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One of the coolest original games (if not the coolest) to come out for the Atari 2600 (aka Atari VCS) was Yars' Revenge. Programmed by Howard Scott Warshaw, it started out as a port of the arcade game Star Castle and evolved in to the greatness that we remember as Yars' Revenge. continue

The image is displayed on a 20" TV screen with my vintage Atari 2600 hooked up to it. Take a close look at that image. Look at those beautiful little red, green, and blue rectangles working together to bring the illusion of colorful objects when viewed at a normal distance. continue

(Flash*Bert) Use the arrow keys to move Q*Bert around. Jump on squares to change them to the target color. Use the spinning discs to lure the snake to his death. continue

Use the mouse to move the paddles back and forth. Try to eliminate all of the bricks. continue

Use the the mouse to move the crosshairs and left-click to fire. Defend the cities - shoot all falling hazards. continue

Use the arrow keys. Move frog vertically or horizontally using the arrow keys. Object is to safely maneuver the frog within the allotted time. Cross highway without getting run over and cross river without falling in. Avoid traffic, deadly snakes, otters, crocodiles, and the diving turtles. continue

Use the the mouse to move around and space bar to fire. Shoot anything that moves! continue