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Released in their original form in the late 1970's, Atari's 8-bit series started with some very impressive specifications including hardware sprites or scrolling and saw several upgrades during their lifespan whilst still managing to maintain the qualities that make them interesting machines to developers.

Atari 8-bit Reviews
Robo Type

Blast nasties and collect power-ups on the Atari 8-bit.

 Jason added 09/09/2014  score 6 
Ghastly Night

There's lots of ghosts and goblins to worry about, but it might be better to stay at home.

 Jason added 06/05/2013  score 4 
Callisto

Some oldschool horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up action for the Atari 8-bits.

 Andy added 26/02/2013  score 8 
Patrol in the Space

Take on the duties of an intergalactic patrolman in an uncharted sector of space.

 Jason added 27/01/2013  score 6 
Hobgoblin

The Golden Orb of Altoris must be recovered before the Hobgoblin hordes take over.

 Jason added 21/11/2010  score 7 
Dynablaster

Somebody set up us the bomb! Or bombs, since this is Bomberman on the Atari 8-bit.

 Dan & Christian added 20/07/2009  score 6 
Bomb Jack

Hit the Bomb Jack and don't you come back no more... unless it's on the Atari 8-bit!

 Frank & Jason added 02/02/2009  score 8 
Metagalactic Llamas

Or Metagalactic Llamas Battle at the Edge of Time to use it's full name... what's it about?

 Jason & Andy added 01/05/2008  score 7 
Flowers Mania

How many mutant flowers can you grow in an English country garden...?

 Mark & Andy added 02/04/2008  score 7 
Klony

Fancy a little bit of Othello-styled puzzling action? Well here's some for the Atari 8-bit for you.

 Doug & Mark added 02/04/2008  score 5 
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Resources
AtariMania

An expansive collection of games and demos for the various Atari platforms.

Fandal

Fandal's online archive of games and demos for the Atari 8-bit.

Developers
Cosine

Multi-platform game, tool and demonstration developers since the mid 1980's.

GR8

A team of established Atari 8-bit developers who also publish limited-edition cartridges of their work.

Publishers
Atari Age

The definitive resource for just about anything Atari 8-bit on the web, as well as a thriving community.

Emulators
Altirra

The most accurate Atari Home Computer emulation currently available.

Atari 800Win Plus

A very good emulator that covers various models and supports various hardware expansions.

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