Atari Games

720°

720°

Arcade - Released - December 1, 1986

Skate through a ramp-filled world doing jumps for points in this timed game. Buy equipment at shops or enter tournaments to win cash prizes. When time runs out player must "Skate or Die!" -- run to the nearest tournament! 720 Degrees, or 720°, is a 1986 arcade game by Atari Games. 720°, a skateboarding game, is notable in that along with BMX Simulator, it is one of the first extreme sports video games, and has a unique timed structure that requires the player score points in order to keep the game going. The game's name comes from the "ultimate" trick, turning a full 720° (two complete...

APB: All Points Bulletin

Arcade - Released - 1987

The overhead view of Officer Bob's police car scrolls in every direction. Catch wanted criminals and force them to confess. Eat doughnuts for extra time, avoid demerits and be sure to meet your quota of arrests! Join Officer Bob on a very politcally-incorrect, never-ending quest to meet his daily quota by arresting hitchhikers, litterbugs, honkers, dopers, speeders, assaulters, murderers, and the A.P.B.'s themselves. Bring in A.P.B.'s for questioning but do not get caught or else they will be released because of police brutality. Officer Bob starts each day at one of several police...

Area 51: Site 4

Area 51: Site 4

Arcade - January 1, 1998

Area 51: Site 4 is a light gun arcade game developed by Atari Games in 1998. It is a sequel to the original Area 51, picking up where that game left off. Though the graphics have been improved, they rely on the same FMV streaming technology as the original, and the gameplay remains largely the same as the original game.

BadLands (Atari)

BadLands (Atari)

Arcade - Released - 1989

Badlands is a 1989 arcade game published by Atari Games. It was ported by Domark under the Tengen label to a number of home computers. It is set in the aftermath of a nuclear war and races around abandoned wastelands with many hazards. Three gun-equipped cars race around a track to win prizes.

Batman (Atari)

Batman (Atari)

Arcade - Released - May 1, 1990

He's totally new. Totally tough. And he'll stop at nothing to make sure justice prevails! From the dark streets of GOTHAM CITY to the deepest corners of the criminal underworld comes the CAPED CRUSADER as you've never seen him before. Incredibly strong. Armed to the teeth. And ready to put his life on the line for the sake of all, on a search-and-destroy mission to end the Joker's reign of terror. He leaps, he flies, he dodges enemy fire and delivers it right back... with a vengeance. This is no kid stuff. This is as real as video gaming gets. If you liked what you saw in the movie, you're...

BeatHead

Arcade - Unreleased - 1993

Beat Head was produced by Atari Games in 1993, it was a prototype. Jump on the tiles that match your color or that have your color and your opponent's color. Jump on enough to fill your spaces before your opponent fills his.

Blasteroids

Blasteroids

Atari ST - Released - 1989

As the name suggests, this arcade conversion updates the basic Asteroids gameplay. That means to say that the main gameplay consists of flying through single-screen wrap-around levels shooting at rocks, which split into smaller rocks when hit, eventually becoming small enough to disappear. In this case the Asteroids are protecting Mukor, an evil being who is poisoning planets under the Colonising Corp’s control. Each level is split into either 9 or 16 sub-levels, which are chosen through a square in which any remaining level which is adjacent to the last level completed can be selected....

California Speed

California Speed

Nintendo 64 - Released - March 16, 1999

California Speed has you racing through, of course, California, with a range of different tracks based on the real maps of the state, with short-cuts and branching roads adding choice and variety. Cars include a collection of fast cars, as well as F1 cars and golf-carts, and you can customize your car's paint to suit your style. Split-screen two-player racing is supported.

Cyberball

Cyberball

Nintendo Entertainment System - January 1, 1991

Cyberball is an Atari Games arcade game of 7-man American football, using robotic avatars of different speeds, sizes, and skill sets. The game replaced the standard downs system with an explosive ball that progresses from "cool" to "warm", "hot", and "critical" status as it is used. Players can only defuse the ball, resetting it from its current state back to "cool" by crossing the 50 yard line or by change of possession, whether through touchdown, interception or fumble. A robot holding a critical ball while being tackled is destroyed along with the ball. The robots also possess finite...

