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Atari 2600 Game History: 1981
Page last updated on: 2021y_04m_06d_1328t
Below is an incomplete list of Atari 2600 video game release dates by month in the USA for the year 1981 along with lists of top 100 music (selected hits in the order they charted), new movies at the theater, and new TV shows to help summon your treasured memories of the Atari 2600 years with the bonus of recreating the magical feelings of that special time.
If you were too young or not even born yet, play the songs in the order they are listed and watch video clips or commercials for the movies and TV shows (in order) and you might get a sense of what it was like living from month to month back in 1981. There were no smartphones with an Internet full of knowledge and entertainment at your fingertips. If you wanted to know something, you had to go to the library and try to find the information in a book. If you were lucky, you had an encyclopedia set at home, but it would probably be many decades out of date.
1981 Pop Culture Page
For those who are mostly interested in 1981 pop culture without all of the Atari game entries, I have an adapted version of this page called the 1981 Pop Culture Page. The Atari 2600 game entries have been removed and replaced with lists that take up less room. Makes it easier to scroll down and soak up the pop culture atmosphere. The 1981 Pop Culture Page also has photos and TV commercials to help make your experience more enjoyable.
Links that jump to other places on this page are blue. Links that lead to other pages online are red.
Page Table of Contents and Index
For those who only want release dates and nothing else, the game entries are listed in the Page Table of Contents. This page also has an Index to help you find a specific game. There's also an Atari 2600 NTSC Game Index for 1977 to 1991.
Most of the release dates below are not set in stone. Games will be moved as better information is found, so be sure to check back once in a while.
Many games are marked as a best guess. Some guesses are worse than others. Below is a list of the types of guesses that might be on this page.
Best Guess (BG): At least one magazine or newsletter mentioned the month a game was released or supposed to be released or newspaper ads have been found.
Extreme Best Guess (EBG): A vague mention of the release month in a magazine or newsletter.
Super Extreme Best Guess (SEBG): The Video Game Update newsletter only had a review for the game (no release month mentioned), so it's a semi-educated wild guess. The review could have happened the same month the game was released or the review could have been published a month or more later.
Desperate Super Extreme Best Guess (DSEBG): There might be an ad in a magazine to go on if we're lucky. It's a desperate semi-educated wild guess.
I signed up for the most expensive subscription option at Newspapers.com in November of 2020 so I could finally look up games for myself. As I find the earliest newspaper ads for a game, I'll add a green check mark for that entry to indicate that the definitive release date has probably been found for that game. I'll add three orange question marks (???) for an entry to indicate that I searched the newspapers and couldn't find anything helpful, so a more accurate release date for that game still needs to be found.
Remember, the date on the box, cartridge, manual, and copyright screen can be different from the actual release date. For example, Atari 2600 Pac-Man was released in March/April of 1982, but the box, cart, manual, and copyright screen have 1981 as the copyright date. It usually took around 6 months for a programmer to make an Atari VCS game back then and that's not counting the time it took to make the manuals, boxes, and cartridges.
To help make your experience more enjoyable, most items listed on this page have a link to related search results at YouTube (YT) where you can watch music videos, scenes from movies, or clips from TV shows. The movies and TV shows listed on this page also have links to web sites such as the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) and Wikipedia (WP).
If you find a mistake, or have more information to add, such as month/year release dates for games, please contact me. Every little bit of credible information helps, no matter how insignificant you think it might be. Thanks for your help.
This new model of the Atari 2600 seems to have been released in January of 1981. The earliest mention of the Atari CX2600A in a newspaper ad that I've found so far is from January 31, 1981.
