Commando Raid

About “Commando Raid” for Atari 2600 “Commando Raid” is an engaging, full-color, arcade-style game for a single player, developed for play on the Atari Video Computer System or the Sears Video Arcade. In this game, players defend their structures against an onslaught of android commando raiders. These adversaries emerge suddenly, aiming to seize the buildings … Read more

Name This Game

Name This Game and Win $10,000, often shortened to Name This Game, is an action game developed by U.S. Games for the Atari 2600. In this game, players take on the role of a scuba diver who must protect a treasure from an octopus located at the top of the screen. The octopus attempts to … Read more

Mouse Trap

In Atari 2600 Mouse Trap, you take control of a cunning mouse navigating through a complex maze filled with doors, corridors, and cheese bits. As the mouse, your primary goal is to collect all the cheese bits while avoiding the hungry cats that chase you throughout the maze. To outsmart the pursuing cats, you can … Read more

Word Zapper

In the game Word Zapper, the player takes control of a spaceship-like craft known as the “Zapper”. The Zapper is capable of moving across the screen and firing in three directions – up, left, and right. The objective of the game is to shoot the letters that spell out the current word in the correct … Read more

Star Wars: The Arcade Game

Star Wars is a first-person rail shooter video game released in arcades in 1983 by Atari. Star Wars was converted by Parker Brothers in 1984 to the Atari 2600. Star Wars gameplay Assuming the role of Luke Skywalker (“Red Five”), the player pilots an X-wing fighter from a first-person perspective. The controls consist of a … Read more

Sneak ‘N Peek

Sneak ‘n Peek is the Atari 2600 adaptation of hide and seek. It can be played by two players or a single player against the computer. One player closes their eyes while the other hides. Once hidden, the first player tries to find the second player in the shortest time possible. Afterward, the roles are … Read more

Space Jockey

Space Jockey is a horizontal scrolling shooter for the Atari 2600. In the game, the player controls an “attack saucer” that flies to the right over scrolling, undulating terrain. The saucer moves only vertically and stops just before hitting the ground. The objective is to shoot ground-based tanks and various flying enemies, such as jet … Read more


Reissued by Atari in 1988 (CX-26150) Q*bert Atari 2600 Instruction manual Q*BERT OBJECTIVES To score as many points as possible by changing the colour of the cubes on the pyramid from a starting colour to a destination colour. You’ll do this by hopping Q*bert from cube to cube while avoiding the “nasty” characters who will … Read more