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The Atari 2600 is a video game console released in September 1977 by Atari, Inc. It is credited with popularizing the use of microprocessor-based hardware and ROM cartridges containing game code, a format first used with the Fairchild Channel F, instead of having non-microprocessor dedicated hardware with all games built in. The console was originally sold as the Atari VCS, for Video Computer System. Following the release of the Atari 5200, in 1982, the VCS was renamed "Atari 2600", after the...


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ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 2600
by Ed Fries
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Halo 2600 is an action-adventure video game developed for the Atari 2600 video game console, inspired by the Halo series of video games. The player uses the joystick to control the character of Master Chief as he makes his way through 64 screens, divided into four zones: outdoors, Covenant base, ice world, and a final boss area. Weapons and power-ups are available to combat the many enemies that appear. The player and enemies can each be killed by one hit unless a shield is collected. There are...
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Pitfall! is a video game released by Activision for the Atari 2600 in 1982. It is the second best-selling game made for the Atari 2600 (after Pac-Man), with over 4 million copies sold. The player must maneuver a character (Pitfall Harry) through a maze-like jungle in an attempt to recover 32 treasures in a 20-minute time period. Along the way, he must negotiate numerous hazards, including pits, quicksand, rolling logs, fire, rattlesnakes, scorpions, and crocodiles. Harry may jump over or...
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by Activision
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Click here to view the manual to this game. River Raid is a scrolling shooter video game designed and developed by Carol Shaw, and published by Activision in 1982 for the Atari 2600 video game console. Activision later ported the title to the Atari 5200, ColecoVision, and Intellivision game consoles, as well as to the Commodore 64, IBM PCjr, MSX, ZX Spectrum, and Atari 8-bit family home computers. Viewing from a top-down perspective, the player flies a fighter jet over the River of No Return in...
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by Nintendo
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Mario has kidnapped Junior's Papa! Donkey Kong Jr.  was originally released in the arcades in 1982 as a sequel to Donkey Kong. In this game, Mario plays the antagonist, finally having captured Donkey Kong, and has put the ape in a locked cage. As Donkey Kong Jr., players will have to make their way through four different levels (Vines, Springboard, Chains and Mario's Hideout) in an attempt to find keys to free the little monkey's father. Along the way, Mario will send out Snapjaws, swooping...
Topics: Nintendo, Donkey Kong, Atari 2600
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 2600
by Rob Kudla
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Everyone's familiar with the now infamous version of Pac-Man that Atari unleashed to its legions of 2600 fans. If you've ever wished for a version of Pac-Man truer to the original, Rob Kudla has modified the much better Ms. Pac-Man and turned it into the Pac-Man Atari should have released. This is a fairly significant hack, and here are the changes Rob made to Ms. Pac-Man: Changed the graphics Altered the theme music Changed audio code to improve authenticity Changed playfield color and layout...
Topics: Pac-Man, Atari 2600
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 2600
by SEGA
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(UPLOAD FAILED: STUCK ON INIATILIZING) Your task in this arcade game is to guide a frog across a treacherous road and river, and to safety at the top of the screen. Both these sections are fraught with a variety of hazards, each of which will kill the frog and cost you a life if contact is made. The road is full of cars and trucks, at variable speeds. The river water itself is fatal, as are the snakes which hover within on later levels. Frogger must use the arrangement of logs, turtles (which...
Topics: Frogger, Atari 2600
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by Atari
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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...
Topics: Dig Dug, Atari 2600
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 2600
by Atari
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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).
Topics: Pengo, Atari 2600
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 2600
by Atari
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The  32 in 1 cartridge  was Atari's second attempt to make a multi-cart for the 2600. Their first attempt (the 4 in  1 ) never got past the prototype stage before Atari decided that four classic titles on  one cartridge  weren't enough to entice frugal gamers into buying ten year old games.
