Casino – Poker Plus

Atari 2600 Casino, also known as Poker Plus in the Sears version, is a card game developed and published by Atari, Inc. in 1978. The game provides an opportunity for one to four players to participate in various casino-style card games, such as Black Jack, Stud Poker, and Poker Solitaire. In this game, players can … 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


Football, also known as Atari Football, is a 1978 two-player American football video game designed for the Atari 2600 platform. The game is played from a top-down point of view of the field and features two skill levels and three game variations. Using the joystick, players can choose from one of five different offensive or … Read more

Video Chess

Video Chess is a game that is played from an overhead perspective. The player uses an “x” cursor to select and move pieces instead of using chess notation. When an attempted move is illegal, a warning sound is made, and the move is not executed. The game provides two options for players to choose from … Read more

Star Ship

Star Ship was among the nine initial games available when the Atari VCS debuted on September 11, 1977. Utilizing the joystick controller, players aim to accomplish one of these goals: Eliminate the maximum number of spacecraft and robots within a specified time, all while evading asteroids. Alternate between dodging enemy shots from spacecraft and targeting … Read more


Stampede is a horizontally-scrolling action game with a cattle round-up theme where the player moves from left to right. The goal is to round up all the cattle by lassoing them without letting more than two pass by. If a third one escapes, the game ends. Although all cattle run in the same direction as … Read more


Skiing is a single-player Atari 2600 game that simulates the experience of skiing downhill or through a slalom course. The player uses the joystick to control the speed and direction of a skier at the top of the screen, while the background graphics scroll upwards to create the illusion of the skier moving downhill. Players … Read more

Sky Jinks

Sky Jinks is a vertically-scrolling, air racing-themed video game for the Atari 2600 that puts the player in control of a low-flying Seversky XP-41 airplane in a time trial challenge. The objective is to complete each game level by banking around a specified number of pylons—left for blue pylons and right for red pylons. The … Read more

Home Run

Home Run (Sears title is Baseball) is a 1978 sports video game for the Atari 2600 that attempts to simulate baseball, albeit with significant simplifications compared to the real sport. Key differences include the absence of fly balls, independent fielders, and a pitcher’s mound. The pitcher stands at second base, and there are only one … Read more