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Back in the heyday of the Atari 2600, most reasonably-sized game companies produced catalogs to promote their games. It seems this is a lost art, as companies rarely package in catalogs with console games these days. But back in the early 80s it was always a blast looking through the latest Atari catalog to see what new games you could convince (beg) your parents to buy for you. As the largest producer of games for their systems, Atari also produced the greatest number of catalogs. And, in our opinion, the greatest catalogs. Atari's catalogs were filled with wonderful art that made them a joy to leaf through. And their catalogs could take a while to browse since some of them were quite large. Activision also produced a good number of catalogs, from their early days as the first third-party publisher with only six titles, to their later times when they were also publishing Imagic titles. Most other third-party companies only produced a single catalog, such as Parker Brothers. It's interesting to note that several third-party catalogs depict games that were never released, whereas Atari and Activision were much better about not picturing vaporware.

We're someday hoping to build a complete library of catalogs. If you have any catalogs that we're missing and wouldn't mind scanning them in, please contact us as we'd love to hear from you!

 
20th Century Fox
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Model Number: [none]
Year: [none]
Titles: 14

This catalog features Fox's first four games for the Atari 2600, which were the Sirius games that came in red cartridges. Later Fox releases were based mostly on Fox television and movie properties. The Coming Attractions page lists several games that never saw the light of day, including 9 to 5, Six Pack, Entity, Tough Enough, and The Day The Earth Stood Still. This catalog also features an offer for a free MegaForce movie poster (not that we're sure you'd want a poster of this movie hanging in your room!)
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Model Number: 83-FOX-6004
Year: 1983
Titles: 14

This 1983 20th Century Fox catalog features 14 titles, which is nearly all the titles Fox released for the Atari 2600 (the missing titles being Crash Dive, M*A*S*H, and Porky's). This catalog contained five coupons good for $5 each on the titles The Earth Dies Screaming, Revenge of the Beefsteak Tomatoes, Flash Gordon, Bank Heist, and SpaceMaster X-7.
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Activision
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Model Number: AG-940-02
Year: 1980
Titles: 6

This is one of Activision's earliest catalogs, and the earliest we presently have on display at AtariAge (if you have an even earlier one, please let us know!) This catalog displays Activision's initial six titles and depicts the boxes with the black "A New Game Cartridge" stripe on the bottom right corner. It appears when this catalog was released only four of the six games were available, with Bridge and Skiing listed as being available in early 1981. Unlike Atari, Activision actively promoted their designers, as evidenced by portraits and bios in their catalogs and game manuals. In this catalog, Alan Miller, David Crane, Larry Kaplan, and Bob Whitehead are featured. Gotta' love how those guys on the cover are holding those Atari joysticks!
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Model Number: AG-940-05
Year: 1981
Titles: 10

This Activision catalog features ten games, with two of them listed as "Coming Soon" (Freeway and Kaboom!). The games at this point still all sport the "A New Game Cartridge.." stripe at the bottom right corner of the boxes. The tag line for this particular catalog is, "Beats The Real Thing." Hmm, you'd think they were competing with Coca-Cola! This is the first Activision catalog to sport the rainbow Activision logo. At this point, Activision still only has four game designers, Alan Miller, David Crane, Larry Kaplan, and Bob Whitehead.
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Model Number: AG-940-06
Year: 1981
Titles: 12

In this catalog Activision's lineup increased two titles to ten, the new entries being Ice Hockey, and Stampede (both listed as "Coming Soon"). Unlike Activision's's previous catalog, on the cover of this one they include the two "Coming Soon" games. In this catalog the game boxes no longer have the black stripe at the bottom right corner of the box depicting, "A New Game Cartridge..." By this time Activision added a fifth designer, Steve Cartwright.
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Model Number: AG-940-08
Year: 1982
Titles: 14

This purple Activision catalog would be the last to display the stylized artwork for each game on the cover. This catalog contains fourteen titles, the newest additions being Grand Prix and Barnstorming (both listed as "Coming This Spring"). The tag line for this catalog is We Put You In The Game.
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Model Number: [none]
Year: 1982
Titles: 2

