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Atari 2600 Game List by Company (NTSC)

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Below is a list of unique Atari 2600 NTSC games that were released in North America between 1977 and 1992. The following are not included: PAL games, contest cartridges, hacks, illegal knockoffs, and repackaged games with different names.



Table of Contents and Index

This page has a table of contents and a game company index to help you find what you are looking for as quickly as possible.



Best Guess

Many games are marked as a best guess. Some guesses are worse than others. Below is a list of the types of guesses that can 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.


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.






3-D Tic-Tac-Toe (June 1980 EBG)
Adventure (July 1980 EBG)
Air-Sea Battle (September 1977)
Alpha Beam with Ernie (September 1983)
Asteroids (July 1981 BG)
Atari Video Cube (May 1983 BG) [changed to Rubik’s Cube]
Backgammon (November 1979 EBG)
Basic Math (September 1977) [changed to Fun With Numbers]
BASIC Programming (June 1980 EBG)
Basketball (December 1978 EBG)
Battlezone (August 1983)
Berzerk (August 1982)
Big Bird’s Egg Catch (November 1983 BG)
Blackjack (September 1977)
Bowling (April 1979 EBG)
Brain Games (August 1978 EBG)
Breakout (November 1978 EBG)
Canyon Bomber (April 1979 EBG)
Casino (April 1979 EBG)
Centipede (March 1983)
Championship Soccer (September 1980 EBG) [changed to Pelé’s Soccer]
Circus Atari (June 1980 EBG)
Codebreaker (June 1978 EBG)
Combat (September 1977)
Cookie Monster Munch (September 1983)
Crazy Climber (March 1983) [exclusive Atari Club introduction]
Crossbow (May 1988 DSEBG)
Crystal Castles (April 1984)
Dark Chambers (May 1989 BG)
Defender (May/June 1982)
Demons to Diamonds (July 1982)
Desert Falcon (fourth quarter of 1987)
Dig Dug (October 1983)
Dodge ‘Em (September 1980 EBG)
Double Dunk (May 1989 BG)
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (December 1982)
Flag Capture (August 1978 EBG)
Football (April 1979 EBG)
Galaxian (April 1983)
Golf (June 1980 EBG)
Gravitar (October 1983) [exclusive Atari Club introduction]
Gremlins (August 1984 EBG)
Hangman (May 1978 EBG)
Haunted House (February 1982)
Home Run (June 1978 EBG)
Human Cannonball (April 1979 EBG)
Hunt & Score (June 1978 EBG) [changed to A Game Of Concentration]
Ikari Warriors (March 1991 DSEBG)
Indy 500 (September 1977)
Joust (October 1983)
Jr. Pac-Man (October 1986 EBG)
Jungle Hunt (June/July 1983)
Kangaroo (July 1983)
Krull (September 1983)
Mario Bros. (December 1983 BG)
Math Gran Prix (July 1982)
Maze Craze (September 1980 EBG)
Midnight Magic (November 1986 EBG)
Millipede (March 1984)
Miniature Golf (April 1979 EBG)
Missile Command (April 1981 EBG)
Moon Patrol (October 1983)
MotoRodeo (March 1991 DSEBG)
Ms. Pac-Man (February 1983)
Night Driver (June 1980 EBG)
Obelix (??? 1983)
Off The Wall (December 1989 DSEBG)
Oscar’s Trash Race (March 1984 BG)
Othello (February 1981 BG)
Outlaw (June 1978 EBG)
Pac-Man (March/April 1982)
Pengo (June 1984 EBG)
Phoenix (January 1983)
Pigs in Space (November 1983 BG)
Pole Position (July 1983)
Quadrun (released before April 30, 1984)
Radar Lock (December 1989 DSEBG)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (November 1982)
RealSports Baseball (October 1982)
RealSports Boxing (fourth quarter of 1987)
RealSports Football (December 1982)
RealSports Soccer (April 1983)
RealSports Tennis (April 1983)
RealSports Volleyball (October 1982)
Road Runner (December 1989 DSEBG)
Secret Quest (December 1989 DSEBG)
Sentinel (March 1991 DSEBG)
Sky Diver (April 1979 EBG)
Slot Machine (April 1979 EBG)
Slot Racers (July 1978 EBG)
Snoopy and the Red Baron (November 1983 BG)
Solaris (November 1986 EBG)
Sorcerer’s Apprentice (October 1983)
Space Invaders (March 1980 EBG)
Space War (May 1978 EBG)
Sprintmaster (??? 1988)
Star Raiders (September 1982)
Star Ship (September 1977)
Stargate (August 1984 EBG) [changed to Defender II]
Street Racer (September 1977)
Super Baseball (??? 1988)
Super Breakout (January 1982)
Super Football (??? 1988)
Superman (August 1979 EBG)
Surround (September 1977)
SwordQuest EarthWorld (October 1982)
SwordQuest FireWorld (February 1983)
SwordQuest WaterWorld (October 1983)
Taz (April 1984)
Track & Field (June 1986 EBG)
Vanguard (December 1982)
Video Checkers (September 1980 EBG)
Video Chess (July 1979 EBG)
Video Olympics (September 1977)
Video Pinball (March 1981 BG)
Warlords (May 1981 BG)
Xenophobe (March 1991 DSEBG)
Yars’ Revenge (May 1982)