Topic: Atari 2600
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by Alex Pietrow
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Homebrew game for Atari 2600 by Alex Pietrow
Topics: Atari 2600, Atari, astronomer
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Click here to view the manual to this game. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is a scrolling shooter video game published by Parker Brothers in 1982 for the Atari 2600 and in 1983 for the Mattel Intellivision. It was the first Star Wars video game. In the game, the player controls a snowspeeder to battle against Imperial AT-AT walkers on the planet Hoth. The goal is to hold off the walkers as long as possible before they blow up the power generator at the Rebels' Echo Base. The difficulty...
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Custer's Revenge is a controversial video game made for the Atari 2600 by Mystique, a company that produced a number of adult video game titles for the system. The player character is based on General George Armstrong Custer. The game was first released on October 13, 1982, and has received significant criticism because of its crude simulation of a rape of a Native American woman. In the game, the player controls the character of Custer, depicted as a man wearing nothing but a cavalry hat,...
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by Atari
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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...
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Topics: Atari 2600, Centipede
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 2600
by Peter A. Miller (AgentOrange96)
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A 2017 Homebrew title for the Atari Video Computer System (2600) Based on a prior Windows title 1 Monster Truck vs. 61 Children , this remake was coded in Batari Basic (With help from Atari Age, thread found here .) The idea originally came after watching a PSA about 62 Children behind an SUV and making some jokes among brothers about "One monster truck versus sixty-two children!" "Will he make the jump?" quickly turning into a half-day marathon of game creation in YoYo...
Topics: Atari 2600, VCS, Homebrew
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 2600
by CCW
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Big Bird wants to win the county fair egg contest and you can help him. A chicken at the top will lay and egg and it will go down a chute. You must get Big Bird under the correct chute to catch the egg. Game one is one player only. Games two through ten are one or two player. All games have two rounds. Game one is a practice round. There are two chickens, straight chutes and when you move Big Bird left or right, he pops right under the chute. Games two and three have three then four chutes and...
Topics: Atari 2600, Sesame Street, Big Bird
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Click here to view the manual to this game. Atari's Pole Position was a hot arcade title back in the early 80's. Activision's take on the genre starts with the basic racing premise of Pole Position and expands upon it in several ways. In Enduro , you must pass as many cars as possible in a single "day." You will do this in sunshine, in the fog, at night, and also in the snow. Gameplay requires quick reflexes at high speeds as you fly by the other cars on the road. Like other...
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Click here to view the manual to this game. Frogger is an arcade game introduced in 1981. It was developed by Konami, and licensed for worldwide distribution by Sega/Gremlin. The object of the game is to direct frogs to their homes one by one. To do this, each frog must avoid cars while crossing a busy road and navigate a river full of hazards. Skillful players may obtain some bonuses along the way. The game is regarded as a classic from the golden age of video arcade games and was noted for...
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by Chester
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That’s right:  this is a version of 2048 for the Atari 2600 ! It took about 16 hours of work to get to a playable prototype, and about 50 hours for the final version, spread over a couple weekends and nights during which he was refining the core game and squeezing features like sound, two-player mode, and a high score.
Topics: 2048, Atari 2600
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 2600
by Atari
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Click here to view the manual to this game. Star Ship is a First-person shooter video game cartridge developed by Atari for its Video Computer System (later known as the Atari 2600). The game was one of the nine launch titles offered when the Atari 2600 went on sale in January 1978. It was designed and programmed by Bob Whitehead. It was based on the Atari arcade game Starship 1. The re-branded Sears TeleGames version was titled "Outer Space" The game was the first space-related game...
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X-Man is a pornographic video game made for the Atari 2600 by Universal Gamex, programmed by Alan Roberts and H. K. Poon. This game was released in 1983. In the game, the player controls a naked man at a labyrinth. The objective is to reach the door at the center of the labyrinth avoiding scissors, crabs or teeth. Clearing the challenge, the player enters a bonus stage simulating a sexual relation of a man and a woman.
