Atari 7800 - Released - 1988
This is simply a relabled 2600 32-in-1 cartridge. The games are all 2600 versions.
Atari 2600 - Released - January 1, 1988
32 In 1 Game Cartridge was released in 1988 in PAL format in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. It includes popular Atari 2600 games of the sports and shooter genres; a different game is selected every time the Atari 2600 or Atari 7800 is turned on. Most copies shipped as the pack-in game with the Atari 2600 in the UK and Atari 7800 in Australia and New Zealand, but it was also released as a boxed separate game for the Atari 2600. List of Games: 01 UFO 02 Human Cannonball 03 Fun with Numbers 04 3D Tic-Tac-Toe 05 Flag Capture 06 Reversi 07 Golf 08 Surround 09 Checkers 10...
Atari 800 - Released - December 1, 1979
3-D Tic-Tac-Toe is, as the name implies, a 3D version of Tic-Tac-Toe. The object of the game is to place four X's or four O's in a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal row on the 4x4x4 board. There are nine games of which the first eight games are for one human player against the computer. The numbers 1-8 represent the skill level. Game 9 is a two player game. In the DOS version there are only two difficulty settings and no two player game.
Atari 2600 - Released - June 1, 1980
The game is similar to the traditional game of tic-tac-toe, but is played on four 4×4 grids stacked vertically; it is basically a computerized version of the board game Qubic using traditional tic-tac-toe notation and layout. To win, a player must place four of their symbols on four squares that line up vertically, horizontally, or diagonally, on a single grid, or spaced evenly over all four grids. This creates a total of 76 possible ways to win, in comparison to eight possible ways to win on a standard 3×3 board. The game has nine variations: it can be played by two players against each...
Nintendo 3DS - Released - September 13, 2013
Race on 18 adrenaline-fueld tracks. Fly extreme speeds with 5 advanced jets. Take the ultimate 3D challenge. Let your Nintendo 3DS discover the true meaning of speed and adrenaline with AiRace Speed. Take the challenge and pilot the most advanced and powerful jets as you compete to beat your best time. Race on stunning high-speed tracks featuring extremlely difficult tunnels, spectacular halls and hidden shortcuts. Take speed to a whole new level and enjoy a frantic new gaming experience: Take the challenge - fly extreme speeds across 18 adrenaline-fueled tracks Stunning...
Arcade - Unreleased - 1982
Akka Arrh was a prototype produced by Atari in 1982. A space shooter where you must defend your spaceship from approaching enemies and prevent them from building a cannon. The game has two main views. One shows the overall area where you electrify zones with your cursor to destroy enemies and the other is a zoomed-in view of the center of the play area.
Atari 2600 - Released - January 1, 1983
The object of Alpha Beam is to help Sesame Street's Ernie pilot a small shuttle, collect fuel tanks (marked by a letter of the alphabet), and return them to his space ship so that he can return to Earth. The game was marketed as a family-friendly game that could teach children pre-reading skills such as identifying and matching letters. Alpha Beam was compatible with the Atari Kid's Controller, which was sold separately, although the regular keyboard controller is also compatible
Arcade - Released - June 6, 1975
Anti-Aircraft is a two-player arcade game by Atari, Inc, originally released in 1975. The game is sometimes referred to as Anti-Aircraft II, denoting the two-player aspect of the game.
Nintendo Game Boy - July 1, 1995
Asteroids Navigate a Speeding Spacecraft through Tumbling Debris! Blast a gleaming rocket through descending rocks and crashing rubble! Asteroids is the ultimate celestial obstacle course for unnerving space travel! Missile Command Annihilate Menacing Warheads and Save Civilization! Defend the famous cities from nuclear warheads raining down from the sky! Missile Command is the supreme test of pin-point precision, accurate aim and rapid response! - Two classic arcade super-hits on one Game Boy cartridge! - Programmed to take full advantage of Super Game Boy features! -...
Nintendo Game Boy - 1995
Centipede The Forest is Crawling with Critter Chaos! The forest is swarming with tormenting fleas, lethal scorpions and the dreaded Centipedes. Exterminate this insect battalion or they'll eat you for lunch! Millipede The Garden is Infested with Insect Insanity! A poisonous mushroom garden has been invaded by an army of creepy crawlers! Zap menacing Millipedes, jumping spiders, and nasty earwigs before they multiply into an insect epidemic! - Two classic insect-zapping games on one Game Boy cartridge! - The farther these bug-infested games advance, the faster the mania...
Nintendo Game Boy - 1995
Galaga The Galaga Military Front has Launched a Full Attack! Accompanied by an escort of evil Zakkos and Goei guards, the Boss Galagas attempt to lock you into their tractor beams. Beat the relentless aliens at their own cruel game by uncovering the secret of the Dual Fighter and unleashing your powered-up wrath on the swooping creatures. Test your aim and build up your ship reserves in the Challenging Stages, too! Galaxian Pilot the Galakship and Conquer the Alien Forces! You are a lone Galaxian warrior chosen for a mission to repel the evil Aliens. Your only defense is your trusty...
