Review Date: January 15, 2021 Release Date: October 23, 1981 Platform: Atari 800 Genre: Linear Platformer, allegedly Anecdotes: This game really didn’t capture my attention too much and it seemed kind of annoying when I was little. The cartridge just sat in storage most of the time. However, we did play it and got the… Continue reading Frogger


Review Date: January 14, 2021 Release Date: July, 1981 Platform: Atari 800 Genre: Shooter Anecdotes: As I finish off the big four of arcade shooters, I realize that I just stumbled across the weakest of the four. I’ve played a few versions, but the Atari 800 will be the one reviewed. If you’re a big… Continue reading Asteroids


Review Date: January 13, 2021 Release Date: June ?, 1981 (must not have been this version, though; the title screen says 1982) Platform: Atari 800 (and a whole spiderweb of others) Genre: Shooter Anecdotes: Ah, good old Centipede. No other game gave me nightmares like Centipede did. This game creeped me out. Between the scary… Continue reading Centipede

Missile Command

Review Date: January 12, 2021 Release Date: April X, 1981 (my quest to find the exact date bombed) Platform: Atari 800 (and others, but the 800 version really blew up in my house) Genre: Shooter Anecdotes: In the summer of 1985, 8 year old me was up really late one night. I had no memory… Continue reading Missile Command


Review Date: January 11, 2021 Release Date: Who the Heck Knows, 1981 Platform: Atari 800 Genre: Shooter Anecdotes: Back in the early 80’s, games were not just in cartridges. They were also on cassettes and floppy disks. We had this on a cassette, and cassettes took forever to load. While waiting, the TV had a… Continue reading Crossfire