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Garfield is a Side-Scrolling Platformer video game for the Atari 2600 that Atari planned, but cancelled because of the videogame crash of 1983. In the game, players help Garfield get around the neighborhood, eating hamburgers, catching Nermal, and avoiding Odie and flying flowerpots. According to the Atari Protos website, the game perhaps would have been the largest Atari 2600 game if it had not been cancelled. The site also states that the game's producer has the only copy. However, the ROM...
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by Parker Brothers
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In  Frogger II: ThreeeDeep! , you need to guide your frog to safety in three different locations. Starting out underwater, reach the top of the pond while avoiding dangerous alligators and fish (you can ride a turtle for safety!). Once on top of the pond, hop across logs, birds, and even a whale to the life preserver trailing behind a tugboat. In the third location you have to hop across a flock of birds to reach a cloud at the top of the screen. Each frog has a time limit to safely reach one...
Topics: Frogger, Atari 2600
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 2600
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Kool-Aid Man is an Atari 2600 video game based upon the television commercial character Kool-Aid Man. A second, unique video game cartridge was also made for the Intellivision. Kool-Aid Man is centered around the Kool-Aid Man, the long time television mascot of the popular beverage Kool-Aid. The target market of the beverage has always been young people, and as a result the beverage has always made an attempt to keep up with that market's interests. The Kool-Aid Man has appeared in commercials...
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by Atari
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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...
Topics: Atari 2600, Crystal Castles
ARCHIVE.ORG Console Library: Atari 2600
by Parker Brothers
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Q*bert  is a popular arcade game. The goal is to change all of the tiles on a pyramid to the target color. To do this you guide Q*bert around the pyramid, and every tile he hops on will change color. On early levels, a single hop will change the tile to the desired color, but on later levels you may need to hop on a tile multiple times or even avoid hopping on a tile multiple times! Trying to stop Q*bert are many different creatures which wander around the board, including Coily the snake,...
Topics: Q*Bert, Atari 2600
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by Avalon Hill
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MISSION You are the pilot of the space shuttle Challenger. Your mission is to complete the construction of a space station in as short a period of time as possible. There are ten sections remaining to be transported to and installed in the space station. The sections are available at the orbiting Factory. Additional fuel is available at the orbital Depot. THE ORBITAL DISPLAY Once in orbit you will see the Orbital Display. At the top of the screen is a view of the earth and various objects in...
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by Activision
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To read the manual for this game, click here . Pitfall II: Lost Caverns is a platforming video game originally released for the Atari 2600 video game console in 1984. It is the sequel to the popular Pitfall!. Both games were designed and written by David Crane and published by Activision. The star of the games is Pitfall Harry, an 8-bit jungle explorer. The game's plot was later remade loosely into Super Pitfall. The original Pitfall! has Harry exploring a jungle, collecting treasures, and...
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Click here to view the manual to this game. SwordQuest: EarthWorld is an action game with adventure elements. The game play boils down to walking from room to room, finding and dropping items, beating the action stages in order to find more items, and seeing the odd set of numbers flash at you if you get the right combination of items in the right rooms. The sets of numbers, for instance 16-4, were actually a combination of a page number and a panel number in the comic book that came with the...
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Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle is a video game for the ColecoVision and Atari 2600 in which the player must brave a series of obstacles to rescue Smurfette from Gargamel's castle. Gargamel has kidnapped Smurfette. As a Smurf, the player has to walk from the Smurf village through a forest and a cave on the way to Gargamel's castle, where Smurfette awaits rescue. The player has an energy bar that slowly depletes over time. Each side-scrolling screen presents various obstacles that the player...
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A demo program made to display the capabilities of the Atari 2600 in a demonstration setting.
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Lock 'n' Chase is a 1981 maze arcade game developed and published by Data East in Japan in 1981, and was later published in North America by Taito. The game was later licensed to Mattel who produced the Intellivision and Atari 2600 home console versions in 1982 and an Apple II version in January 1983. Telegames later re-published the game for the Atari 2600 after acquiring rights from Mattel. Data East released a Nintendo Game Boy version of the game in July 1990. Lock 'n' Chase was Data East's...
