302343-raiders-of-the-lost-ark-atari-2600-screenshot-the-map-roomThe Atari 2600 era – what an exciting time! In that, we learned about role playing, two player strategy, easter eggs, and adventure.  For many of us, we discovered careers, lifestyles, and hobbies that have shaped us into who we are today.

My goal is to review and rank all 419 Atari 2600 games available. I need to pick up the pace.

According to one of my new favorite sites, AtariAge, there are 418 games.  Two more have surfaced, but difficult to come by – until recently.  Red Sea Crossing was recently purchased in an auction and the ROM will be reproduced.  So we can officially say 419 games.

See AtariAge’s definitive answer on How Many Atari 2600 Games Are There.

Not only will i be providing retro gaming reviews to Atari 2600 games, I will utilize the list below to begin ranking my favorite games in order. So in turn, I will naturally be creating my top 10 list and bottom 10 list. I may even get my wife involved to get a post Atari 2600 era perspective. This is nostalgia and retrogaming at its best. Let’s have fun!

*List from AtariAge.

ATARI
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1. ADVENTURE Reviewed! 2. AIR-SEA BATTLE 3. ALPHA BEAM WITH ERNIE 4. ASTEROIDS 5. ATARI VIDEO CUBE (RUBIK’S CUBE) 6. BACKGAMMON 7. BASIC MATH (FUN WITH NUMBERS) 8. BASIC PROGRAMMING 9. BASKETBALL 10. BATTLEZONE 11. BERZERK 12. BIG BIRD’S EGG CATCH 13. BLACKJACK 14. BOWLING 15. BRAIN GAMES 16. BREAKOUT 17. CANYON BOMBER 18. CASINO 19. CENTIPEDE 20. CHAMPIONSHIP SOCCER (PELE’S SOCCER) 21. CIRCUS ATARI 22. CODEBREAKER 23. COMBAT 24. COOKIE MONSTER CRUNCH 25. CRAZY CLIMBER 26. CROSSBOW 27. CRYSTAL CASTLES 28. DARK CHAMBERS 29. DEFENDER 30. DEMONS TO DIAMONDS 31. DESERT FALCON 32. DIG DUG 33. DODGE ‘EM 34. DOUBLE DUNK 35. E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL 36. FLAG CAPTURE 37. FOOTBALL 38. GALAXIAN 39. GAME OF CONCENTRATION (HUNT & SCORE) 40. GOLF 41. GRAVITAR 42. GREMLINS 43. HANGMAN 44. HAUNTED HOUSE 45. HOME RUN 46. HUMAN CANNONBALL 47. IKARI WARRIORS 48. INDY 500 49. JOUST 50. JR. PAC-MAN 51. JUNGLE HUNT 52. KANGAROO 53. KRULL 54. MARIO BROS. 55. MATH GRAN PRIX 56. MAZE CRAZE 57. MIDNIGHT MAGIC 58. MILLIPEDE 59. MINIATURE GOLF 60. MISSILE COMMAND 61. MOON PATROL 62. MOTORODEO 63. MS. PAC-MAN 64. NIGHT DRIVER 65. OBELIX 66. OFF THE WALL 67. OSCAR’S TRASH RACE 68. OTHELLO 69. OUTLAW 70. PAC-MAN 71. PENGO 72. PEPSI INVADERS 73. PHOENIX 74. PIGS IN SPACE 75. POLE POSITION 76. QUADRUN 77. RADAR LOCK

78. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK Reviewed!

79. REAL SPORTS BASEBALL 80. REAL SPORTS BOXING 81. REAL SPRTS FOOTBALL 82. REAL SPORTS SOCCER 83. REAL SPORTS TENNIS 84. REAL SPORTS VOLLEYBALL 85. ROAD RUNNER 86. SECRET QUEST 87. SENTINEL 88. SKY DIVER 89. SLOT MACHINE 90. SLOT RACERS 91. SNOOPY AND THE RED BARON 92. SOLARIS 93. SORCERER’S APPRENTICE 94. SPACE INVADERS 95. SPACE WAR 96. SPRINTMASTER 97. STAR RAIDERS 98. STAR SHIP 99. STARGATE (DEFENDER II) 100. STREET RACER 101. SUPER BASEBALL 102. SUPER BREAKOUT 103. SUPER FOOTBALL 104. SUPERMAN 105. SURROUND 106. SWORDQUEST EARTHWORLD 107. SWORDQUEST FIREWORLD 108. SWORDQUEST WATERWORLD 109. TAZ 110. 3-D TIC-TAC-TOE 111. TRACK & FIELD 112. VANGUARD 113. VIDEO CHECKERS 114. VIDEO CHESS 115. VIDEO OLYMPICS 116. VIDEO PINBALL 117. WARLORDS 118. XENOPHOBE

119. YAR’S REVENGE

ACTIVISION
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120. BARNSTORMING 121. BEAMRIDER 122. BOXING 123. BRIDGE 124. CHECKERS 125. CHOPPER COMMAND 126. COMMANDO 127. COSMIC COMMUTER 128. CRACKPOTS 129. DECATHLON

