Atari 800

Atari 800

The Atari 800 was announced in December 1978, though it didn't actually start shipping until late in 1979. Designed to look like a friendly typewriter, the Atari 800 is an expandable system with two easily accessable cartridge ports under a front...

0° Nord

0° Nord

Atari 800 - Released - 1985

0° Nord is a german text adventure game with graphics. As usual in this type of games you type in the commands that the character should perform instead of controlling the game directly. Special about this text parser is, that it wants to have the object first and then the verb. Most text parsers work the other way around. The story is about an old book that sparked your curiosity. It is about the north pole scientist Scott. But not only that he had to pay with his life for traveling to the north pole, but also that he left a treasure in the ice. Fascinated you collect more information about...

180

180

Atari 800 - Released - 1986

180 is a darts simulation game and it follows the traditional darts rules where you compete against an opponent to see who scores the 501 points first on a best out of three sets. If you play against the computer in a Championship knockout competition the computer will randomly select the players out of eight different opponents. Each player has his own characteristics and style of play as their 'favorite doubles' they like to throw. Regardless against whom you play they will become better as you progress towards the final. A practice mode helps you to become familiar and more skillful at...

221 B Baker St.

221 B Baker St.

Atari 800 - Released - 1987

221B Baker Street is a 1987 computer game published by Datasoft, based on an earlier board game of the same name. The game was inspired by the exploits of Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional detective Sherlock Holmes and derives its title from the detective's residence at 221B Baker Street in London.

3-D Master Mind

Atari 800 - Homebrew - 1985

3-D Master Mind is a codebreaking game where the player becomes the codemaker and computer the codebreaker. The codemaker chooses a pattern of four code pegs while the codebreaker tries to guess the said pattern. Instead of colors, 3-D Master Mind uses numbers as the code.

3-D Noughts and Crosses

Atari 800 - Released - 1984

3D Noughts and Crosses is a 3D computerized version of the popular pen and paper game Noughts and Crosses (also known as Tic-Tac-Toe to those in North America)

3-D Pac Plus

3-D Pac Plus

Atari 800 - Released - 1989

A realtime 3D Maze game in which you try to escape ghosts wandering around the maze. Originally published as "3D-Pac" in AMC-Soft magazine (Germany), it was popular enough to have a subsequent commercial release in this Plus version.

3-D Red Baron

Atari 800 - 1980

3-D Red Baron Dogfight/Flight Simulator is a simulation game where the player, flying a warplane, must shoot down an enemy fighter. The player must adjust the angle of his plane so that the enemy ends up in the crosshairs, then shoot. If the player takes too long, the enemy can shoot the player's plane down instead. The screen contains navigational indicators, as well as a counter of how many enemy planes have been shot down. After an enemy is shot down, the player receives points (how many depends on how fast the enemy plane was shot down) and faces another enemy. The player loses points...

3-D Tic-Tac-Toe

3-D Tic-Tac-Toe

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. This game was developed by the legendary Carol Shaw (River Raid)

3-D Tic-Tac-Toe (Adventure International)

3-D Tic-Tac-Toe (Adventure International)

Atari 800 - Released - 1981

Traditional Tic-Tac-Toe rules with a 4x4 board in 4 layers.

3d24

Atari 800 - 1993

3d24 is a side-scrolling puzzle solving action game, similar to Robbo. The player controls a robot. His goal is to collect all the TVs, avoiding enemy robots, other hostile lifeforms and numerous traps. The player will encounter many obstacles on their way, for example chests that will have to be moved properly, closed doors requiring finding the key, deadly cannons, sucking devices or suddenly falling spikes. The player can use two weapons - a gun after finding ammunition, and bombs placed on the board.

3plex

Atari 800 - Homebrew - March 8, 2015

A small logical game where you have to place triplets (items of 3-colored tiles) on the board. If you place two or more tiles of same color next to each other, they will disappear. Your task is to play as long as possible until there is no more move (no more empty place for another triplet). Triplets cannot be rotated nor their tiles cannot be swapped, you just have to place them as they appear.

50 Mission Crush

50 Mission Crush

Atari 800 - Released - 1984

50 Mission Crush is a strategy game that puts you into the cockpit of a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber during WWII. You are part of the 8th Air Force 306th Bomber Group and you must try to survive 50 missions (in real life the average lifespan of a crew member was 18.33 missions) in your B-17 (named the Impatient Virgin) over France and Germany. As pilot you will have full control of your bomber and 10 crew members, each of which plays a different role in your mission. After each mission providing you have survived you will be evaluated and awarded points based on mission difficulty,...

