now your Master tells you that it's time to take the final, most difficult test and become a Master Ninja. You must complete the game of death. You must play nine holes of... Ninja Golf? You knew your Master was a bit weird, but nothing prepared you for this! You must attempt to sneak in a birdie between karate kicks while you battle Ninja opponents. Par for this course means leaving the green littered with fallen foes. You gain points for both your golf game and defeating attacking Ninja. You can also earn points for finding treasures and...

One-on-One Basketball

One-on-One Basketball

Atari 7800 - 1987

You're out on a dream court for a hot game of One-on-One. You're the Bird. Or you're Dr. J. And that's the last decision you'll have much time to make. You can play against the computer of challenge a friend. Your capabilities -- and your opponent's -- will be just like those of All-Stars Larry Bird and Julius (Dr. J) Erving. The computer knows their shooting percentages (guarded and unguarded) and their pet shots. Your scoring ability will depend on your timing, how effectively you're being guarded, and where you're shooting from. Like the game of basketball itself, One-on-One rewards you for...

Pac-Man Collection

Pac-Man Collection

Atari 7800 - 2006

Pac-Man Collection is a round-up of the various official (and some not so official) releases of one of the most popular games in history. Now we can finally fill a void that was missing from the 7800 library for two decades. Within this game cartridge you will find: Pac-Man (The Original!) Puck Man (Same game, more difficult maze) Hangly Man (Empty Mazes? Vertical Tunnels? Invisible Mazes?) Ultra Pac-Man (6 New Mazes for a new variety) Random Mazes* (You just never know which maze will appear next!) Ms. Pac-Man (The second installment of the...

Pete Rose Baseball

Pete Rose Baseball

Atari 7800 - May 27, 1989

It's the last game of the World Series. You're in the 9th innings. Bases loaded. One out. And your up to bat. What do you do? Swing away? Wait for a walk? Go for the fences? It's all up to you, just like in real pro ball. Sure, we'll give you the options. And some tips. Like in pitching. Batting. And Fielding. But, it's you call . There are 6 full-color, live action screens - just like the ones you see on TV! The pitching/battting screen, left infield, right infield, leftfield, centerfield and rightfield. So, start warming up. Step up to the plate. And take your best swing at...

Pit Fighter

Pit Fighter

Atari 7800 - May 27, 1992

This prototype is a very early version of the game. There are issues with collision detection, and the graphics are quite simple. Although this is understood to be a port of Pitfighter, it could really be any number of fighting games based on the generic graphics.

Planet Smashers

Planet Smashers

Atari 7800 - May 27, 1989

Planet Smashers finally delivered an original 2D Shooter to the Pro System late in its life. Your spaceship, which oddly looks like an airplane, has the grave task of defending Earth from an alien armada. Planet Smashers has some nice features like level warp codes, laser upgrades, cloaking devices, and interesting bosses. You even have the burden of defending Earth's shield from asteroids and alien ships. The back of the box boasts, "awesome sound effects", but the main laser noise is mind-numbingly irritating. After you defeat the game, you are treated to a text ending commanding you to play...

Plutos

Plutos

Atari 7800 - May 27, 1990

Plutos is a long lost unreleased prototype developed by Tynesoft for the Atari 7800, and appears to be a loose port of the ST/Amiga game of the same name. The existence of Plutos has been known for some time, as a physical prototype has been in hands of a collector for years, but this prototype was known to be unstable and crash frequently. The source code for Plutos was discovered in 2008 and several 7800 enthusiasts were able to get it compiled and running properly on stock 7800 hardware. Plutos is a vertically oriented space shooter that features gameplay similar to Raiden. The game...

Pole Position II

Pole Position II

Atari 7800 - 1987

Are you good enough to race with the best? Do you have the nerve and skill to be a professional race car driver? You are about to find out! Behind the wheel of your sleek Formula I race car you will pit yourself against the clock and the world's top racers to win the Pole Position II, the number one starting spot. To enter the Grand Prix itself, you'll have to race at hair-raising speeds to complete the Qualifying Lap in 73 seconds or less. Then choose from four courses, ranging from the relatively innocuous Test course to the perilous Suzuka track. Test your racing skills as you tear...

