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Atari Shuts Down the 7800 – Today in History – January 1st, 1992

A good six year run is what the Atari 7800 had in North America.  It could have been longer had Atari played their cards right in licensing the NES.  They didn’t and it cost them dearly.  Interestingly, the Atari 7800 was announced a good two years BEFORE it was released.  They announced it in mid-1984 […]

The 2nd Great Video Game Crash and how it could Be Stopped

The video game industry had a crash in 1983/1984 that nearly ended our favorite pastime for good.  During this period there were many gaming consoles available, lots of games and many developers that were popping up out of nowhere and just as quickly disappearing.  It was a horrific time for fans of gaming that lived […]

Atari Announces the Atari 7800 – Today in History – May 21st, 1984

We can sit here all day and play the “what if” game, especially when it comes to Atari and their antics throughout gaming history.  For one, their Atari 7800 console was announced today, in 1984 but wasn’t released till sometime in 1986.  How might things have been different had Atari launched, and pushed, the 7800 […]

Prototype- Toki for Atari 7800 Found, Release Options Explored

Toki was an arcade game featuring a guy that was transformed into a misshapen ape after an evil wizard kidnaps his girlfriend.  It is still a “save the princess” tale but that was the norm for when Toki was released.  Throughout its life, Toki has seen releases on many platforms including the Atari Lynx, Sega […]

Review: Flip Off Fun With Midnight Magic on Atari 2600

Playboy had one, KISS had one and even the Six Million Dollar Man had one…..no it’s not what you’re thinking, they all had their names in big flashing bright lights and cool colours on the back boards of thousands and thousands of pinball machines all over the world. The entertainment craze of the 1970s, pinball […]

Review: Megamania for Atari 2600

If I ever wondered why I love retro and retro video gaming, it’s when you pick up a game and read things like this “If you think Megamania is just another space game, you’re dreaming.  And that dream will become a nightmare.  A space nightmare.  So, prepare yourself for one of the most unreal experiences […]

Bandit Gaming: Hook for Atari 8-Bit Work in Progress

Hook, the movie starring the late Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman, was a decent flick.  The movie was better than the games that were made for it (though the SNES and Sega CD versions had awesome soundtracks).  For an intellectual property that is over 100 years old, the story holds up quite well, partly thanks […]

Bandit Gaming: Donkey Kong Jr Ported to the Commodore 64

That old adage, what is old is new again, is certainly true in the homebrew scene as old gaming properties are constantly seeing new light on platforms they may have missed from official channels.  We have seen Mario jump to the Sega Genesis, unofficial sequels to The Lion King, Link from The Legend of Zelda […]

Forgotten Classic – Alien Brigade (7800)

Yes, we know, technically the entirety of the Atari 7800 library could be considered a forgotten classic thanks to the Nintendo Entertainment System juggernaut steamrolling Atari like a patch of wet asphalt in the US.  But while Atari’s systems are known for a voluminous amount of shovel-ware, digging through the crap will occasionally yield a […]

Bandit Gaming: Legend of Zelda Ported to Atari 7800

The Legend of Zelda, a franchise that solidified Nintendo as THE gaming platform in gamers minds in the late 80’s is now coming to the Atari 7800. For those that do not remember, or are too young to have lived it, the Atari 7800 was the only competition to the Nintendo NES that Atari could […]


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