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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)

Act of War: Direct Action

Act of War: Direct Action

Windows - Released - March 15, 2005

Act of War: Direct Action is a real-time strategy game developed by Eugen Systems and published by Atari, Inc. The game was released in March 2005 and features a detailed story written by Dale Brown, a retired captain of the US Air Force and a bestselling author. An expansion pack called Act of War: High Treason was released on March 2006 in Europe and Australia. The original game and expansion were later released as Act of War: Gold Edition, on 28 September 2007 in Europe.

Act of War: High Treason

Act of War: High Treason

Windows - Released - March 24, 2006

The highly anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed game Act of War: Direct Action picks up where the techno-thriller left off. On the eve of the U.S. Presidential elections, simultaneous terrorist attacks hit both candidates. Clues point to corrupt elements within the U.S. military, but also to the shadowy organization known as the Consortium. You take on the role of U.S. Army Brigadier General Jason Richter, a career soldier and former commander of the 1st Special Forces (Delta Force) who has been given control of an elite new anti-terrorist unit: Task Force TALON. From massive enemy...

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...

Air-Sea Battle

Air-Sea Battle

Atari 2600 - Released - September 11, 1977

Air-Sea Battle is basically a target shooting game. On most settings, you are positioned at the bottom of the screen and you shoot at targets at the top of the screen. The various settings provide different targets and weapons with different characteristics. In games 1-6, you are an anti-aircraft gun and you shoot, unsurprisingly, at aircraft. You are stationary. Your control is limited to selecting the time of firing, the angle at which your shot is fired and, on some settings, exertion of minor control over the direction of your missile. In games 7-12, you are a submarine and you shoot...

Animated Puzzle

Atari 800 - Unreleased - 1984

Apex

Apex

Microsoft Xbox - Released - February 18, 2003

Get ready to bury the world’s most renowned cars when you race against them with your own brand of sports car. Start off with a small garage, create the ultimate driving machine and go into business as the up and coming sports car manufacturer. Your goal is to build up a reputation for your brand by racing your cars against real sports cars. The more races you win, the more pedigree your brand will receive. If you consistently win the races, you are put to the challenge to start a production line, sell your cars, design new ones, and continue the cycle.

Aqua Panic

Aqua Panic

Sony PSP - Released - February 5, 2008

Downstream Panic! is a colourful puzzle game that mixes elements from LocoRoco with Worms. A massive cyclone has sucked all of the fish out of the oceans! The player must safely guide them back. Levels start at the top of the area where the fish are contained in a blob of water. They need to reach the ocean safely at the bottom of the screen with guidance of the player. Using a variety of creative tools like fans, onions, rockets, and cloud factories, the fish can be guided through platforms, past hungry sharks, piranhas and many other dangers. The tools can also be used to control the...

Arthur and the Invisibles

Arthur and the Invisibles

Nintendo DS - Released - January 9, 2007

Arthur and the Invisibles is an officially licensed game for the French film of the same name (Arthur et les Minimoys in French). Unlike the action adventure games of the same name for the PC, PlayStation 2, PSP and Game Boy Advance, the Nintendo DS version features completely different game play. The game's challenge mode features 90 different micro games which can be played. Each game tests the player's reflexes. Most of these games are played with the stylus. Games have to be unlocked through setting good scores. A number of micro games can be played in multi-player through...

Atari Flashback Classics

Atari Flashback Classics

Sony Playstation Vita - Released - December 19, 2018

The most comprehensive collection of arcade and home console classics comes to the Playstation Vita. Packed with 150 all-time favorites, rare gems, and unique homebrews, Atari Flashback Classics is designed to take advantage of the Playstation Vita console’s special controls and functionality to bring new life to these iconic Atari games.

Atari: 80 Classic Games in One!

Atari: 80 Classic Games in One!

Windows - November 11, 2003

Atari: 80 Classic Games in One! 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...

The Atarians

The Atarians

Pinball - Released - 1976

The Atarians was the first arcade pinball machine from Video Game pioneer Atari. It was designed by Bob Jonesi with art by George Opperman, and released in 1976. As a premiere pinball, The Atarians is notable for some unusual design decisions, such as the two pairs of stacked flippers and the use of inductive under-playfield sensors instead of rollover switches.

Backyard Football

Backyard Football

Nintendo DS - Released - October 23, 2007

Backyard Football is a series of video games for various systems. The series was developed by Humongous Entertainment and published by Atari. It is one of several sub-series in the Backyard Sports series, and is the first to feature professional players as kids, examples being Steve Young and Barry Sanders. The series currently has eleven titles.

Backyard Football '09

Backyard Football '09

Nintendo DS - Released - October 21, 2008

Backyard Football 09 for Nintendo DS is the latest and greatest version of the best selling kid’s football video game series. Get realistic, hard-hitting football action with Super Bowl champ Tom Brady and other players like Tony Romo, Ray Lewis, Peyton Manning, LaDainian Tomlinson, Steve Smith, Adrian Petersen and other NFL super stars as kids. Build your dream team from 15 pro players as kids; put them on your favorite NFL team or a wacky Backyard team. And now for the first time, Backyard Football 09 features dual card wireless Multiplayer Mode along with the ever-popular season and single...