This is a strange Activision catalog in that it only describes two games: StarMaster and Chopper Command. Both games get a fair amount of attention devoted to them, certainly more than in most other Activision catalogs. The catalog itself is black, with "HERE." printed in large red letters, underneath which "Prepare Yourself." is presented in a smaller, white typeface. We're not sure if this was included with another game, or a brochure available at stores. If anyone has additional information about this catalog, please contact us.
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Model Number: AG-940-8
Year: 1982
Titles: 16

Activision must have decided at this point that the front of their catalogs was getting cluttered, so with this catalog we have a much simpler cover. This catalog is titled Spring 1982 and features the Activision logo, an additional rainbow stripe and the tagline We Put You In The Game. This catalog contains descriptions of 16 titles, the newest being Chopper Command and StarMaster (both listed as arriving in June 1982).
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Model Number: AG-940-9
Year: 1982
Titles: 18

This catalog is very similiar in outward appearances to Activision's previous catalog, except that it is titled Summer 1982. Internally we are presented with two new games, bringing the total Activision title count to 18. The new titles are Megamania and Pitfall!, both slated for a September 1982 release. This is the first Activision catalog to feature the Activision All-Stars Patches (nine patches are displayed in this catalog).
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Model Number: AG-940-10
Year: 1982
Titles: 18

Activision moved from a black cover to red with this catalog, titled Fall, 1982. This catalog also features Activision's entry into the Intellivision market, with Pitfall! and Stampede listed as titles for that system. The number of 2600 titles available remains constant at 18, with Megamania and Pitfall! listed as coming October and September 1982, respectively (Pitfall! slipped a month from the previous catalog). Two pages of Activision All-Stars Patches (for eleven games in total) are listed in this catalog. This is the first Activision catalog without portraits and bios of the Activision designers, although they are still credited individually in the description of each game. Between this and the previous catalog Activision's address changed from Santa Clara to Mountain View, California.
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Model Number: AG-940-10
Year: 1982
Titles: 22

Titled Winter, 1982, this catalog is similar in appearance to the Fall, 1982 catalog. It features four new games, Seaquest (February 1983), Spider Fighter (January 1983), River Raid (December 1982), and Sky Jinks, for a total of 22 games. The two pages of Activision All-Stars Patches now highlight 14 different games. This catalog contains two Intellivision games, Pitfall! and Stampedes.
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Model Number: AG-940-11
Year: 1983
Titles: 25

Activision's Winter/Spring 1983 catalog and is blue in appearance, a change from red of the previous two catalogs. This catalog features 25 Atari 2600 titles and two Intellivision titles. New games in this catalog are Dolphin (April 1983), Keystone Kapers (April 1983), and Oink (March 1983). In addition, Activision All-Stars Patches for 18 games are featured.
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Model Number: AG-94-05
Year: 1983
Titles: 12

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Model Number: AG-940-05
Year: 1983
Titles: 13

We're not quite sure how Activision derived their catalog numbers, as this particular number was also used for this catalog in 1981. This catalog, titled Winter/Spring 1984, only contains listings for thirteen Activision Atari-related titles, nine for the 2600 and four for the 5200.Contained within are descriptions for several ColecoVision and Intellivision games as well. Activison's five Intellivision titles are relegated to the back cover of this catalog.
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Model Number: AZ-940-00
Year: 1984
Titles: 13

This is a simple, single sheet, black and white catalog produced fairly late in Activision's support of the Atari 2600. This catalog proclaims games for the 2600 and 7800, but in actuality there are only 2600 games featured, which of course also work in the 7800. The exception is Space Shuttle, which has a note stating 2600 Only. The back page has information that can be used to order titles through a toll free number or through the mail (the address being one for a company called Triton Products, in San Francisco).
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Model Number: AG-940-05
Year: 1984
Titles: 11