Rampage

Rampage

Atari 7800 - 1989

Based on the 1985 Bally Midway coin-op, the 7800 was produced by Activision and distributed by Mediagenic. This is a movie-monster game in which you control the beasts and destroy the city.

Rampart

Rampart

Atari 7800

Rampart is an unreleased Atari 7800 port of the Atari arcade game of the same name. Your goal in the arcade version of the game is to build up a castle using pieces to form a wall around your territory. After your castle is built, you then place cannons and use them to fire at enemy ships or another player's castle. After each round you then have an opportunity to rebuild your castle before the next round begins. Unfortunately, the 7800 port of Rampart that is currently available is in an early state and not complete in terms of gameplay or graphics, which is immediately obvious by the lack...

RealSports Baseball

RealSports Baseball

Atari 7800 - 1988

You smell the freshly cut grass as you walk out of the dark, cool tunnel into the hot afternoon sun. You hear the crack of leather on wood as the team's power hitter takes batting practice. Today's the day -- you're starting in the big leagues. After warming up in the bullpen, you're ready to take the mound. You get a few last-minute instructions from the pitching coach, and then it's time. Slowly you walk to the center of the diamond. The batter steps in, and you're ready to play ball!

Rescue on Fractalus!

Rescue on Fractalus!

Atari 7800

Jet through the cavernous canyons of Fractalus™--in panormic realism. Your fellow pilots are waiting desperately for you. But so are the vicious Jaggi™ aliens. You never know what's going to turn up--or where--until it happens... In 2004 Curt Vendel of AtariMuseum.com uncovered several Atari 7800 prototypes, including the unreleased game Rescue on Fractalus. While the game is not complete, it is fairly far along, runs pretty smoothly, and can be played with the excellent MESS emulator. To start the game after firing it up, press "R" (Reset) in MESS. There is a glitch in the emulation right...

Rip-Off

Rip-Off

Atari 7800 - 2012

Rip-Off is a top-down vector shoot 'em up arcade game released by Cinematronics in 1980 and brought to the Atari 7800 by Robert DeCrescenzo. It is the first shoot 'em up arcade game to feature cooperative gameplay and to exhibit flocking behavior. When you start a new game, your pirate-destroying ship will appear on the right side of the screen. In a two player game, a second pirate-destroying ship will appear on the left side of the screen. Your canisters will be in the center. You must guard your canisters from the pirates who will try to steal them. The pirates can appear from...

Robotron: 2084

Robotron: 2084

Atari 7800 - 1986

At first it was a technological breakthrough. Humans created the Robotrons -- a species of robots so advanced they didn't need their inventors in order to think and act. But the Robotrons have turned on their creators! They're now determined to destroy humanity -- or reprogram the survivors, turning them into destructive mutants!

Scrapyard Dog

Scrapyard Dog

Atari 7800 - January 1, 1990

Louie, the junkyard guy, was just settling down to his regular Sunday afternoon lunch: a foot long head-cheese sandwich with tons of mustard, six garlic pickles, a two-pound bag of potato chips and a diet soft drink. (The diet soft drink was because Louie was watching his weight -- nobody likes a fat junkyard guy.) The phone rang and Louie picked it up, even though his mouth was full. He listened a few moments, and then sprayed crumbs of bread and head cheese all over the office. A dastardly dognapper gang kidnapped his best pal Scraps, the infamous Scrapyard Dog! If Louie doesn't hand over...