130. DOLPHIN Reviewed!

131. DOUBLE DRAGON 132. DRAGSTER 133. ENDURO 134. FISHING DERBY 135. FREEWAY 136. FROSTBITE 137. GHOSTBUSTERS 138. GRAND PRIX 139. H.E.R.O. 140. ICE HOCKEY 141. KABOOM! 142. KEYSTONE KAPERS 143. KUNG FU MASTER 144. LASER BLAST 145. MEGAMANIA 146. OINK 147. PITFALL! 148. PITFALL II LOST CAVERNS 149. PLAQUE ATTACK 150. PRESSURE COOKER 151. PRIVATE EYE 152. RAMPAGE

153. RIVER RAID Reviewed!

154. RIVER RAID II 155. ROBOT TANK 156. SEAQUEST 157. SKIING 158. SKY JINX 159. SPACE SHUTTLE 160. SPIDER FIGHTER 161. STAMPEDE 162. STARMASTER

163. TENNIS

IMAGIC
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164. ATLANTIS 165. ATLANTIS II 166. COSMIC ARK 167. DEMON ATTACK 168. DRAGONFIRE 169. FATHOM 170. FIRE FIGHTER 171. LASER GATES 172. MOONSWEEPER 173. NO ESCAPE! 174. QUICK STEP! 175. RIDDLE OF THE SPHINX 176. SHOOTIN’ GALLERY 177. SOLAR STORM 178. STAR VOYAGER 179. SUBTERRANEA

180. TRICK SHOT

PARKER BROTHERS
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181. AMIDAR 182. FROGGER 183. FROGGER II: THREEEDEEP 184. G.I. JOE – COBRA STRIKE 185. GYRUSS 186. JAMES BOND 007 187. MONTEZUMA’S REVENGE 188. MR. DO’S CASTLE 189. POPEYE 190. Q*BERT 191. Q*BERT’S QUBES 192. REACTOR 193. SKY SKIPPER 194. SPIDER-MAN 195. STAR WARS THE ARCADE CAME 196. STAR WARS THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK 197. STAR WARS JEDI ARENA 198. STAR WARS RETURN OF THE JEDI 199. STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE 200. SUPER COBRA

201. TUTANKHAM

COLECO
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202. BERENSTAIN BEARS 203. CARNIVAL 204. DONKEY KONG 205. DONKEY KONG JUNIOR 206. FRONT LINE 207. MOUSE TRAP 208. MR. DO! 209. ROC N ROPE 210. SMURFS RESCUE IN GARGAMEL’S CASTLE 211. SMURFS SAVE THE DAY 212. TIME PILOT

213. VENTURE Reviewed!

214. ZAXXON

20TH CENTURY FOX
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215. ALIEN 216. BANK HEIST 217. BEANY BOPPER 218. CRASH DIVE 219. CRYPTS OF CHAOS 220. DEADLY DUCK 221. EARTH DIES SCREAMING 222. FANTASTIC VOYAGE 223. FAST EDDIE 224. FLASH GORDON

225. M*A*S*H* Reviewed!

226. MEGA FORCE 227. PORKY’S 228. REVENGE OF THE BEEFSTEAK TOMATOES 229. SPACEMASTER X-7 230. TURMOIL

231. WORM WAR I

DATA AGE
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232. AIRLOCK 233. BERMUDA TRIANGLE 234. BUGS 235. ENCOUNTER AT L5 236. FRANKENSTEIN’S MONSTER 237. JOURNEY ESCAPE 238. SSSNAKE

239. WARPLOCK

M NETWORK
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240. ADVENTURES OF TRON 241. AIR RAIDERS 242. ARMOR AMBUSH 243. ASTROBLAST 244. BUMP ‘N JUMP 245. BURGERTIME

246. DARK CAVERN Reviewed!

247. FROGS AND FLIES 248. INTERNATIONAL SOCCER 249. KOOL AID MAN

250. LOCK ‘N CHASE Reviewed!

251. MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE – HE-MAN 252. SPACE ATTACK 253. STAR STRIKE 254. SUPER CHALLENGE BASEBALL 255. SUPER CHALLENGE FOOTBALL

256. TRON: DEADLY DISCS

APOLLO
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257. FINAL APPROACH 258. GUARDIAN 259. INFILTRATE 260. LOST LUGGAGE 261. RACQUETBALL 262. SHARK ATTACK (LOCHJAW) 263. SKEET SHOOT 264. SPACE CAVERN 265. SPACECHASE

266. WABBIT

US GAMES
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267. COMMANDO RAID 268. EGGOMANIA 269. ENTOMBED 270. GOPHER 271. M.A.D. 272. NAME THIS GAME 273. PICNIC 274. PIECE ‘O CAKE 275. RAFT RIDER 276. SNEAK ‘N PEEK 277. SPACE JOCKEY 278. SQUEEZE BOX 279. TOWERING INFERNO

280. WORD ZAPPER

CBS ELECTRONICS
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281. BLUE PRINT 282. GORF 283. MOUNTAIN KING 284. OMEGA RACE 285. SOLAR FOX 286. TUNNEL RUNNER

