Atari Games, were literally the creators of Atari Games, in the guise of Atari arcade games. You see, back in the 70s, Atari was one company, but as we get to the mid 80s, it’s ownership split. The consumer division was bought by Jack Tramiel (of Commodore fame), whilst the arcade games division went in a separate direction. Last week we explored the consumer division of Atari, whilst this week’s video game documentary is looking at the arcade division, Atari Games.
Featured in this video;
Atari arcade games
Escape from the planet of the robot monsters
Midway Games West
and lots in-between.
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Music is (in order) from Xybots, Marble Madness and Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters. All Atari arcade games.
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Creative Commons videos sourced;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bzWnaH-0sg – PDP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QatVdwglRJs – Plant grow
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o019DYaSxUQ – Computer Space
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sYkkaGcEKQ – Gran Trak
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EMQRO5yp8Q – Atari Arcade Scene
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDeA-Qp7O1I – Clouds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8J8x2sOlC0 – Planet Robot Monsters Remix.
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