This later Activision catalog covers a wide variety of systems Activision was producing games for at the time, including the Atari 2600, 5200, Atari 8-bit computers, Apple II, IBM PCjr, Commodore 64, and Colecovision. While many of the titles were produced for several systems, this catalog only contains four 2600 titles and six 5200 titles. Graphically this catalog bears little resemblence to Activision's 2600 catalogs, although it does share the same model number (AG-940-05) with two other catalogs (no we don't know why, but it is confusing!)
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Model Number: AG-946-103
Year: 1988
Titles: 18

One of Activision's latest catalogs featuring Atari games, the title of this 1988 catalog is simply, Video Games For Atari 2600/7800. There aren't any 7800-specific games listed in this catalog, although Activision would later release 7800 versions of some of the games in this catalog. At this time in Activision's life they were also releasing Absolute Entertainment and Imagic games. Only a few of Activision's original slate of 2600 games are featured in this catalog. This catalog also features an ad for VideoGames and Computer Entertainment Magazine as well as a sweepstakes for $250 and 5 games from the catalog.
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Apollo
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Model Number: [none]
Year: 1981
Titles: 2

This appears to be Apollo's first catalog, judging by the fact that only two games are listed in it. Those games are Skeet Shoot and Space Chase. A full page is devoted to each of these games, plus another page that contains screenshots for both of them. Another page states that additional games are coming in the future, which would turn out to be a true statement (this wasn't always the case!)
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Model Number: [none]
Year: 1981
Titles: 6

This is Apollo's second catalog and contains the title Lochjaw, which Apollo was forced to quickly rename to Shark Attack. It contains six titles, an increase of four over Apollo's previous offering. The color of the background behind the description for each game is the same color as the label the cartridge was produced with (these are Apollo's original labels). Because Lochjaw was quickly replaced by Shark Attack, an updated catalog was released to reflect the game's name change.
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Model Number: [none]
Year: 1982
Titles: 6

This is Apollo's third catalog, released as an update to their second catalog to replace Lochjaw with Shark Attack. The name was changed due to a lawsuit over the name’s similarity to the movie "Jaws". Outside of this change, the catalog is very similar to Apollo's previous offering. Additional changes include the removal of a star border around the Limited 90-Day Warranty box and a change of the copyright year from 1981 to 1982 on the back cover. The color of the background behind the description for each game is the same color as the label the cartridge was produced with (these are Apollo's original labels).
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Atari
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Model Number: [none]
Year: [none]
Titles: 8

What is probably Atari's earliest catalog, it doesn't even have an Atari part number, which is unusual because nearly everything produced by Atari had a part number. This catalog features only eight Atari 2600 titles and is one of the smallest (in page count) catalogs Atari was to produce for the 2600. This catalog makes no mention of the 2600 by name. On the back cover under the Atari logo and name is the text Innovative leisure. Under that is the phrase, More games. More fun. Artwork used in this catalog would survive many iterations until finally replaced several years later in the CO16725-Rev. D catalog. This artwork was expanded upon as new games were added to the Atari lineup in later catalogs. If anyone has additional information about this catalog, such as confirming that this was the original catalog for the 2600, please drop us a line!
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Model Number: CO-12737
Year: 1978
Titles: 15

This catalog uses the same cover artwork from the earlier Innovative Leisure catalog, but with a red background. It features 15 titles (nearly twice as many as the previous catalog) and has a chart on the back cover listing all the games and the controllers each game requires. The Atari logo on the back cover also features the text Innovative Leisure and the front cover has the phrase, More Games. More fun.
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Model Number: CO12737-02
Year: 1978
Titles: 20

This catalog continues the Innovative Leisure theme, and is very similar to Atari's previous catalog.. It features 20 titles, an increase if five titles over the previous catalog. The back inside cover has a chart listing all the games and what controllers each game requires. The Atari logo on the back cover also features the text Innovative Leisure and the front cover has the phrase, More Games. More fun.
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Model Number: CO14356-Rev. C
Year: 1979
Titles: 32