Arcade - Unreleased - 1992
Atari Arcade Classics was created to celebrate 20 years of Atari and included new versions of Centipede and Missile Command called Super Centipede and Missile Command II. Both games were co-op games but this arcade game was never released.
Nintendo Game Boy - Released - 1996
SUPER BREAKOUT In SUPER BREAKOUT, the addictive original game is enhanced with new levels of difficulty and faster action. Play classic, wall-smashing BreakOut, challenge the downward-scrolling intensity of Progressive, break the barriers with twice the intensity in Doubles, or try Cavity for multiple-ball mayhem! BATTLEZONE In BATTLEZONE, peer through the cockpit of your battletank into the world's first virtual landscape. Use visual and radar feedback to hunt and destroy fleets of enemy tanks, missiles and flying saucers. Plot your strategy carefully and keep moving - they're also...
Atari 5200 - May 11, 1982
Trapped in space somewhere between the planets Ortanus and Earth, your ship is suddenly surrounded by a field of massive asteroids. And, as if that weren't enough excitement for one day, a group of alien saucers stage a surprise attack. Quickly you take over the controls to save your ship from imminent doom. You must thrust away from the path of the oncoming asteroids. Put up shields to protect the ship. Hyperspace into thin air. Flip over and get the asteroids attacking from behind. It's all in your hands now. Good luck! Thought to have been planned to be a launch title for the Atari 5200...
Atari 800 - Released - 1981
Asteroids surround you. Trapped far from home your embattled spaceship hurls towards its doom. You are caught in the center of a gigantic cloud of asteroids. You have no choice. You must pulverize all the asteroids in your path with you photon cannon if you are ever to save yourself and your ship. You have more than enough photon power to destroy all the asteroids you can see, but you can only fire four shots into the asteroid field at one time. You can be hit four times before your ship is finally destroyed. Every 10,000 points you score will earn you another ship.
Arcade - Released - 1979
Your space craft is dangerously situated among fast moving asteroids in an asteroid belt that can destroy your ship on contact. Armed with a front mounted weapon and the ability to hyperspace, you fly through the debris, destroying each rock one piece at a time. Alien saucers visit the playfield from time to time with an eye towards destroying your ship! The objective of Asteroids is to score as many points as possible by destroying asteroids and flying saucers. The player controls a triangular-shaped ship that can rotate left and right, fire shots straight forward, and thrust forward. As...
Arcade - Released - 1980
Pilot a spaceship equipped with shields and auto-fire as you blast through level after level of rotating asteroids. UFOs and multi-segmented Killer Satellites take chase, searching for an opportunity to destroy your ship. Asteroids Deluxe features modified gameplay intentionally designed to challenge players who had mastered the original Asteroids. Hyperspace was replaced with a new option called "shields", which creates a protective barrier around the players' ship. This barrier is only effective when the button is depressed and held unlike hyperspace, and depletes with use also unlike...
Atari 5200 - August 8, 1983
Astro Grover (along with Muppet Go-Round and Big Bird’s Hide and Seek) was part of Atari’s planned children’s line of games for the Atari 5200. These titles would have utilized the 5200 Kid’s Controller, which was actually just a giant keypad that would have easy for children with small hands to use. However, while the 2600 children’s line was released (featuring completely different games), the 5200 games and controller never saw the light of day. The games were however eventually released by CBS on the Atari 8-bit computers and the Nintendo Entertainment System, although some were...
Sony Playstation 2 - November 22, 2004
Atari Anthology contains Atari 2600 games from the 1970's and 1980's. Over 85 games are reproduced, including arcade titles: Asteroids, Asteroids Deluxe, Battlezone, Black Widow, Centipede, Crystal Castles, Liberator, Lunar Lander, Gravitar, Major Havoc, Millipede, Missile Command, Pong, Red Baron, Space Duel, Super Breakout, Tempest, and Warlords. Also included are Atari 2600 titles: 3D Tic Tac Toe, Adventure, Air-Sea Battle, Asteroids, Atari Video Cube, Backgammon, Battlezone, Blackjack, Bowling, Breakout, Canyon Bomber, Casino, Centipede, Circus Atari, Combat, Crystal Castles, Demons to...
Arcade - Released - May 1, 1979
One on one basketball between two players or one player and computer. Giant "Atari Trak Ball" (TM) and one button for control. "Sweet Georgia Brown" at tip-off. Crowd roars with every successful shot. Large cabinet with nearly a 30" x 30" footprint. Large control panel holds two trak ball controllers - players stand side by side during play.
Arcade - October 1, 1978
Atari Football is a 2-player 1978 arcade game. It was developed and published by Atari, Inc.. In this game, the sport of American football is accurately emulated, with players represented by Xs and Os. The game was one of the most popular arcade games in its day. In 1979, Atari released a more challenging four-player version programmed by Dave Theurer the creator of Missile Command and Tempest.