“Fly Away” by Peter Allen (Jan 10) YT
“Woman” by John Lennon (Jan 17) YT
“Somebody's Knockin'” by Terri Gibbs (Jan 17) YT 70%
“Treat Me Right” by Pat Benatar (Jan 17) YT
“Flash's Theme” by Queen (Jan 17) YT
“Kiss On My List” by Daryl Hall & John Oates (Jan 24) YT 73%
“The Best Of Times” by STYX (Jan 24) YT
“Crying” by Don McLean (Jan 24) YT
“Hearts On Fire” by Randy Meisner (Jan 24) YT
“Too Tight” by Con Funk Shun (Jan 24) YT
“Rapture” by Blondie (Jan 31) YT 70%
“Hello Again” by Neil Diamond (Jan 31) YT
“What Kind Of Fool” by Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb (Jan 31) YT
“Ain't Even Done With The Night” by John Cougar (Jan 31) YT
“Turn Me Loose” by Loverboy (Jan 31) YT
“Don't You Know What Love Is” by Touch (Jan 31) YT
“While You See A Chance” by Steve Winwood (Feb 7) YT
“Don't Stand So Close To Me” by The Police (Feb 7) YT
“Don't Stop The Music” by Yarbrough & Peoples (Feb 7) YT
“And Love Goes On” by Earth, Wind & Fire (Feb 7) YT 80%
“8th Wonder” by SugarHill Gang (Feb 7) YT
“Once In A Lifetime” by Talking Heads (Feb 7) YT [Bubbling Under Top 100]
“Morning Train (Nine To Five)” by Sheena Easton (Feb 14) YT 75%
“Just The Two Of Us” by Grover Washington, Jr. (Feb 14) YT
“Being With You” by Smokey Robinson (Feb 14) YT 60%
“How 'Bout Us” by Champaign (Feb 14) YT
“It's A Love Thing” by The Whispers (Feb 14) YT
“Angel Of The Morning” by Juice Newton (Feb 21) YT
“I Love You” by Climax Blues Band (Feb 21) YT
“Wasn't That A Party” by The Rovers (Feb 21) YT
“Who Do You Think You're Fooling” by Donna Summer (Feb 21) YT
“I Can't Stand It” by Eric Clapton & His Band (Feb 28) YT
“Hold On Loosely” by .38 Special (Feb 28) YT 55%
“Mister Sandman” by Emmylou Harris (Feb 28) YT
“Burn Rubber (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)” by The Gap Band (Feb 28) YT
Best Guess. Atari claimed in Atari Age (V1N1 Spring 81) that Othello was supposed to be released in February, but it doesn't seem to be in any newspapers until March, so this entry is in March for now.
Best Guess using info from the Klove list and newspaper ads. The earliest mention of Laser Blast in a newspaper ad that I've found so far is from March 12, 1981, so this entry seems to belong here in March.
Best Guess using info from the Klove list and newspaper ads. The earliest mention of Tennis in a newspaper ad that I've found so far is from March 15, 1981, so this entry seems to belong here in March.
Best Guess. Steeplechase was a Sears exclusive. The earliest mention of Steeplechase in a newspaper ad that I've found so far is from March 4, 1981. That's why this entry is in March for now.
Best Guess. Stellar Track was a Sears exclusive. The earliest mention of Stellar Track in a newspaper ad that I've found so far is from March 4, 1981. That's why this entry is in March for now.
“Sukiyaki” by A Taste Of Honey (Mar 7) YT
“A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do) ” by Ray Parker, Jr. & Raydio (Mar 7) YT
“Sweetheart” by Franke & The Knockouts (Mar 7) YT
“Her Town Too” by James Taylor & J.D. Souther (Mar 14) YT 75%
“Time Out Of Mind” by Steely Dan (Mar 14) YT 60%
“96 Tears” by Garland Jeffreys (Mar 14) YT
“Take It On The Run” by REO Speedwagon (Mar 21) YT
“Living Inside Myself” by Gino Vannelli (Mar 21) YT
“Too Much Time On My Hands” by STYX (Mar 21) YT 90%
“You Better You Bet” by The Who (Mar 21) YT
“I Missed Again” by Phil Collins (Mar 21) YT 60%
“Another One Rides The Bus” by Weird Al Yankovic (Mar 21) YT [Bubbling Under Top 100]
“Bette Davis Eyes” by Kim Carnes (Mar 28) YT 80%
“Jessie's Girl” by Rick Springfield (Mar 28) YT
“Watching The Wheels” by John Lennon (Mar 28) YT
“What Are We Doing In Love” by Dottie West (Mar 28) YT
“Say You'll Be Mine” by Christopher Cross (Mar 28) YT
“Love You Like I Never Loved Before” by John O’Banion (Mar 28) YT
Best Guess. Missile Command is COMING SOON in March/April newspaper ads, then the game shows up in ads as IN STOCK in very late April, so this entry just barely belongs in April. I'll mark it as April/May.
