Atari Games

720°

720°

Arcade - Released - December 1, 1986

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

A.P.B.

A.P.B.

Atari Lynx - Released - 1991

In this real arcade game you and Officer Bob must search out and collar the perps who've engaged in such heinous criminal activities as littering, speeding, and assorted other forms of misconduct too despicable to mention! But while you're out there, patrolling the streets in Officer Bob's police car, don't forget to refuel! Stop in at your friendly neighborhood donut shop and gain extra time.

APB All-Points Bulletin

Arcade - Released - 1987

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

Area 51

Area 51

Arcade - January 1, 1995

Area 51 is a light gun arcade game released by Atari Games in 1995. It takes its name from the Area 51 military facility. The plot of the game involves the player (Peterson) taking part in a STAAR (Strategic Tactical Advanced Alien Response) military incursion to prevent aliens, known as the Kronn, and alien-created zombies from taking over the Area 51 military facility.

Area 51: Site 4

Area 51: Site 4

Arcade - January 1, 1998

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

Badlands

Badlands

Arcade - Released - 1989

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

Basketball

Basketball

Atari 2600 - December 1, 1978

Basketball is an Atari 2600 game loosely based on the sport of the same name. The game features a simple game of one-on-one basketball playable by one or two players, one of the few early Atari 2600 to have a true single player feature with an AI-controlled opponent.

BeatHead

Arcade - Unreleased - 1993

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

Blasteroids

Blasteroids

Atari ST - 2018

Blasteroids is the third official sequel to the 1979 shoot 'em up video game Asteroids. It was developed by Atari Games and released as a coin-operated game in 1987. Unlike the previous games, Blasteroids uses raster graphics, not vector graphics.

Cyber Storm

Arcade - Unreleased - 1993

Here is another Atari prototype that never made it to market. This is a fighting game with cool robot characters. The PCB is of a type that I have never seen before this hardware was rumored to have cost over $1,000,000 to design. No games were every released on this type of hardware. Another prototype called 'Bounty Hunter' also runs on similar hardware. This is supposed to be one of three dedicated units that exist. I know of one other boardset, but I have not been able to locate any of the other dedicated units. The other board may have come out of a dedicated unit that was converted to...

Cyberball

Cyberball

Nintendo Entertainment System - January 1, 1991

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

Freeze

Arcade - Unreleased - 1996

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

Gauntlet

Gauntlet

Arcade - Released - 1985

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

Gauntlet Legends

Gauntlet Legends

Arcade - Released - October 1, 1998

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

Guts And Glory

Guts And Glory

Arcade

Hard Drivin's Airborne

Hard Drivin's Airborne

Arcade

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

MS-DOS - Released - December 4, 1988

The computer versions of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom are conversions of the Atari arcade game based on the second movie in the series. As Indy, the player must complete several cycles of the following three types of levels: Mine level: Whip your way through a mine in order to free children that are held captive. Use your whip to swing across chasms, climb ladders, ride along conveyor belts and defend yourself against attacks from Thuggee guards, bats, snakes and the fireball-throwing Mola ram. Escape with the mine cart after you've freed all children. Mine cart level: Pick the...

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Atari ST

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

Marble Madness

Marble Madness

Arcade - Released - December 1, 1984

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

Maximum Force

Maximum Force

Arcade - Released - 1997

Maximum Force is a light gun shooter arcade game developed by Mesa Logic for Atari Games in 1997. In 1998, Atari Games re-released the game as part of one machine called Area 51/Maximum Force Duo that also included Area 51, and later ported the game to both the Sony PlayStation and Sega Saturn game consoles. Like its predecessor Area 51, Maximum Force is notable for its use of digitized video stored on an on-board hard disk, and the bizarrely contrasting unrealistic gibs into which every enemy blows apart when shot, in exactly the same way. While enemies, innocents, and explosions are 2D...

Moon Patrol

Moon Patrol

Atari ST - 1987

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....

Pac Man

Pac Man

ColecoVision - 1980

Pac-Man (Japanese: ????? Hepburn: Pakkuman?) is an arcade game developed by Namco and first released in Japan in May 1980.[1][2] It was created by Japanese video game designer Toru Iwatani. It was licensed for distribution in the United States by Midway and released in October 1980. Immensely popular from its original release to the present day, Pac-Man is considered one of the classics of the medium, and an icon of 1980s popular culture.[6][7][8][9] Upon its release, the game—and, subsequently, Pac-Man derivatives—became a social phenomenon[10] that yielded high sales of merchandise and...

Paperboy

Paperboy

Nintendo Game Boy - December 12, 1990

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

Paperboy

Paperboy

Apple II - Released - April 1, 1985

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

Peter Pack Rat

Peter Pack Rat

Arcade - Released - July 1, 1985

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

Pit-Fighter

Pit-Fighter

Sega Genesis - August 1, 1990

The player begins Pit-Fighter by choosing one of the three playable characters, who all have different moves, speed, and power. As many as three people can play at a time, but there will be extra opponents to fight during any of this game's 15 different matches. Every third fight is known as a Grudge Match. In a Grudge Match, the player must fight against a CPU controlled clone of his or her fighter (if playing alone) or the other players in a multiplayer game. Each player has three "knockdowns" - getting knocked down three times eliminates them from the Grudge Match, the winner is the last...

Race Drivin' Panorama

Race Drivin' Panorama

Arcade - Released - 1990

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

Road Runner

Road Runner

Arcade - Released - 1985

Road Runner was produced by Atari Games in 1985. Atari Games released 87 different machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1984. Other machines made by Atari Games during the time period Road Runner was produced include Peter Pack Rat, Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom, Gauntlet, Gauntlet (PlayChoice), Empire Strikes Back, E.T., Last Starfighter The, Marble Madness, and Paperboy. The player portrays the Road Runner who must outmaneuver and outsmart Wile E. Coyote while eating seed along the way in order to stay alive. It also has full-stereo music scores from...

RoadBlasters

RoadBlasters

Arcade - Released - January 1, 1987

Road Blasters was produced by Atari Games in 1987. Atari Games released 87 different machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1984. Other machines made by Atari Games during the time period Road Blasters was produced include Atari R.B.I. Baseball, RBI Baseball, Blasteroids, Xybots, A.P.B., Gauntlet II, Rolling Thunder, 720 Degrees, Super Sprint, and Championship Sprint. Futuristic driving game where you have to shoot opponents and collect fuel globes. Collect power-up weapons by catching them from above. Shortly after its release, you could win a free Atari T-shirt...

San Francisco Rush

San Francisco Rush

Arcade - Released - 1996

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

Sparkz

Arcade

Steeplechase

Steeplechase

Atari 2600 - January 1, 1981

Street Drivin'

Arcade

Super Sprint

Super Sprint

Atari ST - Released - 1987

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

Tenth Degree

Tenth Degree

Arcade

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

Vicious Circle

Vicious Circle

Arcade

Vid Grid

Vid Grid

Atari Jaguar CD

In Vid Grid, the video of a music video is chopped up into a grid (like a 3x3 square) and randomly rearranged. Some pieces may be flipped vertically or horizontally. As the music video plays it is up to the player to reassemble the pieces into a coherent image. Once the video has been reassembled the player can watch the rest of the music video in its unscrambled form. The music videos contained in Vid Grid are mainly popular MTV fare from the mid-1990s. Some of the bands represented include Aerosmith, Van Halen and Jimi Hendrix.

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