Top 100 Atari 2600 Games

Play Supported: PSP, PS, NDS, GBA, SNES, N64, Wii, GameCube, NES, GBC, Genesis, DreamCast, Game Gear, GB, WSC/WS, Atari 2600, PCE, SMS, NGP, MSX, MSX 2

Game Supported: PS2, MAME, Neo Geo, C64

Top 100 Games Ranking List for Atari 2600.

The Top Rated Atari 2600 Games.

Atari 2600 Games Ranking List

1. H.E.R.O.

Roderick Hero here (R. Hero to my associates), President and Chief Executive Officer of H.E.R.O., Inc.,

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2. River Raid

Mission: Code Name River Raid. Jet down the river. Break the enemy blockade and blast the bridges to halt enemy troop advances.

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3. Warlords

Warlords is an Action game, developed and published by Atari, Inc

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4. Ms. Pac-Man

Meet the queen of video games – Ms. Pac-Man! She’s all dressed up – and hungry as ever! Score points as Ms. Pac-Man gobbles up dots, energy pills, fruit, pretzels, and of course, those grumpy ghosts.

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5. Yars’ Revenge

Journey to the Razak Solar System and help the Yars battle an evil enemy! Super flies fight for their lives!

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6. Seaquest

Seaquest is an Action game, developed and published by Activision, which was released in 1983.

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7. Adventure

An evil magician has stolen the Enchanted Chalice and has hidden it somewhere in the kingdom. The object of the game is to rescue the Enchanted Chalice and place it inside the golden castle where it belongs.

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8. Super Breakout

SUPER BREAKOUT is extremely challenging with terrific new game sounds. Try your hand at Double, Cavity, Progressive or regular BREAKOUT!

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9. Kaboom!

Our charming “Mad Bomber” really doesn’t mean any harm. It’s just that he loves nothing better than to drop his bombs and watch them explode. Only you can stop him.

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10. Space Invaders

Attention all Earthlings! Relentless alien hordes have been identified near you. Prevent the dangerous Space Invaders from landing on your territory.

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11. Millipede

Creepy, crawly bugs – jumping spiders, buzzing bees, bouncing beetles, mosquitoes, dragonflies, inchworms and earwigs – have invaded your little garden patch.

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12. Pitfall II: Lost Caverns

Here I am, Pitfall Harry, plummeting toward the dark thunder of rushing water below… and thinking of the night David Crane called.

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13. Keystone Kapers

“FLASH! Harry Hooligan, notorious con-artist, thief and all-around-not-a-nice-person, has escaped! He is now at large and in the vicinity of Southwick’s Emporium.

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14. Moon Patrol

Hop into your Moon Buggy and leap over huge craters and land mines, explode lunar boulders, battle UFOs, alien tanks, and low-flying land rockets. For one or two players.

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15. Enduro

Course Description: Incredibly brutal endurance circuit. From the break of dawn through the dead of night.

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16. Jr. Pac-Man

His world is filled with gigantic mazes and nasty bullies. He eats more, runs more, and plays harder than Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man combined! Junior is impish, incorrigible, and independent. Come race with him in his amazing playground. With Jr. Pac-Man, it’s a whole new game!

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17. Dig Dug

Create your own maze as you tunnel fearlessly through the earth. Your goal: Reap tasty vegetables worth healthy points.

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18. Cosmic Ark

Cosmic Ark is an Action game, developed and published by Imagic, which was released in 1982.

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19. Berzerk

You are a prisoner on an alien planet that is made up of mazes. Robot gangs hunt you and you must shoot them before they hit you. Evil Otto, a grinning sinister face who is invincible, pursues you. If you can keep cool and not go bonkers, you’ll eliminate robots, escape Evil Otto, and score big points!

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20. Frogger

It’s tough to be a frog! Life isn’t all lazy days and lily pads – it abounds with dangers. In fact, every leap Frogger takes could be his last! Can you help Frogger survive some perils, and hop Frogger home to safety?

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21. Pitfall!

Let me introduce myself. I’m Pitfall Harry, veteran jungle explorer. Fortune hunting’s my game, and yours, too, if you’re daring enough to take this trip with me. Don’t be nervous; I’ll be your guide through the jungle, and I’m one of the best.

