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Release Schedule (Atari 2600)

Below is a list of game releases for the platform in North America. We offer a similar list for each system, and some lists are more complete than others, but this should give you a good idea of what was available during a certain time in a console's life cycle.

1977
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Month
1
Air-Sea Battle
Atari
unknown
2
Basic Math
Atari
unknown
3
Blackjack
Atari
unknown
4
Combat
Atari
unknown
5
Fun with Numbers
Atari
unknown
6
Indy 500
Atari
unknown
7
Star Ship
Atari
unknown
8
Video Olympics
Atari
unknown

1978
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Month
1
3-D Tic-Tac-Toe
Atari
unknown
2
Backgammon
Atari
unknown
3
BASIC Programming
Atari
unknown
4
Basketball
Atari
unknown
5
Bowling
Atari
unknown
6
Brain Games
Atari
unknown
7
Breakaway IV
Sears
unknown
8
Breakout
Atari
unknown
9
Canyon Bomber
Atari
unknown
10
Casino
Atari
unknown
11
Circus Atari
Atari
unknown
12
Codebreaker
Atari
unknown
13
Concentration
Atari
unknown
14
Dodge 'Em
Atari
unknown
15
Flag Capture
Atari
unknown
16
Football
Atari
unknown
17
Golf
Atari
unknown
18
Hangman
Atari
unknown
19
Home Run
Atari
unknown
20
Human Cannonball
Atari
unknown
21
Maze Craze: A Game of Cops And Robbers
Atari
unknown
22
Sea Hunt
Froggo Games
unknown
23
Sky Diver
Atari
unknown
24
Slot Racers
Atari
unknown
25
Space War
Atari
unknown
26
Street Racer
Atari
unknown
27
Super Breakout
Atari
unknown
28
Surround
Atari
unknown
29
Video Checkers
Atari
unknown
30
Video Chess
Atari
unknown

1979
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Month
1
Adventure
Atari
unknown
2
Asteroids
Atari
unknown
3
Miniature Golf
Atari
unknown
4
Slot Machine
Atari
unknown
5
Superman
Atari
unknown

1980
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Month
1
Boxing
Activision
unknown
2
Dragster
Activision
unknown
3
Fishing Derby
Activision
unknown
4
Hunt & Score
Atari
unknown
5
Karate
Froggo Games
unknown
6
Night Driver
Sears
unknown
7
Othello
Atari
unknown
8
Pele's Championship Soccer
Atari
unknown
9
Skiing
Activision
unknown
10
Space Invaders
Atari
unknown
11
Checkers
Activision
July
12
Bridge
Activision
December

1981
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Month
1
Freeway
Activision
unknown
2
Haunted House
Atari
unknown
3
Ice Hockey
Activision
unknown
4
Kaboom!
Activision
unknown
5
Missile Command
Atari
unknown
6
Outlaw
Atari
unknown
7
Pac-Man
Atari
unknown
8
Racquet Ball
Apollo
unknown
9
Skeet Shoot
Apollo
unknown
10
Space Cavern
Apollo
unknown
11
Spacechase
Apollo
unknown
12
Stampede
Activision
unknown
13
Steeplechase
Sears
unknown
14
Stellar Track
Sears
unknown
15
Strategy X
Konami
unknown
16
Tennis
Activision
unknown
17
Treasure Island
Zellers
unknown
18
Video Pinball
Atari
unknown
19
Warlords
Atari
unknown
20
Laser Blast
Activision
March