Arcade - Unreleased - 1978
Atari Mini Golf is an unreleased prototype game from 1978. It is a miniature golf game in shades of grey and black and white.
Arcade - Released - April 1, 1980
A top-view, two- or four-player soccer game. This game was programmed by Dave Theurer, who created the classics Missile Command and Tempest as well as I, Robot and APB. In France, Atari and a jukebox brand named 'electrokicker' built a special cabinet for Atari Soccer and renamed it to "Coupe du Monde".
Atari 2600 - Released - 1982
In this game, you control Marvin the Cube Master. You move him around a six-sided cube with nine squares to a side. The object is to get all nine sides to be one color each in the least amount of time or fewest moves, depending on the game variation you select. Marvin changes a space's color by standing on it and you pressing the fire button. Marvin will then exchange the color he is with the space. Marvin cannot move onto a space of the same color as he is. To rotate the cube, just move to the edge and press the joystick in the direction to rotate. The game variations allow for...
Arcade - Released - April 1, 1978
Avalanche is a 2-D game of skill. You control a multi-storied platform with a spinner-knob. Your goal is to prevent the falling rocks from ever reaching the ground. There are six rows of rocks to deal with. You start with a 6-storied platform and you lose one platform per row of rocks cleared. You score points for those rocks you prevent from reaching the ground. Of course, the farther the row of rocks, the smaller and faster they become. Your ultimate goal is to get enough points so that you can continue your game should you lose your first one. Get your hard hat out and prepare to catch...
Nintendo Game Boy Advance - March 16, 2005
Atari's BACKYARD series is based around the idea of taking original kid characters and teaming them up with the biggest names in sports to play baseball, football, and several other sports. BACKYARD BASEBALL 2006 for the GBA teams player-created characters with Major League Baseball hard-hitters from all 30 MLB teams to compete in tournaments, exhibition games, and other challenges. As the name suggests, the games are mostly played on backyard lots, although some fields, like the Gater Flats swamp, probably don't exist in many kids' backyards. Players have the choice of creating custom...
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Released - October 26, 2010
The successful re-launch of Backyard Sports continues with the release of Backyard Sports: Rookie Rush in fall 2010. Fan favorite characters Pablo, Dmitri and Joey will play ball with new friends in this action-packed single and multiplayer Backyard Sports Football game which features 12 interactive fields and original turbo-charged power-ups. Expect non-stop fun with over 20+ hours of gameplay, 5 addicting new mini-games, family fun mode, season, tournament and an original story mode - all designed to keep you on your feet and on the field.
Atari 7800 - Released - 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...
Atari 5200 - 1983
Barroom Baseball is an interesting prototype in that it was never intended for home use. As the name suggests Barroom Baseball was a special version of Realsports Baseball modified for use in 5200 arcade units. These special 5200's were modified to run off of a coin operated timer and were intended for use in bars and in Latin American countries where such machines were popular. It is unknown if any of these units were actually produced, but according to internal company memos at least one may have been field tested. To date no other specially modified games have been found.
Atari Lynx - Released - 1992
The crowd roars as the Mighty Champ steps up to the plate. Wild Joe, the southpaw flamethrower, stares in to his catcher for what seems like minutes. He nods slowly and steps into his windup. He throws a heater right under the Champ's chin. The big man falls to the ground to avoid getting hit. He sits there a second, glaring at Wild Joe, then slowly rises to his feet. The tension is as thick as peanut butter as he steps back into the box. Wild Joe's next two pitches, breaking balls, shave the corners of the plate, bringing the count to I and 2. The Champ steps out of the box and peers at the...
Atari Lynx - Released - 1992
Vinnie 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!
Atari 7800 - Released - 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...
Atari Lynx - Released - 1992
Gotham City is in desperate trouble again. Catwoman and The Penguin have joined forces to terrorize the entire metropolis! Only you can help Batman foil their deadly scheme and save the city from their fiendish clutches.
Atari 5200 - September 15, 1983
A port of the arcade game Battlezone for Atari 5200. Like the arcade game you drive a tank around and shoot enemy tanks while trying to avoid their fire in a 3d environment. It was unfortunately never released and only exists in prototype form. The prototype seems mostly finished but the hit detection seems off at times and not perfected. It also replaces some of the vector based graphics of the arcade with raster likely due to limitations of the Atari 5200. You can also play this with two joysticks which is said to help with controlling the game versus single if you get used to it.
Arcade - Released - November 1, 1980
Commonly considered the earliest progenitor of first-person shooters (FPS), Battlezone is a 3D tank game initially released in the arcades, and later converted officially to many systems. Earth has been invaded, and you and your tank lead the defensive effort. You drive around the battlefield from a first-person view, targeting and firing at tanks, planes and UFOs. You have a radar to help you see where the enemies are in direction and distance. Objects can be used as strategic cover. Controls simulate the tracks of a tank realistically, so the direction and speed settings are varied -...
