It takes a video game wizard to identify all these classic Atari games

Even if you didn't play them, we bet you can identify them.

In September 1977, the video game craze truly blasted off with the release of the Atari 2600. The console quickly became the ultimate electronic toy of the late-Seventies and early-Eighties. Kids quickly learned the fine art of button mashing — and how to blow dust out of the cartridges. And now you can play some classic Atari favorites in the MeTV arcade!

The graphics may be a lot more realistic today, but nothing beats the simple brilliance of those old games. 

Below, we've gathered screens from some of the biggest games for the Atari 2600. Even if you didn't play them, we bet you can identify them.

  1. Which sport is being played in this Atari game?
  2. Okay, which game is being played here on the Atari 2600?
  3. Which sport is being played in this Atari game?
  4. This notorious Atari game was based on a blockbuster movie — and ended up in a New Mexico landfill.
  5. Who is this big guy?
  6. Which outta sight outer space Atari game is this?
  7. We cut off a bit of the screen — but which game is being played here?
  8. Activision made this popular jungle adventure game.
  9. Fire away! Which game is being played here?
  10. Take a close look — which Pac-Man game is this?
  11. This pioneering game was the first to hide an "Easter Egg" so common in games today.
  12. Finally, can you recognize this popular arcade game on the Atari 2600?

It takes a video game wizard to identify all these classic Atari games

Your Result...

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Lillyrose 9 months ago
8 out of 12. The best Atari Game was Pac-Man.
Vamp13 10 months ago
11/12 missed #11 awh memories atari 2600 8 byte graphic's miss those days
MrChrisM 10 months ago
Easy since I owned a 2600 video game system and a pong Nintendo super Nintendo play station 1 thru 4 and hopefully a ps5 soon
DanWhite 10 months ago
The Asteroids game I used to play was the black and white version. Never saw a color version. So the quiz question was a little misleading.
Vamp13 DanWhite 10 months ago
It's asteroid delux
MarkDavis 10 months ago
11/12 2# Got me I Picked space invaders lol
BobInBG78 10 months ago
10 of 12 Had Intellivision not Atari
Jackcrat 11 months ago
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JDWJDW2 11 months ago
I used to play Atari baseball and was able to turn triple plays against the computer. I was also able to score 40 or more runs in almost every game. I also like to play space invaders. My brother was really good at Pac Man. He could play for hours and run up huge scores.
llamunkey 11 months ago
11/12
Played Pitfall, Defender, Asteroids and Berserk as a kid and later on an emulator. Didn't play any of the sports games, but remember the graphics on the boxes...
ChrisandLane 11 months ago
9/12 Zap I nailed it! 3 were misclicks. We had Pong first. If im not mistaking we got an Atari, then Atari 2600 came out.
Trekable 11 months ago
9-12 but im not good with atari.
toomuchtelly 11 months ago
11/12 but i never played any as far as I remember
RobertK 11 months ago
9 of 12. Never had or played Atari 2600. Actually, I guess I was spoiled. At the time, I worked for a company that distributed video arcade games. I could play the games any time I wanted. The Atari upright arcade game graphics were so much better than the home 2600 version.
DIGGER1 11 months ago
It takes a video game wizard to identify all these classic Atari games
You got 12 out of 12
Zap! You nailed it!
TSeym22 11 months ago
10/12 Only played a few of them.
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