1982
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Month
1
Adventures of Tron
Mattel Interactive
unknown
2
Air Raid
Men-A-Vision
unknown
3
Air Raiders
Mattel Interactive
unknown
4
Airlock
Data Age
unknown
5
Alien
20th Century Fox
unknown
6
Amidar
Parker Brothers
unknown
7
Armor Ambush
Mattel Interactive
unknown
8
Astroblast
Mattel Interactive
unknown
9
Atari Video Cube
Atari
unknown
10
Atlantis
Imagic
unknown
11
Bachelor Party
Mystique
unknown
12
Bachelor Party/Gigolo
Playaround
unknown
13
Bachelorette Party/Burning Desire
Playaround
unknown
14
Barnstorming
Activision
unknown
15
Beany Bopper
20th Century Fox
unknown
16
Beat 'Em & Eat 'Em/Lady in Wading
Playaround
unknown
17
Bermuda Triangle
Data Age
unknown
18
Berzerk
Atari
unknown
19
Bugs
Data Age
unknown
20
BurgerTime
Mattel Interactive
unknown
21
Carnival
Coleco
unknown
22
Cathouse Blues/Philly Flasher
Playaround
unknown
23
Centipede
Atari
unknown
24
The Challenge of Nexar
Spectravision
unknown
25
China Syndrome
Spectravision
unknown
26
Chopper Command
Activision
unknown
27
Coconuts
Telesys
unknown
28
Commando Raid
U.S. Games Corporation
unknown
29
Communist Mutants From Space
Arcadia Corporation
unknown
30
Cosmic Ark
Imagic
unknown
31
Cosmic Creeps
Telesys
unknown
32
Cosmic Swarm
CommaVid, Inc.
unknown
33
Crash Dive
20th Century Fox
unknown
34
Crazy Climber
Atari
unknown
35
Cross Force
Spectravision
unknown
36
Cruise Missile
Froggo Games
unknown
37
Crypts of Chaos
20th Century Fox
unknown
38
Custer's Revenge
Mystique
unknown
39
Dark Cavern
Mattel Interactive
unknown
40
Deadly Duck
20th Century Fox
unknown
41
Defender
Atari
unknown
42
Demon Attack
Imagic
unknown
43
Donkey Kong
Coleco
unknown
44
Dragonfire
Imagic
unknown
45
Dragonstomper
Starpath
unknown
46
Eggomania
U.S. Games Corporation
unknown
47
Eli's Ladder
Simage
unknown
48
Encounter At L-5
Data Age
unknown
49
Entombed
U.S. Games Corporation
unknown
50
Escape From The Mindmaster
Starpath
unknown
51
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
Atari
unknown
52
Fantastic Voyage
20th Century Fox
unknown
53
Fast Eddie
20th Century Fox
unknown
54
Fast Food
Telesys
unknown
55
Final Approach
Apollo
unknown
56
Fire Fighter
Imagic
unknown
57
Fireball
Arcadia Corporation
unknown
58
Frogger
Parker Brothers
unknown
59
Frogs and Flies
Mattel Interactive
unknown
60
Gopher
U.S. Games Corporation
unknown
61
Gorf
CBS Electronics
unknown
62
Grand Prix
Activision
unknown
63
Guardian
Apollo
unknown
64
Infiltrate
Apollo
unknown
65
International Soccer
Sears
unknown
66
Jawbreaker
Tigervision
unknown
67
Jungle Fever/Knight on the Town
Mystique
unknown
68
King Kong
Tigervision
unknown
69
Kool-Aid Man
Mattel Interactive
unknown
70
Lock 'N Chase
Mattel Interactive
unknown
71
Lost Luggage
Apollo
unknown
72
M*A*S*H
20th Century Fox
unknown
73
M.A.D.
U.S. Games Corporation
unknown
74
MagiCard
Sunmark Electronics
unknown
75
Marauder
Tigervision
unknown
76
Math Gran Prix
Atari
unknown
77
Mega Force
20th Century Fox
unknown
78
Megamania
Activision
unknown
79
Mines of Minos
CommaVid, Inc.
unknown
80
Mogul Maniac
Amiga
unknown
81
Mouse Trap
Coleco
unknown
82
Ms. Pac-Man
Atari
unknown
83
Name This Game
U.S. Games Corporation
unknown
84
The Official Frogger
Starpath
unknown
85
Open! Sesame
Bit Corp.
unknown
86
Phaser Patrol
Arcadia Corporation
unknown
87
Phoenix
Atari
unknown
88
Picnic
U.S. Games Corporation
unknown
89
Piece O'Cake
U.S. Games Corporation
unknown
90
Pitfall!
Activision
unknown
91
Pooyan
Konami
unknown
92
Raft Rider
U.S. Games Corporation
unknown
93
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Atari
unknown
94
Ram It
Telesys
unknown
95
Reactor
Parker Brothers
unknown
96
RealSports Baseball
Atari
unknown
97
RealSports Volleyball
Atari
unknown
98
Rescue Terra I
Venture Vision
unknown
99
Riddle of The Sphinx
Imagic
unknown
100
Robot Commando Raid
Vidtec
unknown
101
Room of Doom
CommaVid, Inc.
unknown
102
Sea Hawk
Froggo Games
unknown
103
Shark Attack
Games by Apollo
unknown
104
Shootin' Gallery
Imagic
unknown
105
Sky Jinks
Activision
unknown
106
Smurf: Rescue In Gargamel's Castle
Coleco
unknown
107
Sneak 'n Peek
U.S. Games Corporation
unknown
108
Space Attack
Mattel Interactive
unknown
109
Space Canyon
Apollo
unknown
110
Space Jockey
U.S. Games Corporation
unknown
111
Spider-Man
Parker Brothers
unknown
112
Springer
Tigervision
unknown
113
Squeeze Box
U.S. Games Corporation
unknown
114
Sssnake
Data Age
unknown
115
Star Raiders
Atari
unknown
116
Star Strike
Mattel Interactive
unknown
117
Star Voyager
Imagic
unknown
118
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Parker Brothers
unknown
119
Stargunner
Telesys
unknown
120
Starmaster
Activision
unknown
121
Sub Scan
SEGA
unknown
122
Submarine Commander
Sears
unknown
123
Super Challenge Baseball
Mattel Interactive
unknown
124
Super Challenge Football
Mattel Interactive
unknown
125
Swordquest: EarthWorld
Atari
unknown
126
Swordquest: FireWorld
Atari
unknown
127
Tac-Scan
SEGA
unknown
128
Tanks But No Tanks
Zimag
unknown
129
Tape Worm
Spectravision
unknown
130
Tax Avoiders
American Videogame
unknown
131
Threshold
Tigervision
unknown
132
Towering Inferno
U.S. Games Corporation
unknown
133
Trick Shot
Imagic
unknown
134
Tron Deadly Discs
Mattel Interactive
unknown
135
Turmoil
20th Century Fox
unknown
136
Vanguard
Atari
unknown
137
Venture
Coleco
unknown
138
Video Life
CommaVid, Inc.
unknown
139
Wabbit
Apollo
unknown
140
Warplock
Data Age
unknown
141
Wizard of Wor
CBS Electronics
unknown
142
Word Zapper
U.S. Games Corporation
unknown
143
Worm War I
20th Century Fox
unknown
144
Yars' Revenge
Atari
unknown
145
Zaxxon
Coleco
unknown
146
Beat 'Em & Eat 'Em
Mystique
October
147
River Raid
Activision
December

