Q*bert’s Qubes

Qbert’s Qubes is a puzzle-platform game for the Atari 2600, which serves as a sequel to the original Qbert game. In this game, players control Qbert, who has six lives. The main objective is to match a row of four qubes to the target qube displayed in the upper left corner of the screen. Qbert … Read more

Star Wars: Jedi Arena

Star Wars: Jedi Arena is a lightsaber battle video game developed for the Atari 2600, following the success of their first Star Wars game, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. In this game, two Jedi Knights, one blue and one red, engage in lightsaber training, viewed from a top-down perspective. Player one controls the blue … Read more

Mr. Do’s Castle

Mr. Do’s Castle is a platform game released in arcades by Universal in September 1983 and later ported to various platforms, including the Atari 2600. In the game, the player controls Mr. Do, who must score points by collecting cherries and/or defeating unicorn-like monsters within a castle setting filled with platforms and ladders. The player … Read more


Tutankham is a 1982 arcade game developed by Konami and ported to the Atari 2600 in 1983. Players assume the role of an explorer looting the maze-like tomb of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun. The explorer faces various dangers, including asps, vultures, parrots, bats, dragons, and curses, all of which can kill upon contact. The explorer’s laser … Read more

Star Wars Return of the Jedi: Death Star Battle

Return of the Jedi: Death Star Battle is a shoot ’em up video game released by Parker Brothers in 1983 for the Atari 2600. In this game, players control the Millennium Falcon with the objective of annihilating the second Death Star. The game comprises two stages: Upon accomplishing these goals, the game restarts with a … Read more

Star Wars – Return of the Jedi – Ewok Adventure

The reason Star Wars – Return of the Jedi – Ewok Adventure was never released, had to do with its controls. According to programmer Larry Gelberg: ‘I had this artistic vision of the purity of the hang-glider controls: forward dives and speeds you up, back climbs and slows you down, and catching thermals every now … Read more

Star Wars: The Arcade Game

Star Wars is a first-person rail shooter video game released in arcades in 1983 by Atari. Star Wars was converted by Parker Brothers in 1984 to the Atari 2600. Star Wars gameplay Assuming the role of Luke Skywalker (“Red Five”), the player pilots an X-wing fighter from a first-person perspective. The controls consist of a … Read more

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

In the Atari 2600 game Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, players take on the role of Luke Skywalker, piloting a snowspeeder to combat Imperial AT-AT walkers on the planet Hoth. The goal is to delay the walkers from destroying the power generator at the Rebel’s Echo Base. Various difficulty levels exist, with factors such … Read more

Strawberry Shortcake: Musical Match-ups

Strawberry Shortcake: Musical Match-Ups, released in 1983, is a puzzle video game for the Atari 2600, developed and published by Parker Brothers. Players are challenged to reassemble scrambled Strawberryland characters within a specified time limit, as indicated by Mr. Sun moving eastward at the top of the screen. When a character is correctly pieced together, … Read more