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22. Missile Command

RED ALERT! The enemy is attacking the Six Cities with wave after wave of IPBM’s, nuclear bombers, “killer” satellites, and smart bombs. Launch your Antiballistic Missiles, Commander, and knock out the enemy’s warheads before they knock out your cities. But watch out! Your missiles are limited. If you run out of ABMs before an attack wave ends, it could be THE END!

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23. Spider Fighter

Now, don’t get itchy. But, there are bugs in this box. Lots and lots and lots of creepy, crawly, pesky spiders. And, they want your fruit.

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24. Phoenix

As commander of the desert crawler, Phoenix, your mission is bizarre yet vital. Flocks of fierce, mutating birds protect a giant spacecraft that is slowly draining your planet’s resources. Shoot through the birds to reach the spaceship and stop the parasite within.

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25. Galaxian

Get ready for arcade adventure! Atari GALAXIAN has all the action and game play of the popular arcade game – including exciting arcade graphics! Blast away at four types of Galaxian dive-bombers, each with their own attack patterns, and advance through nine skill levels.

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26. Demon Attack

Devastating waves of cosmic creatures attack from above. Blast them with your laser cannon. Careful! These foes are tricky. When hit, some split in two. They keep coming. The challenge never lets up as you fight back for the ultimate victory.

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27. Megamania

In this nightmare, you’re under attack by some of the most outrageous objects you could ever imagine. Hostile hamburgers, demonic diamonds, sinister steam irons, belligerent bow ties, and the ultimate enemy… space dice. It’s the most bizarre gang of intergalactic flotsam and jetsam ever organized. And the better you get, the meaner they get. Just when you think you’ve blasted the sky free of these crazy attackers, they’re back in new disguises. The colors change, the patterns change, and so do the tactics. As your nightmare gets wilder and wilder, you’ll be begging for mercy from – MegaMania by Activision!

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28. Centipede

Watch out! Here come the slithering Centipede, the poisonous scorpion, a mischievous spider, and pesky flea! Aim your magic wand and shoot sparks to stop these pests in their tracks.

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29. Crystal Castles

Bentley Bear is trapped in CRYSTAL CASTLES, home of Berthilda the Witch and her evil cronies. To escape, he must harvest all the gems in each castle while avoiding the deadly touch of the castles’ inhabitants. Watch for the magic hat. As long as he’s wearing it, Bentley is invincible. But look out! If Bentley isn’t careful, the evil creatures will turn him into bear stew!

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30. Vanguard

Join the Vanguard expedition on a thrilling space odyssey. Fight your way through the perilous tunnels of Aterria to the fabulous City of Mystery and destroy the great Gond! Based on the popular video arcade game. Features 4-way firing.

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31. Asteroids

Your spaceship is trapped in a deadly asteroid belt. You will have to destroy the drifting asteroid boulders before they destroy your spaceship. But, watch out for enemy spacecraft. Fire your missiles to destroy the boulders and the enemy.

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32. Maze Craze

Maze Craze: A Game of Cops ‘n Robbers is an Action game, developed and published by Atari, Inc., which was released in 1978.

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33. Jungle Hunt

Swing into action with one of the most popular arcade hits ever – JUNGLE HUNT! Realistic graphics place you deep in the jungle as you swing from vine to vine, fight off man-eating crocodiles, dodge bouncing boulders, and save your sweetie from the masked cannibals!

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34. Mario Bros.

Mario the carpenter and his brother Luigi are at it again! This time they’re battling a barrage of crawling pests in a house full of surprises. Help Mario brave the battle alone, or team up with a friend for a two-brother battle.

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35. Q*bert

Hop Q*bert up and down the steps of a “three-dimensional” pyramid, changing each step’s color as he lands. Complete the entire pyramid, and Q*bert moves to a more challenging pyramid. But look out! The crafty arcade creatures are here, too, and they’re after Q*bert. Hop out of danger fast – or soar to safety on a flying disc. But watch where you move Q*bert. One hop off the pyramid and he’ll be lost in space!