50 Mission Crush

Atari 800 - 1984

50 Mission Crush is a simulation game that puts you into the cockpit of a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber during WWII. You are part of the 8th Air Force 306th Bomber Group and you must try to survive 50 missions (in real life the average lifespan of a crew member was 18.33 missions) in your B-17 (named the Impatient Virgin) over France and Germany. As pilot you will have full control of your bomber and 10 crew members, each of which plays a different role in your mission. After each mission providing you have survived you will be evaluated and awarded points based on mission difficulty,...

747 Landing Simulator

747 Landing Simulator

Atari 800 - Released - 1981

747 Landing Simulator is a game that realistically simulates the airport runway approach and landing of a jet airliner, with you, as the pilot, responsible for landing your aircraft safely. You view the runway approach from the cockpit, with the instrument panel displaying on the lower third of your screen. The display is perspective correct and instruments show real time simulated conditions. This program and many others were published by the Atari Program Exchange (APX), a publisher that specialized in distributing user-created games and applications.

A.E.

A.E.

Atari 800 - Released - 1982

A.E. is a Space Invaders inspired game with a 3D view. In A.E. the earth is under attack by swarms of aliens who drop bomb after bomb and it's your job to defend planet Earth. You control a laser cannon that moves horizontally at the bottom of the screen. To earn point you should shoot all the alien forces before they shoot you! The game becomes more challenging when you progress in the game as the alien swarm splits up and attack you from several sides.

Abracadabra

Abracadabra

Atari 800 - Released - 1983

You face the ultimate test underneath the wizard's castle... Are you clever enough to escape the moving walls and creatures in the mazes of the dungeon? 16 levels of play. Abracadabra resembles Berzerk and other maze like games; as a twist some walls move, and the player has to retrieve a key in the maze on each screen to escape.

Abuse

Abuse

Atari 800 - Released - 1984

A revolutionary new program that gives the home computer a wicked mind of its own. ABUSE transforms one of these mild-mannered machines into a rude, slightly demented smart-aleck whose whole purpose is to exchange insults with the operator. It forces the user to talk to it, responds creatively to whatever the user types in, and in the process comes up with potentially millions of unexpected new curses and obnoxious suggestions. ABUSE has special, ingenious ways to thwart the experienced operator, but can just as easily mistreat someone new to computing, even someone who has never seen a...

Ace of Aces

Ace of Aces

Atari 800 - Released - 1987

Ace of Aces is a 1st person, 2D flight simulation. You're onboard a British RAF Mosquito, maverick fighter bomber. Your mission ... stop enemy trains, intercept the terrible german V-1 buzz bombs, sink the german U-boats and down the Nazi bombers. Are you ready for this challenge?

Acrobata

Atari 800

Loading instructions: - turn off disk drive and make sure you are in BASIC mode - insert tape file in your emulator / APE - type RUN"C: at the prompt and press RETURN

Action Biker

Action Biker

Atari 800 - Released - 1985

Action Biker is a game that uses the character Clumsy Colin from the British comic Buster, and he was also used as the mascot for the crisp range KP Skips. You take control of Colin on his motorbike and you must ride around an isometric 360 degree landscape to collect various clothing items and bike parts to enter a drag race. There are various obstacles to avoid and these include walls, fences, trees, telegraph poles, a petrol station and water and if you crash into any then you lose one of five lives. There are also raised platforms that can be negotiated but you are able to jump from them...

Action Quest

Action Quest

Atari 800 - Released - 1982

Action Quest is an action adventure game similar to the arcade game Venture. The player controls a ghost who traverses different rooms and collects treasure while solving puzzles and overcoming obstacles in each room. The game features 30 rooms and 20 treasures, with a time limit for each screen.

The Activision Decathlon

The Activision Decathlon

Atari 800 - Released - 1984

The Activision Decathlon is a series of Olympic games similar to the Epyx games series. Up to four players can compete in the ten different events of a real-life decathlon, either in sequence or individually. Included are the 100-meter dash, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400-meter race, 110-meter hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw, and 1500-meter race. The flat running events involve simple joystick waggling, which must be balanced with accurately-timed button presses to clear the hurdles - hitting them or breaking stride causes a loss of momentum and thus time. For jumping...

Adax

Adax

Atari 800 - Released - 1992

Adax is an arcade adventure game where the player becomes a special agent, dispatched by the Earth military to the planet Adax in order to blow up a secret alien base and recover several disks with secret info. The agent must travel around the six sectors of the planet, dodging or killing dangers and finding crates with objects inside--such as keys, ammo, "spheres" or disks. The enemies can be dispatched by kicking or punching them, by shooting them with a pistol (though ammo is limited), or by tossing "spheres" that roll along the ground and explode on impact. The "spheres" can also...

Advanced Air Traffic Controller

Advanced Air Traffic Controller

Atari 800 - Released - 1981

Advanced Air Traffic Controller is an air traffic controller simulation developed by David Mannering and published by Creative Computing Software in 1981.