STARLOG had a three-issue, three-part, prize-laden fifth anniversary contest. The grand prize was an Atari Home Video Computer System, complete with two game cartridges—the popular “Combat” game and Atari's brand-new “Missile Command.” STARLOG #48 (Jul 81 p40)
Best Guess. Atari claimed in Atari Age (V1N1 Spring 81) that Video Pinball was supposed to be released in March, but it doesn't seem to be in any newspapers until April, so this entry is in April for now.
“Find Your Way Back” by Jefferson Starship (Apr 4) YT
“Super-Trouper” by ABBA (Apr 4) YT
“I Don't Need You” by Rupert Holmes (Apr 4) YT 90%
“Stars on 45 Medley” by Stars on 45 (Apr 11) YT 75%
“Winning” by Santana (Apr 11) YT 75%
“Since I Don't Have You” by Don McLean (Apr 11) YT
“Ai No Corrida” by Quincy Jones Featuring the vocals of Dune (Apr 11) YT 75%
“Lately” by Stevie Wonder (Apr 11) YT
“Time” by Alan Parsons Project (Apr 18) YT 90%
“Fool In Love With You” by Jim Photoglo (Apr 18) YT 75%
“Still Right Here In My Heart” by Pure Prairie League (Apr 18) YT
“One Day In Your Life” by Michael Jackson (Apr 18) YT
“America” by Neil Diamond (Apr 25) YT
“This Little Girl” by Gary "U.S." Bonds (Apr 25) YT
“Is It You” by Lee Ritenour (Apr 25) YT 78%
“I Can Take Care Of Myself” by Billy & The Beaters (Apr 25) YT
“Just So Lonely” by Get Wet (Apr 25) YT
“Give A Little Bit More” by Cliff Richard (Apr 25) YT
“Make That Move” by Shalamar (Apr 25) YT
“You Make My Dreams” by Daryl Hall & John Oates (May 2) YT 70%
“Sweet Baby” by Stanley Clarke & George Duke (May 2) YT
“The Waiting” by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (May 2) YT
“Shaddap You Face” by Joe Dolce (May 2) YT
“Can You Feel It” by The Jacksons (May 2) YT 70%
“Theme From ‘Greatest American Hero’ (Believe It Or Not)” by Joey Scarbury (May 9) YT 65%
“Modern Girl” by Sheena Easton (May 9) YT
“Nobody Wins” by Elton John (May 9) YT
“The One That You Love” by Air Supply (May 16) YT
“Elvira” by Oak Ridge Boys (May 16) YT
“The Stroke” by Billy Squier (May 16) YT 55%
“Stronger Than Before” by Carole Bayer Sager (May 16) YT
“Double Dutch Bus” by Frankie Smith (May 16) YT 90%
“All Those Years Ago” by George Harrison (May 23) YT 70%
“Boy From New York City” by The Manhattan Transfer (May 23) YT
“Hearts” by Marty Balin (May 23) YT
“The Breakup Song” by Greg Kihn Band (May 23) YT
“A Life Of Illusion” by Joe Walsh (May 23) YT
“Slow Hand” by Pointer Sisters (May 30) YT
“Queen Of Hearts” by Juice Newton (May 30) YT 90%
“In The Air Tonight” by Phil Collins (May 30) YT 60%
“Rock & Roll Dreams Come Through” by Jim Steinman (May 30) YT
“Give It To Me Baby” by Rick James (May 30) YT
Late June 1981
Best Guess. Atari Age (V1N1 Spring 81) claimed that Warlords was supposed to be released in May, but they were off by about a month with previous games, so June would be more like it. A.N.A.L.O.G. said the game was due to be released at the end of June. The earliest trustworthy mention of Warlords in a newspaper ad that I've found so far is from June 21, 1981, but most ads had Warlords COMING SOON until July. I'll mark this as late June for now.
HELP! spoke with personnel at Atari and learned the “Warlords” game has just been released this month, so it's not surprising that you haven't seen it in any of the department stores. Also, the “Asteroids” game will not be released until the end of July.
[I wonder if ‘just released’ actually meant ‘just shipped’ since Warlords doesn't show up in trustworthy ads until late June?]
