Glossary

ARMA: Armed Assault

ARMA: Armed Assault

Release date: 2006

Genres: Shooter, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: 505 Games, Atari

ARMA: Armed Assault (stylized as ARMA; known as ARMA: Combat Operations in North America) is a tactical military first- and third-person shooter, released in 2006. ARMA is the spiritual successor to Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis and features an overhauled game engine, with improved graphics, physics, multiplayer functionality, scripting capabilities, and new units and vehicles. An expansion pack titled ARMA: Queen's Gambit was released in 2007. Because of legal issues between Bohemia Int…

Anti-Aircraft

Anti-Aircraft

Release date: 1975

Genres: Shooter, War

Platforms: Arcade

Publishers: Atari, Inc

Anti-Aircraft is a two-player fixed shooter released in arcades by Atari, Inc in 1975. The game was also released as Anti-Aircraft II, denoting the two-player aspect of the game.

Asterix at the Olympic Games

Asterix at the Olympic Games

Release date: 2007

Genres: Action, Adventure, Platform, Sports

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, XBox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS

Publishers: Atari

Asterix at the Olympic Games is an adventure sports video game for the Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows and Nintendo DS developed by Étranges Libellules and published by Atari. It is loosely based on the comic with the same name and mostly based on the live action film. It was released in Europe on 9 November 2007 for the Windows, Wii, PlayStation 2 and Nintendo DS, followed by the UK release on 29 February 2008. The game also released on Xbox 360 in 2008.

Atari Greatest Hits

Atari Greatest Hits

Release date: 2011

Genres: Compilation

Platforms: Nintendo DS, Apple IOS

Publishers: Atari

The Atari Greatest Hits series is composed of two compilations of retro Atari arcade games & Atari 2600 games ported to the Nintendo DS. While listed on the Atari web site as free for iOS & Android, Atari Greatest Hits has been removed from both app stores.

Arabian

Arabian

Release date: 1983

Genres: Platform

Platforms: Nintendo Nes, Arcade

Publishers: Atari, Inc., Sun Electronics

Arabian (アラビアン) is a platform game created by Sun Electronics. In 1983, it was published in arcades by Sun in Japan and Atari, Inc. in North America. The player assumes the role of an adventurous Arabian prince whose goal is to rescue the princess from her palace. During his quest, the prince will sail seas, crawl through caves, and fly magic carpets. A Famicom version was developed and released by Sunsoft only in Japan as Super Arabian (スーパーアラビアン).

Avalanche

Avalanche

Release date: 1978

Genres: Action

Publishers: Atari, Inc.

Avalanche is an arcade game designed by Dennis Koble and released by Atari Inc. in 1978. The object is to catch falling rocks with a controllable set of paddles that diminish in number and size as the rocks fall faster and faster. The concept gained a much wider audience after Activision released an unauthorized adaptation in 1981 as Kaboom! for the Atari 2600. The only official home port of Avalanche is for the Atari 8-bit family.

Adventure

Adventure

Release date: 1980

Genres: Action, Adventure, Maze

Platforms: Atari 2600

Publishers: Atari, Inc.

Adventure is a video game developed by Warren Robinett for the Atari 2600 and released in 1980 by Atari, Inc. The player controls a square avatar whose quest is to explore an open-ended environment to find a magical chalice and return it to the golden castle. The game world is populated by roaming enemies: three dragons that can eat the avatar and a bat that randomly steals and hides items around the game world. Adventure introduced a number of new game elements to console games, including a pla…

Atari Anthology

Atari Anthology

Release date: 2011

Genres: Compilation

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, XBox

Publishers: Atari, Inc.

Atari - 80 Classic Games in One!, also called Atari: The 80 Classic Games, is a video game collection of 1980 video games previously published by Atari, Inc. and Atari Corporation, reproducing Atari's games from its arcade and Atari 2600 game console platforms. Many games permit one to play each title at varying speeds, with time limits, or with a shifting color palette. Extra contents include original arcade artwork and scans of the instruction manuals for the Atari 2600 games, video interviews…

A Game of Concentration

A Game of Concentration

Release date: 1978

Genres: Concentration

Platforms: Atari 2600

Publishers: Atari, Inc.

A Game of Concentration (also known as Concentration and Hunt & Score) is a video game developed by Atari, Inc. and released in 1978 for the Atari VCS (later renamed to the Atari 2600). It was programmed by Jim Huether, and is a video version of the classic memory game. It was one of a handful of games that used Atari's keypad controllers.The game was released by Sears for the "Sears Video Arcade" under the name Memory Match.