Advanced Pinball Simulator

Advanced Pinball Simulator

Atari 800 - Released - 1988

Part of Codemasters' original budget-price range, this pinball game aimed to put fast & furious action first. The table design features extra flippers on both sides, which are at the bases of sections of features. The best scores can be achieved by repeatedly bashing away at sections of blocks. The essential theme of the table is of magic and wizardry, with the targets to be lit including the word 'MAGIC' as well as a weather potion and a magic cottage. Trapdoors must be shot open to get their bonuses, then shot shut again to prevent the ball being lost in them. Extra balls are offered...

Adventure at Vandenberg A.F.B.

Atari 800 - 1984

Adventure Creator

Adventure Creator

Atari 800 - Released - March 1, 1984

Adventure Creator is a fairly simple adventure game creator/editor. You can create rooms and hallways, with treasure chests, monsters, and traps that must be avoided. Games can be saved to disk, but you need the Adventure Creator cartridge to play them. Adventures can also be automatically randomly generated. The games you create are fairly limited, with only one monster allowed per screen, and three types of weapons to hobble the monster with. The goal of the adventures is to find some named object. However the object you seek is really only a name, and is not represented graphically.

Adventure in the 5th Dimension

Atari 800 - 1983

Mostly written in Atari BASIC (with a hint of 6502 assembly), this game was Brian Moriarty's first text adventure. Its player controls a private investigator on the trail of extra-terrestrial burglars who have stolen the Declaration of Independence! There are clues to be found in the "maze of streets" representing Washington D.C. and, of course, there is the upper dimension promised in its title to be traversed with the game's text parser interface.

Adventure in Time

Adventure in Time

Atari 800 - 1983

Adventure in Time was Phoenix's first text adventure. The player must pursue a criminal through different eras to stop him from assembling a deadly weapon which could threaten the human race.

Adventure Master

Adventure Master

Atari 800 - 1984

Adventure Master was a system for writing text adventures with graphics. It was written by Christopher Chance and published by CBS Software in 1984. It ran on Apple II+/IIe/IIc, Atari, Commodore 64 and IBM Personal and PC/PCjr computers. It came with a few test adventures such as Clever Catacombs (by Christopher Chance), Becca in Outlaw Cave and Wild Trails (by the author Jean Craighead George).

Adventure on a Boat

Atari 800 - 1981

Adventure Quest

Atari 800 - 1983

The sequel to Colossal Adventure is an interactive fiction game with a VERB NOUN interface. The fantasy setting takes a clear influence from Lord of the Rings. After centuries of harmony, Middle Earth has hit problems due to a cataclysmic sequence of events - a crop failure leading to animals turning violent, and then an attack from a mysterious enemy to the north. The evil Demon Lord Alagiarept is discovered to be responsible, and as such the Wizards are given a week to beat him, before Middle Earth must surrender. You play a rookie magician with Meditation, Mysticism and Moneymaking...

Adventureland

Adventureland

Atari 800 - Released - 1981

Adventureland is the first text adventure game for microcomputers, released by Scott Adams in 1978. It was very successful and led Adams to form Adventure International, which went on to publish twelve similar games in different settings. The game involves the search for thirteen lost artifacts in a fantasy setting.

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the 8th Dimension!

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the 8th Dimension!

Atari 800 - Released - 1984

A tie-in to the 1984 film The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, you play the ineffably cool Dr. Banzai: radical neurosurgeon, cutting-edge physicist, nemesis of nefarious criminal mastermind Hanoi Xan and lead guitarist of new-wave sensation the Hong Kong Cavaliers. (Unfortunately, you'll have to take our word for it, as the game doesn't make much use of these qualities). As in the wacky movie, your goal here is ultimately to overcome a potentially planet-destroying bomb set by the Black Lectroids, inhabitants of Planet 10. Unlike the movie, you don't accomplish this...

The Adventures of Robin Hood

The Adventures of Robin Hood

Atari 800 - Released - 1984

A side-view action game in which you play Robin Hood, running about Sherwood Forest stealing treasure and shooting troops of the Sheriff with your trusty bow. If you are low on health, you can find and kiss Maid Marian, which will restore your life. Due to the programming approach, Robin Hood can climb anything that is brown on the screen (which is meant to be trees, but brown is used for other graphics as well).

Aerobics

Aerobics

Atari 800 - Released - 1984

Everyone wants to look good, and feel good, too. Accomplishing this is sometimes difficult with today’s hectic life-styles. AEROBICS™ the complete fitness program is geared towards your life-style and your individual needs. By providing both general exercises and individual exercises for specific parts of the body, the program gives you the ability to choose your own exercise program. You decide how much time you can afford to spend and how difficult your program will be. You need only commit yourself to working hard and staying with it, and you will be rewarded with firmer muscle tone and...

