Atari 800 is one of the initial home computers developed by Atari Inc. in 1979. They revolutionized the home computer systems with coprocessor chips. When video games on the platform launched, it drew the attention of the critics. Moreover, the console received many praises for full keyboard support, panelled graphics and a good collection of amazing games. The console contains user-accessible and expandable RAM.

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Atari named the console as Atari 800 due to its 8Kb RAM size. During five production years, a total of two million units of Atari 800 console was sold across the world. The Atari 800 had an operating system built into the ROM. It uses an ANTIC chip to provide high-quality graphics via Atari BASIC system calls. The Atari Corporation stopped the production and sales of Atari 800 in 1992. 

With very less available technology at that time, Atari 800 was an amazing console that will always be a part of Hall of Fame. Some of the very popular and interesting games released on Atari 800 are Mario Bros (1983), PacMan, Aladdin, 1040 Terminator, Invaders, Bubbles, 3 D Maze, Star Gate, Adventure Island and many more. To get a detailed idea about the features of the console, you need to check out these games.

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What Emulator is used to play games on this ROM?

To play your favourite game on Atari 800 console, you need to download and install Atari 800 (Atari 8-bit) emulators. For windows, the available choices are A8E 0.2, Atari800Win Plus 4.0, kat5200, Rainbow 2.2, etc. Mac OS X users can select Atari800MacX 5.0.1 or Rainbow 2.2 as their emulator. For Linux users, the available emulators are ACE 0.3, kat5200 0.8.1, etc.

Three Related Games

A plethora of games has launched on Atari 800 console. Some of them are listed below.


Pac-Man is a maze attack game. It released in 1980. The player is the protagonist, fictional character Pac-Man who is surrounded by four coloured ghosts with unique combat abilities. The play has to reach to the ball following the given path without being encountered by any of the ghosts. If the ghosts touch the player, the game ends. The objective is to take the ball and advance to the next level. It received hill-high acclamation and was a grand commercial success.

Mario Bros

This classic game released in 1983 over various consoles. Mario is the protagonist. He is a plumber. His cousin is Luigi. Both Mario and Luigi set off to clear all the sewers of America that are attacked by unwanted worms and other creatures. The objective of the game is to kill all the enemies to advance to the next level of more complex pipelining. The player can kick and jump over the enemies to kill them. This nostalgic mini-game is still a sideline part of newer versions of Mario.

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Donkey Kong

The villain sometimes outplays the hero. Donkey Kong is the villain of this iconic 80s game. The hero, Jumpman Mario later gained popularity in Mario Bros launched after four years. The objective of the game is to reach the top of a maze filled with ladders and fight the Kong. While you are ascending, Donkey Kong throws big boxes over you. Once the boxes touch the player, the game is over. This game was very popular and will still amaze you.  

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