Absolute Entertainment

Pete Rose Baseball (December 1988 BG)
Skate Boardin’ (January 1988 BG)
Title Match Pro Wrestling (October 1987 BG)
Tomcat: The F-14 Flight Simulator (December 1988 BG)






Barnstorming (March 1982)
Beamrider (March 1984 BG)
Boxing (July 1980 BG)
Bridge (December 1980 BG)
Checkers (July 1980 BG)
Chopper Command (June 1982)
Commando (June 1988 BG)
Cosmic Commuter (October 1985 DSEBG)
Crackpots (July 1983 BG)
Decathlon, The Activision (August 1983 BG)
Dolphin (April 1983)
Double Dragon (October 1989 DSEBG)
Dragster (July 1980 BG)
Enduro (May 1983)
Fishing Derby (July 1980 BG)
Freeway (July 1981 BG)
Frostbite (October 1983)
Ghostbusters (October 1985 DSEBG)
Grand Prix (March 1982)
H.E.R.O. (March 1984 BG)
Ice Hockey (December 1981 BG)
Kaboom! (July 1981 BG)
Keystone Kapers (April 1983)
Kung-Fu Master (September 1987 BG)
Laser Blast (March 1981 SEBG)
Megamania (October 1982)
Oink! (April 1983)
Pitfall II: Lost Caverns (March 1984 BG)
Pitfall! (September 1982)
Plaque Attack (May 1983 BG)
Pressure Cooker (October 1983 BG)
Private Eye (March 1984 BG)
Rampage (May 1989 BG)
River Raid (December 1982)
River Raid II (November 1988 BG)
Robot Tank (June 1983 BG)
Seaquest (February 1983)
Skiing (December 1980 BG)
Sky Jinks (November 1982 BG)
Space Shuttle - A Journey Into Space (November 1983)
Spider Fighter (January 1983)
Stampede (December 1981 BG)
Starmaster (June 1982)
Tennis (March 1981 SEBG)





American Videogame

Tax Avoiders (December 1986 DSEBG)






Mogul Maniac (August 1983 BG)





Answer Software

Gauntlet (??? 1983) [mail order only]
Malagai (??? 1983)






Final Approach (September 1982 BG)
Guardian (November 1982 EBG)
Infiltrate (September 1982 EBG)
Lost Luggage (July 1982 SEBG)
Racquetball (August 1982 SEBG)
Shark Attack (September 1982 EBG) [formerly titled Lochjaw]
Skeet Shoot (December 1981 BG)
Space Cavern (July 1982 SEBG)
Spacechase (January 1982 BG)
Wabbit (September 1982 BG)





Avalon Hill

Death Trap (July 1983 BG)
London Blitz (June 1983 BG)
Out Of Control (March 1984 BG)
Shuttle Orbiter (March 1984 BG)
Wall Ball (June 1983 BG)






Assault (??? 1983) [available by autumn of 1983]
Great Escape (??? 1983) [available by autumn of 1983]
Wall-Defender (??? 1983) [available by autumn of 1983]
Z-Tack (??? 1983) [available by autumn of 1983]





CBS Electronics

Blueprint (July 1983 BG)
Gorf (December 1982 BG)
Mountain King (December 1983 BG)
Omega Race (December 1983 BG)
Solar Fox (June 1983 BG)
Tunnel Runner (December 1983 BG)
Wizard of Wor (December 1982 BG)






Berenstain Bears For Kid Vid Voice Module (March 1984 BG)
Carnival (November 1982 BG)
Donkey Kong (August 1982 BG)
Donkey Kong Junior (September 1983 BG)
Front Line (April 1984 BG)
Mouse Trap (October 1982 BG)
Mr. Do! (September 1983 BG)
Roc’n Rope (June 1984 EBG)
Smurf: Rescue In Gargamel’s Castle (April 1983 BG)
Smurfs Save the Day With Kid Vid Voice Module (November 1983 BG)
Time Pilot (October 1983 BG)
Venture (September 1982 BG)
Zaxxon (April 1983 BG)






Cakewalk (June 1983 SEBG)
Cosmic Swarm (October 1982 SEBG)
MagiCard [Removed from the market in 1982 and brought back in 1984 for a limited time.]
Mines of Minos (October 1982 BG)
Room of Doom (October 1982 EBG)
Stronghold (July 1983 BG)
Video Life (June 1984 SEBG) [Only available to owners of Magicard.]