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Beat 'Em and Eat 'Em is a pornographic video game for the Atari 2600 video game console by Mystique in 1982. Players control two nude women on the street who must catch sperm in their mouths that comes from a masturbating man on a rooftop without missing. (The description below courtesy of MobyGames via a CC license .) This adult game is reminiscent of Activision's Kaboom!. As a man at the top of the building masturbates and ejaculates, you, as the player, must catch all the drops in your...
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The 2600 Diagnostic Test Cartridge (version 2.6 DTC) contains a variety of tests to assist the service technician in identifying the source of problems within the VCS switchboard and motherboard hardware. The tests available in the cartridge are: RAM Test Color Bar Test Gray Bar Test Diagnostic Matrix Test Audio Tones Test Paddle Control Lines Test
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The game concept in Care Bears revolves around grabbing the "Tummy Icon" from each of the Care Bears as they slowly fell down the screen. Once all the icons were collected the player would have to arrange them in a certain order before time ran out. Although this may sound rather easy, one has to keep in mind that the game was geared toward young children, so things had to be kept simplistic. Care Bears made it to the beta testing stage before the marketing department decided to stop...
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Click here to view the manual to this game. Activision's Checkers is a visually pleasing version of the classic board game, and one of Activision's initial four games. Checkers follows the same rules as the board game that most of us grew up playing. For example, if you can jump you must, if a piece is jumped it is removed from gameplay, and so forth. You can choose to play against the computer at three different difficulty levels (novice, intermediate, or advanced), as well as against a human...
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Click here to view the manual to this game. Commando Raid is a single player, full color game simulating Arcade Action and designed to be played on the ATARI (R) Video Computer System (TM) or the Sears Video Arcade (R). You are in defense of your buildings which have come under attack by android commando raiders. Without warning they appear, intent on capturing your buildings and destroying your gun emplacement. First the troop carrying helicopters fly in dropping android paratroopers to test...
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Montezuma's Revenge is a video game for Atari home computers, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Apple II, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, IBM PC, Sega Master System, and ZX Spectrum. It was created by Robert Jaeger and published in 1984 by Parker Brothers. The game's title references a colloquial American English expression for diarrhea contracted while visiting Mexico. Montezuma's Revenge was one of the first platform games: an action game combining treasure hunting, multiple rooms, and puzzle solving. The...
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In Gyruss , you pilot a small spaceship trying to make its way from outer Neptune to Earth. Along the way you will encounter waves of alien attackers. These enemy aliens fly in a variety of patterns while trying to block your path. As if that were not enough, you must also avoid satellites and meteors. Your progress toward Earth can be tracked as you reach each planet between Neptune and Earth -- Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter and Mars. When you reach Earth you have completed the game. However, the...
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Click here to view the manual to this game. Activision Tennis is a 1981 Atari 2600 video game by Activision. It was one of a series of sports games by Activision, which also included 1980's Activision Boxing. Activision Tennis was designed by Activision co-founder, Alan Miller. Activision Tennis is played for one set of games, in which the first player to win six games won the competition. One of the players on the screen appears in pink; the other one in blue. Most of tennis' rules applied to...
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Easily one of the most loved games on the 2600, Demon Attack is a shooter that really shows off the colorful graphics that were a staple of the Imagic library. At first glance one might mistake Demon Attack for Phoenix . This is due to the waves of bird-like aliens that swoop down at your lonely laser cannon. The pulsing sounds rise in pitch as you destroy the creatures one by one. Just when you think you've wiped them all out, another wave begins, this time even harder than the last one. Many...
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Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator is an arcade action game where you take control of the Starship Enterprise. Your mission is to save the Federation from NOMAD! Before you get a chance at destroying NOMAD, you'll have to battle your way through ten levels (each consisting of multiple rounds). In each round you may encounter Klingon fighters, deadly anti-matter saucers, asteroid fields, and deadly meteors, all of which are capable of depleting the Enterprises energy. The game ends when...