Age of Adventure

Age of Adventure

Atari 800 - Released - 1986

Age of Adventure is a combo pack of two previous Stuart Smith games, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and Return of Heracles. In both games you control a top-down view player character and move it around the screen with a joystick (in Return of Heracles, you also have a pet dog to control). Game play is turn based with a certain number of actions in each turn. Maps are much larger than a screen and are revealed as explored. In multiplayer games players can control multiple characters on alternate turns (unusually, with almost any number of players). Control and view behavior were...

Agent USA

Agent USA

Atari 800 - Released - 1984

You're Agent U.S.A., top investigator for the country's most elite intelligence organization. And now you've been assigned your toughest mission ever: stopping the evil FuzzBomb from turning every man, woman and child into helpless fuzzbodies.

Agonia

Atari 800 - Unreleased - 1993

Air Attack

Atari 800 - 1984

Air Rescue

Air Rescue

Atari 800 - 1991

Air Rescue I

Air Rescue I

Atari 800 - 1984

The game is a remake of Chopper Rescue with the following changes: Game is rewritten in machine language and doesn't require BASIC anymore; Mobile drones are now patrolling all labyrinth instead of certain sectors; Screens and fonts are slightly changed.

Air Support

Atari 800 - Released - 1984

In Air Support, you control a helicopter, and must aid your android army, in an early real-time strategy game. The player is in control of an army of robots, which must be guided by your command chopper. Your chopper has the ability to drop bombs to destroy enemy robots, but can also be used to transfer your robots about the map. The chopper can also give commands to tell the nearest friendly androids to move to a specific site or attack a specific target. The ultimate goal is to destroy the entirety of the enemy forces. There is a strategic and an arcade game option. In the strategic...

Airball

Atari 800 - 1988

You have been turned into a ball of air with a slow leak by an evil wizard. You must find the Spellbook and the ingredients for the spell. Without these, you will never turn back into a human again. These items have to be collected in the maze which consists of 150 isometric rooms. These can be explored freely but sometimes you need to have special objects to proceed, e.g. a candle in dark rooms. The dangers consist mostly of sharp objects which can cause your ball to burst. Additionally you are on a timer because your balloon loses air constantly. But it can be refilled by using pumps...

Airline

Atari 800 - Released - 1986

Airline is a multiplayer strategy game for two to four players. Every player takes control over a airline company and tries to be the first to score 100 points. Those points are not only earned by accumulating money but also with others factors like customer satisfaction. The basic procedure: in each turn, representing a month, players have two minutes to make all decisions in the menus. The only exceptions are the result (shows the player's score) and maintenance menus which can be chosen even after time has run out. After all players are done, the computer calculates the consequences which...

Air-Raid!

Atari 800 - Released - 1982

Air Raid! is a side-scrolling shooter which puts you in control of an aircraft and charged with the task of defending a city against waves of incoming bombers. Each level starts with your plane fully fueled and loaded with ammo, waiting for take-off. The bombers appear on radar in the distance to your left, and you must destroy them all before they take out your radar and both of your landing areas. There are a total of nine levels, or "strikes" of increasing difficulty. On the first, there are only a small number of bombers, which cannot return fire. Subsequent levels have increasing...

Airstrike

Airstrike

Atari 800 - Released - 1982

Planet Cyclon's military force is centred in fortress Gemini. They are overpowering your people in an ongoing war - only one of your nimble and pacy Mark V fighters is intact. It seems like the only hope is for a skilled pilot such as yourself to make a solo attack on Gemini, using your laser cannon and Quark bomb to devastate their installations and ships. Gameplay replicates Scramble, being viewed side on with gradual scrolling. You infiltrate the cavernous system, avoiding contact with the spiked walls and gun turrets, or with the many ships and bombs they scramble to block you. The...

Airstrike 2

Airstrike 2

Atari 800 - Released - 1983

Airstrike II challenges you to defend your planet against the planet Cyclon, progress through 5 sectors. Effectively a "copy" of Scramble but with different level designs.

Airwolf

Airwolf

Atari 800 - Released - 1984

Blue Thunder (later released as Airwolf) is a side-scrolling shooter and tie-in with the short-lived TV series of the same name which has you piloting a new 'jetcopter' as the only survivor of an alien assault. As it turns out, you're not alone after all, so you depart from your ship and fly across a sea full of heavily defended islands to reach the enemy stronghold, disable its defenses and rescue your comrades. Should you succeed, you get to try it again at a higher difficulty level, where you'll face enemies with higher firing rates, planes, barrage balloons and missile-armed...