Ballblazer

Ballblazer

Atari 5200 - Released - March 1, 1984

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

Basketball

Basketball

Atari 800 - Released - December 1, 1979

Basketball allows you to play a game of one-on-one against either the computer or another player. The court is viewed from the side with a basket at each end of the screen. Using the joystick you can move your player around the court, dribble/shoot the ball, and attempt to block your opponent. The game is played in two 4 minute halves, and the player who scores the most points wins. There are two different skill levels available which can be set individually for each player.

BattleZone

BattleZone

Atari 800 - Released - 1987

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 -...

Berzerk

Berzerk

Atari 5200 - Released - February 1, 1984

After a routine space exploration mission goes awry, you find yourself marooned on the planet Mazeon. To add insult to injury, the robotic residents are out to kill you. Now you're forced to fend off these relentless robots as you move through endless mazelike environments. In Berzerk, the goal is to make your way past the electrified walls forming each screen while using your laser gun to blast the hostile threats known as Automazeons. Firing your weapon involves pointing the joystick in one of eight directions and pressing a button. You can also lead robots into walls and even into their own...

Berzerk

Berzerk

Atari 800 - Released - 1983

Berzerk is a multi-directional shooter video arcade game, released in 1980 by Stern Electronics of Chicago. It is one of the canonical examples of a maze game, in which the player has to navigate around a maze-like building while shooting enemies. A port for the Atari 8-bit family of computers, identical to the Atari 5200 version, was ready in 1983, but was not published. This is the prototype.

Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet

Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet

Linux - Released - July 21, 2015

In 1834, in the small New England fishing village of Illsmouth, the distinguished British scientist Lord Boleskine lost his mind. After studying ancient manuscripts of evil repute, he had travelled to this place to observe the passing of Halley's comet. What he observed that night, however, turned him into a raving lunatic. Now, 76 years later, Halley's comet is coming back, and young reporter John T. Parker has travelled to Illsmouth to try to uncover the truth in Boleskine's wild claims, and see the comet for himself. Shadow of the Comet is a horror adventure game, inspired by the...

Casino

Casino

Atari 2600 - Released - October 1, 1979

This is three card games. Blackjack In game one, you play Blackjack with one or two players and allows for splitting. Game two is also Blackjack but is for one to four players and does not allow splitting. The computer is always the dealer. You place bets by rotating the controller then pressing the button. Difficulty switches Left switch: If set to A=computer will shuffle after 34 cards are dealt If set to B=computer will shuffle after each hand. Right switch: Set to A=dealer stays on 17 or better Set to B=dealer stays on 18 or better and on a hard 17. Player wins if you take the...

Centipede

Centipede

Arcade - Released - June 1, 1981

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...

Centipede: Infestation

Centipede: Infestation

Nintendo 3DS - Released - November 1, 2011

Centipede: Infestation is a post-apocalyptic action experience that features run-n-gun shooting style gameplay with tower defense-style objects, paying homage to the original Centipede while bringing the brand into the 21st century. Players assume the role of an orphaned teenager hero named Max as he trudges through the wasteland, fighting off giant bugs. As Max travels he encounters a young teen named Maisy who possesses a collection of seeds that hold the secret to bringing plant life back to the wasteland. Max and Maisy join forces to grow these gardens and protect the last natural...

Cloak and Dagger

Atari 800 - Unreleased - 1984

Commando

Commando

Atari 800 - Unreleased - 1989

Several levels await your super-tough Commando in this vertical scrolling game. Armed with only a standard rifle and a few grenades you must take on hordes of Nazis. Some are wandering around in the open, while others have picked out hiding places, which you must approach from certain angles. Trees, rivers and bridges create a varied combat-like terrain and must be incorporated into your thinking. Extra grenades can be collected, and will definitely be required, as they allow you to kill from distance and thus avoid some enemy shots.

Computer Chess

Computer Chess

Atari 800 - Released - December 1, 1979

This is an early home chess game. The standard U. S. chess rules are used in this game. To move a piece, place the X on the board onto the piece to be moved then press the red button. Next, move the X to where you want the piece to go and press the button again. If the move is illegal, the 2600 will give a warning sound and not make the move. To castle your king, the king and rook must not have been moved. You move your king two squares in the direction of the rook to castle with. The 2600 will then automatically move your rook around your king, completing the move. You cannot castle out of...

Countermeasure

Countermeasure

Atari 5200 - Released - 1982

We've just received word that terrorists have seized one of our missile silo complexes and are threatening to blow up Washington, D.C. These lunatics aren't fooling! They've wired the missiles to a silo computer and started the launch sequence timer. In just 10 minutes the missiles will lift off for Washington... unless YOU stop them. Destroy all the silos in the complex with your long-range turret gun before the timer runs out. If you complete this mission, you'll win the Congressional Medal of Honor... along with 10,000 bonus points and a bonus life. If the timer runs out before you...

Crime Buster

Crime Buster

Atari 800 - 1988

Crockford's Trench

Atari 800 - 1982

Crossbow

Crossbow

Atari 800 - 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...

Crossbow

Crossbow

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...

Crystal Castles

Crystal Castles

Apple II - Released - 1983

Crystal Castles is an arcade game released by Atari, Inc. in 1983. The player controls the character Bentley Bear who has to collect gems located throughout trimetric-projected rendered castles while avoiding enemies out to get him as well as the gems. Crystal Castles is notable for being one of the first arcade action games with an actual ending, whereas most games of the time either continued indefinitely, ended in what was termed a kill screen or simply just restarted from the first level, and to contain advance warp zones.