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Click here to view the manual to this game. Stampede is a video game cartridge which was released in 1981 for the Atari 2600 video game console, and the Intellivision video game console in 1982. The game is a left-to-right side-scroller with an overhead, third-person view. It was published by Activision. An Activision catalog from 1982 advertised Stampede in the following way: "Ready for a little round up? With Stampede by Activision, you'll have to ride fast and rope even faster. Those...
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Star Wars is an arcade game produced by Atari Inc. and released in 1983. The game is a first person space simulator, simulating the attack on the Death Star from the final act of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The game is composed of 3D color vector graphics. The player assumes the role of Luke Skywalker ("Red Five"), as he pilots an X-wing fighter from a first-person perspective. Unlike other arcade games of similar nature, the player does not have to destroy every enemy in order...
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Casino is an Atari 2600 video game programmed by Bob Whitehead and released in 1978. Supporting up to four players, the game was controlled by the Atari Paddles. Displayed from an overhead perspective, there are three card games to choose from: blackjack, five-card stud poker, and poker solitaire. Except for poker solitaire, each game always has the computer as the dealer, and bets are made by rotating the wheel on the controller and then pressing the button. There are two different blackjack...
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by M Network
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Click here to view the manual to this game. In Astrosmash you control a laser canon at the bottom of the screen; your goal is to earn as many points as possible by destroying the various incoming meteors, bombs, and other objects. Points are earned for destroying objects, while points are lost for letting them get past you. Meteors are the most common item you need to defend yourself against. They come in various sizes and colors, and some even split into two smaller meteors when shot. Mixed in...
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Click here to view the manual to this game. Miner 2049er is a platform video game created by Bill Hogue that was released in 1982 by Big Five Software. The game was licensed in conjunction with International Computer Group (ICG). At the time of its release, Miner 2049er was notable for having ten different screens, which was a large number for a platform game. By way of comparison, Donkey Kong had four screens, and most of the home versions had only three. The title 'Miner 2049er' is a play on...
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by Playaround
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This is one of Playaround's double sided "X-rated" games. On most of the cartridges out there, the Bachelor Party side works while the Gigolo side does not. It's tough to find one where both sides work. Bachelor Party is an "x-rated" version of Breakout. Move the Spanish fly so that the man comes in contact with it. He will then ricochet toward the women and "score" with each one he touches. He will then bounce back toward the fly. If you miss him, you lose a turn....
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Click here to view the manual to this game. Seaquest is an Atari 2600 video game designed by Steve Cartwright and published by Activision in 1983. Seaquest is a submarine combat game in which the player controls a water vessel and must avoid, collect, or destroy various objects at different levels of depth. The player must pick up divers under water and must get air from the surface before the air meter drains out. Like other Atari 2600 games, Seaquest features two modes. The first mode is a...
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Worm War 1 is a bottom up shooter type game released in 1982 for the Atari 2600 by 20th Century Fox. The game is similar to games such as Space Invaders in which the player controls a tank firing at large worms. The screen auto scrolls up as the worms and blocks move down. Every time all the worms are wiped out, a new set spawns at the top of the screen. The game goes 99 waves. Other than shooting worms, there are mushrooms, which can be shot to clear all the worms.
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It seems that archeologists just can't stay out of trouble. In U.S. Games' Entombed , your team of archeologists has fallen into the "catacombs of the zombies" -- an endless maze inhabited by bloodthirsty, undead monsters out to punish you for disturbing their slumber. The object of the game is to maneuver your archeologist through the vertically scrolling maze while avoiding zombies. The maze is always moving up, and if you touch a zombie or hit the top of the screen, you lose a...
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Click here to view the manual to this game. H.E.R.O. (an acronym standing for Helicopter Emergency Rescue Operation) is a single-player video game published by Activision. First developed for the Atari 2600 and released in March 1984, the game was ported to many of the home computers and gaming consoles of that era. The player assumes control of Roderick Hero (sometimes styled as "R. Hero", a play on "our hero"), a one-man rescue team. Miners working in Mount Leone are...
