Wizard

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

Sears title: Arcade Pinball Video Pinball gameplay 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. Moving the Atari joystick down pulls the pinball machine plunger back while pressing the joystick button shoots the … Read more

Stunt Cycle

Stunt Cycle was one of Atari’s first non-Pong standalone consoles. In 1980 Atari decided that Stunt Cycle would make a great Atari 2600 game, so programmer Bob Polaro was asked to do the conversion. Using the Paddle Controllers to simulate the original consoles bike grips, Polaro made a near perfect port of the standalone console. … Read more

Stellar Track

One of the three games Atari produced exclusively for Sears.

Steeplechase

One of the three games Atari produced exclusively for Sears.

Steeplechase

One of the three games Atari produced exclusively for Sears.

Space Invaders

Space Invaders is a 1978 shoot ’em up arcade game developed by Tomohiro Nishikado.Space Invaders was the first fixed shooter and set the template for the shoot ’em up genre. The goal is to defeat wave after wave of descending aliens with a horizontally moving laser to earn as many points as possible. Space Invaders … Read more