Crystal Castles

Crystal Castles

Arcade - Released - 1983

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.

Crystal Castles

Atari 800 - Released - 1986

Crystal Castles is a 1983 arcade game released by Atari, Inc. in 1988 for the Atari 8-bit series. The player controls the character Bentley Bear who has to collect gems located throughout trimetric-projected rendered castles while avoiding enemies out to get him as well as the gems. Crystal Castles is notable for being one of the first arcade action games with an actual ending, whereas most games of the time either continued indefinitely, ended in what was termed a kill screen or simply just restarted from the first level, and to contain advance warp zones.

Dead Man's Hand

Dead Man's Hand

Windows - March 18, 2004

The Mexican gunslinger El Tejon once joined the dreaded Nine gang, hoping to become rich and famous. However, as he became disillusioned with the gang's murderous ways and distanced himself from it, he turned into a liability to the criminals. The gang's leader shot him and left him for dead; barely surviving, El Tejon was imprisoned by the authorities. In the prison, he meets a member of a revolutionary movement, and becomes determined to regain his freedom and exact revenge upon those who betrayed him. Dead Man's Hand is a first-person 3D shooter set in the Wild West. The protagonist is...

Demons to Diamonds

Demons to Diamonds

Atari 2600 - Released - 1982

In Demons to Diamonds, you control a laser zapper which moves horizontally at either the top or the bottom of the screen. Your goal is to earn as many points as possible by shooting objects in the center of the screen. Wandering back and forth in the middle are demons which can be one of two colors. If you shoot a demon that is the same color as your zapper, it will turn into a diamond. Shooting the diamond before it disappears will earn you bonus points. If you shoot a demon of the opposite color, it will instead turn into a skull which will rapidly fire at your zapper. You begin the game...

Desert Falcon

Desert Falcon

Atari 800 - 1988

Desert Falcon is an arcade style shooter. Many of the Pharaoh's great treasures are lost throughout the desert, and your goal is to steal as many as you can to earn points. The game features a scrolling, isometric point of view as you control your falcon through the various desert landscapes. The treasures you are after are guarded of course. Many desert creatures including vultures, warriors, flying fish, sphinxes and more will all attempt to stop you from succeeding in your task. Also, at the end of each level you will need to face a large, howling sphinx before you can continue on. Your...

Dig Dug

Dig Dug

Atari 2600 - Released - 1982

Dig Dug is a 1-2 player arcade game in which you have to use your shovel to dig your way through the earth. Stopping you from doing this are two monsters, called Pooka and Fygar, who will continually chase you around. The only weapon that you carry is an air pump, which you can use to inflate the monsters to the point where they explode. (if you start to inflate them but stop doing so, the monsters will get turned back to their normal selves). Furthermore, rocks are scattered throughout the earth, and you can use these rocks to squash them. If the monsters do not find you for several seconds,...

Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong

Atari 800 - 1983

The game is divided into four different single-screen stages. Each represents 25 meters of the structure Donkey Kong has climbed, one stage being 25 meters higher than the previous. The final stage occurs at 100 meters. Stage one involves Mario scaling a construction site made of crooked girders and ladders while jumping over or hammering barrels and oil drums tossed by Donkey Kong. Stage two involves climbing a five-story structure of conveyor belts, each of which transport cement pans. The third stage involves the player riding elevators while avoiding bouncing springs. The final stage...

Donkey Kong Junior

Donkey Kong Junior

Atari 800 - Released - 1983

The game's eponymous star, Donkey Kong Jr., also called simply Junior or abbreviated as DK Jr., is trying to rescue his father Donkey Kong, who has been imprisoned. Donkey Kong's cage is guarded by Mario, in his only appearance as an antagonist in a Nintendo video game. Donkey Kong Jr. must rescue his father by working his way through a series of four screens. Mario attempts to stop DK Jr. by releasing animals and putting obstacles in his way. When DK Jr. succeeds on the last screen, Donkey Kong is freed and kicks Mario into the distance, leaving him to run away and to an unknown fate; the...

Donkey Kong Junior

Donkey Kong Junior

Atari 5200 - Unreleased - 1983

Mario has gone mad! He's turned the tables on Donkey Kong and locked him in a cage. It's up to you, as Donkey Kong Jr., to rescue your father by stealing Mario's set of keys. But it won't be easy. You'll have to fight off ape-eating Snapjaws, jump onto moving islands and break through a jungle of vines to get to the keys that will free Donkey Kong. Can you handle the action? Because this off-the-wall monkey business will have you going bananas!

Dora the Explorer: Animal Adventures

Dora the Explorer: Animal Adventures

Windows - July 15, 2003

Join Dora the Explorer, the monkey 'Boots' and cousin Diego for an exciting adventure in the rainforest. There are a variety of fun activities including animal match-up, feed the animals, amazon river waterskiing and more. The game covers the following concepts: counting and number values, matching colors and shapes, creative play through pictures and music, memory skills and basic Spanish words and phrases.

Downstream Panic!

Downstream Panic!