Sony Playstation Vita - November 4, 2014
The Binding of Isaac is a randomly generated action RPG shooter with heavy Rogue-like elements. Following Isaac on his journey players will find bizarre treasures that change Isaac’s form giving him super human abilities and enabling him to fight off droves of mysterious creatures, discover secrets and fight his way to safety.
Atari 5200 - 1983
This unreleased, unfinished game is similar to Broderbund's famous game, Karateka. Select your black belt level (difficulty level) and fight your way through eight rooms. The keypad is used to execute a variety of karate moves, although the game has no collision detection so you can't really fight your enemies. While the game looks promising, you cannot progress beyond eight rooms because you can't defeat your enemies.
Arcade - Released - 1982
Black Widow is an arcade game where you control the titular spider trying to protect its web. You move the spider around the web with the left joystick, and use the right joystick to shoot in different directions. Your web is being attacked by other bugs. You must either shoot them or avoid them. Avoiding them means leaving them to the Bug Slayer, a creature that's harmless to you, but is invulnerable and competes with you. After it defeats a bug, you can go after its prey to steal its points.
Arcade - Released - 1987
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....
Atari 5200 - Unreleased - 2018
As the name implies, Boogie is not a game but a music demo. This prototype displays the 5200 splash screen while continuously playing a "boogie" tune. The music is somewhat interesting, and shows off the 5200's music abilities fairly well. It's unknown whether this prototype was made simply as a learning tool, or if some kind of music game was being planned. Additional info: Boogie Demo, Atari, Music, 1982. Boogie demo was coded by Atari for internal use as a demonstration of the audio capabilities of the Atari 5200. The cartridge plays an impressive little boogie, then repeats. There is...
Arcade - Released - 1980
This is the military version of Battlezone. You do not control the tank, just the turret. Enemy tanks do not fire at you. The only way to lose is to run out of ammo or shoot a friendly tank. This was designed to be more of a training tool for the US Armed forces than an actual game.
Arcade - Released - May 13, 1976
Breakout is an arcade game developed and published by Atari, Inc. It was conceptualized by Nolan Bushnell and Steve Bristow, influenced by the 1972 Atari arcade game Pong, and built by Steve Wozniak aided by Steve Jobs. The game was ported to multiple platforms and upgraded to video games such as Super Breakout. In addition, Breakout was the basis and inspiration for certain aspects of the Apple II personal computer. In the game, a layer of bricks lines the top third of the screen. A ball travels across the screen, bouncing off the top and side walls of the screen. When a brick is hit, the...
Arcade - January 1, 1998
California Speed features racing through California, with a range of different and unique tracks based on the real life maps of the US state, with short-cuts and branching elements adding elements of strategy when racing to the finish line.The car pool includes the usual collection of fast cars, as well as F1 racers and golf-carts.
Arcade - Unreleased - 1976
Owen Rubin (first Atari coin-op game programmer) - Cannonball game story: I have been asked about the very first game I worked on at Atari and how my first creation took place. That would be the coin-op version of Cannon Ball. The game was one of the very early microprocessor games created at Atari in early 1976. I liked playing the game Stunt Cycle, a hardware only game where you jumped a motorcycle over an ever increasing array of buses, and wanted something that easy with increasing difficulty. At that time, video games were almost completely created by four people: The hardware engineer,...
Arcade - Released - November 1, 1977
Two aircraft (yours and your opponent's) fly over a canyon filled with layers of colorful bricks, a la Breakout. Using the fire button on your paddle controller, you earn points by dropping bombs into the canyon and destroying as many blocks as possible. The player with the highest score at the end of the game wins. This game is extremely limited in that it is played using only the paddle controller's fire button. You do not control the movement of the planes and helicopters, but rather you must time your shots to do the most damage. The cartridge includes a secondary variation titled...
Arcade - Unreleased - 1977
Catch was a prototype produced by Atari in 1977. Move a stack of paddles left and right to catch falling rocks. This was an early prototype version if 1978's Avalanche.
Atari 2600 - Homebrew - 2017
Caverns of Mars is a computer game originally made for the Atari 8-bit computers, programmed by Greg Christensen and published by Atari Program Exchange (APX) in 1981. It became the best selling APX title of all time, eventually being released by Atari in game cartridge format. The game was developed to a prototype stage for the Atari 2600, but wasn't released on the console. Said prototype would show up as one of the games present on the Atari Flashback 2, a plug-and-play 2600-style device containing 42 built-in games and from there found its way into Homebrew release for the...