1983
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Month
1
The Activision Decathlon
Activision
unknown
2
Alpha Beam with Ernie
Atari
unknown
3
Artillery Duel
XONOX
unknown
4
Assault
Bomb
unknown
5
Asteroid Fire
Homevision
unknown
6
Bank Heist
20th Century Fox
unknown
7
Base Attack
Homevision
unknown
8
Battlezone
Atari
unknown
9
Berenstein Bears
Coleco
unknown
10
Berenstein Bears: Big Number Hunt
Coleco
unknown
11
Berenstein Bears: Great Letter Roundup
Coleco
unknown
12
Berenstein Bears: Spooky Spelling Bee
Coleco
unknown
13
Big Bird's Egg Catch
Atari
unknown
14
Blue Print
CBS Electronics
unknown
15
Boing!
First Star Software
unknown
16
Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom
SEGA
unknown
17
Bump 'N Jump
Mattel Interactive
unknown
18
Bumper Bash
Spectravision
unknown
19
Cakewalk
CommaVid, Inc.
unknown
20
Chase the Chuckwagon
Spectravision
unknown
21
Chuck Norris Superkicks
XONOX
unknown
22
Condor Attack
Ultravision
unknown
23
Congo Bongo
SEGA
unknown
24
Cookie Monster Munch
Atari
unknown
25
Cosmic War
Homevision
unknown
26
Dancing Plate
Bit Corp.
unknown
27
Death Trap
Avalon Hill
unknown
28
Demolition Herby
Telesys
unknown
29
Dice Puzzle
Panda Entertainment
unknown
30
Dig Dug
Atari
unknown
31
Dishaster
Zimag
unknown
32
Dolphin
Activision
unknown
33
Donkey Kong Junior
Coleco
unknown
34
Earth Dies Screaming
20th Century Fox
unknown
35
Enduro
Activision
unknown
36
Fathom
Imagic
unknown
37
Fire Fly
Mythicon
unknown
38
Flash Gordon
20th Century Fox
unknown
39
Forest
Sancho
unknown
40
Frankenstein's Monster
Data Age
unknown
41
Galaxian
Atari
unknown
42
Gangster Alley
Spectravision
unknown
43
Gas Hog
Spectravision
unknown
44
Gauntlet
Answer Software
unknown
45
Ghost Manor
XONOX
unknown
46
G.I. Joe: Cobra Strike
Parker Brothers
unknown
47
Glacier Patrol
Sears
unknown
48
Glib
Selchow & Righter
unknown
49
Gravitar
Atari
unknown
50
Great Escape
Bomb
unknown
51
Halloween
Wizard
unknown
52
Harbor Escape
Panda Entertainment
unknown
53
I Want My Mommy
Zimag
unknown
54
James Bond 007
Parker Brothers
unknown
55
Joust
Atari
unknown
56
Jungle Hunt
Atari
unknown
57
Kangaroo
Atari
unknown
58
Keystone Kapers
Activision
unknown
59
Killer Satellites
Starpath
unknown
60
Krull
Atari
unknown
61
Laser Gates
Imagic
unknown
62
Laser Volley
Zellers
unknown
63
Lilly Adventure
Homevision
unknown
64
London Blitz
Avalon Hill
unknown
65
Malagai
Answer Software
unknown
66
Marine Wars
Konami
unknown
67
Mario Bros.
Atari
unknown
68
Master Builder
Spectravision
unknown
69
Masters of the Universe: Power of He-Man
Mattel Interactive
unknown
70
Miner 2049er Starring Bounty Bob
Tigervision
unknown
71
Miner 2049er Volume II
Tigervision
unknown
72
Mission 3000 A.D.
Bit Corp.
unknown
73
Mission Survive
Video Gems
unknown
74
Moon Patrol
Atari
unknown
75
Moonsweeper
Imagic
unknown
76
Mountain King
CBS Electronics
unknown
77
Mr. Do!
Coleco
unknown
78
The Music Machine
Sparrow
unknown
79
Nightmare
Sancho
unknown
80
No Escape!
Imagic
unknown
81
Ocean City Defender
Zellers
unknown
82
Oink!
