Posts Tagged: atari 2600

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Parker Brothers released in 1983 this James Bond video game for Atari 2600. Each of the four stages of the game is based upon a Bond movie: Diamonds Are Forever, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only and The Spy Who Loved Me.

This is the TV commercial of the game:

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In 1982 Parker Brothers released for the Atari 2600 one of the first Spider-Man video games. In the game, Spider-Man is climbing a building defusing the Green Goblin’s bombs and avoiding to get killed by the Goblin’s gangs in the windows. When Spider-Man reaches the top of the building fights against the Green Goblin himself.

Don’t miss the TV commercial with the same script in action:

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A movie about a video game had, obviously, several video game adaptations. Two of them were the released by M Network for Atari 2600 in 1982: Tron Deadly Discs and Adventures of Tron. Both of them recreated scenes of the movie in which the main character (played by Jeff Bridges) was inside a video game and had to face challenges with his very life at risk.

These two games were advertised on TV together with the Intellivision versions:

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M Network was a Mattel Electronics division which released games for the Atari 2600. Most of them were adaptations of Intellivision games. Sometimes even the games were sold in the Intellivision cartridge with an adapter to fit it to the Atari 2600.

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G.I. Joe: Cobra Strike was the first official video game of the G.I. Joe franchise. The toys appeared for the first time in 1964 and had a relaunch in 1982 under the name of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, suported by other media, such as comics or animated series. This game was released by Parker Brothers for Atari 2600 in 1983 one year after the begining of the toys revival, although the game has not much relation with the characters of the franchise. The objective of the game was to kill a giant cobra robot which was shooting to the soldiers that ran by a training camp. Maybe the most remarkable fact is that in the two players competition mode, one of the players controls the cobra robot.

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This is the ad for the American release of the “Bump ‘n’ Jump” video game in 1983. It was first released in Japan in 1982 as “Burnin’ Rubber”.