Asteroids

Asteroids

Release date: 1979

Genres: Shooter

Platforms: Nintendo GameBoy, Atari 2600, Arcade

Publishers: Atari, Inc.Taito, Atari Corporation

Asteroids is a space-themed multidirectional shooter arcade game designed by Lyle Rains, Ed Logg, and Dominic Walsh and released in November 1979 by Atari, Inc. The player controls a single spaceship in an asteroid field which is periodically traversed by flying saucers. The object of the game is to shoot and destroy the asteroids and saucers, while not colliding with either, or being hit by the saucers' counter-fire. The game becomes harder as the number of asteroids increases. Asteroids was on…

Atari Vault

Atari Vault

Release date: 2016

Genres: Adventure, Racing, Role-playing, Sports

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX

Publishers: Atari

Atari Vault is a collection of one hundred video games that Atari had produced for arcade cabinets and its Atari 2600 home console system, dating from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. The collection was developed by Code Mystics, who had helmed similar collections of Atari games to other platforms, to work on Microsoft Windows, macOS, and Linux via the Steam client. The games, where possible, have been updated to include modern-day features such as local and online multiplayer and online leaderboard…

Act of War: High Treason

Act of War: High Treason

Release date: 2006

Genres: Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Atari, Inc.

Act of War: High Treason (abbreviated as AOW:HT) is an expansion pack for Act of War: Direct Action. It was developed by Eugen Systems and published by Atari. It was released in Europe on March 24, 2006 and in North America on May 30, 2006.

Atari Video Cube

Atari Video Cube

Release date: 1982

Genres: Puzzle

Platforms: Atari 2600

Publishers: Atari, Inc.

Atari Video Cube is a puzzle video game developed by GCC for the Atari 2600 and published by Atari, Inc. in 1982. Atari Video Cube was sold exclusively through the Atari Club, run by Atari, Inc. Originally an unlicensed interpretation of the Rubik's Cube toy, Atari re-released the game in 1984 as Rubik's Cube.

Axis & Allies

Release date: 2004

Genres: Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Atari, Inc., Encore, Inc.

Axis & Allies is a real-time strategy World War II video game developed by TimeGate Studios and published by Atari, Inc. for the Windows XP and older platforms. The game was released on November 2, 2004. It is based on the board game series Axis & Allies from Milton Bradley and also on TimeGate's Kohan series. Set in the years after Japan and the United States entered into the war, the game allows the player to act as a World War II commander to build military forces to fight against other gener…

Act of War: Direct Action

Act of War: Direct Action

Release date: 2005

Genres: Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Atari, Inc.

Act of War: Direct Action is a real-time strategy game developed by Eugen Systems and published by Atari, Inc. The game was released in March 2005 and features a detailed story written by Dale Brown, a retired captain of the US Air Force and a bestselling author. An expansion pack called Act of War: High Treason was released on March 2006 in Europe and Australia. The original game and expansion were later released as Act of War: Gold Edition, on 28 September 2007 in Europe. In September 2015 Eug…

Arthur and the Invisibles

Arthur and the Invisibles

Release date: 2007

Genres: Adventure, Arcade

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, PSP

Publishers: Atari

Arthur and the Invisibles (known in Europe as Arthur and the Minimoys) is a video game based on the 2006 film of the same name by Luc Besson. The game allows players to relive the fantastic adventure of Arthur and his two friends, Selenia and Bétamèche, in their mission to save the Minimoys' world from destruction. The game incorporates Besson's Minimoy universe and its inhabitants. Gameplay revolves around the teamwork of the trio (Arthur, Selenia and Bétamèche): players can progress by combini…

Alone in the Dark

Alone in the Dark

Release date: 2008

Genres: Horror, Survival

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, XBox 360, Wii, PlayStation 3

Publishers: Atari, Inc.

Alone in the Dark is a survival horror video game, and the fifth installment of the series under the same name created by Atari. The game was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360 and Wii in Europe, North America, and Australia in June 2008. The PlayStation 3 version, titled Alone in the Dark: Inferno, was released in November 2008 and includes several enhancements from the other versions. The Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions were released by Electronic Arts in Japa…

Air-Sea Battle

Air-Sea Battle

Release date: 1977

Genres: Shooter

Platforms: Atari 2600

Publishers: Atari, Inc.

Air-Sea Battle is a game developed by Atari, Inc. for the Atari VCS (renamed to the Atari 2600 in 1982), and was one of the nine original launch titles for that system when it was released in September 1977. It was published by Sears as Target Fun and was the pack-in game with the original Sears Tele-Games version of the Atari VCS.

Asteroids Deluxe

Asteroids Deluxe

Release date: 1981

Genres: Shooter

Platforms: Atari ST, Arcade

Publishers: Atari, Inc.

Asteroids Deluxe is a vector graphic multidirectional shooter released in arcades in April 1981 by Atari Inc. as the sequel to Asteroids. It was followed by Space Duel in 1982 and Blasteroids in 1987. Key changes in Asteroids Deluxe were designed to combat the saucer-hunting strategy of Asteroids, which allowed experts to play for extended periods. These modifications also made it significantly more difficult than the original. Ports of Asteroids Deluxe were released for the BBC Micro in 1984 an…