Data Age

Airlock (October 1982 BG)
Bermuda Triangle (March 1983 BG)
Bugs (October 1982 BG)
Encounter at L-5 (October 1982 BG)
Frankenstein's Monster (March 1983 BG)
Journey Escape (January 1983 BG)
Sssnake (October 1982 BG)
Warplock (October 1982 BG)





DSD/Camelot (Johnson & Johnson)

Tooth Protectors (August 1983) [mail order only]






California Games (June 1988 BG)
Summer Games (October 1987 BG)
Winter Games (October 1987 BG)






Video Jogger (??? 1983) [included with Foot Craz Activity Pad]
Video Reflex (??? 1983) [included with Foot Craz Activity Pad]





First Star Software

Boing! (November 1983 EBG)





Fox, 20th Century

Alien (December 1982 BG)
Bank Heist (July 1983 BG)
Beany Bopper (September 1982 BG)
Crash Dive (September 1983 BG)
Crypts Of Chaos (February 1983 BG)
Deadly Duck (September 1982 BG)
The Earth Dies Screaming (June 1983 BG)
Fantastic Voyage (December 1982 BG)
Fast Eddie (September 1982 BG)
Flash Gordon (May 1983 BG)
M*A*S*H (April 1983 BG)
Mega Force (December 1982 BG)
Porky’s (July 1983 BG)
Revenge of the Beefsteak Tomatoes (February 1983 BG)
Spacemaster X-7 (June 1983 BG)
Turmoil (November 1982 BG)
Worm War I (September 1982 BG)






Gamma-Attack (January 1983 SEBG)






Atlantis (July 1982)
Cosmic Ark (August 1982)
Demon Attack (March 1982 BG)
Dragonfire (December 1982 BG)
Fathom (August 1983)
Fire Fighter (August 1982)
Laser Gates (October 1983 BG)
Moonsweeper (July 1983)
No Escape! (April 1983 BG)
Quick Step (September 1983 BG) [working title was Hop To It]
Riddle of the Sphinx (August 1982)
Shootin’ Gallery (March 1983 BG)
Solar Storm (June 1983 BG)
Star Voyager (March 1982 BG)
Subterranea (December 1983 BG) [working title was Tarantula]
Trick Shot (March 1982 BG)





Inspirational Video Concepts

Red Sea Crossing (October 1983 SEBG)






Marine Wars (??? 1983)
Pooyan (??? 1983)
Strategy X (??? 1983)





M Network

Adventures of Tron (February 1983 BG)
Air Raiders (February 1983 BG)
Armor Ambush (September 1982 BG)
Astroblast (July 1982 EBG)
Bump ’n’ Jump (November 1983 BG)
BurgerTime (August 1983 BG)
Dark Cavern (November 1982 BG)
Frogs and Flies (October 1982 BG)
International Soccer (November 1982 BG)
Kool-Aid Man (September 1983 BG)
Lock ’N’ Chase (October 1982 BG)
Masters of the Universe The Power of He-Man (December 1983 BG)
Space Attack (July 1982 EBG)
Star Strike (June 1983 BG)
Super Challenge Baseball (July 1982 EBG)
Super Challenge Football (July 1982 EBG)
Tron Deadly Discs (January 1983 BG)






Air Raid (??? 1982)





Milton Bradley

Spitfire Attack (??? 1983)
Survival Run (??? 1983)






Bachelor Party (October 1982 BG) [Bachelorette Party (??? 1983) is the gender-reversed version.]
Beat’Em & Eat’Em (October 1982 BG) [Philly Flasher (??? 1983) is the gender-reversed version.]
Burning Desire/Jungle Fever [gender-reversed version] (??? 1983)
Custer’s Revenge (October 1982 BG)
Gigolo/Cathouse Blues [gender-reversed version] (??? 1983)
Knight On The Town/Lady in Wading [gender-reversed version] (??? 1983)






Fire Fly (October 1983 EBG)
Sorcerer (October 1983 EBG)
Star Fox (October 1983 EBG)






Dice Puzzle (??? 1983)
Exocet (??? 1983)
Scuba Diver (??? 1983)
Seahawk (??? 1983)
Stuntman (??? 1983)





Parker Brothers

Amidar (November 1982 BG)
Frogger (August 1982 BG)
Frogger II ThreeeDeep! (October 1984 BG)
G.I. Joe: Cobra Strike (March 1983 BG)
Gyruss (June 1984 EBG)
James Bond 007 (May 1984 BG)
Montezuma’s Revenge (October 1984 BG)
Mr. Do!’s Castle (October 1984 EBG)
Popeye (September 1983 BG)
Q*bert (July 1983 BG)
Q*Bert’s Qubes (May 1985 DSEBG)
Reactor (February 1983 BG)
Sky Skipper (April 1983 BG)
Spider-Man (November 1982 BG)
Star Wars: The Arcade Game (June 1984 EBG)
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (July 1982 BG)
Star Wars: Jedi Arena (February 1983 BG)
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi – Death Star Battle (October 1983 BG)
Strawberry Shortcake Musical Match-Ups (April 1983 BG)
Super Cobra (September 1983 BG)
Tutankham (June 1983 BG)