“Gemini Dream” by Moody Blues (Jun 6) YT 90%
“Tom Sawyer” by Rush (Jun 6) YT
“Don't Let Him Go” by REO Speedwagon (Jun 13) YT
“Lady (You Bring Me Up)” by The Commodores (Jun 20) YT
“Touch Me When We're Dancing” by The Carpenters (Jun 20) YT
“The Kid Is Hot Tonight” by Loverboy (Jun 20) YT
“Some Changes Are For Good” by Dionne Warwick (Jun 20) YT
“(There's) No Gettin' Over Me” by Ronnie Milsap (Jun 27) YT
“Everlasting Love” by Rex Smith/Rachel Sweet (Jun 27) YT
“Walk Right Now” by Jacksons (Jun 27) YT 75%
“Someday, Someway” by Robert Gordon (Jun 27) YT [Not as good as the Marshall Crenshaw version.]
“Don’t Let Go The Coat” by The Who (Jun 27) YT
“On And On And On” by ABBA (Jun 27) YT
Activision Releases Two New Video Cartridges
Activision releases two new videogame cartridges designed for use with the Atari Video Computer System and Sears Tele-Game Video Arcade programmable games.
Freeway features eight different games with variations of 10 lanes of traffic--from a few scattered cars moving slowly, to high-speed. bumper-to-bumper cars and trucks. The player uses the joystick controller to maneuver a chicken from one side of the freeway to the other. Each successful crossing scores a point. The game may be played by one or two players.
Kaboom! features a “Mad Bomber“--a meticulously animated cartoon convict, complete with a mask and a variety of facial expressions. He roams back and forth across the top of the television screen dropping black bombs with fuses. The player controls a group 3 of three water buckets with a paddle controller and must catch the bombs as they fall, thus dousing the fuses.
Each bomb caught adds to the player's point total. When a bomb is missed, all bombs on the screen explode, and the player loses one of his water buckets. When all buckets are gone, the game is over. Up to two can play.
Both games carry a suggested retail price of $22.95 and will be shipped in July.
Best Guess using info from Leisure Time Electronics, A.N.A.L.O.G. (N2 Mar/Apr 81 p8), and the Klove list. The earliest mention of Freeway in a newspaper ad that I've found so far is from July 9, 1981, so this entry seems to belong in July.
David Crane said the following according to the book Video Invaders (82 p52):
“In the case of Freeway, we were on the wrong side of Lake Shore Drive in Chicago and were having trouble getting across, and somebody just said, ‘Hey, this is a great game idea.’ Most of the time we're joking. Only one out of 50 crazy ideas will ever become anything. A tree falls down, try to get out from under it—obviously nothing will come of that. But that's how we come up with the original game ideas.”
Best Guess using info from Leisure Time Electronics, A.N.A.L.O.G. (N2 Mar/Apr 81 p8), and the Klove list. The earliest mention of Kaboom! in a newspaper ad that I've found so far is from July 9, 1981, so this entry seems to belong in July.
“Urgent” by Foreigner (Jul 4) YT
“Cool Love” by Pablo Cruise (Jul 4) YT
“Really Wanna Know You” by Gary Wright (Jul 4) YT
“Crazy Train” by Ozzy Osbourne (Jul 4) YT [Bubbling Under Top 100]
“Endless Love” by Diana Ross & Lionel Richie (Jul 11) YT
“Breaking Away” by Balance (Jul 11) YT
“Don’t Give It Up” by Robbie Patton (Jul 11) YT
“Nothing Ever Goes As Planned” by Styx (Jul 11) YT
“Who's Crying Now” by Journey (Jul 18) YT
“Fire And Ice” by Pat Benatar (Jul 18) YT
“Medley II” by Stars On 45 (Jul 18) YT
“Stop Draggin' My Heart Around” by Stevie Nicks with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (Jul 25) YT
“For Your Eyes Only” by Sheena Easton (Jul 25) YT
“Step By Step” by Eddie Rabbitt (Jul 25) YT
“Hold On Tight” by ELO (Jul 25) YT 65%
“The Beach Boys Medley” by The Beach Boys (Jul 25) YT
“General Hospi-Tale” by Afternoon Delights (Jul 25) YT
“Summer ’81 Medley” by The Cantina Band (Jul 25) YT
Best Guess. Atari Age (V1N1 Spring 81) claimed that Asteroids was supposed to be released in July, but they were off by about a month with previous games, so August would be more like it. A.N.A.L.O.G. said that Asteroids was due in July/August. The earliest trustworthy mention of Asteroids in a newspaper ad that I've found so far is from August 1, 1981, so it looks like this entry belongs in August.