Cyberball

Cyberball

Arcade - 1988

Cyberball is an Atari Games arcade game of 7-man American football, using robotic avatars of different speeds, sizes, and skill sets. The game replaced the standard downs system with an explosive ball that progresses from "cool" to "warm", "hot", and "critical" status as it is used. Players can only defuse the ball, resetting it from its current state back to "cool" by crossing the 50 yard line or by change of possession, whether through touchdown, interception or fumble. A robot holding a critical ball while being tackled is destroyed along with the ball. The robots also possess finite...

Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters

Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters

Atari ST - Released - 1990

Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters has the player sent on a rescue mission to Planet X. This planet has been taken over by robots and it's up to the player to find and evacuate the remaining humans. It's a shooter similar to Gauntlet, only with an isometric viewpoint. The protagonist runs around the levels shooting robots, rescuing humans and picking up items.

Freeze

Arcade - Unreleased - 1996

The following info comes from the "Unreleased Atari arcade games" web site. Freeze! is an unreleased 1996 Atari game that was on display at the 1998 and 1999 [California Extreme] show. It's a puzzle game where the goal is to match at least three same-colored fish in a row. The twists in the game are as follows: You throw one fish at a time up into the playfield, which is pressed back down at you until the field is completely full. If you are "attacked" from the other player making a horizontal match, pieces towards the top are frozen and cannot be matched. To thaw a piece you need to make a...

Gauntlet

Gauntlet

Microsoft MSX

Gauntlet is an action game where players choose characters and fight their way through hordes of enemies that assault them on the way to the end of the level. One or two players must make their way through 100 levels of mayhem and magic. The game features a choice of four characters to play with, each with different weapons. Thor the Warrior has a bludgeoning battle axe, Thyra the Valkyrie has a close range sword, Questor the Elf has his long range bow, and Merlin the Wizard has magical bolts. Ghosts, goblins and even the life-draining Death are among the enemies. Enemies stream out of...

Gauntlet

Gauntlet

Apple II - Released - 1988

Gauntlet is an action game where players choose characters and fight their way through hordes of enemies that assault them on the way to the end of the level. One or two players must make their way through 100 levels of mayhem and magic. The game features a choice of four characters to play with, each with different weapons. Thor the Warrior has a bludgeoning battle axe, Thyra the Valkyrie has a close range sword, Questor the Elf has his long range bow, and Merlin the Wizard has magical bolts. Ghosts, goblins and even the life-draining Death are among the enemies. Enemies stream out of...

Gauntlet

Gauntlet

Arcade - Released - 1985

Up to four people can play at once, exploring dungeons and fighting monsters from a top-view perspective. Each player's character has different strengths and weaknesses. The players collect food, potions, and treasure in return for points, health, magic and power-ups. In this fantasy adventure maze game, there are four different player characters who each have different powers and/or weapons. The Warrior who wields a battle axe; the Elf who carries a bow and arrows; the Wizard who uses magic; and the Valkyrie who uses a sword and a shield. The four players move through mazes searching for...

Gauntlet (PlayChoice-10)

Gauntlet (PlayChoice-10)

Arcade

PlayChoice-10 is an arcade machine which can consist of as many as 10 different games previously available only on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) home console. The games for this system are in the modular form of circuit boards which are plugged into one of the ten open slots on the PlayChoice-10's motherboard. It's time again for the four warriors to gear up and head out on a new quest. Their mission this time is to retrieve the Sacred Orb of Rendar that was stolen by the nefarious Morak. He has hidden the Orb along with many other treasures in his Five Worlds maze. He of course...

Gauntlet Legends

Gauntlet Legends

Sega Dreamcast - Released - June 6, 2000

The diabolical Skorne has scattered the planet's powerful rune stones throughout the world so that nobody can use their powers to challenge his evil rule. Pick your character either the Warrior, Wizard, Valkyrie, or Archer and work with your party as you go on the ultimate manhunt. Fight your way through castles, deserts, temples, and forests and upgrade your weapons and powers as you collect money and experience. The action is fast and furious, but if you don't fight smart you'll find yourself right back where you started. But it'll take more than a powerful punch to get far, as there are a...