Akanis Ula

Atari 800 - 1987

Alchemia

Alchemia

Atari 800 - 1993

Alchemia is an action platform game. Written in Polish. The story begins when Berediusz wakes up in a strange place. To return to the home the player must find the indicated number of amphoras on each of the four levels. The task is complicated by the passage of time and the numerous creatures inhabiting the maze. The contact with the hostile objects means a loss of the energy, the fall on spikes - instant death.

Alex

Atari 800 - 1992

Cheat mode: press OPTION / SELECT / START and collect any screw to enter next screen.

Alf in the Color Caves

Alf in the Color Caves

Atari 800 - 1984

ALF is not the character from the TV sitcom. This ALF is a true blue (literally) kinda guy. Using your joystick, lead ALF through the Color Caves. Squoosh him through the squooshy parts, wriggle him through the wriggly parts, zig-zag him through the zig-zaggy parts. But watch out for the Wufflegumps. These pairs of eyes will try to block you. If you bump them, they'll send you back to the start. If you get ALF to the Color Room, he will change colors and do a dance for you. Then you can move him up the tunnel to the beginning to go again with more Wufflegumps. ALF in the Color Caves...

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

Atari 800 - Released - 1981

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves is an overhead dungeon crawler with strong RPG elements that sends you on a search for the Sultan's kidnapped daughter, Princess Buddir-al-Buddoor. You journey into the (often trapped) underworld to fight the nefarious thieves. Your party is chosen from a range of 17 characters, and can feature humans, dwarves, elves, and halflings. They can be controlled in a turn-based fashion by one player or in a co-operative mode. As you look for the princess, you'll come across hoards of gold ducats, with which you can buy armor and weapons. There are also runes offering...

Aliants

Aliants

Atari 800 - 1987

When Earthlings decided to stop wars and explore the outer space, another menace threaten them. The Aliants species, who came from far space to conquer all and to dominate in universe. And such goal was mostly achieved by them. They conquered Earth, but some human forces were left, and you are one of them. The game represents the story about humankind savior, you, and is divided on Arcade and Strategical parts.

Alien Ambush

Alien Ambush

Atari 800 - Released - 1982

A rather simple, yet original, vertical space shooter. You control a small space fighter tasked with extermination of hordes of alien spaceships. At first, different slow moving motherships attack you in four separate waves. When hit they release two smaller but much faster moving shuttles. To progress to the next attack wave the player must shoot down both the mothership and the two shuttles capsules while evading getting hit by either. In later stages two motherships will appear on the screen at the same time and their movement speed will gradually increase. The game loops endlessly...

Alien Egg

Alien Egg

Atari 800 - Released - 1981

Released in Germany as Abenteuer im Weltraum. Loading instructions: type RUN"D:ALIENEGG and press RETURN.

Alien Garden

Alien Garden

Atari 800 - Released - 1982

One of the earliest 'Software Toys', Alien Garden is set on a scrolling planet consisting mainly of 24 clusters of crystals, representing flowers. You control an embryonic life-form and must ensure its survival and reproduction through up to 20 generations. Through trial and error, you must find which of the crystals are food, which of them grow when you sting them, and which of them are fatal to touch. Depending on this, you can use either your tail, stinger or wings to make contact with them. Every time you boot the game, the behaviour of the crystals changes, emphasising the need for...

Alien Hell

Alien Hell

Atari 800 - Released - 1981

You are making your way through the murky depths of the mine shaft when you hear a disturbing sound. Paying no attention it, you step forward. However, in an instance you are completely taken aback as you look behind and see a blazing fireball speeding in your direction. In a splash second, you perform a huge leap towards an opening in the wall. „Phew“, you think to yourself, „that was close!“. Alien Hell is a top-down survival adventure game which stars a desperate human trapped on the planet Sol III. Inhabited originally by humans, this planet has been gradually taken over by an alien...

Alien Swarm

Alien Swarm

Atari 800 - Released - 1982

Alien Swarm is a space-themed arcade game for the Atari 400/800. The player controls a small vessel on the bottom of the screen which can move horizontally and fire vertically. On the bottom of the screen are a limited number of power packs. A player must grab a power pack to have the energy to fire, and every shot will reduce their energy supply. A red snake-like figure will swarm about, and green bugs will break loose from this, and attempt to steal you limited power packs. If a monster grabs one of these, they can be shot, but the player must be careful not to be hit my the falling pack....

All Star Baseball

Atari 800 - 1979

Alley Cat

Alley Cat

Atari 800 - Released - 1983

Alley Cat is an action game consisting of several mini games tied together. You're a little black cat who wants to make love to a pretty lady cat that lives in an apartment complex. Play all kinds of cat-themed mini games in order to reach her and score as many points as you can while doing so. You start out in an alley and need to get inside the apartment by climbing on garbage cans and a fence. Next, jump on a clothesline and through several open windows while big dogs try to eat you and people throw garbage at you. Outside of the apartment complex you can score points by eating the mice...

