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...

07 Zglos Sie

07 Zglos Sie

Atari 800 - Homebrew - November 2, 2017

07 Zglos Sie is a Polish language homebrew public domain selectable answers graphic text adventure for the Atari 8-Bit line of computers developed by a group called AtariOnline.pl and published by Retronics in 2017. 07 Zgłoś Się is an unofficial freeware port of ZX Spectrum version, released back in 1993. The gameplay and story remains unchanged, all graphics have been drawn from scratch, modeled on the original version.

1 Million BC

Atari 800 - Homebrew

While walking along Wall Street one day, a Chartered Accountant stumbled into the middle of a freak occurrence. He accidentally fell into a hole in the space-time continuum, causing him to be sent back to One Million B.C. Your mission is to travel back to One Million B.C. and get this "refugee in time" to fall into another space-time portal causing him to be transported back to his proper time period, i.e. the present.

1040 Terminator

1040 Terminator

Atari 800 - Released - 1988

1040 Terminator is a collect 'em up game developed by Stephen Stout and published by Antic as a type-in program volume 6, issue 12 of Antic dated April 1988.

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...

1K Atascii Blaster/ Floppy Bird

1K Atascii Blaster/ Floppy Bird

Atari 800 - Released - 2016

1K Atascii Blaster is so named because it a) is less than 1K of code and b) uses the Atascii ("ATari ASCII") character set. It is a side scrolling shooter where you control a ship with the joystick, and can fire to destroy atascii letters in your way, or dodge them as they scroll to the left. Floppy Bird is similar to the famous Flappy Bird phone game; you control a bird who flies on screens scrolling right to left, and most both keep yourself aloft and dodge the barriers that appear at the top/bottom of the screen.

1nvader

Atari 800 - Homebrew - 2021

1nvader is a port/remake of the C64 game of the same name by Darren Foulds; it is Space Invaders honed down to the essentials - one alien attacks, you can fire one shot at a time from your constantly moving base, and the base reverses direction when you fire. As in the original Space Invaders aliens become faster closer to the bottom of the screen.

1nvas0r

Atari 800 - Homebrew - 2022

1nvas0r is similar to 1nvader (both the C64 and Atari versions), with the same thing: one alien invader at a time, firing base constantly moving, base switches direction when firing a projectile. What makes 1nvas0r unique is that it was part of a Basic 10-liner contest; the source code is actually 8 lines long in Atari FastBasic (with up to 256 characters on a line).

21 Blackjack

Atari 800 - Released - 1990

21 Blackjack is a computerized blackjack simulation for up to 4 players. It was Developed by Bill Kendrick and published by AtariServe in 1990.

221 B Baker St.

221 B Baker St.

Atari 800 - Released - 1987

Based on the board game of the same name, 221 B Baker St. pits up to four players against each other in a race to solve mysteries set in Victorian London. After picking a character (Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, Irene Adler, or Inspector Lestrade), players select one of the thirty available mysteries and read its case file in the game's manual. The case file presents the particulars of the case, mentions the people involved, and explains what the players need to deduce to win the game. Solving the mysteries entails moving around London (the game board) via a roll of the dice, entering...

221B Baker Street Case Library 1

221B Baker Street Case Library 1

Atari 800 - Released - 1986

221B Baker Street Case Library 1 is an expansion pack for 221B Baker Street. It contains 30 all-new cases to play. This expansion pack was released only for the Apple II, MS-DOS, and Atari 8-Bit versions of the game.

221B Baker Street Case Library 2

221B Baker Street Case Library 2

Atari 800 - Released - 1987

221B Baker Street Case Library 2 is an expansion pack for 221B Baker Street. It contains 30 all-new cases to play. This expansion pack was released only for the Apple II, MS-DOS, and Atari 8-Bit versions of the game.

2-D Maze

2-D Maze

Atari 800 - Released - 1985

2-D Maze is simple maze escape game coded in BASIC. It was developed by Richard Woolcock and Graeme Stretton and published by Melbourne House as a type-in game in the Atari 130XE Games Book in 1985.