“We're In This Love Together” by Al Jarreau (Aug 1) YT
“Tempted” by Squeeze (Aug 1) YT 60%
“We Can Get Together” by Icehouse (Aug 1) YT
“Super Freak” by Rick James (Aug 8) YT
“In Your Letter” by REO Speedwagon (Aug 8) YT
“Draw Of The Cards” by Kim Carnes (Aug 8) YT
“Arthur's Theme (The Best That You Can Do)” by Christopher Cross (Aug 15) YT 75%
“When She Was My Girl” by Four Tops (Aug 15) YT
“Burnin' For You” by Blue Oyster Cult (Aug 15) YT
“Start Me Up” by Rolling Stones (Aug 22) YT
“The Night Owls” by Little River Band (Aug 22) YT 55%
“I've Done Everything For You” by Rick Springfield (Aug 22) YT 75%
“Theme From ‘Hill Street Blues’” by Mike Post (Aug 22) YT
“She's A Bad Mama Jama” by Carl Carlton (Aug 22) YT 90%
“Not Fade Away” by Eric Hine (Aug 22) YT [The song “Footloose” sounds like it was based on this.]
“Private Eyes” by Daryl Hall & John Oates (Aug 29) YT 75%
“Our Lips Are Sealed” by The Go-Go's (Aug 29) YT 80%
“Alien” by Atlanta Rhythm Section (Aug 29) YT
“Working In A Coal Mine” by Devo (Sep 5) YT
“Say Goodbye To Hollywood” by Billy Joel (Sep 12) YT
“Sausalito Summernight” by Diesel (Sep 12) YT
“At This Moment” by Billy and the Beaters (Sep 19) YT
“Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” by The Police (Sep 26) YT 85%
“Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You)” by Air Supply (Sep 26) YT
“My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone)” by Chilliwack (Sep 26) YT 80%
“No Reply At All” by Genesis (Sep 26) YT 65%
“More Stars on 45 (Medley)” by Stars On 45 (Sep 26) YT
“Physical” by Olivia Newton-John (Oct 3) YT 65%
“Let's Groove” by Earth, Wind & Fire (Oct 3) YT 90%
“Promises In The Dark” by Pat Benatar (Oct 3) YT
“Waiting For A Girl Like You” by Foreigner (Oct 10) YT
“The Old Songs” by Barry Manilow (Oct 10) YT
“Harden My Heart” by Quarterflash (Oct 17) YT
“The Sweetest Thing (I’ve Ever Known)” by Juice Newton (Oct 17) YT
“Young Turks” by Rod Stewart (Oct 17) YT
“Why Do Fools Fall In Love” by Diana Ross (Oct 17) YT
“Take My Heart” by Kool & The Gang (Oct 17) YT
“I Surrender” by Arlan Day (Oct 17) YT
“Turn Your Love Around” by George Benson (Oct 24) YT 65%
“Leather And Lace” by Stevie Nicks with Don Henley (Oct 24) YT
“Trouble” by Lindsey Buckingham (Oct 24) YT
“I Wouldn't Have Missed It For The World” by Ronnie Milsap (Oct 24) YT
“Twilight” by ELO (Oct 24) YT 65%
“Controversy” by Prince (Oct 24) YT
“Hooked On Classics” by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Oct 31) YT
“More Than Just The Two Of Us” by Sneaker (Oct 31) YT
“Don't Stop Believing” by Journey (Oct 31) YT 75%
“Centerfold” by J. Geils Band (Nov 7) YT 80%
“Cool Night” by Paul Davis (Nov 7) YT
“Yesterday's Songs” by Neil Diamond (Nov 7) YT
“Under Pressure” by Queen & David Bowie (Nov 7) YT
“I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)” by Daryl Hall & John Oates (Nov 14) YT 100%
“Key Largo” by Bertie Higgins (Nov 14) YT
“Love In The First Degree” by Alabama (Nov 14) YT
“Someone Could Lose A Heart Tonight” by Eddie Rabbitt (Nov 14) YT
“Working For The Weekend” by Loverboy (Nov 14) YT 78%
“Walking Into Sunshine” by Central Line (Nov 14) YT
“Shake It Up” by The Cars (Nov 21) YT 80%
“Come Go With Me” by The Beach Boys (Nov 21) YT
“She's Got A Way” by Billy Joel (Nov 21) YT
“WKRP In Cincinnati” by Steve Carlisle (Nov 21) YT
“Leader Of The Band” by Dan Fogelberg (Nov 28) YT
“You Could Have Been With Me” by Sheena Easton (Nov 28) YT
“My Kinda Lover” by Billy Squier (Nov 28) YT
Best Guess using info from the Activision catalog, Activisions (newsletter), A.N.A.L.O.G., an ad in Leisure Time Electronics and the Klove list. The earliest mention of Atari 2600 Ice Hockey in a newspaper ad that I've found so far is from December 7, 1981, so this entry belongs in December.