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36. Video Pinball

Video Pinball is an Action game, developed and published by Atari, Inc., which was released in 1981.

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37. Donkey Kong

You are Mario, and that big old gorilla, Donkey Kong, has run off with your girlfriend. It’s up to you to struggle up those ladders and balance on those beams to rescue your lady fair. She’s held captive at the very top. But Donkey Kong is not ready to give her up so easily. He’s tossing barrels and fireballs at you at every turn. It’s up to you to outmaneuver that wily ape. Good luck, your lady awaits!

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38. Breakout

Breakout is an Action game, developed and published by Atari, Inc., which was released in 1978.

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39. Battlezone

From the control panel of the last combat tank on Earth, it’s up to you to stop the fleet of automated weapons that is ravaging the countryside. Armed with a radar screen and turret gun, you must search out and destroy these relentless automatons before they destroy your tank.

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40. Atlantis

Only you can save the lost city of Atlantis, one of the greatest civilizations man has ever known. You command the three defense posts that guard the skies. As the dreaded Gorgon Fleet descends on Atlantis, you must destroy them, or perish! One or two players can help defend the submerged city of Atlantis. The longer you last, the faster they come. Some enemy ships fly slowly but steadily over Atlantis. Others streak across the sky. Knock out a Bandit Bomber and annihilate its entire Gorgon squad! Blitz them!

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41. Donkey Kong Junior

Remember in Donkey Kong how Mario fought Papa Donkey Kong? Well, Mario won. Now he has Papa locked up like an animal in a cage. Only you, Donkey Kong Junior, can save Papa. You have to reach a special key to unlock the cage. But Mario has other ideas. As you nimbly climb trees and gracefully swing across vines towards your goal, Mario sends jaw-snapping creatures after you. You earn extra points by plucking fruit to bonk them. When you have won your first challenge, another scene appears with even greater obstacles. And the third level is the most difficult of all. You can do it! After all, you’re a chimp off the old block!

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42. Combat

Combat is an Action game, developed and published by Atari, Inc., which was released in 1977.

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43. Joust

Climb into a suit of armor and grab your lance – you’re entering the medieval world of JOUST! Fly your faithful ostrich steed into battle against the fearless Buzzard Riders. But hold on tight – they’ll knock you off your bird if they can!

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44. Pole Position

Qualify for the Grand Prix and win the Pole Position, the number one starting spot. Then go flat out to beat the track record and finish a winner. Features treacherous curves, hair-raising near misses, and all the thrills of the popular video arcade game.

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45. Defender

Defend Planet Earth against the Aliens! Don’t let Alien Landers kidnap the Humanoids and turn them into destructive Mutants! Features Hyperspace Timewarp, Alien Landers, Exploding Pods!

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46. Circus Atari

Circus Atari is an Action game, developed and published by Atari, Inc., which was released in 1978.

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47. BurgerTime

Build all the burgers in a maze and you move on to the next one! Five different mazes! Each maze is tougher than the last! Four different kinds of nasties – hot dogs, eggs, cheese, and bread sticks – chase your chef as he scurries around the maze building delicious hamburgers! You control the chef. Pepper any nasty that gets too close and he’ll stop in his tracks! Store pepper for emergencies by gobbling any of the “pinch of pepper” prizes – ice cream, coffee, and french fries! A visual feast for the computer game gourmet!

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48. Video Olympics

Video Olympics is a Sports game, developed and published by Atari, Inc., which was released in 1977.

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49. Chopper Command

You’re piloting a helicopter gunship, flying cover for a truck convoy of medical supplies through enemy territory. Suddenly, your long-range scanner shows squadrons of enemy aircraft closing in on your position. You throw the control stick forward and your chopper shoots skyward, barely avoiding a cluster of multi-warhead missiles. Your response is swift, as you pivot your gunship 180 degrees, unleashing a lightning barrage of laser rockets. The action: furious. The concentration: intense. You are engaged in one of the most demanding video battles ever conceived. You must rely on your long-range scanner, your wits, and your reflexes. Because it’s your responsibility to see that those supplies get through. So, take charge – you’re at the controls, with Chopper Command, by Activision!

