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Released in their original form in the late 1970's, Atari's 8-bit series started with some very impressive specifications including hardware sprites or scrolling and saw several upgrades during their lifespan whilst still managing to maintain the qualities that make them interesting machines to developers.

Atari 8-bit Reviews
Castle Crisis

Enter battle with the neighbouring Warlords, who defend their realms from the dragons and fireballs?

 Andy & Jason added 01/03/2008  score 9 
Cosmic Hero

Connect circuits and collect flasks in this Sokoban-styled puzzler from Poland.

 Andy & Jason added 31/03/2004  score 9 
Yoomp!

What would happen if something like Trailblazer were wrapped inside a tube?

 Andy & Gordon added 02/04/2008  score 9 
Bomb Jack

Hit the Bomb Jack and don't you come back no more... unless it's on the Atari 8-bit!

 Frank & Jason added 02/02/2009  score 8 
Callisto

Some oldschool horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up action for the Atari 8-bits.

 Andy added 26/02/2013  score 8 
Flowers Mania

How many mutant flowers can you grow in an English country garden...?

 Mark & Andy added 02/04/2008  score 7 
Getris

Is the world ready for another variation on Tetris... perhaps it is with new shapes added?

 Jason & Gordon added 09/08/2006  score 7 
Hobgoblin

The Golden Orb of Altoris must be recovered before the Hobgoblin hordes take over.

 Jason added 21/11/2010  score 7 
Jet Set Willy 2007

A second attempt to put JSW onto the Atari 8-bit, but this time it's not by Tynesoft!

 Gordon & Jason added 24/12/2007  score 7 
Joe's Adventure

Time to don that Fedora once more and go exploring in Dangerous tombs.

 Jason & Shaun B. added 24/12/2007  score 7 
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Resources
AtariMania

An expansive collection of games and demos for the various Atari platforms.

Fandal

Fandal's online archive of games and demos for the Atari 8-bit.

Developers
Cosine

Multi-platform game, tool and demonstration developers since the mid 1980's.

GR8

A team of established Atari 8-bit developers who also publish limited-edition cartridges of their work.

Publishers
Atari Age

The definitive resource for just about anything Atari 8-bit on the web, as well as a thriving community.

Emulators
Altirra

The most accurate Atari Home Computer emulation currently available.

Atari 800Win Plus

A very good emulator that covers various models and supports various hardware expansions.

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