The cover art from previous catalogs is used again here, although this would be the last catalog it makes its appearance in. This catalog is very similar to CO12737-02, except the cover is yellow instead of read and this catalog contains 32 games as opposed to 20. Also, the chart listing all the games has moved to the inside back cover, with the back cover containing a picture of Atari's releases to that point and the phrase, Nobody offers you as many different games to play.
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Model Number: CO14356-Rev. D
Year: 1980
Titles: 38

This catalog features new cover artwork over its predecessor, even though it is similar to Atari's earlier catalogs. This catalog features 38 titles, an increase of six over the previous catalog. The new titles in this catalog are 3D-Tic-Tac-Toe, Adventure, Circus Atari, Golf, Night Driver, and Space Invaders. Strangely, two games were also renamed: Basic Math was changed to Fun With Numbers and Hunt & Score was renamed to A Game of Concentration. The back of this catalog features a large white Atari logo against a solid blue background.
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Model Number: CO14356-Rev. E
Year: 1980
Titles: 40

This catalog is nearly identical to the previous catalog. The primary change is the addition of four new games to the Atari lineup: Championship Soccer and Dodge 'Em, Maze Craze, and Video Checkers. In addition, the games Slot Machine and Star Ship were dropped. Other than these title changes there is very little to distinguish this catalog from the previous one.
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Model Number: CO16725-Rev. A
Year: 1981
Titles: 42

With this catalog Atari changed the part number as well as the cover artwork. This catalog features a red cover and each page has a thick red border at the top. Four new titles were added and two removed over the previous one, bringing Atari's title count up to 42. The new titles were Asteroids and Othello, Video Pinball, and Warlords. The titles removed were Space War and Miniature Golf. This is the first Atari catalog to proclaim the number of "Game Program Cartridges" on the front cover.
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Model Number: CO16725-Rev. B
Year: 1981
Titles: 43

The cover artwork on this catalog is unchanged from the previous catalog, although the background color is more orange than red this time around. The number of titles was increased from 42 to 43, with the addition of another arcade classic, Missile Command. Championship Soccer was also renamed to Pele's Soccer. It is interesting to note that the inside cover of this catalog features a screen shot of Space Invaders that does not match the game eventually released.
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Model Number: CO16725-Rev. C
Year: 1981
Titles: 43

Once again Atari left the cover artwork the same as the previous catalog but changed the background color, this time choosing green (which is also carried over to the top of every page). The title count remained unchanged in this catalog, with no additions or subtractions to Atari's 2600 slate of games. There are only minor changes to this catalog. One of them was to the inside cover, where a mockup of Space Invaders was changed to Asteroids. Atari also added the Game Program Case to the back of the catalog, to supplement the Game Library storage unit in previous catalogs.
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Model Number: CO16725-Rev. D
Year: 1981
Titles: 45

Atari introduced an entirely new style with this catalog. Not only is the familiar cover artwork from previous catalogs gone, but all new artwork was created for Atari's games for use with their Picture labels, and this artwork was used in this catalog as well. This catalog contains 45 titles, an increase over the previous catalog by two. This catalog introduced six new titles while removing two from Atari's lineup. New titles include Defender, Haunted House, Pac-Man, Space War (which had previously been removed in the CO16725-Rev. A catalog), Super Breakout, and Yars' Revenge. Blackjack, Flag Capture, Fun With Numbers, and Surround were removed. Atari introduced a Game Center storage unit that would hold the 2600, controllers, 27 cartridges, and manuals.
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Model Number: CO16725-Rev. E
Year: 1982
Titles: 49

This catalog is very similar in appearance to the previous catalog, with the exception that the front proclaims "49 Game Program Cartridges" instead of 45. The titles added to this catalog were Berzerk, Demons to Diamonds, Math Gran Prix, and Star Raiders. The introduction and table of contents was also changed a bit over the previous catalog. There's also a page describing future Coming Attractions, including Combat II, which was never released.
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Model Number: [none]
Year: 1982
Titles: 55