3-D Master Mind

Atari 800 - Homebrew - 1985

3-D Master Mind is a German language 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 Maze Escape

Atari 800 - Released - 1983

3-D Maze Escape is your typical 3-D Maze escape game that were very popular in the late 70s to early 1980s. This one was developed by David J. Bohlke and published in volume 2, issue 1 of Antic dated April 1983.

3-D Noughts and Crosses (Ad Astra)

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 Noughts and Crosses (Dell/Virgin Books)

Atari 800 - Released - 1983

A version of 3-D Noughts and Crosses/Tic-Tac-Toe developed by Virgin Books and published as well by Virgin Books in the UK in 1983. Dell published the game in North America as well in the same year. Published as a type-in game withine the book "Games for Your Atari".

3-D Pac Plus

3-D Pac Plus

Atari 800 - Released - 1988

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: Dogfight/Flight Simulator

Atari 800 - Released - 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 cross-hairs, 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 (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.

3-D Tic-Tac-Toe (Antic)

3-D Tic-Tac-Toe (Antic)

Atari 800 - Released - 1986

A variant of 3-D Tic-Tac-Toe that was developed by Pierre Desloover and published in volume 4, issue 12 of Antic dated April 1986.

3-D Tic-Tac-Toe (Atari)

3-D Tic-Tac-Toe (Atari)

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).

3d24

Atari 800 - Unreleased - 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. This game was a prototype and never officially released.

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.

4 Star Compilation: Volume 1

4 Star Compilation: Volume 1

Atari 800 - Released - 1986

Contains four previously released games, Lazer Hawk (a scrolling helicopter shooter), Escape from Doomworld (a platformer), Domain of the Undead (a Ghouls n Ghosts style), and Panic Express, where the player runs atop a train with platform style scrolling/dodging.

4 Star Compilation: Volume 2

4 Star Compilation: Volume 2

Atari 800 - Released - 1987

A compilation of previous Red Rat titles: Screaming Wings, Crumble's Crisis, and The Search. A new game titled Disc Hopper appears on this compilation only.

5.Dots

Atari 800 - Homebrew - 2016

5.Dots is a puzzle game, the user is presented with a board of dots, and the objective is to draw as many lines as possible on the board by adding a fifth dot to any existing 4 dot configuration (horizontal, vertical, diagonal are all allowed). It has an arcade mode that is time limited, puzzle mode to compete for high score, and explorer mode allows you to test out the game.

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,...

5x5

5x5

Atari 800 - Released - 1995

5x5 is a puzzle-board game, based on the Polish TV game show 5×5. The player's task is to guess a five letter password in five attempts. The final goal is to guess sixty passwords or earn 25000 in cash with less than 20 failed rounds. After typing each password the game shows the result in the lower row. A letter guessed correctly remains at the right place, a letter that appears in the password but at a different position is highlighted. The game includes a total of about 500 passwords. Increasing the number of passwords is possible by using the game add-on 5x5 Edytor haseł.

601F

Atari 800 - Homebrew - 2019

601F is a 3D golf simulation. The player controls a pointer via joystick which determines the direction and force of a hit on the ball, then the ball rolls across the 3-D terrain with basic physics simulation. A typical terrain is several screens wide, and the display will scroll when the ball reaches the edge of the existing screen. The objective just as in real golf is to get the ball into the hole on the field. There is an editor supplied as well to create your own terrains.

747 Flight Simulator

747 Flight Simulator

Atari 800 - Released - 1983

747 Flight Simulator allows the player to sit at the controls of a Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet airliner. The upper part of the screen consists of a simple external view (horizon, runway), while the lower displays the instrument panel (airspeed, vertical speed indicator, altimeter, artificial horizon, compass, turn and bank indicator, ILS, flaps & landing gear indicators, various dials for engines). After declaring the amount of fuel and the number of passengers, the player may attempt either a take-off, straight landing approach or random landing approach. The included map features Great Britain...

