Football, also known as Atari Football, is a 1978 two-player American football video game designed for the Atari 2600 platform. The game is played from a top-down point of view of the field and features two skill levels and three game variations. Using the joystick, players can choose from one of five different offensive or … Read more

RealSports Tennis

RealSports Tennis is a tennis simulation video game for the Atari 2600 that offers both single-player and two-player modes, along with two pre-set difficulty levels, “slow” and “fast.” Before starting the game, players need to name their character, a unique feature for an Atari 2600 game. In single-player mode, the player, wearing a blue shirt, … Read more


Basketball for the Atari 2600 is a simple, early video game representation of the sport. The game begins with both players at the center of the court, where a jump ball is thrown between them to start the action. The player in the offensive position, with possession of the ball, always faces their assigned shooting … Read more

Basic Math

Basic Math (or Fun With Numbers) is an educational cartridge for Atari 2600. The game was one of the nine launch titles offered when the Atari 2600 went on sale in September 1977. Basic Math gameplay The player’s objective is to solve basic arithmetic problems. Game variations determine whether the player solves addition, subtraction, multiplication, … Read more


It’s a prototype, never released.

Yars’ Revenge

Yars’ Revenge is a video game developed and published by Atari for the Atari 2600 in 1982. It was designed by Howard Scott Warshaw, who also created the infamous E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial game for the same platform. Yars’ Revenge quickly became Atari’s best-selling original title for the 2600 and is considered one of the console’s … Read more


Warlords resembles a combination of Breakout and Quadrapong (an early Atari arcade game); up to four players play the game at the same time, and the “castles” in the four corners of the screen are brick walls that can be broken with a flaming ball. Warlords gameplay Warlords is a battle between four warlords, 1-4 … Read more


Unfortunately by the time Wizard was ready to be released (1980), Atari was starting to make 4K games with better sounds and graphics than their 2K predecessors. According to programmer Chris Crawford: ‘It didn’t fit well into the product line’. Wizard was simply too dated to be released as is, but probably could have been … Read more

Video Pinball

Video Pinball is a loose simulation of an arcade pinball machine: ball launcher, flippers, bumpers, and spinners. Hitting the Atari logo on the playfield four times awards an extra ball. To play the Arcade Pinball game on Atari, you use the joystick controller to interact with the pinball machine. To launch the ball into the … Read more