Alpha Shield

Alpha Shield

Atari 800 - Released - 1983

You are an assault ship that was designed to destroy Hyperion military bases. You must shoot the bases enough so that the energy meter at the bottom goes from the "+" to the "-". Once the meter gets to "-" the base will explode. Obviously, the base is not a sitting duck. There is a force field that expands and contracts, base defenders and, in higher rounds, shields. The force field has a gap in it that you can shoot through or you can maneuver inside the field and shoot the base up close. Be careful, though, because you can get caught within the field. If you touch a shield, the...

Alphabet Zoo

Alphabet Zoo

Atari 800 - Released - 1983

Alphabet Zoo is a top-view educational game where the player races around a maze. It is up to the player to collect the letters scattered around. The maze also contains two teleporters that warp the player who uses them to a random spot. Each maze has a graphic representation of an object in the middle. There are two modes: Game 1, where the player needs to repeatedly collect first letter of the object's name as many times as possible within the time limit, and Game 2, where all the letters oft he name must be collected in the correct order. The game can be played in one-player mode, or...

Alptraum

Atari 800 - 1987

Alternate Reality: The City

Alternate Reality: The City

Atari 800 - 1985

In Alternate Reality: The City, you are one of many people who have been abducted from earth by aliens and transported to an alternate dimension where you are dumped in a strange, yet familiar city. Your quest is to explore the city, and find the clues that will lead you to your captors and help you get back home.

Alternate Reality: The Dungeon

Alternate Reality: The Dungeon

Atari 800 - 1987

Alternate Reality is an unfinished role-playing video game series that has achieved cult status among many fans of RPGs. It was created by Philip Price, who formed a development company called Paradise Programming. Published by Datasoft AR: The City was released in 1985 and AR: The Dungeon was released in 1987. Price was unable to complete the second game in the series, and The Dungeon was finished by Ken Jordan and Dan Pinal. Gary Gilbertson created the music for both games.

Alternity

Atari 800 - Unreleased - 1983

Amaurote

Amaurote

Atari 800 - Released - 1987

Your task in this isometrically viewed game is to clear the city of Amaurote of the many bugs and insects which have invaded it. You are supplied with an Arachnus 4 ship and 5 million units of cash. There are 3 different types of ants - drones, queens and scouts, each representing their real function in the natural world, so queen bees are the most lethal opponents as they generate new ants. Money must be spend on buying improved weaponry (including that needed to destroy the Queen Bees) and repairing the ship throughout the 2500 screens Amaurote is depicted in. As your main weapons are...

Android

Android

Atari 800 - January 1, 1991

Android is a platform game, set in a space base filled with hostile robots; the player controls a remote-controlled android, out to gather spare parts for a computer. The player must explore the game world and search every nook and cranny for the parts; apart from jumping, the android can crouch. Climbing ladders is a little awkward, as the player has to jump from step to step. Enemy robots deplete the android's health when they touch or shoot him; the android is armed with a gun, but ammo is limited, and enemies come back to life when the screen is visited again. Ammo and health can be...

Andromeda

Andromeda

Atari 800 - 1982

You are a single cell that has invaded an organism, try and stay alive.

Andromeda Conquest

Andromeda Conquest

Atari 800 - 1982

Andromeda Conquest is a strategy / conquest game in which one to four players build galactic empires by establishing and defending space colonies, managing resources, and battling other players for control of star systems. Before every turn, players receive resources from all their colonies. Those have to be used up during the turn or they are lost. Depending on the numbers of players the galaxy consists of 12 to 48 star systems.

Angle Worms

Atari 800 - 1980

Angle Worms is a two-player arcade game. Both players control a continuously moving and elongating worm. The two players compete on a screen with multiple obstacles to see who can grow the longest worm. If the player comes in contact with an obstacle or a piece of an elongating worm, they lose the match. The longer a player survives, the more points they get for winning that match. Each player gets a limited number of shots, which can be used to shorten a worm if they cut off their own tail. The games ends when one player reaches the predetermined score at the beginning of the match. [edit...

Ankh

Ankh

Atari 800 - Released - 1984

Gameplay consists of controlling an oval avatar and attempting to navigate through the 64 puzzle rooms. The avatar can shoot projectiles, collect and move items on the screen to solve puzzles and open doors to further rooms.