An excellent arcade-style shooter, Caverns of Mars is a downward-scrolling game where players must pilot their craft through a series of five underground levels filled with alien ships, narrow passageways and a variety of obstacles, including blue diamonds, force field barriers and floating space mines. Fuel must be collected along the way, and at the bottom of the last level a Martian base must be destroyed. Horizontal sections provide variety, scrolling is smooth, and the fast paced, though methodical shooting action is intensely enjoyable, making this a truly addictive game.
Atari 5200 - Released - 1982
The player moves the character about the bottom area of the screen and fires laser shots at a centipede advancing from the top of the screen down through a field of mushrooms. Shooting any section of the centipede creates a mushroom; shooting one of the middle segments splits the centipede into two pieces at that point. Each piece then continues independently on its way down the board, with the first section of the rear piece becoming a new head. If the head is destroyed, the section behind it becomes the next head.
Atari 2600 - Released - January 1, 1982
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 of the three starting magic wands. Insect Opponents and Mushrooms All enemy insects have a...
Nintendo Game Boy - Released - December 1, 1992
The arcade smash with a hundred legs and a thousand thrills They make your skin crawl. And the hair go up on the back of your neck. Centipedes, spiders, fleas, scorpions swarming at you from behind eerie black toadstools. You've got to stop them with your bug blaster. Hurry. They're fast. They attack in waves. And they're coming for you. - Enjoy all the excitement of the coin-op version at home or on the go. - Challenge your skills with 4 different levels of difficulty from novice to expert. - Single player, two players alternating, or use Game Link to connect two Game Boys for...
Atari 7800 - Released - June 1, 1987
A good port of the coin-op classic. The 7800 version also features competitive and cooperative 2-player modes.
BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1982
Superior Software's conversion of the Atari game. The BBC Micro conversion was by Richard Hanson. You have to shoot the sections of the centipede as it moves through the mushrooms, before it gets to the bottom of the screen and touches your ship.
Mattel Intellivision - Released - January 1, 1983
GET OUT YOUR BUG BLASTER AND SAVE THAT FUNGUS! THE THRILL OF THE ARCADE GAME An insidious invasion of multiplying insects (centipedes, jumping spiders, poisonous scorpions, and frenzied fleas) pose different perils to the mushroom patch. You must repeatedly blast enraged creepers and stubborn obstacles or lose your enchanted fungus. Remember to listen for the distinctive sounds of the attacking bugs; and watch out for blasted centipede segments, for each one grows a new head!
Atari 2600 - September 11, 1977
A rebranded version of Surround, published and sold under the Tele-Games name by Sears.
Atari Lynx - Released - 1991
Checkered Flag puts you in the driver's seat of a Formula 1 race car! Choose from 18 high-speed tracks, three different transmissions, and single-heat or tournament racing. For really tough wheeling, challenge up to five of your friends and get into big-time competition!
Arcade - Released - 1983
Cloak & Dagger is an arcade game released by Atari in 1983 The game is based on the film of the same name where it is critical to the plot. The game saw limited arcade release as a conversion kit for Robotron 2084 cabinets. The Cloak & Dagger game screens from the movie are mostly from the arcade version, and not the Atari 5200 game console as it would appear in the film. Although a 5200 version of the game was planned, it was never released due to the video game crash of 1983 and eventual sale of Atari. Because the Atari 5200 version of Cloak & Dagger wasn't complete during filming, the...
Arcade - Unreleased - 1983
Cloud 9 was an arcade prototype produced by Atari in 1983. A gallery shoot 'em up game where a shoot clouds in the sky. Avoid rain drops and other enemies. Try to destroy all clouds before your chamber is flooded.
Atari Jaguar - Released - 1994
Sure, you've always wanted to blaze down the streets of San Francisco in a souped-up hot rod, just like in those action movies. But have you ever wanted to scramble across the living room floor playing tag in a minature racing car with a buddy? Or plow through an Old West town in a futuristic speed machine picking up randomly placed energy Powerballs? Strap in and join the 64-bit club!
Windows - Released
Welcome to Fatal Illusion, Episode 1 of the Clue Chronicles Mystery Series; an expansive, richly detailed world where YOU actually solve the mystery! It's New Year's Eve 1938. On board the private yacht of the wealthy and eccentric Ian Masque, you find yourself part of a "select" group of guests invited to an "unusual" New Year's Eve party. Each guest has a story to tell, but their connection to you and to each other remains hidden. Something strange is bound to happen, and everyone is a suspect. Get ready to put your best deductive reasoning to work and unravel the true story behind this...