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.D. 2044

A.D. 2044

Atari 800 - Released - 1991

A.D. 2044: Seksmisja is a graphical point and click adventure game based in plot on the Polish film Seksmisja. The player is a male imprisoned in a world populated only by women. The goal of the game is to escape, and restore the place of males in the world. The interface is joystick driven, commands are issued by using the button and then selecting from available pop up options, or clicking on some commands always available like movement.

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.

ABC

ABC

Atari 800 - Released - 1995

ABC is a puzzle board game. The game consists of finding the hidden password on a board filled with letters. The password is set in a line in any direction - to the right, left, up, down, and diagonally. The player has to point at only the first letter by selecting the horizontal and vertical position before the time runs out. For completing a level the player gets a bonus, such as a card game, an extra points, a time freeze.

Abenteuer in Schottland

Atari 800 - Released - 1985

Abenteuer in Schottland (Adventure in Scotland) is a German language graphic text adventure for the Atari 8-Bit line of computers. It was developed by Erkhand Kruse and published by his own personal label (Kruse Software) in 1985.

Abracadabra

Abracadabra

Atari 800 - Released - 1983

Abracadabra is a simple arcade game starring a young wizard who has to collect keys in the maze-filled wizard’s castle while using a projectile spell to vanquish different enemies such as snakes and elves. One of the features of the environment are the constantly changing walls, ie the individual blocks of the walls change their position as you make your way through. There is also a time limit, failing to exit a room under the given time results in an untimely death. A two-player option is available where two players can take turns and see who collects the highest amount of points.

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...

Accion

Atari 800 - Homebrew - 2006

Accion is a crosshair shooter much in the same style as games like Bank Panic, Operation Wolf, etc.. Enemies pop out in various places on screen, and you need to shoot them before they escape. Your gun has ammo and needs to be reloaded (by moving the stick back and forth), which should be timed to not interfere with shooting opponents.

Ace Dribbler and the Roadhogs

Ace Dribbler and the Roadhogs

Atari 800 - Released - 1990

Knock down aces with the yellow ball which is moved around by hitting it with your joystick controlled blue ball - although often you'll have to dodge cones. To complete a screen first eliminate the clubs (which if left will turn into roadhogs) and then eliminate the Ace of Hearts.

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?

Acey-Deucey

Atari 800 - Released - 1980

A simple card game in which two cards are drawn the player bets on whether the next card will be mathematically in the range between the two existing cards or not.

Achtung Panza!

Atari 800 - Homebrew - 2004

Achtung Panza! is an up to three way tank combat game, viewed from a top down perspective. Moving the joystick left/right rotates the gun of your tank, pushing forward will turn the tank to face where the gun is pointed then move. All three tanks share a field with plenty of obstacles that will absorb shots as you try to shoot the other tanks. There is unlimited ammo but each tank has a finite health and can only take so many hits.

Acrobat

Acrobat

Atari 800 - Released - 1985

Acrobat is a game developed by Peter Rizzuto and it was from volume 7, issue 2 of Compute! dated February 1985. The game is simple. Run and jump over objects and rack up points until you die. Quite possibly one of the earliest examples of an endless runner game. There is also another guy that throws arrows at you that you have to jump over as well.

Acrobat (Münzenloher Software)

Atari 800 - Released

Not to be confused with the Acrobat game that was published in COMPUTE! magazine, this is a little known game, and a clone of Clowns/Circus for the Atari 8-bit computers. Little is known of the game other than the fact it was developed and released by a company called Münzenloher Software. The year of release it not known.

Acrobata

Acrobata

Atari 800 - Unlicensed

Acrobata is an Italian Unlicensed/bootleg version of Acrobat. The only real difference between this and the official version is that some of the background colors have changed.