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Another of the notorious adult-oriented Atari games developed and distributed (under the guise, strangely enough, as "Swedish Erotica") by the unlicensed game maker Mystique. Lady In Wading challenges a very-apparently eager female hero to cross a moat by building a bridge and avoiding the monsters in order to reach an equally-apparently excited prince (the male and female roles were swapped in the publisher's clone, Knight On The Town .)
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Click here to view the manual to this game. 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. Description courtesy of MobyGames via a CC license
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Spy Hunter is a 1983 arcade game developed and released by Bally Midway. It has also been ported to various home computers and video game systems. As a cabinet-style arcade game, Spy Hunter was produced in both sit-down and standard upright versions with the latter being more common. The game's controls consist of a steering wheel in the form of a futuristic aircraft-style yoke with several special-purpose buttons, a two-position stick shift (offering 'low' and 'high' gears), and a pedal used...
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You control two ships in Cross Force , each lined up opposite the other. Various aliens roam around the center area shooting at your ships. When you hit the fire button, a laser beam travels from one ship to the other, destroying all it its path. The laser can not be fired constantly, or it will overheat, and you'll have to wait for it to cool down to fire again. Not only must you avoid being shot, but you must not run out of fuel either. Blast a fuel ship traveling through the area to fuel up.
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Click here to view the manual to this game. Chopper Command is a video game by Activision released for the Atari 2600 game console in June 1982. The game was successful due to its perceived superiority to Atari's home version of Defender ; Chopper Command shares many similarities in gameplay to Defender . Chopper Command was programmed by Bob Whitehead. Chopper Command involves the player controlling a military helicopter in a desert scenario protecting a convoy of tractor trailers that are in...
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Click here to view the manual to this game. Based on the movie from Walt Disney, you play a man trapped in a computer world who must keep moving to avoid being hurt. Enemies will come at you three at a time, and will throw discs at you. You must keep moving to avoid them while also firing discs right back at them. There are different doors you can enter that will teleport you to another part of the room, giving you a chance to catch the enemies off guard. There are two skill levels, and the...
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Enemy airships are approaching your command base! You need to fly your five plane squadron into battle to defend it. Tac-Scan is a conversion of the arcade game. You control a squadron of five ships at the bottom of the screen, your goal is to earn as many points as possible by destroying the various enemies which will be attacking. If one of the ships in your squadron is hit by enemy fire, it will be destroyed. The game ends when all five ships have been destroyed. As you progress through the...
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Up'n Down is a racing video game developed and published by Sega. It was first released in 1983 as an arcade game, then later ported to the Atari 2600 and ColecoVision video game consoles and the Atari XE and Commodore 64 home computers. Up'n Down is a vertically scrolling game that employs a pseudo-3D perspective. In the game, the player controls a purple dune buggy that resembles a Volkswagen Beetle. The buggy moves forward along a single-lane path; pressing up or down on the joystick causes...
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You and your submarine are to be injected into the bloodstream of a critically ill patient. Your mission is to blast your way through several phases of artery obstacles and destroy a life threatening Blood Clot. Once inside the patient's bloodstream, your sub will be carried along in a steady forward motion. Tilt the joystick forward to increase your speed or backward to slow down or back up slightly. Your sub is equipped with medical technology's finest laser ray. Press the joystick button to...
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Click here to view the manual to this game. Grand Prix is a Formula One Grand Prix motor racing-themed video game, and one of the first side-scrolling racing video games. It was designed and programmed by David Crane for the Atari 2600 video game console, and published by Activision in 1982. Grand Prix was the first Atari 2600 game to feature shaded objects in color. When David Crane developed an Atari 2600 programming technique for painting large, multicolored sprites on the screen, he made a...