Sony PSP - Released - February 5, 2008

Downstream Panic! is a colourful puzzle game that mixes elements from LocoRoco with Worms. A massive cyclone has sucked all of the fish out of the oceans! The player must safely guide them back. Levels start at the top of the area where the fish are contained in a blob of water. They need to reach the ocean safely at the bottom of the screen with guidance of the player. Using a variety of creative tools like fans, onions, rockets, and cloud factories, the fish can be guided through platforms, past hungry sharks, piranhas and many other dangers. The tools can also be used to control the...

E.T. Phone Home!

E.T. Phone Home!

Atari 800 - Released - May 1, 1983

In E.T. Phone Home! the player controls Elliott, the hero of the movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. He has to search his neighborhood for pieces that the E.T. wants to build his transmitter. Depending on the difficulty level, the player may or may not need all the pieces to complete the game. It is also possible to communicate telepathically with E.T. to get a reminder of which pieces he is looking for. As Elliott looks for the pieces, he is pursued by a number of men who are trying to stop him from completing his task.

Energy Czar

Atari 800 - 1980

Energy Czar is an educational simulation game where the president of the United States gives the player full power to guide the country through an energy crisis. The player has full control over eight energy resources: coal, oil, natural gas, uranium, hydroelectric power, solar power, wind power and biomass. It is possible to promote or restrict each resource, ration them, change their taxes and regulate their prices as well as changing environmental controls. To keep the job, it is necessary to keep people happy and make enough energy available so that the demand is met. Failing to do so...

Enter the Matrix

Enter the Matrix

Microsoft Xbox - Released - May 14, 2003

Enter the Matrix is the first video game based on The Matrix series of films. Its story was concurrent with that of The Matrix Reloaded, and featured over an hour of original footage, directed by The Wachowskis and starring the cast of the film trilogy, produced exclusively for the game. It sold one million copies in its first eighteen days of release, 2.5 million over the first six weeks, and ultimately 5 million copies. First released in May 2003, the same month as The Matrix Reloaded, Enter the Matrix was simultaneously produced with The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. It was...

Flag Capture

Flag Capture

Atari 2600 - Released - 1978

Flag Capture is an action/strategy game for one or two players. Your goal is to locate a flag hidden somewhere on a 9x7 grid. Using the joystick you can move your explorer around the grid; on any square you can press the button to see if the flag is located in that square, or if not to receive a clue as to the flags location. If the square doesn't contain the flag, one of several items may appear: an arrow indicating what direction the flag is, a number indicating how many squares away the flag is, or a bomb which will cause you to have to start again. In the one player game your goal is to...

Food Fight

Food Fight

Arcade - Released - 1982

As Charley Chuck, you hurl piles of food at your foes, the four crazy chefs, but make sure you eat the ice-cream cone before it melts. This game uses a special analog joystick that is comprised of a centering-bellows and two potentiometers. Food Fight hero, Charley Chuck, gets points by eating his ice cream cone before it melts. To do this, he must fight off Oscar, Angelo, Jacques, and Zorba, the four mean-looking chefs who rise from holes and throw food at him. Each of the chefs wears a different hat: Oscar wears a big hat Angelo wears a small hat Jacques wears a curved hat and Zorba...

Galaxian

Galaxian

Atari 800 - Released - 1982

Swarm after swarm of alien armies attack the player's ship that moves left and right at the bottom of the wraparound screen. The ship can only have one shot on screen at a time. The player defeats one swarm, only to have it replaced by another more aggressive and challenging swarm in the next stage. A plain and repetitive starfield scrolls in the background.

A Game of Concentration

A Game of Concentration

Atari 2600 - Released - 1978

A Game of Concentration is similar to the game Memory. The player is presented with a numbered grid; behind each grid section is a picture. On each turn, the player chooses two grid sections in an attempt to find two matching pictures. Points are earned for finding matching pictures, and the player with the most points at the end wins. Several game options include a 16 or 30 square game grid, the ability to handicap one of the players, and the ability to enable or disable wild cards.

Gossip

Atari 800 - 1983

Gossip was an experimental game designed to model interactions between the player and between 3 and 7 computer players. The player could influence other players by phoning them up and telling them whether they liked or disliked other players. They could also pass information such as how much another player liked or disliked someone. After making a series of 'Phone calls', the game would process the information and adjust the internal model with the player's goal to become the most popular player.

Gremlins

Atari 800 - 1984

Gremlins is an action game based on the Steven Spielberg movie of the same name. The game takes place just after midnight when there are Gremlins and Mogwai running around Billy's living room! You control Billy from a 3rd person point of view. On each level, your goal is to catch all of the Mogwai and return them to their cage (located in the upper right corner of the screen) and to destroy all of the Gremlins with a sword. Each level has a time limit - at 6:00 am when the sun rises. You move on to the next level by completing your tasks or just surviving until 6:00, although more points...

Heart Break

Atari 800 - 1988

Hercules

Hercules

Pinball - Released - 1979

Hercules was one of the few pinballs produced by video gaming pioneer Atari. It was designed by Steve Bicker and released in 1979, and ultimately proved to be the last arcade pinball game from the company. This table's most notable claim to fame is that it is the largest pinball machine ever made; while a typical pinball table is around 28 inches wide by 55 inches deep (72cm x 150cm), Hercules is about the size of a billiards table. The "pinball" was a ceramic cue ball, and the wooden flippers were custom-made to accommodate the game. Unfortunately, the novelty doesn't enhance the gameplay...

