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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

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

 Andy & Gordon added 02/04/2008  score 9 
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 
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 

What do you get if you port Jetpac from the Spectrum to the Atari 8-bit...?

 Jason & Andy added 24/12/2007  score 6 
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 
Laser Blaster

One of the most unique twists on the block dropping puzzle game we've seen in a while.

 Jason & Gordon added 02/06/2007  score 7 
Hexxagon XE

An unusual puzzle game with elements of strategy for one or two players.

 Jeff & Frank added 01/05/2007  score 6 
Ms. Bulimia

So what happens when a Pac person eats too many dots? You might not want to know!

 Gordon & Mark added 01/05/2007  score 6 

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

 Jason & Gordon added 09/08/2006  score 7 
Cosmic Hero

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

 Andy & Jason added 31/03/2004  score 9 
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An expansive collection of games and demos for the various Atari platforms.


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


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


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

Atari Age

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


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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