Fatal Run (USA)

Fatal Run is a post-apocalyptic driving game for the Atari 2600, released in the late 1980s. Set in the year 2089, the game’s premise involves a comet collision that has caused widespread radiation poisoning on Earth. With humanity’s survival at stake, players are tasked with delivering a newly developed radiation vaccine to the remaining survivors. … Read more

Up’n Down

Up’n Down is a vertically scrolling game with a pseudo-3D perspective. Players control a purple dune buggy, resembling a Volkswagen Beetle, as it moves along a single-lane path. Using the joystick, pressing up or down adjusts the buggy’s speed, while pressing left or right changes lanes at intersections. The “jump” button enables the buggy to … Read more

Street Racer

Street Racer, also known as Speedway II in its Sears release, was one of the two launch titles for the Atari 2600, along with Air-Sea Battle. Developed by Larry Kaplan, Street Racer offered a total of 27 game variations, providing players with a diverse gaming experience. The game was divided into six sub-games: Each sub-game … Read more

Sprint Master

Sprint Master is an exhilarating racing game featuring an overhead view of the racetrack where two players compete to complete the required number of laps first. Occasionally, bonuses materialize on the track, which can improve your car’s traction or provide a short-lived speed increase. However, obstacles like oil slicks may also emerge, leading to loss … Read more

Spy Hunter

Spy Hunter is a vertically-scrolling driving game where players assume the role of a secret agent in control of a well-equipped sports car. The objective is to navigate the highway, eliminating as many enemy vehicles as possible while safeguarding civilian cars. The game employs a top-down viewpoint.

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

Road Runner

Road Runner is a racing video game for the Atari 2600, inspired by the classic Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner cartoons. In the game, players take on the role of Road Runner, who is relentlessly pursued by Wile E. Coyote. The game is set in an endless side-scrolling environment, with Road Runner running towards … Read more

Pole Position

Pole Position[a] is an arcade racing simulation video game that was released by Namco in 1982 and licensed to Atari. Pole Position gameplay In this game, the player controls a Formula One race car and has to complete a time trial lap within a certain amount of time (between 57 and 120 seconds) to qualify … Read more

Oscar’s Trash Race

Oscar’s Trash Race is an educational Sesame Street video game developed by the Children’s Computer Workshop and Atari for the Atari 2600 (Atari VCS) in 1983. The game is designed to teach young players basic counting and number recognition skills. In the game, players control Oscar the Grouch as he collects trash from the street. … Read more