Into the Eagle's Nest

Into the Eagle's Nest

Atari 800 - December 14, 2020

Pandora's first game combines the Gauntlet style with the World War 2 setting, and specifically the Eagle's Nest building which is being used by a commander as his HQ. Three Allied soldiers have been captured, and you must infiltrate the facilities, rescue your brave comrades, destroy the building, and salvage as much of the stolen art treasures as possible. There are eight levels to explore, each with a specific mission objective. Some of the paintings are loose, others are in crates which must first be shot. Explosives must be collected, not shot. With limited ammunition, guards...

Joust

Joust

Atari 5200 - Released - 1983

In Joust, players take control of a knight with a lance who rides their flying ostrich (or stork, for Player 2) to do battle against computer-controlled evil knights who ride atop vultures. Players must flap their steed's wings to hit the enemy from a higher jousting point to destroy the vulture and its rider. Once the enemy has been hit, an egg falls to one of the platforms below. The heroic knights must destroy the eggs before they hatch and release new and increasingly more difficult knights. The three strengths of enemy knights are Bounder (red knight), Hunter (white knight), and Shadow...

Joust

Joust

Atari 800 - Released - 1984

Joust is an arcade game developed by Williams Electronics and released in 1982. While not the first game to feature two-player cooperative play, Joust was more successful than its predecessors and popularized the concept. The player uses a button and joystick to control a knight riding a flying ostrich. The object is to progress through levels by defeating groups of enemy knights riding buzzards. Joust was ported to the Nintendo Entertainment System and to several Atari platforms: the Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 7800, and Atari Lynx consoles, as well as Atari 8-bit and Atari ST home...

Jr Pacman

Atari 800 - Unreleased - 1984

Jr. Pac-Man features gameplay similar to the original Pac-Man, but with a few changes. As Jr., you need to eat all of the dots in a maze without running into the four ghosts that are trying to get you. The maze is now much larger, and no longer fits on a single screen. The maze will scroll around to follow the action. From time to time a tasty bonus will bounce around the screen which can be eaten for extra points. There are tricycles, kites, drums, balloons, trains, root beers, and other bonuses that appear as the levels progress. When the bonus items bounce around the screen, any dots they...

Jungle Hunt

Jungle Hunt

Atari 800 - Released - 1983

Jungle Hunt is a right-to-left side-scrolling arcade game produced and released by Taito in 1982. It was initially released as Jungle King. Jungle Hunt is one of the first video games to use parallax scrolling. The player controls an unnamed explorer, sporting a pith helmet and safari suit, attempting to rescue his girl from a tribe of cannibals by swinging from vine to vine, swimming a crocodile-infested river, and avoiding rolling rocks. Taito released a re-skinned version of the game as Pirate Pete. In the Atari-ported versions the hero is named Sir Dudley, and the girl, married to Sir...

Jungle Hunt

Jungle Hunt

Atari 5200 - Released - July 15, 1982

Jungle Hunt offers four unique adventure experiences, which repeat with greater difficulty once all four have been survived. If you don't survive these adventures, you will not only lose your own life but that of the lovely Penelope, who has been captured by cannibals! The first part challenges your Tarzan skills - can you swing on the vines without plummeting to your doom? The second part pits you against a whole bunch of nasty crocodiles in a mighty river. Fortunately, you have a knife to fight back with. Don't forget to go up for air! In the third part, you face a battle against oncoming...

Kangaroo

Atari 800 - 1983

Baby Roo has been kidnapped by monkeys, and it's up to Mama Roo to come to the rescue! Your kangaroo starts out at the bottom of the screen. You need to guide the kangaroo up the various ladders and platforms to the top where Baby Roo is being held captive. The monkeys will be trying to stop you by throwing or dropping apples and knocking you off the platforms. Your kangaroo has boxing gloves, however, and can knock out the monkeys with a single punch! Along the way various types of fruit can be collected to earn bonus points.

Kao Challengers

Kao Challengers

Sony PSP - Released - March 29, 2006

This is a conversion of the platform game Kao the Kangaroo Round 2 ported to PSP. There is one more world, 26 levels in total, and 5 bonus levels. There are 2 different multiplayer modes. The first mode is a deathmatch. The player can choose one of 4 characters (Kao, Parrot, Hunter and Pirate). The fight can be fought on one of ten arenas. Players can use 10 different weapons like rockets, bombs, scorpions, flamethrowers etc. to kill each other. The second mode is a race. There are 3 vehicles to choose from (snowboard, motorboat and bobsleigh). Players can race over 5 different tracks.

The Last Starfighter

Atari 800 - Unreleased - 1984

The Last Starfighter was a prototype game being developed as a tie-in release to the movie of the same name. When the movie performed poorly, the game was withheld, and then later repurposed and renamed into "Star Raiders II". The modifications from Starfighter to the Star Raiders universe was relatively limited; star bases were added as the only way to repair damage, as well as a secondary source of energy (the star remained as a primary fueling point). The Frontier was removed, and the command ships that were originally intended to attack it became additional powerful enemies. Shields...