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A beta version of the Atari 2600 game Freeway which contained a human with blood splatters instead of a more kid-friendly chicken. (The description of the game "Freeway" below courtesy of MobyGames via a CC license .) In Freeway, your job is to help the chicken cross the road! Each time you successfully guide the chicken across ten lanes of freeway traffic, you earn a point. Try to score as many points as you can by the end of the 2 minute 16 second time limit! In the two player game,...
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Dragonfire is a cartridge and download-based video game developed and published by Imagic in which the player grabs treasure guarded by a dragon whilst avoiding fireballs. The king's treasures have been stolen! As the daring young prince, your goal is to recover them all. The treasures are being kept in various castles, each one guarded by a fire breathing dragon. Each level in the game has two parts; first you will need to cross the castle's drawbridge. You will have to jump and duck the...
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Because of your reputation as a clever and daring memeber of the MEGAFORCE, you have been sent to Sardoun, a strategically important Democratic nation currently under attack. Your mission is to destroy the Enemy Headquaters. Armed with the world's most advanced fighting machine, the Moto-Fighter, you are dropped off just outside Sardoun. You must pass the city and make your way across the barren desert to the Enemy Headquarters on a limited supply of fuel. You'll be challenged the entire way by...
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by Parker Brothers
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Now a video activity game that's full of lively music, colorful matching, and "berry" fun times! Strawberryland(tm)* is all mixed up - thanks to the Purple Pieman.(tm)* Strawberry Shortcake and her friends Blueberry Muffin,(tm)* Lime Chiffon,(tm)* and Huckleberry Pie(tm)* were going to put on a musical talent show. But the Purple Pieman ruined everything. He didn't want anyone to have any fun, so he cast an evil spell on them. Now everyone has a body that's all mixed up - even the...
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Enduro is a racing video game designed by Larry Miller and published by Activision for the Atari 2600 video game system in 1983. The object of the game is to be in an endurance race and to pass a certain amount of cars each day as to continue the race the next day. Enduro consists of maneuvering a race car in the National Enduro, a long-distance endurance race. The object of the race is to pass a certain amount of cars each day. Doing so will allow the player to continue racing for the next...
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Click here to view the manual to this game. Tutankham is a 1982 arcade game developed by Konami and released by Stern in the US. The game was originally titled Tutankhamen, but it was discovered that the full name could not fit on the arcade cabinet, so the title was shortened. Tutankham is a combination of maze and shoot 'em up. Taking on the role of an explorer grave robbing Tutankhamun's tomb, the player is chased by creatures such as asps, vultures, parrots, bats, dragons, and even curses,...
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Winter Games is a sports video game developed by Epyx, released in 1985, based on sports featured in the Winter Olympic Games. From the manual: WINTER GAMES is a series of seven exciting competitive events. Up to eight players can enter this international contest, each choosing a country for which to compete (no two players can choose the same nation to represent). The object is to see your country come out on top. You'll compete in pure speed events like skating and in speed-and-control events...
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Oh no! Aliens have taken over the orphanage on Sleepystreet and only Nite Bear can save them! Game modes include: Knightmare style shooting levels with boss 4 way scrolling platform rescue the Steffies in the orphanage levels Final boss battle
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Click here to view the manual to this game. You're just an average duck minding your own business. Along comes a group of crabs hurling bricks at you, and some dragonflies who drop bombs. What's a duck to do? Fight back. As Deadly Duck, your job is to dodge these bricks and bombs and shoot "bill bullets" at your enemies to destroy them. Each level consists of eight crabs, and after the first level, dragonflies begin to appear in pairs. They cannot be killed, and instead act as a...
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Click here to view the manual to this game. Plaque Attack is a 1983 video game for the Atari 2600 that was made by Activision. Loosely based on Space Invaders , the player must prevent food from destroying teeth in a person's mouth. Steve Cartwright, who designed the game, said that game was meant to help people develop good dental habits. In this game, the user is a toothpaste tube, and there are eight teeth to defend. Various types of food, such as hamburgers and french fries try to take out...