Atari Age Final Issue

When I received my March/April 1984 copy of Atari Age, I had no idea it would be the publication’s final issue. And, from the looks of it, neither did the folks at Atari. The pages are jam-packed with upcoming cartridges. What really caught my eye was the move toward younger gamers for the 2600. The “kids cartridge” section featured new games with Taz from Looney Toons, and Oscar from Sesame Street. I wouldn’t have been in the market for these games at the time, but even if I were, I don’t recall ever seeing them in my local stores. Apparently they were indeed released, as was the special kids controller. If anyone ever played these on the 2600, I’d love to hear about them.




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3 thoughts on “Atari Age Final Issue

  1. ddsw says:

    They don’t make gaming magazine covers like that anymore! I recall playing Taz once or twice…I don’t think it required a special controller. I remember it reminded me of Turmoil, which was a better game.

  2. You can say that again, ddsw! I sorely miss the artwork from the days of the Atari 2600, especially those on the game boxes. Great article as always Vinvectrex! :)

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