Gauntlet Legends

Gauntlet Legends

Arcade - Released - October 1, 1998

Gauntlet Legends is an arcade game released in 1998 by Atari Games. It is a fantasy themed hack and slash styled dungeon crawl game, a sequel to 1985's popular Gauntlet and 1986's Gauntlet II and marks the final game in the series to be produced by Atari Games. Its unusual features for an arcade game included passwords and characters that could be saved, enabling players to play over the course of a long period.

Gauntlet Legends

Gauntlet Legends

Nintendo 64 - Released - September 29, 1999

Arm yourself and up to 3 friends, for adrenaline-drenched 4-player action in the legendary Gauntlet universe. Destroy evil forces in the 7 kingdoms! Experience 3 never-before-seen worlds filled with new enemies, traps and treasures! Use powerful sorcery, exotic power-ups and new "Items of Legend" to save the Realm from the Demon Lord Skorne! Choose from the 4 classic characters (and unlock 5 hidden characters) to fight hordes of vile enemies and 6 vicious bosses! Become part of the Gauntlet saga by solving over 20 magical quests complete with new in-engine cinematics to tell the rich...

Guts And Glory

Arcade

Hard Drivin's Airborne

Hard Drivin's Airborne

Arcade - Unreleased - 1993

Hard Drivin's Airborne was a prototype produced by Atari Games in 1993. You control a car that transforms into a glider in this racing game.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Atari ST - Released

The player assumes the role of Indiana Jones as he infiltrates the lair of the evil Thuggee cult, armed only with his trademark whip. The player's ultimate goal is to free the children the cult has kidnapped as slaves, recover the stolen relics known as "Sankara Stones," and escape from the titular temple. Throughout Temple of Doom's several modes of gameplay, Indy loses a life if hit once (sustaining physical contact with enemies or other hazards), or from falling onto a walkable surface from too far a height. After choosing a difficulty level, the player begins the game, initially composed...

Indiana Jones And The Temple of Doom

Apple II - August 18, 1988

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is an action game released in 1988 for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The game is based on the arcade game and film of the same name. The resulting product differed from the arcade version in several aspects, but kept the same underlying premise and style. By December 1988, there were two versions of the game available, distributed by Tengen and Mindscape, although the software itself was identical. After a lawsuit, Tengen's unlicensed version was pulled from the shelves and Mindscape's became the standard. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom gives...

Klax

Klax

Arcade - 1989

Klax is a 1989 computer puzzle game designed by Dave Akers and Mark Stephen Pierce. The object is to line up colored blocks into rows of similar colors to make them disappear, to which the object of Columns is similar. Atari Games originally released it as a coin-op follow up to Tetris, about which they were tangled in a legal dispute at the time.

Klax

Klax

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1990

Entertaining puzzle game, originally in the arcades, whereby dominoe style tiles come towards you on a conveyor belt, and you have to arrange on a grid to make klax's which are groups of 3 tiles of the same colour. It gets hard because you are not allowed to let any drop from the conveyor belt, if you do you lose a life. It's like Tetris but harder.

KLAX

KLAX

Sega Master System - Released - 1991

KLAX will make you move fast and think fast. Catch coloured tiles as they come down the conveyor belt and arrange them in stacks of threes, vertically, horizontally or diagonally. Sounds easy?..... it is - until they come tumbling so fast, it'll drive you crazy trying to catch them all - while figuring out where to slack them before you run out of room!

Klax

Klax

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - 1990

In Klax, you take control of a paddle at the end of a conveyer belt, while colored tiles flip toward you down the conveyer belt. You must collect and arrange the tiles into horizontal, vertical, or diagonal groups of three referred to as klaxes. To a clear a stage, you must meet certain goals, which can include obtaining a certain number of klaxes, creating a particular arrangement of tiles, or collecting a certain number of tiles on your paddle. See how many stages you can get through in Klax.