Sentinel

Sentinel

Atari 7800 - January 1, 1991

You're a scientist, and your invention, a pulsating, glowing orb called the Sentinel, absorbs and stores energy from a variety of sources. Now Earth is threatened by deadly aliens and you must use your creation to save the planet. The Sentinel absorbs energy from every power pod or energy capsule you shoot with your Atari light gun. When an energy source is hit, a beam blasts out from the Sentinel, strikes the target with hissing force, and draws energy back into your Sentinel. It's up to you to protect the Sentinel as it glides over the planets. This was the only game for the 7800 that was...

Sirius

Sirius

Atari 7800

Sirius is a long lost unreleased prototype developed by Tynesoft for the Atari 7800, possibly a port of the 1990 Amiga game Sirius 7. Sirius' existence has been known for some time, as a physical prototype has been in hands of a collector for years, but this prototype was known to be unstable and crash frequently. The source code for Sirius was discovered in 2008 and several 7800 enthusiasts were able to get it compiled and running properly on stock 7800 hardware. Sirius is a horizontally oriented space shooter that will feel right at home to those familiar with games such as Gradius and...

Space Invaders

Space Invaders

Atari 7800 - January 1, 2008

Space Invaders is a two-dimensional fixed shooter game in which the player controls a laser cannon by moving it horizontally across the bottom of the screen and firing at descending aliens. The aim is to defeat five rows of eleven aliens—some versions feature different numbers—that move horizontally back and forth across the screen as they advance towards the bottom of the screen. The player defeats an alien, and earns points, by shooting it with the laser cannon. As more aliens are defeated, the aliens' movement and the game's music both speed up. Defeating the aliens brings another wave that...

Summer Games

Summer Games

Atari 7800 - January 1, 1987

Experience the power, the glory, the thrill and the challenge of the world's greatest athletic competition: the SUMMER GAMES! The awe-inspiring OPENING CEREMONY focuses on 3,000 years of noble tradition as you proudly look on, ready to give your very best to honor your country. This is the moment you've worked and trained so long to achieve, to test your skill under pressure against the best of the world's athletes. You will try to excel in a whole spectrum of sports events - in track and field, swimming and diving, gymnastics, and skeet shooting. Boldness. Skill. Strategy....

Super Huey UH-IX

Super Huey UH-IX

Atari 7800 - January 1, 1988

A port of the 1985 Cosmi home computer game, Atari released this for the 7800 in 1988. This is a decent helicopter combat game, in which you pilot a Super Huey UH-IX.

Super Skateboardin'

Super Skateboardin'

Atari 7800 - January 1, 1988

Your Dad got you an after-school job at the factory where he works. You need the money 'cuz being the most radical boarder around means you've got heavy expenses. The job is a skateboarder's dream come true. Miles of halls and tubes to perfect your moves. Just cruise through and turn off all the machines and lights in the factory. Hurry up 'cuz power is leaking out fast! Naturally, there's a catch. You get paid depending on how much power you save. And you've got to be out of the factory by 5:15 pm today. One second more and you'll never make the deadline for entering the...

Tank Command

Tank Command

Atari 7800 - January 1, 1988

Tank Command is a vertically scrolling action game. You control a tank on a mission to capture the enemy flag as well as earn as many points as possible. To do this, you will need to blast your way through their defenses on three levels of increasing difficulty. Blocking your progress are enemy tanks, pillboxes, missiles, jeeps, infantry, huts, and more, all of which earn you points when destroyed. Your tank is equipped with a limited amount of fuel and ammo, however it can be replenished occasionally by collecting the bonus icons when they appear on the screen. If you can make it past all of...

Title Match Pro Wrestling

Title Match Pro Wrestling

Atari 7800 - January 1, 1989

The screams of the crowd shake the arena as the Title Belt contenders circle one another. Mad Dog makes the first move smashing his fists into Skin Head's chest who gasps for air, then retaliates with a shin cracking kick. Mad Dog growls and grabbing from behind drags Skin Head across the ring whipping him around in an airplane spin; letting go so he flies into the ropes and bounces back to meet Mad Dog's concrete forearm across his neck...a perfectly executed clothesline. Wasting no time Mad Dog elbow drops him. Skin Head's face winces in pain as he fights his way up and staggers...