We're not sure exactly when this poster catalog was released in relation to other Atari catalogs, but it appears to have been produced after (or around the same time as) the CO16725 Rev. E catalog. The front of this catalog is in the same style as the 16725 Rev. D and E posters, although the colors are a bit different. However, this poster makes references to several games that are not mentioned in either of those two catalogs, including Frog Pond (never released), Adventure I and II (we assume these are the Swordquest series), and Baseball, Volleyball and Football (the upcoming RealSports line). This catalog features 55 titles, including those shown on the last page in the "Coming Soon" section.
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Model Number: CO16725
Year: 1982
Titles: 45

In an effort to thwart future catalog collectors, this catalog, CO16725, was produced after all the other catalogs that have "CO16725" as part of their model number. This catalog is titled A Guide to the Atari Stars and is a booklet style format, unlike the later Atari Stars catalog which is a poster. This may be the last of the large, booklet style catalogs from Atari. Although the cover proclaims "70 Game Program Cartridges" we only counted 45. We'll have to assume that Atari meant there were 70 titles available at the time the catalog was printed and they chose to only highlight 45. This catalog is pretty unique in appearance compared to previous Atari efforts and introduces many games for the first time, such as the Swordquest series and the Atari Kid's Library. There's also a page of Coming Attractions that talks briefly about Swordquest Airworld.
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Model Number: CO16725 Rev. F
Year: 1982
Titles: 73

This catalog is a revision to the previous booklet-style Atari Stars catalog. This catalog boasts the largest assembly of Atari 2600 titles that Atari would put together in a catalog. In future catalogs the 2600 would need to share space with Atari's newer systems, such as the 5200. There are many interesting things to note in this catalog, such as the section that describes the infamous Swordquest contest, a section about the Atari Kid's Library that includes information on several unreleased Sesame Street titles, and a mention of the unreleased game Swordquest: Airworld in the Coming Attractions section in the back of the catalog. Another interesting facet of the catalog is that the screenshot shown for Combat is actually a screenshot of the game Combat 2 that Atari would never release. And to top off the list of games in this catalog that would never be released, RealSports Basketball also gets a mention.
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Model Number: CO21776-Rev. A
Year: 1983
Titles: 88

Titled, "Atari Stars", this poster catalog features titles from both the Atari 2600 and the 5200 SuperSystem. This catalog sports 88 titles, 61 for the 2600 and 27 for the 5200. This catalog was released at the height of Atari's silver-label period and contains many games that never saw the light of day, such as Realsports Basketball, Donald Duck's Speedboat, Dumbo's Flying Circus, Good Luck Charlie Brown, and Miss Piggy's Wedding for the 2600 and Realsports Basketball, Sport Goofy, and Tempest for the 5200. Additionally, the Atari 2600 Keyboard and Voice Commander peripherals make an appearance in this catalog but these two items would would never see the light of day.
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Model Number: CO25618-001 Rev. A
Year: 1984
Titles: 75

This is an unusual catalog from Atari in that it features games and hardware for the 2600, 5200, and 7800. While there are several Atari catalogs that feature multiple systems, it's unusual to see three generations of Atari hardware depicted in the same catalog. There are over 70 titles pictured in this catalog, 32 for the 2600, 30 for the 5200, and 13 for the 7800. There are many titles shown that never saw the light of day, such as Dr. Salk's "Peek-A-Boo", Elevator Action, Garfield, The Last Starfighter for the 2600 and Rescue on Fractalus! for the 7800. Also, at this point Asteroids for the 7800 was still listed as 3D Asteroids. Some unreleased hardware is also described, such as the Computer Keyboard, High Score Cartridge and 7800 ProSystem Game Adapter that would allow you to play 2600 and 7800 games on the 5200. The last page of the catalog features a description and a picture of the unreleased MindLink accessory for the 2600 and 7800 that would allow you to control games by sending "electronic impulses from your brain to the game console".
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Model Number: CO34003 Rev. A
Year: 1987
Titles: 133

Yet another poster catalog from Atari (these seemed to be the norm in Atari's later years), this one features games from the 2600, 7800, and XE Video Game System. This catalog lists 133 titles in all, including 16 from the 2600, 20 from the 7800 and 87 titles for the XE Game System (of which many of these are third-party). Roughly the same amount of space is devoted to each system, with the XE Game System touted as "The Ultimate System for the Advanced Game Player." The 2600 is listed as the, "World's Most Popular Video Game System" and the 7800's tag line is, "The State-of-the-Art Video Game System." Some hardware is also depicted, although nothing out of the ordinary.
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Model Number: C300592-001W.F. 03-1989
Year: 1989
Titles: 40

