Atari 5200 Games Starting with A to Cr
Asteroids was a highly popular game in the Arcade before it was ported to many game consoles and home computers. As a spaceship pilot trapped in the asteroid belt, blast your way out of the asteroids. Each time you shoot one of the asteroids, it will break up into smaller pieces and these pieces move faster that the original piece. Eventually the pieces will become small enough that they can be destroyed.
Save Earth from eight mega mines. Use your flying saucer to destroy them all before they reach Earth. Your ship is equipped with lasers which can be used to destroy enemy saucers and the mega mines. Located throughout the space around Earth are eight shield depots. Fly through one of these to provided limited invincible. Your ship also has a limited energy. If you get too low on energy, use the resupply generators in the four corners of the play area.
Ballblazer is a one-on-one soccer match set in the distant future. You are a robot trying to snare a floating ball called a plasmorb. Once snared, fired the plasmorb into your opponent’s goal. You play on a simple 3d playfield which is split in half. You can play against the computer or against another robot controlled by a human player.
Barroom Baseball is an interesting prototype in that it was never intended for home use. As the name suggests Barroom Baseball was a special version of Realsports Baseball modified for use in 5200 arcade units. These 5200’s were modified to run as coin operated consoles for use in bars and in Latin American countries. It is unknown if any of these units were actually produced, but according to internal company memos at least one may have been field tested. To date no other specially modified games have been found.
As the pilot of a heavy tank, wipe out enemy tanks and landing vehicles. Be sure to move around the map to avoid being hit.
Beamrider is a unique space shooter game. The game’s maps are drawn using 3-d and objects get bigger the closer to them you move — just like real life. Pilot your star-ship to defeat evil aliens which have encased the Earth in a strange field of glowing beams. Battle through 99 treacherous sectors. The number of enemies and dangerous objects you must avoid increasing as you progress through the levels. Use your blaster to destroy most enemies, and torpedoes to destroy anything that’s hard to kill. Be careful as you have a limited number of torpedoes.
You are in a building infested with robots. Each room has a number of walls that restrict your movement. Each room also has a number or robots. Many robots appear to be stationary during early levels, but move as you level-up. The game supports shooting in eight directions. Earn an extra life every 2000 points.
In this game, you play Riki. Kyoko, your girlfriend was kidnapped, and in order to rescue her, get through a tireless army of enemies that are armed by whips, knives, swords and flame throwers. You will fighting Chinese Kung Fu men, wrestlers, jujitsu men, eagles, ninjas and black women. When you get halfway through the chapter, you will fight a different enemy than one that you encounter before. At the end of each chapter is a boss that must be defeated before moving to the next chapter.
Blaster is a 3-D shooting game sequel to Robotron: 2084. However, 3-D graphics used in the game made it very expensive to produce, and as a result, only a few hundred were ever produced. Blaster was had great graphics for the time and was a pleasure to watch. Though, some reported that the game was very difficult to play. Few players were skilled enough to reach the end. This posses a problem for those that make money off games as those games that are difficult to play seldom ever make a profit.
Your girlfriend Daisy is in trouble because Ollie Org is chasing her and won’t stop. Head to rescue her. In order to save her, you must construct a time machine in the time allotted. The blue print for the machine is at the bottom of the screen, so all you need to do is locate the parts which are hidden in the numerous houses in a maze like town.
Bounty Bob Strikes Back
Bounty Bob Strikes Back is the sequel to Miner 2049er. Your goal is to claim every inch of 25 challenging mines. You must walk over each segment of the framework in the mines and to do this, you will need to figure out a way to jump, climb, or use one of many devices. Wandering about each mine are deadly mutants and deadly means you will loose a life in you come in contact with any of them.
Paint eight buildings while avoiding the Bucket Chucker and his Flying Half-Pints. Each buildings has six skill levels. Use elevators, climb stairs and watch out for the super’s daughter. Bristles was originally released by First Star in 1984 for the use on Atari 8-bit home computers. The game was well received but saw limited distribution.
Buck Rogers – Planet of Zoom
Buck Rogers began as a comic strip and later in the 1980s adapted as a TV show. It became an arcade game before being ported to various game consoles and home computers. This Fast and furious racing game taking place on a futuristic racetrack. Guide your spaceship between the pylons and shoot down other enemy racers.
Fans of the classic Atari arcade game Warlords will be pleased to learn that Bryan Edewaard has developed a version for the Atari 5200. Titled Castle Crisis is essentially a port of the Atari arcade game Warlords. Use your shields to protect yourself while you capture and launch fireballs against an enemy’s castle. You must also protect your own castle at the same time. Game-play mechanics and graphics mirror the arcade in this four player game.
Use your magic wand to kill the nasty bugs that make their way through a mushroom patch. Flea fall straight down towards the player leaving a fresh patch of mushrooms. This is kind of bad because the centipedes are harder to shot. The Scorpion runs from side to side across the screen, turning mushrooms into poisonous toadstool, which cause the Centipede to behave irrationally and dive bomb the player, also not so good. Spiders behave a little more erratically as they jump up and down towards the player.
Chopper Command is a side-scrolling action/arcade game. You command of an attack chopper. Your mission is to go behind enemy lines and rescue 16 hostages per level. To prevent you from rescuing the hostages, tanks and enemy aircraft will try to stop you and won’t stop until you have rescued the hostages.
Combat II Advance
In Combat II Advanced supports four person game-play. Each of you can take to the battlefield in a wide variety of vehicles, such as tanks, jets, helicopters and submarines. Each vehicle type has several different battlefields to choose from, and there also several game variations to add even more variety.
This is a port of the popular jump n run arcade game. Your objective, should you choose to accept it, is to run, jump, and climb your way through a dangerous jungle while avoiding various animals and projectiles. As a bonus, the game includes the introductory animation from the arcade game.
Terrorists seized control of several missile silos with plans to blow up Washington D.C. Your job is simple, you must stop them. To stop the missiles, destroy all of the missiles, or attempt to guess the fail safe code. If you try to destroy all the missiles, you must do so in under ten minutes and the missiles silos have many defences which the terrorists control: pillboxes, tanks, jeeps and cruise missiles.
You objective is to retrieve stolen treasures from the castle of the Evil Master with several friends. The members of your party are unarmed, but you are bestowed with a crossbow, and hense the name of this game. Using the crossbow, take out any hostile enemies that get in the way of your friends as they cross the screen. There are many different landscapes to be crossed, each with its own variety of dangers. Dangers include deserts with scorpions, ice caverns, jungles with hostile monkeys, a lava spewing volcano, and even the heavily guarded castle.