Atari 2600 - Released - June 1, 1978
This one's not for stupid people. The goal of codebreaker is to guess a 3 or 4 digit number in 12 tries. The computer lets you know when your on the right track with some vague clues. In the second game, NIM, you and your opponent strategically remove blocks in an attempt to be the one to remove the last block. The game is essentially a clone of the popular game Mastermind
Atari 2600 - Released - January 1, 1983
Pepsi Invaders (also known as Coke Wins) is a video game for the Atari 2600 platform, based on the popular Space Invaders. It was commissioned by Coca-Cola for their 1983 sales convention, and developed by Atari as a modification of the original Space Invaders cartridge. The game is a modification of Space Invaders, with each row consisting of the letters P E P S I followed by an alien, instead of the original six aliens.[
Atari 2600 - Released - 1982
Combat 2 is video game for the Atari 2600. Originally announced in 1982, it was subsequently cancelled. Developed by Atari, the game was supposed to be the sequel to the classic Atari VCS game Combat, which was bundled with the system. In 2005 it finally saw release on the Atari Flashback 2 dedicated console, and has seen two subsequent releases, the first in the 2011 Nintendo DS compilation Atari's Greatest Hits Volume II and the second in the iPhone and Android app Atari Greatest Hits, initially released in 2012. Environments were an arena with a river in the middle with two bridges,...
Atari 2600 - Released - 1978
A Game of Concentration (also known simply as Concentration and Hunt & Score) is a video game produced by Atari, Inc. and released in 1978 for its Atari 2600 video game system. The game was programmed by Jim Huether, and is a video version of the classic memory game.
Arcade - Released - June 1, 1976
In Cops n' Robbers, 1 to 4 players play the parts of the police and criminals. The game always has either 2 or 4 players, and if there is an odd number of players, the computer controls the remaining players. Half the players control the cops, and the other half controls the robbers. The two sides are each on one side of the street in their car, shooting each other. Each side can move up and down their own lane. A beer truck moves up and down the center lane, which gets in the way of the shooters.
Atari 2600 - Released - 2002
This game was developed concurrently for the Atari 2600 and 7800, but only the 7800 version was released. The 2600 version only has three levels as opposed to six on the 7800, but those three levels are well utilized considering the limitations of the 2600. As an Ornithologist, you must protect the eggs of the South American Hornbill that are nested in your tree. Various predators attempt to steal the eggs from under your nose. Using your slingshot, you must defend the eggs until the timer runs out. If a predator steals an egg you still have a chance to save it, but you risk losing other eggs...
Arcade - Released - October 15, 1975
A 1 or 2 player driving game where players steer their cars between barriers and oil slicks while getting the flashing flags to score points. This seems to be a european version of Crash 'n Score.
Atari 2600 - Released - October 1, 1988
In Crossbow, you and several friends are trying to cross many treacherous landscapes in order to retrieve stolen treasures from the castle of the Evil Master. All of the members of your party are unarmed, however you carry a crossbow. Using this, you need to shoot any obstacles or hostile enemies that may get in the way of your friends as they cross the screen. You see the landscape from a first person point of view, and one by one each member of the party will walk from the left to right on the screen. There are many different landscapes that need to be crossed, each with its own variety of...
Arcade - 1975
The game required two players, each with a “gun”, at opposite sides of the playfield. Each player had a vertical position knob (a potentiometer like Pong) and a fire button. Each gun could have one shot in the air at a time. There was a big ball, which started at the center, and there were small bumpers in the playfield that made the ball bounce. You tried to “push” the ball into your opponent’s goal line by shooting it. Each hit added a little energy and it took multiple hits to get the speed of the ball up, but then you had to watch out for rebounds off the bumpers.
Atari 2600 - 1984
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 will temporarily be invincible to the castles inhabitants.
BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1986
Crystal Castles is an arcade game developed by Atari. It was converted for the BBC Microcomputer by Peter Johnson and published by U.S. Gold. The game is played with an isometric view of the multi platformed castle. When Bentley Bear 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 will temporarily be invincible to the castles inhabitants.
Acorn Electron - Released - 1986
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 will temporarily be invincible to the castles inhabitants.
Dark Chambers is an arcade action game similar to Gauntlet. You are an explorer in an underground maze; your goal is to survive the 26 different levels and collect as many of the hidden treasures as you can. Hidden somewhere in each of the levels is an exit which will take you on to the next level. Trying to stop you from completing your quest are a wide variety of creatures, including zombies, wraiths, skeletons, wizards, and the grim reaper. Each of the creatures in the game has a different strength; when you shoot a creature, it will transform into the next weaker creature. Eventually a...
Atari Jaguar - Released - February 1, 1996
You whomped the aliens from the Alpha Proximian Empire in classic Defender and sent them home to cry. Now they want the planets that Earth is mining for desperately needed, life-sustaining minerals. Your job is to protect the space miners as they perform their vital work. The aliens will try to capture them and use their life-energy to turn their ships into hyper-fast mutants. Rescure the captives and destroy the aliens or Earth is history!
Atari 7800 - Released - 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.
Arcade - Released - October 1, 1977
A sea battle game where the player moves a destroyer back and forth along the surface of the water. The ship drops depth charges to destroy the submarines that are moving back and forth below. Atari Destroyer was a unique 1 player experience. With a combination of realistic controls, sound effects and the use of 3D cardboard graphics overlaying the monitor the game gave the player a feel of playing a realistic sea battle game. With sonar and explosion sounds from the left and right speakers the game had a fully immersed experience for 1977.