This catalog, titled, "The Atari Advantage", was produced when Atari introduced the 2600 Jr. in an attempt to capitalize one last time on the 2600's early 80s popularity. This is the period that produced all the red-label Atari 2600 games, including some licensed from Coleco (such as Mouse Trap). Only one of the 40 games pictured never saw the light of day, Realsports Basketball. This catalog featured a contest with the grand prize being a 7-day trip to California including a day at Atari Headquarters to "see video games designed." But in order to become eligible to enter an essay writing contest to win the trip you first had to purchase 25 game cartridges. In addition, purchasing games could net you free Atari T-shirts, game cartridges, and discounts on Atari hardware.
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Coleco
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Model Number: R78286
Year: 1982
Titles: 9

There are two different versions of the Coleco catalog, one printed in Hong Kong and another in the US. This particular catalog was printed in Hong Kong. The only differences between the two catalogs are some changes in the game descriptions, and this catalog does not depict ownership of the original game as part of the title (for instance, "Zaxxon by SEGA"). The same nine titles are depicted in both catalogs. Of those titles, six were released and three were not: Lady Bug, Cosmic Avenger, and Turbo. All the games in this catalog are shown as being available for the Intellivision. It's interesting to note that the labels for the games on the front cover of this are obviously mockups, as they don't resemble the final artwork used for the production carts.
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Model Number: R78216A
Year: 1982
Titles: 9

There are two different versions of the Coleco catalog, one printed in Hong Kong and another in the US. This particular catalog was printed in the US. The only differences between the two catalogs are some changes in the game descriptions, and this catalog depicts ownership of the original game as part of the title (for instance, "Zaxxon by SEGA"). The same nine titles are depicted in both catalogs. Of those titles, six were released and three were not: Lady Bug, Cosmic Avenger, and Turbo. All the games in this catalog are shown as being available for the Intellivision. It's interesting to note that the labels for the games on the front cover of this are obviously mockups, as they don't resemble the final artwork used for the production carts.
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Data Age
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Model Number: MP13701A
Year: 1982
Titles: 5

This appears to be Data Age's first catalog and only contains their first five releases for the 2600. This is a pretty plain catalog, with a simple page devoted to each game, featuring the same artwork that appears on the label and box. Their motto in this catalog was, "Up to now, you've had it easy."
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Model Number: 136
Year: 1983
Titles: 7

We're impressed that Data Age actually released a second catalog given the small number of titles (8) they produced for the 2600. It's strange that given their small library that they completely neglected their first five titles that appeared in their first catalog. Perhaps they were trying to improve the quality of their games and didn't want to look back? This catalog only contains three games that were released and four games that were never released (although the binary for at least one of those games, Secret Agent, has been found). Given the titles that never saw the light of day (Smokey Bear, Mr. Bill's Neighborhood, and Mr. T) it appears that Data Age set their sites on getting the licensing rights to hot properties. Unfortunately this proved disastrous for them after Journey Escape did so poorly that they couldn't afford to pay the licensing fees.
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Imagic
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Model Number: 700500-1 Rev. A
Year: 1982
Titles: 7

This appears to be one of Imagic's earlier catalogs, although we suspect there's an even earlier version out there. This catalog features Imagic's first seven titles as well as Imagic's Video Storage Center that allowed you to store your 2600 or Intellivision console with games. There's also an offer to join Imagic's Numb Thumb Club, which promised a poster, wallet card and the first issue of Numb Thumb News.
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Model Number: 700500-1 Rev. C
Year: 1982
Titles: 12

This Imagic catalog contains twelve titles, seven of them for the 2600 with the remaining five being Intellivision titles. In addition, Imagic's Video Storage Center is displayed, as well as an offer for joining the Imagic Numb Thumb Club.
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Model Number: 700500-1 Rev. D
Year: 1982
Titles: 15

