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The 8-bit wonderland of Atari 2600 game box art

02 APR 2009 | Posted By: Luke

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Truth be told, the ATARI 2600 was the only gaming console I ever owned as a kid. One thing I remember in vivid detail was the excitement I used to get from the illustrated cover art on the game packaging. In retrospect the games themselves massively under delivered. The amazing illustrative montages promised fantasy worlds of robots, space ships, giant centipedes and more but the 8 bit, 1.19 MHz reality didn't even come close... still I don't remember ever being disappointed.

Below is a collection of scans from Atari game boxes back in the day. The illustrations still blow me away.

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There are "18" comment(s) on "The 8-bit wonderland of Atari 2600 game box art"

Respect Katie
I love how the Video Chess guy is surrounded my futuristic zip zaps but is still bored witless.
Katie  -  5 years ago
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Respect freeak
And Memory Match looks like an ad for RSVP.
freeak  -  5 years ago
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Respect JiMBOB
I will have to have a dig around but I found a site where you can download the vector versions of the artwork that went on the side of the arcade machines. When I found it I jizzed in my pants... stay tuned...
JiMBOB  -  5 years ago
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Respect Luke
no way... that sounds crazy Jimbob... we'll be waiting.
Luke  -  5 years ago
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Senior Member divkid
PONG SPORTS: Compete in all your favourite events against giant Aryan children
divkid  -  5 years ago
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Senior Member oobe
Wheres QBERT??? loved that dude!
oobe  -  5 years ago
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Respect MrMoonshine
ah the good ol' days
MrMoonshine  -  5 years ago
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Senior Member ollie
pure awesome.
ollie  -  5 years ago
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Senior Member ollie
the dude on the Apollo cover is getting mad beamed.
ollie  -  5 years ago
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Advanced Member Chuckufarli
Ahh Wizard of Wor best game tune ever..
Chuckufarli  -  5 years ago
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New Lounger 64BE17B0
Is someone driving a giant helmet sideways on Indy 5000?
64BE17B0  -  5 years ago
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New Lounger 64BE17B0
eerrrr.. Indy 500
64BE17B0  -  5 years ago
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Senior Member ollie
the dude on the Apollo cover is getting mad beamed.
ollie  -  5 years ago
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Senior Member divkid
I remember getting really high in Wizard of War to a level called 'The Pit'. There was nowhere to hide and the monsters moved like laser beams on my AWA TV screen. No time for vegemite and cheese that day.
divkid  -  5 years ago
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Member 1412B4C0
raiders of the lost ark...that was a dope game
1412B4C0  -  5 years ago
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Member 1412B4C0
yars revenge?
1412B4C0  -  5 years ago
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Respect NOTORIOUSJAY
Jimbob..........
NOTORIOUSJAY  -  5 years ago
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Advanced Member annie
Joust is where it's at. That prehistoric bird has got mad style.
annie  -  5 years ago
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