Major Havoc

Major Havoc

Arcade - Released - 1983

Long ago the evil Vaxxian Empire overran the galaxy. Most of humanity was enslaved and abducted to the Vaxxian homeworld. A few humans, who were scientists, managed to escape. At the current moment (according to the timeline of the game), the Empire has since collapsed. However, numerous Vaxxian space stations, all blindly controlled and defended by robots, still remain in the galaxy, mindlessly pursuing their original orders. The small band of scientists who initially escaped managed to clone the great human hero Major Havoc, in order to fly his Catastrofighter through a wormhole in space,...

Mario Bros.

Mario Bros.

Atari 800 - Released - July 1, 1983

Mario Bros. features two plumbers, Mario and Luigi, having to investigate the sewers of New York after strange creatures have been appearing down there. The objective of the game is to defeat all of the enemies in each phase. The mechanics of Mario Bros. involve only running and jumping.

Mickey in the Great Outdoors

Mickey in the Great Outdoors

Atari 800 - Released - 1983

Mickey in the Great Outdoors is an educational game, featuring 2 word games (in "Mickey goes hiking") and 2 math games (in "Mickey goes exploring"). In the first word game Mickey has to shoot the cloud with the fitting word to finish the sentence and hence also the bridge. In the second word game Mickey has to pick letters from 4 flowers to build a word. In the first math game Mickey has to catch the butterfly with the right result, missing number, or missing sign. In the second math game Mickey has to touch the frog with the paddle as soon as the frog is on the lilypad(s) with the...

Middle Earth

Middle Earth

Pinball - Released - 1978

Middle Earth is a Pinball Table designed by Gary Slater with art by George Opperman; it was released in 1978 by Atari. Despite the title, the game has nothing to do with Tolkien's Legendarium. Instead, the name comes from the table's setting, an alien Lost World filled with feral beasts, bloodthirsty dinosaurs, giant apes, strange monsters, and the brave futuristic explorers trying to tame it all. But like Middle Earth itself, mastering this pinball won't be easy, as its double playfields and offset flippers require unconventional pinball skills.

Millipede

Millipede

Atari 800 - Released - August 1, 1984

Millipedes, cousins of the Centipede, are all over the garden. This will ruin anything trying to grow there unless they are stopped. But there are other insects as well; spiders, bees, dragonflies and earwigs. Nature is dangerous. Luckily, there's a bug zapper that can shoot arrows at these insects and destroy them. Millipede is the sequel to Centipede, and features similar gameplay, but with a new swarm of insects! The goal is to destroy the multi-segmented millipede as it traverses its way through the mushroom forest towards the bottom of the screen. When all millipede segments have been...

Miniature Golf

Miniature Golf

Atari 2600 - Released - April 1, 1979

This is a computer game simulation of a miniature golf course. It attempts to refine your sense of timing and your perceptiveness in judging distance. As in a traditional miniature golf course, a variety of obstacles are placed in your path to the cup. Depending on the game that is selected, the course can be played solo, or a two player competition can be initiated. Rather than a full 18 holes, this miniature golf variation has a nine-hole half-course. Your goal is clear: taking the various obstacles into account, hit the ball through the course and complete each hole by knocking the ball...

Missile Command

Missile Command

Atari 800 - ROM Hack - 1981

The player's six cities are being attacked by an endless hail of ballistic missiles, some of them even splitting like multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles (MIRVs). New weapons are introduced in later levels: smart bombs that can evade a less than perfectly targeted missile, and bomber planes and satellites that fly across the screen and launch missiles of their own. As a regional commander of three anti-missile batteries, the player must defend six cities in their zone from being destroyed.

Mission: Impossible: Operation Surma

Mission: Impossible: Operation Surma

Microsoft Xbox - Released - December 2, 2003

Ethan Hunt and the Impossible Mission Force (IMF) are brought into an investigation of a shady international corporation, known as SURMA, that is in possession of a highly advanced computer virus known as Ice Worm. It has the power to break through any type of security system and could lead to the theft of any data ranging from nuclear weapons specs to intelligence of any government. When their own operations are sabotaged, Ethan and the IMF team find out that their secure databases have been hacked and that their enemies are now in possession of some of their deepest, darkest secrets. The...

Moon Patrol

Moon Patrol

Atari 5200 - Released - July 1, 1983

The player takes the role of a Luna City police officer assigned to Sector Nine, the home of the "toughest thugs in the galaxy." The top portion of the screen shows a timeline-style map of the current course, and three indicator lights. The top light indicates upcoming enemy aerial attacks, the middle one indicates an upcoming minefield, and the bottom one indicates enemies approaching from behind. The map shows five different checkpoints labeled E, J, O, T and Z. Similar to racing games, the time spent during between each checkpoint is compared to the average which determines the number of...

Moon Patrol

Moon Patrol

Atari 800 - Released - 1984

Moon Patrol is a side-scrolling game where the player must drive a moon buggy from one station on the Moon to another, all while avoiding crashing or getting destroyed by alien ships. The vehicle is constantly moving right and the player can speed up or slow down, jump, and shoot (simultaneously firing upwards and forwards.) There are 25 checkpoints along the way, each symbolized with a letter from A to Z, and serving as a respawn point. Every five checkpoints mark a separate "stage" within the entire course; reaching the end of a stage under the par time grants a large score bonus. Dangers...

