Atari 2600 Games Starting with De to Dz

Defender 2

Atari 2600 Defender 2

This game was originally released named as Stargate. However, after some copyright issues, the name was changed.

Demon Attack

Atari 2600 Demon Attack

Demon Attack is another space shoot-em up game modelled after Space Invaders. Use your laser cannon to destroy wave after wave of brightly coloured demons. The demons move around the screen in bizarre patterns. Oddly enough, they want to destroy your cannn and you along with it. When the required number of demons for the current round is finally destroyed, you advance to another, more difficult round. This goes on until death becomes you.

Demon To Diamonds

Atari 2600 Demon To Diamonds

Earn points by shooting objects in the centre of the screen. If you shoot a demon that is the same color as your zapper, it will turn into a diamond. Earn bonus points by shooting the diamond before it disappears. If you shoot a demon of the opposite colour, it will instead turn into a skull which will rapidly fire at your zapper– for so many reasons, this is very bad and doing this too often will surely lead to your death. You begin the game with five lives, with the game ending when all lives are gone.

Desert Falcon

Atari 2600 Desert Falcon

This arcade style shooter is based on the premise of stealing as many treasures as possible to earn points. The game features several scrolling desert landscapes. As you may have suspected already, there are plenty of obstacles to prevent you from your dastardly deeds such as vultures, warriors, flying fish, sphinxes. If you think that is bad, well, get read for the boss! At the end of each level you have to face a large howling sphinx before you can level up.

Diagnostic Cartridge

Atari 2600 Diagnostic Cartridge

Cartridge performs various console tests on memory, cpu, etc.

Dig Dug

Atari 2600 Dig Dug

Dig Dug is another Arcade port and is considered one of the top arcade games on the 1980s. So popular that the game is still being ported to generations 7 consoles. Dig Dug is pretty much the same in concept as Pac-man, but instead of eating cookies while moving through a maze of hallways, Dig Dug has you digging you own maze of tunnels while avoiding creatures that want you dead.


Atari 2600 Dishaster

All you have to do is to run back and forth as you try to balance plates that just never seem to stop coming. If they do come falling down, be sure to catch them or the game is up.

Dodge Em

Atari 2600 Dodge Em

Collect all the dots on this four-lane race track to advance tot he next level. Sounds similar to Pac-Man doesn’t it? The race track is broken up into four sections. Your car must remain in the lane it is in except where there is a break in the lanes between quadrants. Attempting to detour you from your quest is a second car travelling in the opposite direction. This car will always be trying to get into the same lane as you, causing a crash. Your car has the ability to travel at a fast or slow speed.

Dodger Cars

Atari 2600 Dodger Cars

Race at night, in a maze, around a track and in drag mode among others.


Atari 2600 Dolphin

The concept of this game is very simple: Stay alive by running from the giant squid. As you swim away from the squid, you will encounter schools of sea horses which form a vertical row on the screen with only a small opening to swim through. As you approach each school, the dolphins sonar will help you locate the opening; a low pitched sound will indicate the opening is near the bottom of the screen, and a higher pitched sound indicates the opening is near the top.

Cosmic Commuter

Atari 2600 Donald Duck's Speedboat

This game only existed as a prototype in the US. However, Polyvox officially released it in Brazil.

Donkey Kong

Atari 2600 Donkey Kong

Released in the arcades in 1981, Donkey Kong became a smash hit as was soon ported over to all popular gaming platforms of the time. In fact, the game has become so popular that it is still being ported over to modern gaming platforms. Mario must scale four different industrial levels: construction zone, cement factory, an elevator-themed level, and removing rivets from girders. Why you may ask, well, Mario must save the damsel in distress, Pauline, from the big ape before the timer runs out. Once the rivets are removed from the final level, Donkey Kong falls, and the two lovers are reunited. From there, the levels start over at a higher difficulty.

Donkey Kong Jr

Atari 2600 Donkey Kong Jr

Donkey Kong Jr. while popular, never quite reach the same level of fame as did the original game. In this sequel, Mario plays the antagonist, finally having captured Donkey Kong. Locked in a cage, you must try to save him. However, this won’t be difficult as Mario will send out snap jaws, swooping purple birds, and electric sparks in an attempt to stop Junior. Defend yourself by dropping fruit found around the levels on the heads of your foes.

Double Dragon

Atari 2600 Double Dragon

Double Dragon is set in post-apocalyptic New York. Double Dragon is the story Billy and Jimmy Lee, twin brothers trained in the fighting style of Sou-Setsu-Ken. Together, they managed a small martial arts training school. One day, Billy’s girlfriend, Marian, is kidnapped by the Black Warriors, led by Willy. As you can imagine, Billy and Jimmy set out to save Billy’s girlfriend. Using various techniques fight using punches, kicks and the elbow strike.

Double Dunk

Atari 2600 Double Dunk

This is a two-on-two basketball game. Play the clock for 1, 5, 10 and 15-minute tournaments. The first team to hit 10, 24, 36 or 48 points wins.

Dragon Fire

Atari 2600 Dragon Fire

The king’s treasures have been stolen and it is up to you to recover each one of them. The treasure are being stored in separate castles, each one being guarded by a fire breathing dragon. Each level in the game has two parts. The first involves crossing the castle’s drawbridge. Jump and duck the dragons fireballs and avoid flying arrows to reach the other side! The second part involves collecting all of the treasures on the screen and make it to the exit while avoiding the dragon.


Atari 2600 Dragonstomper

Battle your way along the trail of enchantment to the lair of the evil dragon.


Atari 2600 Dragster

Dragster is a very short game. Your goal is simple, race your car across the finish line before your opponent. If you have ever watched drag racing before, not many races take longer than 8 seconds.

Dukes of Hazzard II

Atari 2600 Dukes of Hazzard II

This is another prototype with the Dukes of Hazzard name. This version is a modified version of Stunt Cycle.


Atari 2600 Dune

Dune is an unreleased prototype based on the 1984 movie and never finished. Dune was designed by Atari programmers Bruce Poehlman and Gary Stark and then was continued by another unknown developer. While the game engine seems complete, many game elements and graphics are missing..

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