The Last Starfighter

Arcade - Unreleased - 1984

This Prototype was never released to the general public. An alien entrepreneur has placed Starfighter games machines on Earth as a test for prospective Starfighters. Although Starfighter appears to be another arcade game, it contacts the alien when the high score record is broken. Alex, a 19-year old who lives in a trailer park, is an ace at Starfighter and gets whisked off to the planet Rylos as a draftee to combat the evil Xur and the Ko-Dan armada. Having been fooled into coming, Alex refuses and is returned to Earth. While Alex is gone from Rylos, a Ko-Dan attack destroys all the...

Mace: The Dark Age

Mace: The Dark Age

Nintendo 64 - Released - October 1, 1997

Mace: The Dark age is a 3D fighting game set in a dark fantasy setting. Players can choose between 18 characters from all over the world equipped with swords, daggers, maces, katanas and other weapons. Basic moves include: a quick and a strong attack with weapons, kicks, sidesteps, and throws. Additional attacks can be performed by pressing the standard attack buttons in different positions or combined with directional buttons. Counter attacks are also possible, but require more complicated button combinations and good timing. Standard moves can be linked to combos and each character has a...

Marble Madness

Marble Madness

Arcade - Released - December 1, 1984

Marble Madness is an isometric platform game where the player manipulates an onscreen marble from a third-person perspective. The player controls the marble's movements with a trackball, though most home versions use game controllers with directional pads. The aim of the game is for the player to traverse six maze-like, isometric courses before a set amount of time expires. Each course has its own time limit, with the remaining time left over from completing a course added to the succeeding one.

Mortal Kombat 3

Mortal Kombat 3

Apple Mac OS - Released - April 15, 1995

Shao Kahn has won. The Earthrealm is no more. In order to revive his Queen Sindel, the emperor Shao Kahn used the Outworld Tournament from Mortal Kombat 2 as a diversion while his Shadow Priests revive his fallen Queen on Earth. Once enacted, the dimensional bridge between the two realms connects, allowing Kahn's extermination squads to invade and destroy Earth, and enslave the population's souls. A small team of Raiden's "Chosen Warriors" survives the attack: Mortal Kombat champion Liu Kang and his ally Kung Lao, Special Forces agents Sonya Blade and Jax, the shaman Nightwolf, the riot cop...

Paperboy

Paperboy

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - December 12, 1990

A fairly good adaptation of a classic game for the Nintendo Game Boy. Paperboy is a 1984 arcade game by Atari Games. The players take the role of a paperboy who delivers newspapers along a suburban street on his bicycle. The game was ported to numerous video game consoles and personal computers. The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) version represented the first NES game developed in the United States. Paperboy was innovative for its theme and novel controls.

Paperboy

Paperboy

Apple II - Released - April 1, 1985

Paperboy is a 1985 arcade game developed and published by Atari Games. The player takes the role of a paperboy who delivers a fictional newspaper called "The Daily Sun" along a suburban street on his bicycle. The game was ported to a wide range of video game consoles and personal computers. The Nintendo Entertainment System version is the first NES game developed in the United States, and the Sega Master System version represented the first SMS game developed in the United Kingdom. Paperboy is notable for its unusual theme, which extends to using bike handlebars as the controller.

Peter Pack Rat

Peter Pack Rat

Arcade - Released - July 1, 1985

A platform game with three different boards Junk Yard, Cavern, and Tree. The object is to collect items like bottles, watches, hats, balls, and cans and bring them back to your nest. However, you must avoid a variety of animals such as rats, cats, dogs, bats and owls who are either in your way or are out to get you. The game play is quite simple: pick up one or more objects and return them to the nest. You can throw any number of objects that you've collected to stun animals. Flying animals that have been stunned can be ridden around the screen for a short period of time. A round ends when...

Pit-Fighter

Pit-Fighter

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - March 1, 1992

Venture deep into the hidden world of the under-city to battle the world's toughest brawlers! In Pit-Fighter, the only rule is to survive. Choose your hero - Buzz, a former Pro Wrestler with a killer body slam! Ty, a Champion kickboxer and veteran of the Pit. Kato, a Karate legend with a lethal Dragon Punch! Try your skills against a ruthless gang of renegade warriors. Take on Chainman Eddie in a special Grudge Match! Use your brute strength and raw stamina to claw your way to the final round against The masked Warrior! See if you have what it takes to become the supreme Pit-Fighter!