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50. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

The Imperial Walkers are approaching the Rebels’ power generator on the Ice Planet Hoth. Unless you can prevent them, they’ll blow up the entire Rebel base! There’s still time, so blast off in your Snowspeeder and try to destroy the Imperial Walkers with a barrage of missiles. It will take all of your skills as a pilot and all of your daring as a Rebel!

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51. Outlaw

Outlaw is an Action game, developed and published by Atari, Inc., which was released in 1978.

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52. Haunted House

You are stumbling around inside a dark and dusty haunted mansion. To escape, find the pieces of the magic urn. You’ll encounter giant hairy tarantulas, vampire bats, and a menacing ghost. Can you find the urn and escape the mansion before you get scared to death?

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53. Stampede

Ride fast and rope as many stampeding calves as you can. They’re all worth points. But keep your eyeballs peeled. You won’t always be traveling on “happy trails.” Since these critters don’t all gallop at the same speed, it takes a real cowpuncher to keep ’em herded. And, it takes a lot of fancy ropin’ to go with the ridin’. Saddle up – and hang on to your hat! Stampede by Activision is the fastest fun this side of the Pecos.

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54. Air-Sea Battle

Air-Sea Battle is an Action game, developed by Atari, Inc. and published by Sears, which was released in 1977.

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55. Barnstorming

Ladies and Gentlemen! Presenting one of the most hair-raising, heart-stopping and breathtaking video games ever to fly across a TV screen: Barnstorming by Activision! You’ll be amazed as your small but sturdy biplane, flying inches off the ground, actually zooms through barns, soars over windmills and dodges flocks of pesky geese, and you’re at the controls! Don’t be afraid. Climb into the cockpit and take off with Barnstorming by Activision. Happy landings!

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56. Ice Hockey

Face-off at center ice. Then, get set for all the thrills and hard-hitting action of one of the toughest sports around. Dodge defensemen. Pass the puck and fire a shot from the corner. Then quickly skate back to protect your goal. You can battle a friend or go against our tough Activision computer team. With checking, stick-handling, 32 separate shot angles and more, Ice Hockey by Activision could be the most competitive video game you’ll ever play.

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57. Freeway

This game is not as “simple” as it looks! Select any one of eight traffic patterns inspired by the most treacherous traffic you’ll ever encounter on the nation’s highways. Traffic flow varies from a few slow-moving autos to frantic rush hour intensity, complete with blaring horns and roaring engines – everything except exhaust! Test your agility, cunning and courage by helping your “daredevil chicken” across the freeway. You get a point for each crossing, but you’ll need quick reflexes and great timing to make it across without getting hit. Freeway by Activision is unlike any video game you’ve ever seen. It’s fast, tricky and traffic-jammed with fun!

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58. Raiders of the Lost Ark

You and Indiana Jones have a mission: Find the lost Ark of the Covenant. To find the Ark, you must travel to ancient Egypt and follow clues that lead to the Well of the Souls. Use Indy’s bullwhip and your own wits to get out of danger – and watch out for snakes!

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59. Grand Prix

Buckle up, snap your chin strap, adjust your goggles and get ready to handle a high-powered formula racing machine. This is the Grand Prix of video racing games – the first game to give you the real feel and action of a world-class racer. You’ll need all the nerve, anticipation and reflexes of a world champion race driver to master this circuit. Feel how your steering and handling change as you pick up speed. It’s you against the clock, the road and the other drivers in a race to the finish line – with Grand Prix by Activision!

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60. Tennis

Challenge a friend or match your reflexes against our very tough computer pro. Here’s video tennis that looks, sounds and plays like the real thing. Lay down drop shots, rally from the baseline, or attack your opponent with cross-court volleys. You can even sharply angle your serves to finesse your way to victory. And just like real Tennis, “Deuce,” “Ad In” and “Ad Out” are all part of the game. Practice in slow-motion or go all-out at full speed. Either way, Tennis by Activision is a terrific challenge for tennis buffs and loads of fun for all game fans.

