Overview Released for the Atari 2600 in 1983, “Crackpots” is a game where players step into the shoes of Potsy, a dedicated gardener in Brooklyn. In this game, Potsy’s building is under siege by an army of bugs attempting to infiltrate through six windows. The player’s objective is to guide Potsy along the rooftop, strategically … Read more


Atari 2600 Checkers Instructions A New Twist on a Classic Game Checkers, a classic game known by many, has been transformed to allow an entire family to challenge the Activision computer across three difficulty levels. Before jumping into the game, it’s essential to familiarize yourself with the basics of moving your pieces and the innovative … Read more


Indeed, Bridge by ACTIVISION for the Atari 2600 offers an ultimate solitaire bridge gaming experience. It randomly deals hundreds of millions of hands, ensures a computer partner who abides by the game’s rules, and also serves as your opponent once you’ve set a contract. Notably, you can replay the same hand multiple times until satisfied … Read more


Frostbite: Chilling Adventures on the Atari 2600 In 1983, Activision released Frostbite, an action-packed game for the Atari 2600. This exciting game is centered around a daring protagonist who must survive the freezing cold by building an igloo to stay warm. Players must navigate a series of icy obstacles and avoid dangerous creatures to gather … 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


Oink! is an Atari 2600 video game based on the classic Three Little Pigs fairy tale. In the game, the player controls each of the three pigs as they try to protect their houses from the Bigelow B. Wolf (B. B. Wolf). The wolf attempts to blow away pieces of the three-layer-deep walls of the … Read more

Venetian Blinds Demo

It’s a prototype. Activision never made a game out of this demo, the sunset was later used in the background of Barnstorming, Chopper Command, Seaquest and Pitfall II – Lost Caverns. (source:


Thwocker is an unreleased Activision prototype for the Atari 2600, discovered in 2001 at a thrift shop alongside other prototypes. Developed by Charlie Heath, who also created Reactor, Thwocker has been described as “Joust with musical instruments.” The player controls a little conductor character, resembling a bowling ball, and must bounce around a maze collecting … Read more