Atari 5200 Games Starting with Po to St


Atari 5200 Popeye

As Popeye, you are trying to win Olive Oyl’s love by collecting tokens of her love: those things she keeps dropping from the top of the screen. After collecting the required number of items, you advance to the next more difficult level. The game is filled with many obstacles to stop you from completing your task. Brutus wanders around the screen and is constantly trying to catch you. Collect a can of spinach and you can temporarily knock him out. Be sure to knock him out because if you don’t, he will knock you out.


Atari 5200 Q*bert

Q*Bert is a port from the popular early 1980s. You goal is simple: change all of the tiles on a pyramid to the target colour. On early levels, a single hop will change the tile to the desired color, but on later levels you may need to hop on a tile multiple times or even avoid hopping on a tile multiple times! But wait, it gets worse, there are many different creatures wandering around the board aimlessly. Any one of these will take your life.


Atari 5200 Qix

In this game, you paint your territory. You draw rectangles and other shapes to claim your territory and you can either draw these rectangles fast or slow. Drawing the rectangles using the slow method awards you the most points. Once a rectangle is drawn, the console colours it in. While drawing the rectangles, you need to watch out for Qix and Sparks who travel around the border trying to prevent you from occupying enough territory to make it to the next level.

Quest for Quintana Roo

Atari 5200 Quest for Quintana Roo

As Yucatan Sam, your quest is to explore the temple of Quintana Roo. Find the vault that is hidden somewhere within and return with the treasure that is inside. Your quest begins outside the temple. Climb your way up the side of the temple in order to get inside. Poisonous snakes and deadly lightning bolts will block your progress.

RealSports Baseball

Atari 2600 RealSports Baseball

Baseball is part of Atari’s Realsports series supporting both one and two player games. The game supports bunting, stealing bases, and throwing several types of pitches from a fast ball to a curve ball. Several game variations are included which allow you to select whether the home or visiting team is at bat first, and whether or not a player can swing only at pitches that are a strike, or they can swing at any pitch.

RealSports Boxing

Atari 2600 RealSports Boxing

Part of the RealSports series from Atari. This game features one or two player modes, with a wide range of moves. There are four characters. Two of them are visibly black and each has a distinct weakness and as such a particular shot is most effective to finish them off. A power bar indicates your strength and how well you are compared to your opponent. When you power bar depletes, the game is over.

Realsports Football

Atari 2600 Realsports Football

Realsports Football is played from a top down point of view. There is a variety of offensive and defensive plays that can be called, along with several skill levels for each player. Each game lasts for 15 minutes. The team with the most points wins!

RealSports Soccer

Atari 2600 RealSports Soccer

Part of Atari’s RealSports series. Soccer is for one or two players. The game is played from an overhead viewpoint. When your team has the ball, control is given tot he player currently dribbling the ball. Unlike other games of its time, you can set the length of each game. When playing against the computer several different skill levels are available.

RealSports Tennis

Atari 2600 RealSports Tennis

Realsports Tennis is played with two players or one player. The game follows tennis rules and features the ability to hit forehand or backhand shots to all areas of the court as well as serves and lobs. You can play a game of singles or doubles, and multiple skill levels are included.

Rescue on Fractalus

Atari 5200 Rescue on Fractalus

Jet through the cavernous canyons of Fractalus. Your fellow pilots are waiting desperately for you.

River Raid II

Atari 2600 River Raid II

River Raid is a vertically scrolling action game. You fly a jet down the river in an attempt to destroy bridges which are vital to the enemy. This task seems easy at first, but the choppers, tanks and other obstacles will try to shot you down. Keep an eye on the fuel gauge, when it runs out, you loose a life. To refuel, fly over the fuel depots. In River Raid II, the gameplay is similar to the original River Raid, but with a few additions.

Road Runner

Atari 2600 Road Runner

This game was ported from the Arcade by Atari. You play the the Road Runner and must run along the road, avoiding trucks, land mines, falling rocks and avoiding getting caught by Wile E. Coyote. You must also eat birdseed along the way or you will become faint and Wile E. will catch you. And unlike the cartoons, you will be caught if you are not careful. You can get points for eating birdseed and making Wile E. get hit by trucks, falling rocks, etc.

Robotron: 2084

Atari 5200 Robotron: 2084

In this popular and timeless game, robots and mankind are at war. Robots have taken over the earth and are bent on destroying the last surviving human family. Your mission is to destroy the robots and protect the last humans.

Space Dungeon

Atari 5200 Space Dungeon

You fly your spaceship within the space dungeon which consists of numerous rooms. Like many dungeon games before and since, you must collect the treasures to score points and then proceed to the next level. Many of the rooms contain such dangerous enemies as death squares, guards, enforcers, pikers and more. To fight off the enemies, your spaceship is equipped with a laser which can fire in eight different directions. Also located in the dungeons is a thief with the same goal as you. The thief can’t be destroyed, but a well space shot will cause him to drop his treasure.

Space Invaders

Atari 5200 Space Invaders

In this classic 1980s arcade game, Earth is under attack from several rows of bomb dropping aliens. Defending the planet with your laser cannon and have three shields for defence. The shields don’t last forever, so be quick and kill off the aliens.The aliens march back and forth. Each time the end of the screen is reached they will drop one row closer to the bottom. As you shoot them, they speed up making the last ones the hardest to kill.


Atari 5200 Spitfire

Spitfire is part Zaxxon and part Star Raiders. The big feature of this game is its 3D graphics capabilities.

Spitfire Attack

Atari 5200 Spitfire Attack

Spitfire Attack came with the Flight Commander. The controllers are functionally equivalent to a joystick so you do not need them to play the game today.

Sport Goofy

Atari 5200 Sport Goofy

As the title suggests, this game is loosely based on the old Sport Goofy cartoon where Goofy tries to compete at several different sporting events. While this title was obviously aimed at young children, it is a game that can be enjoyed by all ages..

Star Raiders

Atari 5200 Star Raiders

Your mission is to destroy the Krylon fighters that are closing in on your starbases. Find sectors of the galaxy where cruiser, fighters and basestars are located and destroy them. Once all the fighters are destroyed, you can warp to a new location for the next battle. Watch your starships energy as warping to a new location saps your energy. If you completely run out of energy, your starship will be destroyed. Just remember that you can warp back to your starbase at any time to refuel. Also use the starbase to fix your damaged vessel.

Star Wars

Atari 5200 Star Wars

The game begins on Tatooine. You are Luke Skywalker and your mission is to meet up with R2D2, C3PO and Obi-Wan.

Star Wars: Death Star Battle

Atari 5200 Star Wars: Death Star Battle

Piece by piece, the empire is rebuilding the Death Star. Once again, the Death Star must be destroyed. Guide you Millennium Falcon through the openings int he force field while blasting away at the tie interceptors.

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