River Patrol

In the action-packed game River Patrol on the Atari 2600, you step into the shoes of a boat captain with a daring mission. Your task is to navigate your river patrol boat through multiple levels, rescuing hapless individuals who have fallen into the river swarming with crocodiles. Rescues earn you points but beware, your journey … Read more

Extra Terrestrials

Atari 2600 Extra Terrestrials is an entirely separate game from the Atari 2600 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. About Atari 2600 Extra Terrestrials: Extra Terrestrials is a two-player game only, thus requiring two joysticks. Remember to always turn the console power switch OFF when inserting or removing the game program to protect the electronic components and prolong … Read more

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

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

Front Line

Front Line is a military-themed run and gun video game released by Taito for arcades in 1982, and later ported to Atari 2600 in 1984. In the game, players assume the role of a lone soldier whose ultimate objective is to lob a hand grenade into the enemy’s fort. To achieve this, the player must … Read more

Up’n Down

Up’n Down is a vertically scrolling game with a pseudo-3D perspective. Players control a purple dune buggy, resembling a Volkswagen Beetle, as it moves along a single-lane path. Using the joystick, pressing up or down adjusts the buggy’s speed, while pressing left or right changes lanes at intersections. The “jump” button enables the buggy to … Read more


In the Atari 2600 game Tapper, you play as a busy bartender tasked with serving a constant stream of thirsty customers across four distinct bars: the Old West Saloon, the Jock Bar, the Punk Rock Bar, and the Space Bar. Each bar features its own unique crowd, making the game increasingly challenging and entertaining. Your … Read more


Stargate is a side-scrolling shooter game developed by Williams Electronics and released in arcades in 1981. It is the sequel to the popular game Defender, and builds upon the gameplay mechanics of the original game. The Atari 2600 port was initially sold under the name Stargate, but it was later re-released and renamed to Defender … 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