[The 2600er] Missile Command


Copyright: 1981 Release Date: April 1981 Developer: Atari Publisher: Atari Deisgner: Rob Fulop (Programmer) Code: CX2638 Description Below you find other two images related to the game: the back of the box and the label of the cartridge itself. We read from the back of the box: Ports and legacy Have you played Missile Command…

[The 2600er] Ghostbusters


Copyright: 1984,1985 Release Date: October 1985 Developer: Activision Publisher: Activision Deisgner: David Crane (Designer), Dan Kitchen (Programmer) Code: AZ-108 Description Ghostbusters was a smash hit in theatres back in 1984 and Activision secured the rights to develop a game set to be released along with the movie to ensure the success. It was a multiplatform…

[The 2600er] Adventure


Copyright: 1980 Release Date: July 1980 Developer: Atari Publisher: Atari Deisgner: Warren Robinett (Programmer) Code: CX2613 Description Adventure is for sure one of the most famous and most iconic games to grace the Atari 2600. Programmed by Warren Robinett is even more famous for being the first game ever to feature an hidden easter egg,…

[The 2600er] Fishing Derby


Copyright: 1980 Release Date: July 1980 Developer: Activision Publisher: Activision Deisgner: David Crane (Programmer) Code: AG-004 Description When Fishing Derby hit the market the average gamer was used to Combat-style graphics, so no wonder why Activision game was praised for its advanced visuals back then. On the other hand Atari had no competitors until then,…

[The 2600er] Circus Atari


Copyright: 1980 Release Date: June 1980 Developer: Atari Publisher: Atari Deisgner: Mike Lorenzen (Programmer) Code: CX2630 Description How to play Breakout without playing Breakout. In other words instead of moving the Vaus and its ball to break some bricks, this time we make a clown jump just to…break some bricks that the devs force us…

[The 2600er] Space Invaders


Copyright: 1978 Release Date: March 1980 Developer: Taito Publisher: Atari Deisgner: Rick Maurer (Programmer) Code: CX2632 Description Space Invaders is a game that doesn’t need any introduction. Together with Pong and Tetris is one of the most famous, most coverted and most successful games of all time and it’s no surprise that the first domestic…

[The 2600er] Secret Quest


Copyright: 1989 Release Date: December 1989 Developer: Axlon Publisher: Atari Deisgner: Nolan Bushnell (Designer), Steve DeFrisco (Programmer) Code: CX26170 Description It’s been a long time since I’ve last tackled the hostory of Atari 2600 games and it looked fair to me to give the farewell to year 2019 with another game for the platform, although…

[The 2600er] Double Dragon


Copyright: 1989 Release Date: October 1989 Developer: Technos Japan Corporation Publisher: Activision Deisgner: Dan Kitchen (programmer) Code: AK-050 Description If you’re thinking “how the hell they did manage to fit an arcade experience like Double Dragon into an Atari 2600 cartridge???” you’re probably a normal person who can’t believe they ported this game on the…

[The 2600er] Superman


Copyright: 1983 (Atari Corp.), 1988 (John Palevich) Release Date: August 1979 Developer: Atari Publisher: Atari Deisgner: John Dunn (programmer) Code: CX2631 Description Nowadays, licensed videogames are something we take for granted and, moreover, they’re ofter part of the hype surrounding an opera and in some cases its complimemntary, adding sub-plots and characters not present in…

[The 2600er] Dark Chambers


Copyright: 1983 (Atari Corp.), 1988 (John Palevich) Release Date: May 1984 Developer: Sculptured Software Publisher: Atari Deisgner: John Palevich (Programmer) Code: CX26151 Description When you think about the humble Atari 2600 probably the first things that comes to mind are the late 70s and the video game crash, so you think about a period of…

[The 2600er] River Patrol


Release Date: May 1984 (supposed) Developer: TigerVision Publisher: TigerVision Deisgner: ??? Code: 7-004 Description River Patrol can be considered the Holy Grail of every Atari collector. The game was released in 1984 (probably) by Tigervision as a port of the aracde game of the same name made by the bscure company Orca and today only…

[The 2600er] Front Line


Copyright: 1982 (Taito), 1984 (Coleco) Release Date: April 1984 Developer: Indievideo Publisher: Coleco Deisgner: Ed Temple (progrmamer) Code: 2665 Description Porting a populat coin-op game on an home console back in 1984 wasn’t surely an easy task, therefore a lot of compromises had to be made in recreating the pace of an arcade shooter on…