Activision
unknown
83
Omega Race
CBS Electronics
unknown
84
Oscar's Trash Race
Atari
unknown
85
Out of Control
Avalon Hill
unknown
86
Party Mix
Starpath
unknown
87
Pepsi Invaders
Atari
unknown
88
Personal Game Programmer
Answer Software
unknown
89
Pigs in Space
Atari
unknown
90
Pitfall II: Lost Caverns
Activision
unknown
91
Planet Patrol
Spectravision
unknown
92
Plaque Attack
Activision
unknown
93
Polaris
Tigervision
unknown
94
Pole Position
Atari
unknown
95
Popeye
Parker Brothers
unknown
96
Porky's
20th Century Fox
unknown
97
Pressure Cooker
Activision
unknown
98
Private Eye
Activision
unknown
99
Q*Bert
Parker Brothers
unknown
100
Quadrun
Atari
unknown
101
Quick Step
Imagic
unknown
102
Rabbit Transit
Starpath
unknown
103
RealSports Soccer
Atari
unknown
104
RealSports Tennis
Atari
unknown
105
Revenge of the Beefsteak Tomatoes
20th Century Fox
unknown
106
Robin Hood/Sir Lancelot
XONOX
unknown
107
Robot Tank
Activision
unknown
108
Scuba Diver
Panda Entertainment
unknown
109
Sea Monster
Bit Corp.
unknown
110
Seahawk
Panda Entertainment
unknown
111
Seaquest
Activision
unknown
112
Shuttle Orbiter
Avalon Hill
unknown
113
Sky Skipper
Parker Brothers
unknown
114
Smurfs Save The Day
Coleco
unknown
115
Snail Against Squirrel
Bit Corp.
unknown
116
Snoopy & The Red Baron
Atari
unknown
117
Solar Fox
CBS Electronics
unknown
118
Solar Storm
Imagic
unknown
119
Sorcerer
Mythicon
unknown
120
Sorcerer's Apprentice
Atari
unknown
121
Space Shuttle: A Journey Into Space
Activision
unknown
122
Spacemaster X-7
20th Century Fox
unknown
123
Spider Fighter
Activision
unknown
124
Spike's Peak/Ghost Manor
XONOX
unknown
125
Spitfire Attack
Milton Bradley
unknown
126
Spy Hunter
SEGA
unknown
127
Star Fox
Mythicon
unknown
128
Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator
SEGA
unknown
129
Star Wars: The Arcade Game
Parker Brothers
unknown
130
Star Wars: Jedi Arena
Parker Brothers
unknown
131
Star Wars Return of The Jedi: Death Star Battle
Parker Brothers
unknown
132
Strawberry Shortcake: Musical Match-ups
Parker Brothers
unknown
133
Stronghold
CommaVid, Inc.
unknown
134
Stuntman
Panda Entertainment
unknown
135
Subterranea
Imagic
unknown
136
Suicide Mission
Starpath
unknown
137
Super Cobra
Parker Brothers
unknown
138
Survival Island
Starpath
unknown
139
Survival Run
Milton Bradley
unknown
140
Sword of Saros
Starpath
unknown
141
Swordquest: WaterWorld
Atari
unknown
142
Tapper
SEGA
unknown
143
Task Force
Froggo Games
unknown
144
Taz
Atari
unknown
145
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Wizard
unknown
146
Thunderground
SEGA
unknown
147
Time Pilot
Konami
unknown
148
Tomarc the Barbarian
XONOX
unknown
149
Tooth Protectors
Camelot Corp.
unknown
150
Tunnel Runner
CBS Electronics
unknown
151
Tutankham
Parker Brothers
unknown
152
Video Jogger and Video Reflex: Family Fun & Fitness
Exus
unknown
153
Wall Ball
Avalon Hill
unknown
154
Wall-Defender
Bomb
unknown
155
X-Man
Universal Gamex
unknown
156
Z-Tack
Bomb
unknown
157
Crackpots
Activision
May
158
Frostbite
Activision
August

