Atari’s ‘Quantum’ (1982)

Images courtesy of The Arcade Flyer Archive.
Images courtesy of The Arcade Flyer Archive.

Thanks to the incredible documentary The Space Invaders: In Search of Lost Time I was made aware of an Atari game that I had never heard of before entitled ‘Quantum’.

Quantum B - Arcade Flyer ArchiveQuantum C - Arcade Flyer Archive
Quantum D - Arcade Flyer Archive

Released into the wilds of the arcades of the 80s back in 1982, Quantum was a color vector title designed by General Computer Corp. for Atari. I’ve never played the game myself of course but watching this video uploaded by Old Classic Games the closest game I could describe it to would be Taito’s 1981 Qix but with more freedom of movement.

Make sure to check out Doug McCoy’s review of the Space Invaders documentary and follow the link up top to obtain a copy for yourself!

Thanks as always to the The Arcade Flyer Archive for the wonderful images you see above.


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Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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