Tag: Atari 8bit

Greatest Games: Lode Runner

Released in 1983 for the Apple II, Atari 8bit and Commodore families as well as the IBM PC, Doug Smith’s Lode Runner was amongst a string of hits from publisher Brøderbund that included Choplifter and Karateka. With shades of arcade, platform and puzzle games all rolled into one, […]

Greatest Games: Pitfall!

1982 was a good year for Activision; not only was there the brilliant River Raid wowing Atari 2600 gamers but another iconic game from the company would arrive in the form of David Crane’s classic platformer Pitfall!. The game was a massive hit and is believed to be the second […]

Greatest Games: Star Raiders

Atari has been associated with many popular video games over the decades however there is one that is spoken little of today whose influence in multiple genres shouldn’t be forgotten as it may be one of the most important games they ever produced. Star Raiders is a real-time 3D space combat simulator developed […]

Greatest Games: River Raid

Greatest Games is a new feature where we highlight our favourite games from the past and try to explain what we think makes them great and worth searching out to play again. Released in 1982 for the Atari 2600, Carol Shaw’s River Raid provided gamers with a vertical shooter that seemed to […]