Tomcat: The F-14 Fighter Simulator

Tomcat: The F-14 Fighter Simulator

Atari 7800 - January 1, 1989

Become a F-14 Naval Aviator undergoing seek and destroy missions while dodging and gunning enemy bogeys in deadly dogfights with your 20mm cannon and air-to-air missiles. Your cockpit comes with state of the art technology, courtesy of the U.S. Air Force: Display and main computer, Bogey Alert Indicator, G-Force Indicator, Electronic Counter Measures, and a Cannon Overheat Indicator (yes, it can overheat!)...and if your feeling up to it, give the ol'bird a boost to Mach 1.0! The gameplay like other simulation games consists of taking off, flying, combat and landing. Though most of the...

Touchdown Football

Touchdown Football

Atari 7800 - January 1, 1988

It's fourth and long with less than a minute remaining in the game. The winner gets a wild card berth in the playoffs. You're down by a field goal. Your quarterback makes a perfect pass, your receiver is wide open, and then you see the referee's arms fly up signaling the touchdown. You're going to the playoffs.

Tower Toppler

Tower Toppler

Atari 7800 - 1988

A serious problem is blocking attempts to colonize the otherwise life-compatible planet Nebulus: it's water is poisonous! The only way to return the water to its harmless, natural form is to destroy the eight enormous towers that maintain a mysterious, lethal hold over all forms of this valuable resource. Spurred to action by the needs of your dangerously overpopulated home planet, you must attempt to conquer these alien-forsaken relics once and for all. But it won't be easy! You'll have to climb each tower all the way to the top in order to detonate its vulnerable spot. And, succeeding...

Water Ski

Water Ski

Atari 7800 - May 27, 1988

In Water Ski you are water skiing on the Pharonna River. You control both the boat and skier in this vertically scrolling action game. Your goal is to reach the finish line before time runs out and also to earn as many points as possible. The river is quite dangerous, and features many twists and turns along with rocks, logs and other obstacles. For bonus points there are numerous ramps located throughout the river which your skier can jump over (and if you can manage to ski over every ramp on the level, you'll earn even more points!). You start the game with four skiers, and the game ends...

Winter Games

Winter Games

Atari 7800 - January 1, 1987

You're an athlete at the 1988 Winter Games at Calgary, Alberta, Canada. You're about to move across snow and ice with as much speed, strength, endurance and grace as you can muster in the blustery cold. This is the winter portion of the world's foremost amateur sports competition. You'll match your skills against the top athletes. Be proud. Today you stand among the elite few whose courage and stamina will be tested by these Winter Games. Listen. A fanfare of trumpets sound as thousands of white doves are releases, symbolically to fly to the countries of the world with the message of...

Xenophobe

Xenophobe

Atari 7800 - 1989

Hostile aliens - Xenophobes - are infesting space stations vital to your planet's security. These aliens threaten to overrun the stations, rendering the space stations useless. You are part of an elite team who is ready to speed to these endangered space stations. Your mission is clear: destroy the aliens, regain control of the space stations, and pick up any valuable hardware you might discover as you sweep the stations for aliens. The aliens are a swarming band of uglies, straight out of your worst nightmare. You'll need to use your talent just to stay alive as you rid each space...

Xevious

Xevious

Atari 7800 - 1988

It's a nightmare, but it's true! Research shows that we are the actual aliens on Earth, and the ruthless Xevions are the original inhabitants. Now the Xevions want Earth back -- minus humans! Their invasion forces are fierce -- the land is crawling with deadly Domogram Rovers; the sky is black with Toroid Patrol Fleets and Zoshi Death Squads. Our puny weapons offer no defense. Earth's only hope is our powerful new Solvalou Fighter Plane. Its pilot will have a single mission: Penetrate the enemy ranks and destroy the Xevious Mother Ship. The mission is dangerous. We can't guarantee...

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