Mortal Kombat 3

Mortal Kombat 3

MS-DOS - Released - 1995

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

Ms. Pac-Man

Ms. Pac-Man

Atari 5200 - Released - 1983

The gameplay of Ms. Pac-Man is largely identical to that of the original Pac-Man. The player gathers points by eating dots and avoiding ghosts (contact with one loses a life). Power-pellets or energizers change the ghosts, which reverse their course and can be eaten for bonus points. Fruit bonuses can be consumed for increasing point values, twice per level.

Ms. Pac-Man

Ms. Pac-Man

Atari 800 - Released - 1983

In 1981, a sequel to Pac-Man was introduced in the form of his girlfriend, Ms. Pac-Man. This sequel continued on the "eat the dots/avoid the ghosts" gameplay of the original game, but added new features to keep the title fresh. Like her boyfriend, Ms. Pac-Man attempts to clear four various and challenging mazes filled with dots and ever-moving bouncing fruit while avoiding Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Sue, each with their own personalities and tactics. One touch from any of these ghosts means a loss of life for Ms. Pac-Man. Ms. Pac-Man can turn the tables on her pursuers by eating one of the...

Ms. Pac-Man

Ms. Pac-Man

Atari 2600 - Released - 1983

In 1981, a sequel to Pac-Man was introduced in the form of his girlfriend, Ms. Pac-Man. This sequel continued on the "eat the dots/avoid the ghosts" gameplay of the original game, but added new features to keep the title fresh. Like her boyfriend, Ms. Pac-Man attempts to clear four various and challenging mazes filled with dots and ever-moving bouncing fruit while avoiding Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Sue, each with their own personalities and tactics. One touch from any of these ghosts means a loss of life for Ms. Pac-Man. Ms. Pac-Man can turn the tables on her pursuers by eating one of the...

Nancy Drew: Double Dare

Nancy Drew: Double Dare

Windows - Released - March 25, 2004

This compilation groups two of the Nancy Drew adventure games together in one package: Nancy Drew: The Secret of the Scarlet Hand Nancy Drew: Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake

Nucleus

Nucleus

Atari 800 - Released - 1988

NUCLEUS War has not been allowed under Galactic Federation Law, since the great interplanetary war of 2450AD when seven inhabited planets were destroyed. Ever since then, it has been law that all major inter—planetary disputes be resolved in the massive Combat Arena located in the unstable OMAC sector of the galaxy far away from any intelligent life. GAMEPLAY To be victorious in the OMAC Arena, you must neutralise your opponents forcefield by directing a nuclear satellite into it. To achieve this, a hole big enough for the satellite to fit through must first be made in your...

Pengo

Pengo

Atari 5200 - Released - 1983

The player uses a joystick and a single button as controls. Pressing the button while pushing the joystick will cause Pengo to push forward the ice block he is facing, which will slide until it hits a wall or another ice block, crushing any intervening Sno-Bees. Crushing more than one Sno-Bee at once will increase the number of points awarded. There are a total of sixteen levels, which repeat in order starting on the seventeenth round. As the player crushes those on patrol, new Sno-Bees hatch from eggs located within ice blocks. At the start of each level, blocks that contain these eggs are...

Pengo

Pengo

Atari 800 - 1983

In Pengo, you must defeat the enemy by pushing ice blocks together to crush them. You also can capture one if they are shocked and dizzy. There is also a time limit to make it a bit more difficult (you must do it in one minute).

Pole Position

Pole Position

Atari 5200 - Released - 1983

In this game, the player controls a Formula One race car. The player completes a time trial lap within a certain amount of time to qualify for an F1 race at the Fuji Racetrack. After qualifying, the player races against other cars in a championship race.

Puzzler World

Puzzler World

Nintendo DS - Released - December 8, 2009

Discover the endless fun of more than 1000 mind-bending challenges. Enjoy your favorite puzzles games on the go, including Crossword, Sudoku, Wordsearch, and many more. This sequel to smash hit, Puzzler Collection now includes 5 additional bonus game types. Play any puzzle in two game modes: Quickplay for a fast fix or Challenge mode for unlocking bonus games such as Hangman, Equate, and Jigsaw. Puzzler World is both fun and challenging. You’ll experience different degrees of difficultly and countless hours of entertainment. Features • Over 1,000 games • Over 500 hours of playtime •...

QIX

QIX

Atari 800 - Released - February 1, 1983

In this game, you guide a marker which must draw rectangles and other weird objects in order to claim your territory, and you can either draw these rectangles fast or slow. Drawing the rectangles using the "slow" method awards you the most points. Once a rectangle has been made, it will be colored in to show that you have claimed your territory. While drawing the rectangles, you need to watch out for Qix (pronounced "kicks"), a series of colored lines that crawl the screen. In addition to Qix, you also need to avoid the Sparks who travel around the border, as well as any lines that you have...

QIX

QIX

Atari 5200 - Released - 1982

In this game, you guide a marker which must draw rectangles and other weird objects in order to claim your territory, and you can either draw these rectangles fast or slow. Drawing the rectangles using the "slow" method awards you the most points. Once a rectangle has been made, it will be colored in to show that you have claimed your territory. While drawing the rectangles, you need to watch out for Qix (pronounced "kicks"), a series of colored lines that crawl the screen. In addition to Qix, you also need to avoid the Sparks who travel around the border, as well as any lines that you have...

