“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
In Atari 2600’s Flash Gordon, you take on the role of Flash Gordon, the hero tasked with rescuing spacemen lost in the dangerous Spider City and destroying all the hatching pods. The game screen is divided into two sections: the lower part displays a map, while the upper part shows a close-up of the action. … Read more
Atari 2600 Alligator People is an unreleased prototype game based on the 1959 movie “The Alligator People.” Although never officially released, the game was in development during the early years of the Atari 2600. The game was intended to capitalize on the popularity of the movie, which features a storyline about a man who undergoes … Read more
Worm War I is a game released for the Atari 2600 in 1982 by 20th Century Fox. It is a hybrid of a fixed shooter and a vertically-scrolling game. In the game, the player controls a tank that can move horizontally and vertically, shooting at giant worms and other obstacles that move down the screen. … Read more
Turmoil is a fast-paced shooter. You pilot a ship that is trapped within a chamber of seven tunnels. Your ship can only move up and down along a vertical corridor connecting the tunnels. You are not alone, however. A variety of enemies travel along these tunnels, focused on destroying you. Therefore, the ultimate objective of … Read more
Unknown 20th Century Fox Game
In 1958, a horror science fiction film called “Space Master X-7” was released in the United States. Around twenty-five years later, in 1983, Fox’s video game publishing division announced a Space Master X-7 video game for the Atari 2600. The game was not based on the original film, as the programmer behind the project, David … Read more
It’s a prototype.