Action Adventures

Action Adventures

Atari 800 - Released - 1987

Action Adventures is a set of three compiled BASIC games: "Climber", a Crazy Climber style game, G*Man, a Q*Bert style, and Diamond Dig, which resembles Dig Dug or Mr. Do! Each is fairly primitive for the Atari and are actually relabeled versions of previous games known as Squish'em!, Hookey!, and Diamond Mine. Since no credit is given is seems likely this package was an unlicensed distribution of previous games.

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 Classics Volume I

Action Classics Volume I

Atari 800 - Released - 1987

Action Classics Volume 1 is a combination of two previously released games: Pitfall! and Demon Attack. Both are ports of 2600 titles of the same name to the 8-bit computers, with an emphasis on accuracy of reproduction.

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...

Actris!

Atari 800 - Homebrew - 2016

Actris! is a version of the classic Tetris game for Atari 8bit. Like the standard game, you must choose how to place falling puzzle pieces to complete horizontal lines, which will then remove the completed line and award you points.

Adalmar

Atari 800 - Released - 1994

Adalmar is a German language single player war strategy game for the Atari 8-bit line of computers. It was a joint development project from Condor Soft and Futurevision, and published in 1994.

Adam is Me

Adam is Me

Atari 800 - Homebrew - 2020

ADAM IS ME is a puzzle video game for 8bit Atari XE/XL computers. The game is heavily inspired by the award-winning "Baba Is You" by Arvi Teikari and "Robbo" by Janusz Pelc, but with original puzzles, levels and game mechanics. In the game you interact with physical objects and words that when connected set a new game rules. Earth scientists have created ADAM. A modern robot with implemented AI. They have sent it into deep space, so it could find cure for Virus that had appeared on Earth out of nowhere, and gradually began to decimate the population of our planet. ADAM's task is to collect...

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...

Adebar

Atari 800 - Released - 1987

In Adebar you control a stork who flies left to right on a scrolling screen. You can use the joystick up to flap your wings (which raises or lowers you on the screen against the variable wind pushing you) and the button to stick out your talons (then push up to dive). The objective is to deliver the baby you are carrying, when you are told it is safe to land. Along the way if you run low on calories you can grab worms with your talons.

Admirandus

Atari 800 - Homebrew - 1990

Admirandus is a German "Hangman" style game. Up to four players can play, on each players turn a random letter value is picked, the player guesses a letter and if that letter occurs points are awarded for the number of times it appears multiplied by the turn value.

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...

Advent X-5

Advent X-5

Atari 800 - Released - 1984

You're the sole crew member aboard the Advent X-5, a space ship designed to transport small animals. Your most recent mission was to take some animals to a planet called Klybex-6 to test their reactions to its thick atmosphere and low gravity. But on the way to Klybex-6, a meteor storm forced you to crash-land the Advent X-5 on Klybez-7. You're now stranded on the ship, and must get to the emergency shuttle craft and blast off to the nearest star base . . . Advent X-5 is a text adventure developed by J.D. Casten and published as a four-page type-in BASIC program in Antic Magazine,...

Adventure at Vandenberg A.F.B.

Adventure at Vandenberg A.F.B.

Atari 800 - Released - 1984

Adventure at Vandenberg A.F.B. is a text adventure written by Tom Hudson and published in issue 27 of ANALOG Computing dated February 1985. You're a nosy reporter for the Daily Babble, a large metropolitan gossip tabloid, following a hot story. You've overheard several terrorists discussing a diabolical plot: the destruction of the Air Force's newest space shuttle seconds before launch! The bomb has already been placed somewhere on the base, its timer set to detonate at 09:00. Shocked, you rush to the local police station, to warn them to stop the launch. Unfortunately, they've read...

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

Adventure in the 5th Dimension

Atari 800 - Released - May 2, 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 Island

Adventure Island

Atari 800 - Released - November 1, 1984

You awaken with a headache and total amnesia. You don't know where you are or even what your name is. And what is this strange power you now possess? Every time you use it, you hear a loud noise! You would like to move around and find out more, but there's a small problem. Monsters are everywhere and they're trying to kill you! Welcome to Adventure Island . . . This game combines elements of fantasy role-playing and text adventures. Discovering your identity is a mystery you must solve. Meanwhile, you're a fighter seeking treasure, exploring caves, and doing battle with multitudes...

