|Starpath is one of the true bright spots in the history of the 2600. Founded
in 1981 with the name Arcadia Corporation, they soon changed their name to Starpath
for copyright reasons. The Starpath Supercharger debuted in 1982 at a price
of $44.95. The Supercharger was in add-on module that expanded the RAM of the
2600 from 128 bytes to 6,272 bytes. This added high-resolution graphics and
larger games for eager players. The Supercharger was inserted into the cartridge
slot of the 2600, and a cable connected into the earphone jack of a standard
cassette player. All Starpath games were on audiocassette, and were loaded by
simply playing them in the cassette player while connected to the Supercharger.
Starpath released some of the best games in the 2600 library, including the
first true RPG for the system, Dragonstomper.
However, while the unit was a critical success, it was only mildly successful
at the retail level. Starpath was then bought by Epyx
and disappeared. Today, Bridgestone
Multimedia, a religious multimedia company, owns the rights to the Starpath
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