Check Out This 1983 Star Trek Commercial For The Atari!

Over on the Diary of An Arcade Employee Facebook Page last week I shared some personal memories for not only the Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator arcade game but how I sadly never received a copy of the many home ports.


While trying to find box art for that post I stumbled upon this rather awesome 1983 ad featuring the Atari 2600 and Atari 400, in particular the Atari Joystick and the fact you needed an overlay to play the game properly.

[Via] SEGA/Gremlin
Hey! Is it just me or is that young Vulcan at the end of the ad…is that John Franklin who played Issac in 1984’s Children of the Corn?
Children of the Corn

“It’s Inhuman.”


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