287. WIZARD OF WOR

SEGA
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288. BUCK ROGERS: PLANET OF ZOOM 289. CONGO BONGO 290. SPY HUNTER 291. STAR TREK: STRATEGIC OPERATIONS SIMULATOR 292. SUB SCAN 293. TAC-SCAN 294. TAPPER 295. THUNDERGROUND

296. UP ‘N DOWN

TIGERVISION
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297. ESPIAL 298. JAWBREAKER 299. KING KONG 300. MARAUDER 301. MINER 2049ER 302. MINER 2049ER II 303. POLARIS 304. RIVER PATROL 305. SPRINGER

306. THRESHOLD

STARPATH
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307. COMMUNIST MUTANTS FROM OUTER SPACE 308. DRAGONSTOMPER 309. ESCAPE FROM THE MINDMASTER (LABYRINTH) 310. FIREBALL 311. FROGGER, THE OFFICIAL 312. KILLER SATELLITES 313. PARTY MIX 314. PHASER PATROL 315. RABBIT TRANSIT 316. SUICIDE MISSION 317. SURVIVAL ISLAND

318. SWORD OF SAROS

SPECTRAVISION
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319. BUMPER BASH 320. CHALLENGE OF NEXAR 321. CHASE THE CHUCK WAGON 322. CHINA SYNDROME 323. CROSS FORCE 324. GANGSTER ALLEY 325. GAS HOG 326. MANGIA 327. MASTER BUILDER 328. PLANET PATROL

329. TAPEWORM

ABSOLUTE ENTERTAINMENT
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330. PETE ROSE BASEBALL 331. SKATE BOARDIN’ 332. TITLE MATCH PRO WRESTLING

333. TOMCAT: THE F-14 FLIGHT SIMULATOR

AVALON HILL
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334. DEATH TRAP 335. LONDON BLITZ 336. OUT OF CONTROL 337. SHUTTLE ORBITER

338. WALL BALL

AMIGA
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339. MOGUL MANIAC

TELESYS
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340. COCONUTS 341. COSMIC CREEPS 342. DEMOLITION HERBY 343. FAST FOOD 344. RAM IT

345. STARGUNNER

TELEGAMES
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346. GLACIER PATROL 347. QUEST FOR QUINTANA ROO

348. UNIVERSAL CHAOS

SEARS
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349. STEEPLECHASE 350. STELLAR TRACK

351. SUBMARINE COMMANDER

COMMA VID
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352. CAKEWALK 353. COSMIC SWARM 354. MAGICARD 355. MINES OF MINOS 356. ROOM OF DOOM 357. STRONGHOLD

358. VIDEO LIFE

ZIMAG
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359. COSMIC CORRIDOR 360. DISHASTER 361. I WANT MY MOMMY

362. TANKS BUT NO TANKS

KONAMI
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363. MARINE WARS 364. POOYAN

365. STRATEGY X

EPYX
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366. CALIFORNIA GAMES 367. SUMMER GAMES

368. WINTER GAMES

MILTON BRADLEY
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369. SPITFIRE ATTACK
370. SURVIVAL RUN

MYSTIQUE/PLAYAROUND
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371. BACHELOR PARTY 372. BEAT ‘EM AND EAT ‘EM 373. BURNING DESIRE 374. CUSTER’S REVENGE 375. GIGOLO

376. KNIGHT ON THE TOWN

XONOX
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377. ARTILLERY DUEL 378. CHUCK NORRIS SUPERKICKS 379. GHOST MANOR 380. MOTOCROSS RACER 381. ROBIN HOOD 382. SIR LANCELOT 383. SPIKE’S PEAK

384. TOMARC THE BARBARIAN

K-TEL VISION
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385. SPIDER MAZE
386. VULTURE ATTACK

SPARROW
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387. MUSIC MACHINE

FROGGO
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388. CRUISE MISSILE 389. KARATE 390. SEA HAWK

391. SEA HUNT

ANSWER
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392. GAUNTLET
393. MALAGAI

AMERICAN VIDEOGAME
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394. TAX AVOIDERS

BOMB
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395. ASSAULT 396. GREAT ESCAPE 397. WALL DEFENDER

398. Z-TACK

EXUS
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399. VIDEO JOGGER
400. VIDEO REFLEX

FIRST STAR SOFTWARE
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401. BOING!

MYTHICON
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402. FIRE FLY 403. SORCERER

404. STAR FOX

MENAVISION
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405. AIR RAID

PANDA
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406. DICE PUZZLE
407. STUNTMAN

WIZARD VIDEO
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408. HALLOWEEN
409. TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE

SELCHOW & RICHTER/QDI
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410. GLIB

VENTUREVISION
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411. RESCUE TERRA I

PUZZY
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412. SEAMONSTER

DSD/CAMELOT
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413. TOOTH PROTECTORS

UNIVERSAL GAMEX
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414. X-MAN

SIMAGE
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415. ELI’S LADDER

ZELLERS
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416. CHALLENGE
417. TIME WARP

TNT GAMES
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418. BMX AIRMASTER