Atari 50 games list expands

Atari 50 Game List Expands With Holiday Content Update

Last Updated on December 1, 2023

If you thought the Atari 50 game list was missing a few 2600-era classics, you’re about to have a great Christmas…

Here’s some excellent news if you enjoyed the Atari 50 collection. It’s list of games is about to get an upgrade, with a further 12 titles joining the decade-spanning celebratory release.

Take a look at how it was announced:

Incredibly, while they’re not flogging sports jackets and other overpriced tat, Atari do know how to treat genuine retro gamers.

Here’s a list of some of the suspected additions, all previously hinted to be Atari 2600 titles.

  • Basketball
  • Steeplechase

Meanwhile, several other titles were absent from the Atari 50 game list, including:

  • Joust
  • Pitfall
  • Frogger
  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

Could any of these games be heading to the Atari 50 collection…? Well, maybe the first three…

Original Atari 50 game list

As the original Atari 50 omitted some key entries in the company’s game collection (despite including 103 games), this update is certainly well timed. It’s just over a year since the collection launched on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Series X|S, PlayStation 4|5, and Windows PC, before later hitting the Atari VCS.

Here’s the original list:

ArcadeAtari 800Atari 2600Atari 5200Atari 7800Atari LynxAtari Jaguar
Akka Arrh (1982, unreleased)Bounty Bob Strikes Back!3-D Tic-Tac-ToeBounty Bob Strikes Back!AsteroidsBasketbrawlAtari Karts
Asteroids (1979)Caverns of MarsAdventureMillipedeBasketbrawlMalibu Bikini VolleyballClub Drive
Asteroids Deluxe (1980)Food FightAir-Sea BattleMissile CommandCentipedeScrapyard DogCybermorph
Black Widow (1982)Miner 2049erAsteroidsStar RaidersDark ChambersSuper Asteroids & Missile CommandEvolution Dino Dudes
Breakout (1976)Basic MathSuper BreakoutFatal RunTurbo SubFight for Life
Centipede (1980)BreakoutNinja GolfWarbirdsMissile Command 3D
Cloak & Dagger (1983)Canyon BomberScrapyard DogRuiner Pinball
Crystal Castles (1983)CentipedeTempest 2000
Fire Truck (1978)CombatTrevor McFur in the Crescent Galaxy
Food Fight (1983)Combat Two
Gravitar (1982)Crystal Castles
I, Robot (1983)Dark Chambers
Liberator (1982)Demons to Diamonds
Lunar Lander (1979)Dodge ‘Em
Major Havoc (1983)Fatal Run
Maze Invaders (1981)Gravitar
Millipede (1982)Haunted House
Missile Command (1980)Millipede
Pong (1972)Miner 2049er
Quantum (1982)Missile Command
Space Duel (1982)Outlaw
Sprint 8 (1977)Quadrun
Super Breakout (1978)Race 500
Tempest (1980)RealSports series (separate releases for Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Football, Soccer, Tennis, and Volleyball)
Warlords (1980)Saboteur
Secret Quest
Super Breakout
Swordquest series (separate releases for EarthWorld, FireWorld, and WaterWorld)
Yars’ Revenge

If you own the Atari 50 collection, you can expect the update to appear on your device on Tuesday, 5th December.

Meanwhile, if the Atari 2600 isn’t your thing, don’t worry – the Atari Jaguar and other devices are likely to be the subject of future updates… (although apparently not Atari ST – this is a console game-only collection.)

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