Another Brick from the Wall

Atari 800 - 1984

Another World

Atari 800 - 1992

Anteater

Anteater

Atari 800 - Released - 1982

You are an ant trying to collect food located near a picnic basket at the top of the screen, and return it to your nest. You can dig tunnels through the ground below the surface. Your ant travels slower when it's digging instead of moving through existing tunnels. If you can trick an anteater into following you, you can dig out a rock and drop it on the anteater, destroying it.

Anti-Sub Patrol

Anti-Sub Patrol

Atari 800 - Released - 1982

Anti-Sub Patrol is a 1 - 2 player naval strategy game for the Atari 400/800. The player controls a military vessel, that must hunt for two submarines on a large 13 x 19 grid. The player moves about the grid, and has the ability to scan for submarines in each quadrant they move into. When the player is adjacent to a submarine, they have the option to launch a depth charge and set the depth of the explosion. If the player correctly ascertains the location and depth of the submarine, it is destroyed. Enemy submarines will move one quadrant to a new location if they are threatened and not...

Antquest

Atari 800 - 1990

Apple Panic

Apple Panic

Atari 800 - Released - 1982

Apple Panic is a platform game based on the arcade game Space Panic (1980, Universal) and ported to the Apple II by Ben Serki. You control a digger, armed with his shovel, and you must kill your opponents - the evil legged apples. Your character can only walk left/right and climb up/down the ladders - no jumping - and if the apples touch you, you'll lose. To kill an apple you must dig a hole on the ground and wait for one of them to get stuck on it. Then you must hit it with your shovel to make it fall to the level below. The apples die if they fall deep enough. Depending on their color,...

Aquatron

Atari 800 - 1983

Aquatron is a side-scrolling shooter in which the player controls a spaceship over a planet completely covered with water. Unfortunately the planet is under attack and in each level, the player has to kill the steadily increasing opposition. The spaceship can be turned and is able to move both over and under water. Ammo and shield (depleted after enemy hits) are limited, but can be replenished by collecting parachutes which are dropped by the home base (a zeppelin) which is stationed somewhere over the planet. One of the most important tasks is to keep it alive because the spawn points (an...

Arcade Fruit Machine

Arcade Fruit Machine

Atari 800 - Released - 1990

Simulation of slot machine. Player throws several coins in the slot and begins his career. During the improvement of his skill player completes CASH'n'GRAB feature, where he must collect numbers chosen during gambling to complete all letters. Completing this feature, player is allowed to choose one from three bonuses (Pick a Win, Fruit Step, Win Spins) or three misses (Skill Stop, Cash Pot, Hudge Pot). Also he tries to complete CASH RUN feature. During every steps of gambling player can cancel gambling or collect feature. Finishing the career player updates his bank (in UK pounds).

The Arcade Machine

The Arcade Machine

Atari 800 - Released - 1982

The Arcade Machine allows you to create alien blastfests à la Galaxian. The editor has a wide variety of options: designing and animating enemies, players and explosions, giving the enemies instructions on how to move and fire, drawing background or title screens, creating sound effects and music and setting a number of gameplay rules. Created games can be saved to a self-bootable disk so the will run without the main program. A sample game is included.

The Archers

Atari 800 - 1986

Events in the rural village of Ambridge have enthralled BBC Radio 4 listeners since 1950. The computer game re-creation casts you as one of the scriptwriters. The game is split into four parts, in which you control Jack Woolley, Elizabeth Archer, Eddie Grundy and Nelson Gabriel in turn. Guide each character through their decisions (from 3 multiple-choices), with the aim of choosing the most listener-friendly choices. Your choices affect the show's rating directly, as well as changing the forthcoming plot much more than in The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾. Characters can be removed...

Archon II: Adept

Archon II: Adept

Atari 800 - 1984

Archon II: Adept is a 1984 action-strategy video game developed by Free Fall Associates' Jon Freeman, Paul Reiche III and Anne Westfall, and published by Electronic Arts for various platforms. Adept is a hybrid of a tactical board game and action. Although it doesn't have the chess motif of the original Archon: The Light and the Dark, good vs. evil, one on one combat, magic, and power points remain central concepts.

Archon: The Light and the Dark

Archon: The Light and the Dark

Atari 800 - 1983

The goal of the game is either to take control of five power points located on the board, to eliminate all the opposing pieces, or to eliminate all but one remaining imprisoned piece of the opponent's. While the board is similar to a chessboard, and the various pieces are similarly designed to have various offsetting abilities, when one piece attempts to take another, the removal of the targeted piece is not automatic. Instead, the two pieces are placed into a full-screen 'combat arena' and must battle (action-style, with the players running the pieces) to determine who takes the square.