Mattel Intellivision - Released - January 1, 1987
Burrow your way through a maze of subterranean passages, hunting the deadly Pooka and the fire-breathing Fygar! Break into their tunnels, shoot 'em with your air hose, pump 'em up and... POP! Simple? Not exactly, because now they're after you! Start a new tunnel... dig under that rock just ahead... time it right... BAM! The rock falls on Fygar! Now where's that Pooka...? - All the fun and thrills of the arcade hit! - Hunt Pooka and Fygar through a maze of tunnels! Pump them full of air until they explode or drop rocks on them! Catch them deep for the most points! - Watch out! Pooka and...
Sony Playstation 3 - December 10, 2013
Doki-Doki Universe is a video game published and developed by HumaNature Studios for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita. The game is unique because it is essentially a large interactive personality test. The game starts with a robot named QT3 and a talking red balloon accidentally getting left on an asteroid by a human family traveling through space. Roughly forty years later Alien Jeff locates QT3 and informs him that his model is being discontinued for lacking humanity. Alien Jeff has been tasked with determining if QT3, an emotionless and obedient robot, is capable of...
Arcade - Released - January 1, 1977
Atari's Dominos is a one, two or four-player video action game packaged in its own distinctively styled upright cabinet that rest directly on the floor. A 23-inch TV monitor is monted in the top front of the cabinet, with the monitor viewing screen tilted back from vertical. The TV monitor viewing screen is covered with plexiglas panel. Dominos came in an upright two-player cabinet as well as a four-player cocktail cabinet. All cabinets were produced in 1976 and originally released in 1977. Gameplay is a variation of the snake genre, in which players compete by surrounding each other with...
Atari 2600 - Released - August 15, 1989
Double Dunk is a simulation of two-on-two, half-court basketball. Teams have two on-screen characters, a shorter "outside" man and a taller "inside" man. In a single-player game, the player controls the on-screen character closest to the ball, either the one holding the ball (on offense) or the one guarding the opponent with the ball (on defense). In two-player games, each player may control one of the two teams as in a one-player game, or both players may play on the same team against a computer-controlled opponent. You can get the designer's initials to show up on the statistics screen if...
Atari 2600 - Released - 1980
This is another prototype with the Dukes of Hazzard name. However, this is a modified version of Stunt Cycle, another unreleased game, eventually released in small batches by Hozer Video Games. In this case, the graphics have been changed to a Dukes of Hazzard theme.
Atari 2600 - Unreleased
Based off the 1984 movie, Dune was to be an action/adventure game along the same lines the classic 2600 game Adventure. Dune was originally started by veteran programmers Bruce Poehlman and Gary Stark before they began working on the 5200 game "The Last Starfighter" (which also went unreleased). Unfortunately Gary and Bruce had only gone through the brainstorming process when work was stopped. However it appears that another programmer may have been assigned to pick up and continue work on Dune. Unfortunately only preliminary coding had been started before Jack Tramiel shut down 2600 game...
Microsoft Xbox - September 7, 2003
Journey through a world filled with magic and monsters, treasures and traps, good and evil--a world unto itself where heroes are made not born. Take on perilous quests through never-before-seen planes of existence and carve a path to righteousness. Conquer dungeons, search for gemstones, fight monsters, improve your skills and more as one of four distinct Hero characters: Fighter,Wizard, Cleric or Thief. Immediately immerse yourself in solo games or play cooperatively with up to 4 players. Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes gives you a chance to taste victory as only a true Hero can.
Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1990
Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters is an arcade game developed by Atari Games in 1989. The game is based loosely around the campy science fiction B movies of the 1950s. It was ported for most major home computer platforms of the time. According to the introduction, Planet X is a synthetic industrial planetoid whose most notable feature is the research laboratory of the buxom and brainy Dr. Sarah Bellum. Evil aliens called Reptilons invade the planet, capture the good doctor, and force the rest of the humans to manufacture a robot army to take over the Earth. Escape From The...
Arcade - Released - 1989
Planet X is a synthetic industrial planetoid whose most notable feature is the research laboratory of the buxom and brainy Dr. Sarah Bellum. Evil aliens called Reptilons invade the planet, capture the good doctor, and force the rest of the humans to manufacture a robot army to take over the Earth. The player must shoot their way through a series of maze-like levels, releasing the human hostages along the way. Levers must be found and thrown to activate the escalators which allow access to new areas. Gems can be collected to increase the power of the player's ray gun, and food lockers may be...
Atari 7800 - Released - 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...
Atari Jaguar - Released - 1996
Life in the afterlife can be a nightmare for anybody -- especially if real life was a mess. In the Spectre Zone, eight people compete in the annual Hell Fighting Tournament for the amusement of the Gatekeeper. The prize is a second chance at life! Defeat each opponent and steal two of their special fighting moves to prepare for the final challenge -- a battle against the son of the devil himself. Show no mercy. There will be only one victor, only one new life... it must be yours!
