With Arcadesoft your Computer fits the Arcade Hits

If they had hung posters like these of video games on the walls of my hometown as advertising, they would have been gone about 10 minutes after they went up. I loved Atarisoft’s offerings and I can still seen very clearly in my head those green packages I lusted after for my Commodore 64.


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2 thoughts on “With Arcadesoft your Computer fits the Arcade Hits

  1. This is awesome!! Thank you so much for sharing this! It’s also a great example of one symptom that predated the crash of the games industry. The market was saturated with systems.. Atari 2600, 5200, Intellivision, ColecoVision, Vectrex, Odyssey2, Atari 8-Bit Computers, Commodore 64, Texas Instruments, plus IBM, Apple IBM, etc. And the same games were released in multiple formats across all of these different platforms. It really saturated the market and contributed to the crash.

  2. Atari Adventure Square says:

    They could’ve made a mint selling these huge game posters.
    They still could.

    Also, seeing Robotron in that original single-color Atari box format makes me tingle.
    Although, the resulting port on a 2600 would’ve been a seizure-inducing flicker-fest.

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