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Best Atari 8-bit Games

This is the list of the best games for Atari 8-bit currently available on GamesNostalgia. All packed with the correct emulator. If you don't see the game you are looking for, feel free to contact us and ask.

Softporn Adventure

Softporn Adventure

Softporn Adventure is a text adventure created by Chuck Benton for the Apple II in 1981. The game was programmed in AppleSoft BASIC. Initially released by Benton with his own compa...

Year: 1981 Genre: Adventure

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Stunt Car Racer

Stunt Car Racer

Stunt Track Racer (Stunt Car Racer in the UK) is a racing videogame developed by Geoff Crammond and published by MicroStyle in 1989 for the Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, and Amstrad CPC.

Year: 1989 Genre: Racing

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Koronis Rift

Koronis Rift

Koronis Rift is one of the earliest games created by LucasArts (aka Lucasfilm Games). It was designed and produced by Noah Falstein, and it was released initially, in 1985, for the Atari 8-bit computers.

Year: 1985 Genre: Simulation

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Pitfall II: Lost Caverns

Pitfall II: Lost Caverns

Pitfall II: Lost Caverns is the sequel to the award-winning PItfall by David Crane and was developed and published by Activision in 1984 for 9 different platforms including Apple II, Commodore 64, Colecovision and Atari 5200.

Year: 1984 Genre: Platformer

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Star Raiders

Star Raiders

Star Raiders is a space combat sim created by Atari and published in 1979 for the 8-bit computer series. Later, it was ported to Atari 2600, Atari 5200, and Atari ST. The game was ...

Year: 1979 Genre: Simulation

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Frogger

Frogger

Frogger is an arcade created by Konami and one of the most popular video games ever created. It was released for the first time in 1981, and it has been ported to almost all platforms since then.

Year: 1982 Genre: Arcade

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Rescue on Fractalus!

Rescue on Fractalus!

Rescue on Fractalus! is a sci-fi combat game created by Lucasfilm Games (aka LucasArts) in 1985, initially for Atari 8-bit computers. Later it was ported to Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, and other platforms.

Year: 1985 Genre: Action

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Montezuma's Revenge

Montezuma's Revenge

Montezuma's Revenge is a side-scrolling platformer published by Parker Brothers and released for Apple II, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, and other 8-bit platforms in 1984.

Year: 1984 Genre: Platformer

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Zork III: The Dungeon Master

Zork III: The Dungeon Master

Zork III: The Dungeon Master is the third and final chapter of the Zork classic trilogy, and one of the most famous text adventures ever created. Published by Infocom, it was relea...

Year: 1982 Genre: Adventure

fantasy text adventure
Ultima

Ultima

Ultima (later renamed Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness), is the first game in the series of role-playing games created by Richard Garriott. The original Ultima was created for t...

Year: 1983 Genre: Role Playing

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The Pharaoh's Curse

The Pharaoh's Curse

The Pharaoh's Curse is a platformer developed by Steve Coleman originally for the Atari 400/800. It was published in 1983 by Synapse Software, who ported it also to Commodore 64 and VIC-20.

Year: 1983 Genre: Platformer

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Robotron: 2084

Robotron: 2084

Robotron: 2084 (also known as Robotron) is one of the arcades that made the history of video games. Developed by Eugene Jarvis and Larry DeMar of Vid Kidz and released by Williams Electronics in 1982, it was a huge commercial success.

Year: 1984 Genre: Arcade

2d arcade science fiction shoot em up
Beyond Castle Wolfenstein

Beyond Castle Wolfenstein

Beyond Castle Wolfenstein is the sequel to Castle Wolfenstein, the action-adventure known as the first stealth game, created by Muse Software. Initially released for the Commodor...

Year: 1985 Genre: Action

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Spitfire Ace

Spitfire Ace

Spitfire Ace is a flight combat sim created by legendary game designer Sid Meier. Developed initially on an Atari 800, the game was published by MicroProse in 1982 for the Atari 8-bit and two years later for the Commodore 64.

Year: 1982 Genre: Simulation

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