1984
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Month
1
Color Bar Generator
Video Soft
unknown
2
Cosmic Corridor
Zimag
unknown
3
Crystal Castles
Atari
unknown
4
Espial
Tigervision
unknown
5
Frogger II: Threeedeep!
Parker Brothers
unknown
6
Front Line
Coleco
unknown
7
Gremlins
Atari
unknown
8
Gyruss
Parker Brothers
unknown
9
H.E.R.O.
Activision
unknown
10
Jr. Pac-Man
Atari
unknown
11
Midnight Magic
Atari
unknown
12
Millipede
Atari
unknown
13
Montezuma's Revenge: Starring Panama Joe
Parker Brothers
unknown
14
Motocross Racer
XONOX
unknown
15
Mr Do!'s Castle
Parker Brothers
unknown
16
Pengo
Atari
unknown
17
Q*bert's Qubes
Parker Brothers
unknown
18
Quest For Quintana Roo
Sunrise Software Inc.
unknown
19
River Patrol
Tigervision
unknown
20
Roc'N Rope
Coleco
unknown
21
Stargate
Atari
unknown
22
Track & Field
Atari
unknown
23
Up 'n Down
SEGA
unknown
24
Beamrider
Activision
January
25
Cosmic Commuter
Activision
November

1985
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Month
1
Ghostbusters
Activision
unknown

1986
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Month
1
Obelix
Atari
unknown
2
Solaris
Atari
unknown

1987
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Month
1
Crossbow
Atari
unknown
2
Desert Falcon
Atari
unknown
3
Kung Fu Master
Activision
unknown
4
Kung Fu Superkicks: Pursuit of The Ninja
XONOX
unknown
5
RealSports Boxing
Atari
unknown
6
Skate Boardin': A Radical Adventure
Absolute Entertainment
unknown
7
Summer Games
Epyx
unknown
8
Title Match Pro Wrestling
Absolute Entertainment
unknown
9
Winter Games
Epyx
unknown

1988
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Month
1
California Games
Epyx
unknown
2
Commando
Activision
unknown
3
Dark Chambers
Atari
unknown
4
Pete Rose Baseball
Absolute Entertainment
unknown
5
RealSports Football
Atari
unknown
6
River Raid II
Activision
unknown
7
Spiderdroid
Froggo Games
unknown
8
Sprintmaster
Atari
unknown
9
Super Baseball
Atari
unknown
10
Super Football
Atari
unknown
11
Tomcat: The F-14 Fighter Simulator
Absolute Entertainment
unknown
12
Universal Chaos
Sears
unknown

1989
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Month
1
BMX Airmaster
TNT Games
unknown
2
Double Dragon
Activision
unknown
3
Double Dunk
Atari
unknown
4
Ikari Warriors
Atari
unknown
5
Off the Wall
Atari
unknown
6
Radar Lock
Atari
unknown
7
Rampage
Activision
unknown
8
Road Runner
Atari
unknown
9
Secret Quest
Atari
unknown

1990
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Month
1
Fatal Run
Atari
unknown
2
Hot Action Pack
HES Interactive
unknown
3
Moto Rodeo
Atari
unknown
4
Sentinel
Atari
unknown
5
Xenophobe
Atari
unknown

2000
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Month
1
Sea Battle
INTV
unknown
2
Swordfight
INTV
unknown

2001
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Month
1
Combat Two
Atari
unknown
2
Elevator Action
Atari
unknown

2003
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Month
1
Entity
CGE Services
August

2011
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Month
1
Atom Smasher
Video Soft
unknown
2
SAC Alert
Video Soft
unknown

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