Atari VCS

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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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.