The Unofficial Atari: a Visual History book is based on the Atari® 8-bit Home Computer. It pays a huge tribute to this incredible home computer, from the product design to its amazing catalogue of third-party software. The book is an unofficial publication created by myself Darren Doyle and it’s my first published book from the Greyfox Books™ label. This is the very first book of its kind to be released for the Atari 8-bit home computer enthusiast in a visual compendium, ever!
We spent many months developing the book and we managed to acquire some incredible content along the way. The amazing amount of support and contributions we have received from private collectors and review contributors has been fantastic, making the Atari: A Visual History book a reality.
Within the Unofficial Atari: a Visual History book the visuals are the main focus, with roughly 210-220 words of text accompanying each game spread. A review of each game has especially been given a lot of research and thought during the writing process from myself and all contributors involved. Within the book, you’ll also find a series of larger features and interviews with developers and software house profiles and much more, ensuring a great mix of visuals and words.
Overall, the book will contain around 50,000 words and hundreds of iconic images; each one is given its own unique flair in presentation and professional preservation which will make it the perfect coffee-table Atari book.
Format: Portrait orientation Dimensions: 229 X 152 mm
Page count: 420 pages
Book Weight: 1.23kg
Cover: 150 gsm Silk coated paper and Anti-scuff Matt lamination cover Hardback Book
Inside Pages: Matt varnish throughout on 130gsm Silk coated paper.
Foreword for the Atari Visual History written by: Douglas Crockford
Games featured in the book:
A.E. – Alley Cat – Action Biker – Agent USA – Adventure of Robin Hood – Astro Chase – Arkanoid – Archon – Alternate Reality – Aztec Challenge – Attack of the Mutant Camels – Amaurote – B.M.X. Simulator – BC’s Quest for tires – Blue Max –
Beach Head – Bounty Bob strikes back – Bristles – Blue Max 2001 – SBeach Head 2 – Bruce Lee – Black Lamp – Boulder Dash – Blinky’s Scary School – Buck Rogers Planet of doom – Bomb Jake – Beer Belly Burt’s Brew Biz – Ball Blazer –
Congo Bongo – Cohen’s Tower – Conan: Hall of Volta – ChopLifter – BChop Suey – Comic Tunnels – Crack-Up! – Crumble’s Crisis – Chuckie Egg – Dropzone – Decathlon – Dimension X – Drol – Dallas Quest – Dimo’s Quest – Daylight Robbery –
Draconus – Dragonriders of Pern – Drelbs – Darts – Druid – Elektra Glide – Eidolon – Escape from Doomworld – Espial – Excelsor – Encounter – European Super Soccer – 2 Fight Night – Fort Apocalypse – Feud – Fidget – Forbidden Forest – Frogger 2 –
Gauntlet – Goonies – Gemstone Warrior – Ghostbusters – Ghost Chaser – Great American Cross Country Road Race – Green Beret – Gun Law – Gun Fighter – Gunslinger – Hero – Hard Hat Mack – Hawk-quest – Henry’s house – Hobgoblin – Hans Kloss – Infiltrator –
Jet Boot Jack – Jumpman – Joe Blade 2 – Java Jim – KikStart – Karateka – Koronis Rift – Kissin’ Kousins – L.A. Swat – Lazer Hawk – Laura –
Last V8 – Leapster – LeaderBoard Golf – Little Devil – Lode Runner – Last Guardian – Loco – Master of the Lamp – Mercenary – Mediator – Mr Robot and his Robot Factory – Milk Run – Mule – Mission Shark – Montezuma’s Revenge – Midnight –
Masters of Time – Mirax Force – Necromancer – Ninja – Nuclear Nick – Oil’s Wells – Oillie’s Follies – Operation Blood – O’Reilly’s Mine – Phantasie One – Pitstop 2 – Pitfall 2 – Polar Pierre – Pooyan – Pondering About Max – Plastron – Rainbow Walker –
Raid Over Moscow – Realms of Impossibility – Rescue on Fractulas – River Raid – Rampage – Rally Speedway – Adventure International – Scrolls of Abadon – Shamus – Speed King – Spelunker – Spy Hunter – Spy Vs Spy – Spy Vs Spy 2 Island Caper –
Stealth – Steve Davis Snooker – Summer Games – Strip Poker – Stella Shuttle – Seven Cities of Gold – Saracen – Schreckenstein – Tail of Beta Lyrae – Tapper – Timeslip – Trail Blazer – The Pawn – Trivia Quest – Up’n’Down – Ultima III – Vicky – Who Dares Wins –
Winter Olympiad 88 – War Hawk – Whistler’s Brother – War Games – World Karate Championship – Yoomp! – Zaxxon – Zybex – Zorro – Datasoft Inc.
Interview with Justin Whittaker – Interview with Christopher Murray – Interview with Sean Townsend
Interview with Scott Adams – Interview with Jon Williams – Interview with Tony Wilson & Russell Knight
Interview with Steve Englehart – Interview with Noah Falstein – Interview with the Antic Podcast.
Datasoft Inc Software – Synapse Software – Broderbund Software
The Atari 8-bit Game Loading Gallery
Atari 800 machine & Game adverts
Emulating the Atari 8-bit: A Historic Foresight
and amazing Atari 8-bit photography included.
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