Best Guess using info from the Activision catalog, Activisions (newsletter), A.N.A.L.O.G., an ad in Leisure Time Electronics and the Klove list. The earliest mention of Atari 2600 Stampede in a newspaper ad that I've found so far is from December 7, 1981, so this entry belongs in December.
Skeet Shoot (Apollo) ✔
“Take It Easy On Me” by Little River Band (Dec 5) YT
“Waiting On A Friend” by Rolling Stones (Dec 5) YT
“Love Is Alright Tonite” by Rick Springfield (Dec 5) YT 80%
“Chariots Of Fire” by Vangelis (Dec 12) YT
“Sweet Dreams” by Air Supply (Dec 12) YT
“One Hundred Ways” by Quincy Jones featuring James Ingram (Dec 19) YT
“Through The Years” by Kenny Rogers (Dec 26) YT
“Abacab” by Genesis (Dec 26) YT
“Love Is Like A Rock” by Donnie Iris (Dec 26) YT 90%
“Can’t Hold Back (Your Loving)” by Kano (Dec 26) YT
Apollo is a subsidiary of National Career Consultants, a company founded by entrepreneur Patrick Roper. For eleven years NCC has successfully produced and distributed educational and career guidance films to high schools and colleges. Unfortunately, government belt-tightening has limited the funds available to many of NCC's customers and, early last year, NCC had no choice but to cut back on their film operation and branch into other fields. Initially. the firm considered distributing dramatic works on videocassette, but discovered that the major studios and producers of popular entertainment were already committed to other manufacturers. As for creating their own feature-length motion pictures, the high cost of such an undertaking was prohibitive. However, NCC was not unaware of the booming videogame industry; the decision to diversity in that direction was reached in October of 1981, after market research and the obvious growth of the field indicated that there was room for a newcomer.
Roper decided to concentrate solely on software, adding a computer programmer to the existing staff of NCC and rushing the company's first game to the market by December of last year [December 7, 1981]. "All in all, Skeet Shoot wasn't a spectacular game to start off with," concedes Emmitt Crawford, Apollo's director of public relations. He acknowledges that the graphics were flat, little more than a box flinging pellets at a small saucer. To make matters worse, a high percentage of the cartridges had to be recalled due to image roll. But Skeet Shoot managed to cash in on the lucrative Christmas buying season and, more important, made dealers and consumers alike aware of the new company.
Skeet Shoot was not the greatest game in the world. The graphics and game play were very simple, even for two years ago. But two years ago, there were so few games on the market, people were crying for new ones. Pat Roper decided that Skeet Shoot was a good enough effort for the first time out of the box, and bought the game from Ed Salvo. Despite a slight programming bug (since corrected), Skeet Shoot hit the street on Pearl Harbor Day [December 7], 1981, and was an instant success.
Games By Apollo was founded in October of 1981 and shipped its first Atari-compatible cartridge, Skeet Shoot, two months later. After reporting over $500,000 in sales for March, 1982, four new cartridges were introduced at CES in June.
ln July, Apollo announced a $6 million advertising campaign with Benton & Bowles. Original plans called for six more Atari-compatible cartridges by the end of '82 plus cartridges for the Intellivision system.
Atari 2600 Game History: 1981
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