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61 Boxing

Put on your gloves! You’re about to mix it up in the most pulse-pounding fight of your life! Listen to the THUD of those jabs and power punches. Watch your opponent reel back when you catch him with a good one. Keep bobbing and weaving – and DON’T GET PINNED AGAINST THE ROPES! It’s fast and furious fun! And if you stay in training, you’ll soon be a champion at BOXING by Activision!

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62. Laser Blast

As the intrepid Commander of a fleet of intergalactic spacecraft, you’re engaged in a vicious battle with dreaded enemy attack forces. Their radar systems track your every move. Their force fields block your every advance. Even when you destroy one battalion of attackers, tougher, more skillful reinforcements come to their rescue. But keep on fighting. The more attackers you destroy, the more points you score. Score big and you get reinforcements! Here’s space action that picks up speed and fun with every battle. So, get ready, aim and zzzap! It’s Laser Blast by Activision!

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63. Bowling

An exciting and challenging way to bowl, right in your own home. The objective is to roll as high a score as possible. There are ten pins to knock down in ten frames (or turns). With each frame you have two tries. The computer automatically shows your score including strikes and spares.

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64. Football

Football

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65. Night Driver

Night Driver is a Racing game, developed and published by Atari, Inc., which was released in 1980.

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66. Skiing

Step into your skis and defog your goggles. A wide variety of slopes – from gradual warm-up runs to high-speed Olympic thrillers – lies in wait, with never an icy patch or exposed rock to worry about. You can ski all day (or night) without getting frostbite, and you never have to wait in a lift line! See if you can get through the slalom gates in record time. Learn to jump the treacherous moguls and dodge the trees hurtling by as you race downhill. Whether you’re an experienced snow skier or just someone who’s always wanted to try, SKIING by Activision is as close as you can get to the real thing – without leaving the comfort of your home.

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67. Basketball

You can dribble, shoot, pass, block shots, and even make steals. Five different game variations allow one, two, three or four players to compete.

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68. Star Raiders

Climb into the fabulous Star Fighter and warp through the galaxy with Commander Champion and Li San O’Rourke. Help the ATARI FORCE destroy the Krylon menace, rescue the last vital starbase, and avenge the Doomed Planet.

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69. Pac-Man

It’s your job to keep PAC-MAN as happy as possible. You must guide him around the maze so that he can eat video wafers and power pills. Protect him from the ghosts unless he has the super strength of a power pill. If he does have the super strength, help him chase the ghosts and gobble them up before they gobble him.

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70. Spider-Man

In this exciting SPIDER-MAN adventure, the GREEN GOBLIN has set out to destroy New York City. Only you can save the bustling metropolis – because you’re SPIDER-MAN! Quickly slip into your costume, check your web fluid cartridges, and get set to web-swing through this most dangerous mission!

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71. Swordquest: EarthWorld

Armed with a comic book and 16 magical objects, you descend into a fantastic world below the earth. Your quest is for clues that are pieces of a mysterious puzzle. Solve the puzzle to win prizes.

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72. 3-D Tic-Tac-Toe

3-D Tic-Tac-Toe is a Miscellaneous game, developed and published by Atari, Inc., which was released in 1978.

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73. Superman

All the original SUPERMAN characters in an authentic setting, provide an exciting game where only you, as SUPERMAN, can restore law and order to METROPOLIS!

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74. Golf

Golf is a Sports game, developed and published by Atari, Inc., which was released in 1978.

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75. Custer’s Revenge

You are General Custer. Your dander’s up, your pistol’s wavin’. You’ve set your sights on a ravishing maiden named Revenge; but she’s not about to take it lying down, by George! Help is on the way. If you’re to get to Revenge, you’ll have to rise to the challenge, dodge a tribe of flying arrows and protect your flanks against some downright mean and prickly cactus. But if you can stand pat and last past the stings and arrows – you can stand last. Remember – Revenge is sweet! Every time ol’ Custer scores, he comes up smilin’ and right back for more. The higher the score, the more challenging the game action gets!

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76. E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial

Ouch! E.T. is lost on Earth and wants to get home. Help him build an interplanetary telephone to call for assistance before his energy runs out. But beware of government agents and curious scientists who will sap E.T.’s precious energy before he reaches his goal.

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