This Imagic catalog contains fifteen titles, but only eight of those are for the Atari 2600. The remaining titles are for the Intellivision (and many of these were quite good!) One new Imagic title over the previous catalog is present, that game is Dragonfire. In addition, Imagic's Video Storage Center is displayed, as well as an offer for joining the Imagic Numb Thumb Club.
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Model Number: 700194-1A
Year: 1983
Titles: 4

This is a single sheet describing four of Imagic's later releases for the 2600. Two of the titles, Solar Storm and No Escape!, are listed as Available Now. The other two titles, Moonsweeper and Fathom, are described as being available in July and August respectively.
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M Network
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Model Number: 0007-4290A
Year: 1982
Titles: 11

This catalog is virtually identical to M Network's 0007-4290 catalog, with one exception. The last page contains a white box for a dealer stamp, whereas the 0007-4290 catalog contains an M Network Purchase Seal. This catalog was available at dealers who sold M Network games and therefore pretty hard to come by these days.
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Model Number: 0007-4290
Year: 1982
Titles: 11

This is the more elusive version of M Network's Atari catalog. Why is it more elusive? Because this version has a screenshot for International Soccer that doesn't even closely resemble the game that shipped. Apparently they believed they could do a side-scrolling soccer game, but it probably proved too challenging a task for the 2600. The next version of the catalog corrects that error with a shot that matches the final game. There are some other minor differences between the two catalogs, such as the coloring of the M Network logo and the copyright/trademark text used. This catalog features eleven M Network games.
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Model Number: 0151-0050
Year: 1982
Titles: 11

This catalog is nearly identical to M Network's first catalog, except that they replaced the screenshot for International Soccer to reflect what the actual game looked like. Other minor changes include color changes to the M Network logo and some copyright/trademark wording changes. This catalog features eleven M Network titles. If you have a later catalog that features additional games, please drop us a line!
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Model Number: 0151-0920
Year: 1982
Titles: 14

We're guessing that this is M Network's last catalog for the 2600, but we'd love to be proven wrong. This catalog, which is more visually appealing than M Network's previous efforts, features 14 titles. This is an increase of three over the previous two catalogs. New games in this catalog are Adventures of Tron, Air Raiders, Burgertime, and Star Strike. Sea Battle, which appeared in the previous two catalogs, is missing in this time around (and has only recently been released by Intellvision Productions). Burgertime is listed as Coming Soon on the last page of this catalog, with a mocked up screenshot.
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Parker Brothers
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Model Number: [none]
Year: 1982
Titles: 9

This Parker Brothers catalog features nine games for the Atari 2600. Of the two Parker Brothers catalogs that feature 2600 games, this catalog is much harder to come by. Nine titles are featured in this catalog, five of them listed as Coming Soon. Each game is pictured on its own page, complete with artwork unique to this catalog. There are some differences in the boxes shown in this catalog versus the actual released games. For instance, the artwork on the Star Wars: Jedi Arena box is completely different from the released game. Also, on the Sky Skipper box the gorilla looks like he's holding a banana, whereas the released game shows him holding a coconut.
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Model Number: [none]
Year: 1983
Titles: 21

Of the two Parker Brothers catalogs that feature Atari games, this one is by far the most common. It features games for the Atari 2600, 5200, Intellivision, ColecoVision, Vic-20, and IBM. It's a fairly large catalog as far as third-party catalogs go, showcasing 21 games. This catalog is quite interesting from a collector's point of view, because it contains several 2600 games that never saw the light of day. These include McDonalds, The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Ework Adventure, and The Incredible Hulk. Of these games, only The Incredible Hulk has yet to been found in prototype form.
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Sears
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Model Number: CO18940 Rev. 1
Year: 1981
Titles: 34