RealSports Football

RealSports Football

Atari 5200 - Released - June 1, 1982

RealSports Football is a 1982 football video game made by Atari for the Atari 2600, Atari 5200 and Atari 8-bit computer platforms. RealSports Football presents a greatly simplified version of football for play. Players in the game cannot go out of bounds or fumble the football, and there are no penalties in the game. Also, touchdowns automatically score 7 points; there is no kicking for extra points.

RealSports Football

Atari 800 - 1983

Football is an action football game for two players or one player against the computer. The game is played from a top down point of view of the field which scrolls to follow the action. There is a variety of offensive and defensive plays that can be called, along with several skill levels for each player. Each game will last for one fifteen minute quarter, whichever team has the most points at the end wins!

RealSports Football

Atari 800 - 1983

Football is an action football game for two players or one player against the computer. The game is played from a top down point of view of the field which scrolls to follow the action. There is a variety of offensive and defensive plays that can be called, along with several skill levels for each player. Each game will last for one fifteen minute quarter, whichever team has the most points at the end wins!

RealSports Tennis

RealSports Tennis

Atari 800 - 1983

RealSports Tennis is a tennis game for two players or one player against the computer. The game follows standard tennis rules, and allows you to hit forehand or backhand shots to all areas of the court as well as serves and lobs. You can play a game of singles or doubles, and multiple skill levels are included.

Road Runner

Pinball - Released - 1979

Robotron: 2084

Robotron: 2084

Atari 800 - Released - 1983

Robotron: 2084 (also referred to as Robotron) is an arcade video game developed by Eugene Jarvis and Larry DeMar of Vid Kidz and released by Williams Electronics (part of WMS Industries) in 1982. It is a shoot 'em up with two-dimensional graphics. The game is set in the year 2084 in a fictional world where robots have turned against humans in a cybernetic revolt. The aim is to defeat endless waves of robots, rescue surviving humans, and earn as many points as possible. Robotron: 2084 has been remade on different platforms. Beginning in 1983, the game was ported to several platforms...

Robotron: 2084

Robotron: 2084

Atari 5200 - Released - 1983

You are a mutant human, who by some freak of nature has the ability to shoot energy pulses from his body in eight different directions! Your job is simple: save humanity from their own creation -- the ROBOTRONS! The gameplay is pretty unique for the time. You can move and fire in any of eight directions. You get thrown in a room with various evil baddies strewn about, you've got to kill all the robots while at the same time finding some way to grab humans and avoid death.

Saturday Night Speedway

Saturday Night Speedway

Windows - Released - March 9, 2004

Saturday Night Speedway is a dirt track racing simulation where you race in Pro Stock, Midget and Late Model cars. There are thirteen real world tracks which are oval dirt tracks and six fantasy tracks. The race formats consist of Practice, Qualifying, Heats 1 & 2, B Main and A Main. The Arcade mode features Single Race where you compete in a single event in a chosen car and track, there is a Championship mode where you compete in thirteen events, and Time Trial where you race alone to try to beat your lap records. Career Mode includes car repairs, car upgrades, sponsorship earnings, race...

Saucer

Atari 800 - 1980

SCRAM

SCRAM

Atari 800 - Released - 1981

SCRAM: A Nuclear Power Plant Simulation is an Atari 8-bit educational simulator of a nuclear power plant released in 1981 on cassette. It models a pressurized water reactor (PWR) called 'Silicon Valley Nuclear Power Station Unit 2', resembling the name and operation of Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant Unit 2, which suffered a partial nuclear meltdown in March 1979. Written in Atari BASIC, SCRAM uses differential equations to simulate reactor behavior. The player controls the valves and switches of a nuclear reactor directly with the joystick. This game's title, SCRAM, is taken...

Snow White

Snow White

Atari 2600 - December 23, 2002

Oh, no! The Evil Queen has created a poison apple and wants to give it to Snow White! We, the seven dwarfs, have to find Prince Charming so he can save her! You play as one of the seven dwarfs. First you move through your diamond mine, collecting diamonds. You can collect up to twelve diamonds but you must collect one ruby to leave the mine. In HARD setting, avoid obstacles and falling rocks. After you grab the ruby, you must cross a river on a log. In the HARD setting, beware of the bat that will try to drop rocks upon you, You can press your button to use a diamond's magic to scare...

Sorcerer's Apprentice

Sorcerer's Apprentice

Atari 2600 - Released - 1983

Based off the animated Disney classic "Fantasia", Sorcerer's Apprentice puts players in charge of Mickey Mouse as he collects and shoots stars and meteors on the mountaintops to keep the walking brooms from filling the Sorcerer's cavern below. For every caught star, a bucket appears to remove some of the water from the cavern. Mickey also has the opportunity to catch the brooms before they get to the bottom of the stairs and flood the cavern further. If Mickey fails to provide enough buckets, or stop the brooms, they will flood the cavern, and the game is over.

Space Dungeon

Space Dungeon

Atari 5200 - Released - 1983

In Space Dungeon for the Atari 5200, you are the commander of a space archaeological expedition, gathering up the scant remains of a distant planet. Your mission is to collect these treasures, which hold the key to the planet's destruction, and take them to a crystal-powered computer. Scientists believe that the information garnered from the cosmic chunks could save Earth from a fate similar to that of the destroyed planet.

Space Dungeon

Atari 800 - 1982

Space Invaders

Space Invaders

Atari 5200 - Released - 1982

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

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