Ardy the Aardvark

Ardy the Aardvark

Atari 800 - Released - 1983

Ardy the Aardvark is a maze-game inspired by, and a near clone of, the arcade game Anteater. The player navigates the tongue of the animal as it moves through an underground maze. The objective is to eat drops of food lying underground while trying to evade worms, stinging ants and spiders. While the worms can pass through the tongue and only cause aardvark’s death when being directly in touch with his tip of the tongue, other critters will instantly kill the player upon touching any part of the tongue. The lowest levels of the underground area usually have two special objects which clear out...

Arena 3000

Arena 3000

Atari 800 - 1984

Fight for your life (and highscore) against endless waves of killer robots cornering you on the futuristic Galactic Arena of the year 3000. When you clear the level, the next wave gets faster and tougher, luckily you get 3 lives and extra one every 20 000 points. This top-down shooter offers optional dual joystick control (movement/shooting).

Arex

Arex

Atari 800 - Released - 1983

In Arex, you play as a spaceship commander invading enemy territory. You goal is to cover as much ground of a grid as possible, while dispensing arrows behind you, and avoiding alien vessels. The player's ship can move in 4 cardinal directions. The player is unable to cross ground they have already covered, but the trail can be destroyed by alien creatures under specific circumstances. Enemies encountered, include: Snarfs, Snuffers, Diagons, and Rippers. Snuffers move at right angles up or down, and can only be destroyed if trapped in a single space. Diagons are bird-like creatures which...

Arkanoid

Arkanoid

Atari 800 - Released - 1987

Arkanoid (アルカノイド, Arukanoido) is an arcade game developed by Taito in 1986. It expanded upon Atari's Breakout games of the 1970s by adding power-ups, different types of bricks, a variety of level layouts, and visual layering and depth. The title refers to a doomed "mothership" from which the player's ship, the Vaus, escapes. Arkanoid revived the Breakout concept, resulting in many clones and similar games for home computers, even over a decade later.

Armor Assault

Armor Assault

Atari 800 - 1982

Armor Assault is a turn-based strategy game which is about tactical tank battles between NATO and Soviets. However, this is not a wargame as each side has only six tanks to manage. The rules are relatively simple: in each round, orders are issued to the tanks and then the orders of both sides are performed simultaneously. Options include movement, setting mines or fire. The latter comes in two variants, either direct fire or opportunity fire which gets triggered when an enemy tank moves by during the movement phase - each tank is restricted to one type per round. The terrain plays a role...

Arnal a Dva Draci Zuby

Atari 800 - 1992

Around the Planet

Atari 800 - 1994

Around the Planet is an arcade game. After many years of peace Earth faced a new threat from space. The player's task is to find four pieces of an atomic weapon hidden on a hostile planetoid called Squo. The planetoid defensive system highly complicates the protagonist's task. The player can use a jetpack, find an extra energy, fuel or temporary invincibility bonus.

Arrow of Death: Part 1

Atari 800 - 1982

Brian Howarth's second Mysterious Adventure follows on from your success in retrieving the Golden Baton. Peace was initially ensured, but the baton has subsequently become tarnished, and now radiates evil. Crop failures and illness are now rampant throughout the land. The only solution is to find the Arrow of Death (in this game) and assemble it. Armour, an orb and an eagle are among the helpful objects in completing your quest. The game is largely one of exploration and object manipulation, with little combat. These games used the Scott Adams adventure engine, and thus also have the...

Arrow of Death: Part 2

Atari 800 - 1982

Arrow of Death Part II is the third game in the Mysterious Adventure series of illustrated text adventures by Brian Howarth. This is the continuation of the previous game, Arrow of Death. Following the events of that game, the player now has all of the pieces of the Arrow of Death, which can destroy his enemy. However, the Fletcher who knows how to assemble it correctly has been kidnapped by Xerdon. The player will have to travel through unfamiliar lands with exotic plant-life and many threatening creatures in order to rescue the Fletcher and safeguard your people. These games used the...

Artefakt Przodkow

Artefakt Przodkow

Atari 800 - 1992

Lieutenant Max Graham is sent to the Moon in order to search an old moonbase for a super-starfighter which is an ultimate weapon to prevent an alien invasion. Artefakt Przodków (The Ancestors' Artifact) is an arcade adventure game. While searching the vast labirynth of the game world and avoiding the ever-present monsters, the player must be looking for items (such as explosives for blowing up a wall) that will allow him to get even deeper into the maze, eventually reaching the goal. Max Graham is equipped with a jetpack with unlimited fuel. It is used to float. He can carry up to three...

Ashido

Atari 800 - 1990

Assault on the Astral Rift

Assault on the Astral Rift

Atari 800 - 1984

Asteroids

Asteroids

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.

Astra Phantasm

Atari 800 - Released - 1983

Astra Phantasm is a space shooter, in which waves of hostile aliens try to kill the player, so they can invade earth. Sometimes a mothership flies by, which give bonus points if shot.

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