Crackpots

Overview Released for the Atari 2600 in 1983, “Crackpots” is a game where players step into the shoes of Potsy, a dedicated gardener in Brooklyn. In this game, Potsy’s building is under siege by an army of bugs attempting to infiltrate through six windows. The player’s objective is to guide Potsy along the rooftop, strategically … Read more

Checkers

Atari 2600 Checkers Instructions A New Twist on a Classic Game Checkers, a classic game known by many, has been transformed to allow an entire family to challenge the Activision computer across three difficulty levels. Before jumping into the game, it’s essential to familiarize yourself with the basics of moving your pieces and the innovative … Read more

Bridge

Indeed, Bridge by ACTIVISION for the Atari 2600 offers an ultimate solitaire bridge gaming experience. It randomly deals hundreds of millions of hands, ensures a computer partner who abides by the game’s rules, and also serves as your opponent once you’ve set a contract. Notably, you can replay the same hand multiple times until satisfied … Read more

Frostbite

Frostbite: Chilling Adventures on the Atari 2600 In 1983, Activision released Frostbite, an action-packed game for the Atari 2600. This exciting game is centered around a daring protagonist who must survive the freezing cold by building an igloo to stay warm. Players must navigate a series of icy obstacles and avoid dangerous creatures to gather … Read more

Ghostbusters II

Ghostbusters II is a video game released for the Atari 2600, based on the popular movie of the same name. Developed in 1989, the game was ultimately shelved due to the declining popularity of the Atari 2600 platform. However, in 1992, the British game company Salu decided to release the game in Europe under their … Read more

Private Eye

Private Eye is a 1983 Atari 2600 video game where players take on the role of Pierre Touché, a private investigator tasked with capturing the criminal mastermind, Henri Le Fiend. The game comprises four separate cases, each with specific clues and stolen property that players must find and return to their original locations. Players navigate … Read more

Oink!

Oink! is an Atari 2600 video game based on the classic Three Little Pigs fairy tale. In the game, the player controls each of the three pigs as they try to protect their houses from the Bigelow B. Wolf (B. B. Wolf). The wolf attempts to blow away pieces of the three-layer-deep walls of the … Read more

Tennis

Atari 2600 Tennis is a simple and enjoyable tennis simulation game that offers singles matches for one or two players. In the game, one player is represented by a pink character, while the other is blue. The game features two selectable speed levels, allowing players to choose the pace of their match. One of the … Read more

Starmaster

Starmaster is s similar to Atari 8-bit family game Star Raiders. The game never ported to other consoles. Starmaster gameplay The opening jingle of Starmaster features Also Sprach Zarathustra, which was used as the theme for 2001: A Space Odyssey. The player pilots a starfighter, with the purpose of destroying a number of enemy ships … Read more

Spider Fighter

Spider Fighter is a fixed shooter game for the Atari 2600, in which the player’s goal is to protect three pieces of fruit in each level. The player controls a blaster that moves left and right along the bottom of the screen, firing shots upwards towards four types of attackers. Each level has a set … Read more