Primal Rage 2

Arcade - Unreleased - 1996

A fighting game where the dinosaurs can morph into their human counterparts. Atari Games never released this game. A test arcade cabinet briefly appeared playable at the Golfland arcades in California, and a supposedly finished machine of this was shown at the California Extreme 2001 show. The machine had the original board and most of the original art. In subsequent years, screenshots of the incomplete game were released on the Internet. In December 2012, a YouTube user posted a video that showcased the almost never-before seen game in action, and then in June 2014, it was reported that...

Race Drivin' Panorama

Race Drivin' Panorama

Arcade - Released - 1990

Race Drivin' Panorama was released in May 1991 in the USA (even if the title screen says 1990). Only 50 units were produced in the USA and 50 others in Ireland. The original selling price was $13995 at its time of release. The game utilized 3 to 5 Monitors to give you a 180 Degree View. Several 3 and 5-screen versions of this game were modified for use as driving simulators for use by human performance researchers. For a time the 5-screen version served as a platform for a police high-performance driving trainer program.

Rampart

Rampart

Atari Lynx - Released - 1992

Your castle and your lands are under siege! Enemy hoards attack by land while seaborne invaders bombard your castle walls with cannon fire. Somehow, you must defend your realm. But it won't be over until you conquer your enemies and regain all the land for yourself.

Road Runner

Road Runner

Atari ST - Released - 1985

Road Runner a racing game based on the Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner shorts. It was released by Atari Games in 1985. The player controls Road Runner, who is chased by Wile E. Coyote. In order to escape, Road Runner runs endlessly to the left. While avoiding Wile E. Coyote, the player must pick up bird seeds on the street, avoid obstacles like cars, and get through mazes. Sometimes Wile E. Coyote will just run after the Road Runner, but he occasionally uses tools like rockets, roller skates, and pogo-sticks.

Road Runner

Road Runner

Atari 2600 - Released - 1989

Road Runner is a variant of the platformer genre, based on the Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner shorts. It was developed and released by Atari Games in 1985.

Road Runner

Road Runner

Arcade - Released - 1985

Road Runner was produced by Atari Games in 1985. In Road Runner, the player takes control of the Road Runner. The Road Runner must run along the road, avoiding trucks, landmines, falling rocks, etc. and also not get caught by Wile E. Coyote. The Road Runner must also eat birdseed along the way or he will become faint and Wile E. will catch him. The Road Runner can earn points for eating the birdseed and also by making Wile E. get hit by trucks, falling rocks, etc. The Atari 2600 version has a difference from the other versions, in that the Road Runner isn't required to eat the...

RoadBlasters

RoadBlasters

Arcade - Released - January 1, 1987

Road Blasters was produced by Atari Games in 1987. RoadBlasters is a futuristic racing action game. The goal is to reach the finish line in one piece throughout each of 50 levels. Numerous enemies are out on the road to try and stop you, including armored cars, motorcycles, cannons on the side of the road, landmines, and more. Your vehicle is equipped with a machine gun to help you out, and occasionally a weapons plane will fly in and drop additional power ups that can be collected. Some of these are the U.Z. canon, cruise missiles, and speed boost. Your car has a very limited amount of...

S.T.U.N. Runner

S.T.U.N. Runner

Atari Lynx - Released - 1991

Pit your skills against earth invaders in the 25th century! You'll need all your driving skills in the narrow, twisting underground tunnels of the subterranean network. Destroy your enemies and advance your speed to incredible levels. Beat the clock and become the best there is - S.T.U.N. Runner!

San Francisco Rush: Extreme Racing

San Francisco Rush: Extreme Racing

Arcade - Released - 1996

The original San Francisco Rush was released in 1996 in the arcades and included 3 tracks and 8 cars. The gameplay is very arcade-like: You fly through the air with the greatest of ease, and when you hit a wall your car bursts into flames. You can customize your car with different colors, racing stripes, tire rims and much more.