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 - Released - 1981

This game accurately reproduces the random, featureless boredom of an actual fishing trip.

Adventure Ponies

Atari 800 - Homebrew - 2019

An Atari 8-bit port of the flash game "Adventure Ponies" from the Hub network - based on the world of My Little Ponies. Use the joystick to control any of the mane characters as you navigate the various levels to collect the elements of harmony, and to defeat your foes. Although the game is full of cute, colorful graphics, the gameplay is more skill based platform/scroller action.

Adventure Quest

Adventure Quest

Atari 800 - Released - 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...

Adventure Writer

Adventure Writer

Atari 800 - Released - 1984

An adventure game design system from CodeWriter Corporation in 1984.

Adventure!

Adventure!

Atari 800 - Released - 1980

Not to be confused with the Atari 2600 classic, this is a standard old school computer text adventure published by Creative Computing in 1980.

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 Adventurer

The Adventurer

Atari 800 - Released - 1987

The Adventurer is a game released as a type in for the German magazine Computronic, November/December 1987. It is a multi-screen platform game in which you navigate ladders and platforms to pick up scoring squares. There are ropes dangling from the ceiling which can be used to jump over gaps - press the button to jump on, but then when on the rope, use the stick to pull down and drop off.

Adventures 1-2-3

Adventures 1-2-3

Atari 800 - Released - 1981

Compilation release of Adventureland, Pirate Adventure, and Mission Impossible. The games are controlled through the use of written commands. These can consist of a single word, such as those used for player character movement, including north, south, east, west, up, and down. They can also take the form of simple, two-word verb/noun phrases, such as "climb tree". Although the game can recognize about 120 words, the parser only takes the first three letters into account. This means not only that the parser occasionally misidentifies words, but also that commands can be truncated: "lig lam"...

Adventures 4-5-6

Atari 800 - Released - 1981

Compilation of Voodoo Castle, The Count, and Strange Odyssey. The games are text adventures, controlled through the use of written commands. These can consist of a single word, such as those used for player character movement, including north, south, east, west, up, and down. They can also take the form of simple, two-word verb/noun phrases, such as "climb tree". Although the game can recognize about 120 words, the parser only takes the first three letters into account. This means not only that the parser occasionally misidentifies words, but also that commands can be truncated: "lig lam"...

The Adventures of Barsak the Dwarf

Atari 800 - Homebrew

The Adventures of Barsak the Dwarf is an unofficial homebrew conversion of the Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum game of the same name. It was developed by P Napolitano, and V Napolitano and released into the public domain. The release year is unknown. Game description: Legend claims that in the ancient days of the mythological underworld, the Dwarves held the Nine Treasures, and so you, Barsak the Dwarf have decided to go on a quest to find them. You must find food and water to eat and drink regularly on your quest or you will die. Adventures of Barsak the Dwarf is a text adventure where...

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 Charlie Chicken

Atari 800 - Homebrew - 1982

Charlie needs your help to get hatched. You must find out what egg he is in and have mother hen sit on him overnight. you locate Charlie by spinning eggs. They will point in his direction when they stop. Don't spin Charlie though, you will scramble him! The spacebar puts Mom Hen on the egg under the cursor or takes her off. Don't move around in the dark. You break eggs that way! Every once in a while eggs will disappear. If a fox visits at night things get re-arranged. You can ask for a score at the end.

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).

Aerial

Atari 800 - Homebrew - 2022

Aerial is part of a series of games by Japanese developer Inufuto, who builds a single game design and then ports it to a very wide variety of retro hardware. Aerial is a side-scrolling shooter, in which the player pilots a plane viewed from the side scrolling left to right. The joystick is used to pitch the plane up or down, and fire button to fire. The objective is to avoid planes/rockets being launched at the player, and shoot down planes or ground targets when possible. Powerups will also appear that are used by flying over them.

