Atari 2600

Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel’s Castle

Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel’s Castle is a side scrolling platform video game developed and published by Coleco for the ColecoVision and later ported to the Atari 2600. The game released in 1982 and is based on the animated television series The Smurfs.

SwordQuest Challenge

The SwordQuest Challenge was a video game contest held by Atari between 1982 and 1984. The contest was centered around a new video game series that Atari was releasing for their home video game console, the Atari VCS.

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Atari VCS

The Atari VCS (Video Computer System) is a second-generation home video game console that was released by Atari on September 11, 1977. The Atari VCS later renamed Atari 2600 is widely credited with popularizing the use of microprocessor-based hardware and games stored on ROM cartridges, a media that was first developed by Fairchild Semiconductor for use with their Channel F home video game console. The conception of the Atari’s home video game console can be traced back to 1973.

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Pitfall! is a platforming video game developed and published by Activision. The game was designed and programmed by ex-Atari programmer David Crane for the Atari 2600. Players take control of Pitfall Harry in his quest to collect 32 treasures through the jungle in a 20-minute time limit while avoiding obstacles and hazards. Released in September 1982, PitFall! is one of the first platform video games and helped define the side-scrolling platformer genre.

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Plaque Attack

Plaque Attack is a shooter video game developed and published by Activision for the Atari 2600. Designed by Steve Cartwright the game is a unique take on the shooter genre that was made popular by Space Invaders.

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Ghostbusters is an action-adventure video game developed and published by Activision that was based on the feature filmed of the same name. The game was originally designed for home computers and would later be ported to home consoles.

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H.E.R.O. is an action video game developed and published by Activision for the Atari 2600 in March 1984. The acronym stands for Helicopter Emergency Rescue Operation, which also describes the plot of the game.