San Francisco Rush: Extreme Racing

San Francisco Rush: Extreme Racing

Nintendo 64 - Released - November 8, 1997

Put the pedal to the metal, smoke the tires, and pour on the speed with San Francisco Rush! Hit the road in one of eight unique race cars ranked in four distinct performance classes. Burn rubber through the 3D modeled hills and landmarks of San Francisco. Choose from six accurately detailed tracks that can be adjusted with the games "Mirror" or "Backwards" options for a total of 24 incredible tracks! Spectacular hidden shortcuts on each track! Realistic sensation of catching air and landing hard - supports N64 Rumble Pak!

Skull & Crossbones

Skull & Crossbones

Arcade - Released - 1989

Fight as either Red Beard or One Eye through various pirate themed levels, like ships and forts, and even some non-pirate themed levels, battling ninjas, skeletons, and others in a quest to get back your hard earned money from an evil wizard. You can also fight side by side with a friend (who controls the pirate you didn't choose). Fighting works like fencing, with a few different moves to use, including parrying. The levels scroll through with a boss at the end of each. You gain money by vanquishing foes and digging for treasure where X marks the spot.

Space Lords

Space Lords

Arcade - Released - 1992

Space Lords was produced by Atari Games in 1992. First person fly through space game. You shoot or nuke various opponents with a gunner to help. Balance your ship's attributes between speed, agility, shields, and firepower. This game is divided into four areas. In all modes you receive a final Rating Score. However, only by completing all 15 missions do you receive an actual RANK (see Missions 1 thru 15): Missions 1 thru 15: In this mode the object is to complete each mission by destroying the stated number of enemy ships. The first eight are against a single species opponent and the...

Sparkz

Arcade

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Arcade - Released - 1985

Now transform your Star Wars games into a new adventure. The action is intensified in this conversion kit for your original Star Wars cabinet from Atari. Take the battle to the frozen planet of Hoth as Luke and his rebel squadron takes down the Empire's ambush assault! Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is a color vector game with four different scenarios per level 1 Probots, 2 Imperial Walkers, 3 Tie fighters, 4 Asteroid field. The game uses several music and dialogue samples from the movie of the same name. The player flys a either a Snowspeeder or the Millenium Falcon through four...

Street Drivin'

Arcade

Super Sprint

Super Sprint

Atari ST - Released - 1987

Super Sprint is a racing game for one or two players, with the Arcade version allowing three players to race at the same time. Gameplay is from an overhead view of the racetrack. The racetracks start simple and gradually get more complicated, and may also feature obstacles ranging from traffic cones to tornadoes. Occasionally wrenches will appear in the roadway, and when collected they can be used after a race to power up your car with better tires, better acceleration or a higher top speed.

Tenth Degree

Tenth Degree

Arcade

Atari's Tenth Degree, originally Juko Thread, was to combine the elements of the Tekken and Street Fighter style fighting games with an emphasis on speed. Videogames.com got a chance to see Tenth Degree in its early stages, and even played a few rounds on the arcade machine. The characters were designed in a 3D anime style, with both male and female fighters available. In the early stages, developers were discussing having a super deform mode and some other surprises as well. The characters would have had a variety of fighting styles, all designed under the creative awning of James Goddard,...

Tetris

Tetris

Arcade - Released - 1988

Tetris (In Russian: Тетрис) is a puzzle video game originally designed and programmed by Alexey Pajitnov in the Soviet Union. It was released on June 6, 1984, while he was working for the Dorodnicyn Computing Centre of the Academy of Science of the USSR in Moscow, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic. He derived its name from the Greek numerical prefix tetra- (all of the game's pieces contain four segments) and tennis, Pajitnov's favorite sport.

Vicious Circle

Vicious Circle

Arcade

Vindicators Part II

Vindicators Part II

Arcade - Released - 1988

Vindicators Part II was produced by Atari Games in 1988. This is a stripped-down version of the original tank game. This game plays identically to Vindicators with some exceptions: Only 10 of the 14 original levels are included. No T-shirt contest appears nor are there any contest-related items. Changes were made to the original weapons.

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