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...

Affen Jagd

Affen Jagd

Atari 800 - Released - 1985

In Affen Jagd (German for Monkey Hunt) you are in a jungle and have to hunt a monkey. So you can cut down trees till the monkey can no longer jump to the next one.

After Pearl

Atari 800 - Released - 1984

A WW2 strategy game for 1 or 2 players based on the aftermath of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

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 0/8/15

Agent 0/8/15

Atari 800 - Released - 1986

Originally published in the German magazine "Homecomputer" December/January 1986. Gameplay consists of navigating a grid maze of 121 rooms to find 5 hidden items. The player opens items in a room by walking up to them and pushing into them with the joystick. However many items will be occupied by a bomb, killing the player.

Agent BRD

Atari 800 - Homebrew - 2020

Agent BRD was third place in the annual ABBUC software contest of 2020. It is a fan sequel of sorts to the original "Agent USA" game for the Atari. A crazy smartphone has invaded germany and makes the people dumb! You must find it as quickly as possible and defuse it! Use your 100%-free train card to get tickets for local and long distance bullet trains at the ticket machines. Collect wifi symbols whenever possible. You need at least 50 of them to be able to defuse the crazy smartphone. Avoid contact with other people: you will lose a share of your wifi symbols if they run into...

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

Air Attack

Atari 800 - Released - 1984

Air Attack is a clone of Missile Command. It was coded entirely in BASIC and first released as part of ANALOG Computing magazine. The game was developed by Scott Sheck.

Air Defense

Air Defense

Atari 800 - Released - 1983

From Compute! April 1983, a Missile Defense type game. The object of the game of "Air Defense" is to defend your land (at the bottom of the screen) from falling bombs. The bombs appear at various places at the top of the screen. As they fall, the player must line up the crosshair of his gunsight and fire when the bomb and crosshair are aligned. Press SPACE to fire. The player gets only one shot, and timing is critical. After 20 bombs have appeared, the game ends, and the player is given a score showing hits and misses and a point score. One of the unique features of the game is the...

Air Hockey

Air Hockey

Atari 800 - Released - 1986

From A.N.A.L.O.G. magazine January 1986. Once your options are set (or left alone, if you like the default settings) you may press START to play. You'll then see a vertical air hockey board with the scores displayed at the top, along with the score necessary to win the game. The puck will appear in front of the serving player's paddle. That player must hit the puck to start the game. The game is something like Pong, with forward motion as well as side-to-side. Players control the paddles by moving the joystick in the direction they wish to move. The buttons do nothing. A score is made...

Air Raid 2000

Air Raid 2000

Atari 800 - Released - 1983

Air Raid 2000 is a game in which you have to shoot down enemies and rescue hostages. It plays like sort of a cross's between Defender and Choplifter. The game was developed by Erik Warpaw, and released in the 83/11 issue of Antic Magazine.

Air Rescue

Air Rescue

Atari 800 - Released - 1991

Air Rescue is a clone of the game "Choplifter". You have to rescue people and avoid hostile anti-air turrets, tanks and birds. You can also destroy buildings and trees.

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

Airball

Atari 800 - Released - 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 (Adventure International)

Airline (Adventure International)

Atari 800 - Released - 1982

Airline is a business strategy game for 1 - 4 players. Game play allows for 1 - 4 human or computer opponents. The winning goal is to maximize funds during a play session, with a pre-specified turns of turns. The game is played on board in a 6 x 6 grid, with each section representing a major US city. During each round, a player can either purchase an airport, a plane, or skip the turn. Different locations and planes are worth different profit margins. Once two or more airports are purchased, the player can station planes in different locations. Planes available in increasing cost are: Prop,...

Airline (Ariolasoft)

Airline (Ariolasoft)

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!

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...

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