Challenge of Nexar

Atari 2600: The Challenge of Nexar Instruction Manual For Atari and Sears Video Game Systems Welcome to a journey beyond the realms of known galaxies and the constraints of time, to the crucible of inner strength and future warriors. In a distant universe corner, candidates are rigorously trained, yet only the elite withstand the Challenge … Read more


In “Carnival” for the Atari 2600, players aim to hit moving targets while managing a finite supply of bullets. The game features both a firing button and left/right controls, with the arcade version offering a two-way joystick for movement. Targets move across the screen in three horizontal rows, each scrolling in alternate directions. These targets … Read more

Canyon Bomber

California Games on the Atari 2600 Introduction:Welcome to the heart of action sports, California, where the sun kisses the shores and the streets buzz with the thrill of competition. California Games is your ticket to the ultimate sports adventure, offering a blend of surfing, BMX biking, skateboarding, and more. Choose your sponsors and dive into … Read more


In “Boing!” for the Atari 2600, you’re in control of a character known as BUBBLE, navigating through a game using the joystick plugged into the left port. The joystick allows BUBBLE to move up, down, left, or right, but not diagonally. By continuously holding the joystick in a direction, BUBBLE will keep jumping that way … Read more


In “Burgertime” for the Atari 2600, you guide a chef through a labyrinth, rushing to assemble hamburgers while dodging enemies. Navigate atop burger parts to make them fall; complete a burger to progress. Earn points by dropping ingredients on foes, squashing them, or catching them on descending parts. Use pepper to freeze enemies momentarily. Avoid … Read more

Beany Bopper

“Beany Bopper” is an Atari 2600 shoot ’em up game developed by Sirius Software, a company based in California, and released by 20th Century Fox Games in 1982. In this game, players take on the role of the “bopper,” depicted as a ball, navigating through a field dotted with rectangular barriers. The primary objective is … Read more

Atlantis II

“Atari 2600 Atlantis II,” a special contest edition of “Atlantis,” features accelerated gameplay and a modified scoring system compared to the original. In this version, points for destroying enemy ships are significantly reduced. The game’s premise involves defending the city of Atlantis from the malevolent Gorgon spaceships. This edition was distributed to top scorers in … Read more

River Patrol

In the action-packed game River Patrol on the Atari 2600, you step into the shoes of a boat captain with a daring mission. Your task is to navigate your river patrol boat through multiple levels, rescuing hapless individuals who have fallen into the river swarming with crocodiles. Rescues earn you points but beware, your journey … Read more

Sea Monster

In Sea Monster, an action game for the Atari 2600, you’re at the helm of a ship navigating the vast, unpredictable ocean. Your challenge? To fend off the myriad of sea monsters lurking beneath the surface, many of which are intent on sinking your vessel! Your ship sits at the top of the screen, and … Read more

Lost Luggage

Lost Luggage, developed and published by Games by Apollo in 1982, is an action-packed Atari 2600 game where the player steps into the shoes of a busy skycap porter. The objective? Collect all the tumbling suitcases from a capricious baggage carousel before they crash onto the ground. At the beginning, the player has three suitcases … Read more