Atari 5200 - 1984
This is a battle on three fronts. You are the captain of the ship Legacy. Your ultimate goal is to destroy the Warmongers' missile bases but you must also protect your cities. You begin the game in command mode. You select your other modes with the joystick. Up for navigation, down for torpedo, left for sea-to-air and right for sea-to-land. Navigation In navigation mode, you will see an overhead map of the world. You will note that there is a black dot in a black circle. This is you and the circle represents your effective range. You move the circle about the screen to target ships or...
Arcade - Released - June 1, 1978
One or two players drive a fire engine through a maze of winding city streets, avoiding parked cars. In one-player mode, a person may drive the front or back of the fire truck. In a two-person game, the front player sits and drives the rig while the rear player stands and steers the trailer. Drive the truck through a random maze of streets. The game is played for points and extended play. Player rankings are Sorry, So-So, Good or Ace. A select button at the front and back choose either hard or easy tracks. The game has an overhead view. The game uses inverted video during extended...
Arcade - Unreleased - 1983
Firebeast was a prototype produced by Atari in 1983. Fly a Dragon, and protect miners from falling energy beams.
Arcade - Released - 1984
Firefox is a single player arcade laserdisc game based on the 1982 Clint Eastwood movie of the same name. It was produced by Atari, Inc. in 1984 and was Atari's only laserdisc game. Like Atari's previous first-person games Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back, Firefox came as both an upright and sit down cabinet, and featured a yoke style controller. To develop the laserdisc footage, two developers, Mike Hally and Moe Shore, sifted through miles of footage from the film, amounting to 20 to 30 hours' worth. Most of the resulting footage was first-person shots filmed from helicopters flying over...
Arcade - Released - July 1, 1976
Flyball is a baseball arcade game. Each player controls either the pitching team or the hitting team. Both pitching and batting are controlled via joystick. The pitching team has only one player on the field at a time (the pitcher), while the hitting team can have up to four, depending on what bases they're on. As in real baseball, the goal is to hit the ball and run the bases, and the team with the highest score after the innings run out wins. The game lasts one or two innings, depending on how the owner sets the machine up.
Atari 7800 - Released - 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.
Atari 2600 - Released - 1979
Football is a football game for two players. The game is played from a top down point of view of the field and features two skill levels and three game variations. Using the joystick you can choose from one of five different offensive or defensive plays. In the first game variation, after selecting a play you then control the players on the field. In the second game, you have the option of controlling your players after a play is selected or allowing the computer to control the players. The third game has the computer controlling the players at all times and you only need to select the plays...
Atari 5200 - July 4, 1983
A prototype game that was never officially released for the Atari 5200, Frisky Tom is a port of the obscure Nichibutsu coin-op of the same name in which you play a plumber who must climb up and fix broken pipes to keep a steady stream of water flowing from the tank at the top of the screen to the reservoir at the bottom. Unfortunately this house is infested with mice which roam the screen, gnawing through pipes and generally causing problems for our man Tom. Once a mouse gnaws through a pipe, you'll see the flow of water stop and a pipe piece will fall to the ground. To repair the pipe...
Atari 2600 - Unreleased - 1982
Frog Pond is a games that Atari never officially released to the public. 2 different versions exist with this - one with a "rainbow" title screen, and one with a detailed graphics screen (most likely the final version). An even earlier (work-in-progress) version was shown at the Summer 1982 CES show. Prototypes (and possibly copies) have been available for some time now. Best Electronics had it for $12 at one time. The game has nice, clean graphics. The game features nice, clean graphics, with 1 or 2 frogs on a lily pad. Each frog even has its own realistic "ribbet" sound. The...
Microsoft Xbox - March 18, 2003
Furious Karting is a kart racing game. Choosing from one of two racer clans, players race across tracks ranging from seedy slums to shopping malls. While the game in itself plays very much like a whimsical and cartoony kart racer, it includes several elements not seen in other kart racing games, such as the usage of a aluminum bat to knock off enemies, which impacts your karma meter and is used in how other racers will treat you in future races, this can be countered with apologizing. There's also a trick system, if used correctly, can give you a temporary speed boost. Typical kart racing...
Atari 2600 - Unreleased - 1984
Garfield is a side-scrolling platform video game for the Atari 2600 that Atari planned, but cancelled because of the videogame crash of 1983. 1984 wasn't a good year for Atari (or the video game industry in general). Because of this Atari decided to stop developing games that it didn't think would sell in large numbers. Once Atari was sold to the Tramiels, they took a look at Garfield and decided they didn't want to pay the high royalties to Jim Davis and Steve Woita, so the game was canceled. When Woita heard this, he didn't take the news very well, but he had little time to protest as...