Personal Games Company

Birthday Mania (August 1984 DSEBG)






Steeplechase (Aug 1981)
Stellar Track (Mar 1981)
Submarine Commander (??? 1982)






Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom (November 1983 BG)
Congo Bongo (December 1983 BG)
Spy Hunter (Nov 1984 EBG)
Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator (October 1983 BG)
Sub-Scan (March 1983 BG)
Tac-Scan (March 1983 BG)
Tapper (Nov 1984 EBG)
Thunderground (September 1983 BG)
Up ‘n Down (Nov 1984 EBG)





Selchow & Righter/QDI

Glib (October 1983 SEBG)






Eli’s Ladder (August 1984 DSEBG)





Skill Screen Games

Extra Terrestrials (??? 1984)






The Music Machine (??? 1983)






Bumper Bash (??? 1983)
The Challenge of Nexar (September 1982 BG)
Chase The Chuck Wagon (October 1983 DSEBG) [mail order only from Ralston Purina]
China Syndrome (September 1982 BG)
Cross Force (September 1982 BG)
Gangster Alley (August 1982 BG)
Gas Hog (??? 1984)
Mangia’ (??? 1983)
Master Builder (??? 1983)
Planet Patrol (August 1982 BG)
Tapeworm (September 1982 BG)






Communist Mutants From Space (September 1982 EBG)
Dragonstomper (October 1982 EBG)
Escape From the Mindmaster (October 1982 EBG)
Fireball (September 1982 EBG)
Frogger, The Official (July 1983 BG)
Killer Satellites (March 1983 BG)
Party Mix (October 1983 BG)
Phaser Patrol (September 1982 EBG)
Rabbit Transit (July 1983 BG)
Suicide Mission (September 1982 EBG)
Survival Island (November 1983 BG)
Sword of Saros (November 1983 BG)





Sunrise Software

Quest for Quintana Roo (??? 1984)






Glacier Patrol (October 1989 DSEBG) [purchased from Sunrise Software]
Universal Chaos (??? 1989)






CocoNuts (October 1982 BG)
Cosmic Creeps (November 1982 BG)
Demolition Herby (January 1983 BG)
Fast Food (October 1982 BG)
Ram It (January 1983 BG)
Stargunner (January 1983 BG)






Espial (April 1984 BG)
Jawbreaker (December 1982 SEBG)
King Kong (August 1982 BG)
Marauder (December 1982 SEBG)
Miner 2049er (May 1983 BG)
Miner 2049er Volume II (December 1983 DSEBG)
Polaris (April 1983 BG)
River Patrol (May 1984 BG)
Springer (October 1983 BG)
Threshold (August 1982 BG)





TNT Games

BMX Air Master (October 1989) [rereleased by Atari]





U.S. Games

Commando Raid (October 1982 BG)
Eggomania (January 1983 BG)
Entombed (March 1983 BG)
Gopher (January 1983 BG)
M.A.D. (January 1983 BG)
Name This Game (January 1983 BG)
Picnic (January 1983 BG)
Piece O’ Cake (March 1983 BG)
Raft Rider (March 1983 BG)
Sneak’n Peek (August 1982 EBG)
Space Jockey (January 1982, then April 1982 BG)
Squeeze Box (January 1983 BG)
Towering Inferno (October 1982 BG)
Word Zapper (August 1982 EBG)






Condor Attack (October 1982 BG)
Karate (October 1982 BG)





Universal Gamex

X-Man (??? 1983)






Rescue Terra I (December 1982 BG)





Wizard Video

Halloween (??? 1983)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (??? 1983)






Artillery Duel (November 1983 BG)
Chuck Norris Superkicks (November 1983 BG)
Ghost Manor (September 1983 BG)
Motocross Racer (??? 1984)
Robin Hood (??? 1984)
Sir Lancelot (??? 1984)
Spike’s Peak (September 1983 BG)
Tomarc The Barbarian (??? 1984)






Challenge [Converted from PAL to NTSC and sold in Canada by Zellers. Barely worth mentioning. (More about Zellers.)]
Time Warp [Converted from PAL to NTSC and sold in Canada by Zellers. Barely worth mentioning. (More about Zellers.)]






Cosmic Corridor (February 1983 BG)
Dishaster (February 1983 BG)
I Want My Mommy (February 1983 BG)
Tanks But No Tanks (February 1983 BG)





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In Case You Didn’t Know


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