Sears catalogs are fairly uncommon and this is the only one we've been able to acquire a scan of thus far. It features 34 titles spanned over eight pages (they really crammed 'em in!) The games in this catalog are categorized in the same way many Atari catalogs are organized, Sports, Combat Games, Strategy Games, etc. Each game is depicted with a single screenshot and a brief, single sentence description. This catalog features two of the three Sears' exclusives, Steeplechase and Stellar Track. The last page displays a system organizer, storage cubes and replacement parts. If anyone has additional Sears catalogs they'd like to scan for us, please drop us a line.
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Spectravision
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Model Number: [none]
Year: 1982
Titles: 5

This is Spectravision's first catalog featuring Atari 2600 titles. It only includes their first five titles for the 2600. Later catalogs would contain a better sampling of Spectravision's released 2600 games, minus Chase the Chuckwagon since that game was only available through a special offer with Ralston-Purina.

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Model Number: [none]
Year: 1982
Titles: 9

This Spectravision catalog, titled "Meet the Challenge Vol II 11/82", contains nine titles, an increase of four over their previous catalog. The new titles introduced in this catalog are Challenge of Nexar, Mangia, Master Builder, and Galactic Tactic. The last title, Galactic Tactic, which had a release date of "Winter 1982" was never actually released. The only released Spectravision title not in this catalog is Gas Hog (and Chase the Chuckwagon, which was only available through a special offer with Ralston-Purina). This catalog also features a page advertising the QuickShot joystick controller.
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Model Number: CA-021
Year: 1984
Titles: 50

This is a fairly simple single sheet catalog that Spectravideo released in 1984. It features games for the Atari 2600, Atari 400/800, Commodore Vic-20, Colecovision, and the Spectravideo Personal Computer System. Not surprisingly the system with the most titles listed is Spectravideo's Personal Computer System. All of Spectravideo's 2600 games are represented here, with one exception: Chase the Chuckwagon, which was only available through a special offer with Ralston-Purina. The reverse side of this catalog features Spectravideo's QuickShot controllers.
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Starpath
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Model Number: [none]
Year: 1982
Titles: 12

This catalog was produced before Arcadia changed their name to Starpath. This catalog contains 12 SuperCharger games, although many of them did not find their way to store shelves with the name as depicted in this catalog. For instance, there's a page dedicated to a game called Excalibur, but it would later be released as Dragonstomper. This catalog contains a special offer for a full color Communist Mutants from Space poster, along with a detailed explanation of the benefits the Supercharger brings to the Atari 2600. The last two pages contain a "Coming Soon" section, listing Frantic, Killer Satellites, Jungle Raid, Clone Attack, Sword of Saros, Labyrinth, and Last Line of Defense. Only Killer Satellites and Sword of Saros were released with those names.
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Model Number: [none]
Year: 1982
Titles: 7

This Starpath catalog was produced after Arcadia changed their name to Starpath. The cover of this catalog loudly proclaims, Featuring 3 New Games! This catalog displays the first seven Supercharger games. It also contains a special offer for a full color Communist Mutants from Space poster, along with a detailed explanation of the benefits the Supercharger brings to the Atari 2600.
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Telegames
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Model Number: [none]
Year: [none]
Titles: 18

If you think this Telegames catalog looks suspiciously familar, well, it could be that it was lifted almost wholesale from the M Network catalog. Telegames licensed the rights to many of the M Network titles, some of which they renamed for reasons unknown to us. There are also several titles that don't appear to have been released in the Telegames label, such as Burgertime and Star Strike. If you can confirm the existence of Telegames titles that appear in this catalog but aren't listed here, please drop us a line! In addition, we'd also like to hear from you if you have additional Telegames catalogs.
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Telesys
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Model Number: [none]
Year: 1983
Titles: 6

This is the only Telesys catalog we've come across thus far, and it contains information on all six games Telesys released for the Atari 2600. From Coconuts (probably the most common Telesys games) to Stargunner (one of the harder to find Telesys titles), each game occupies two pages of space in this 16 page manual. The first two pages of the catalog contain a brief note about how Telesys was about to start releasing games for home computers, followed by a message from Telesys' president, Richard Taylor. Given that the catalog's date on the back (1983) coincides with the start of the video game crash, it's unlikely that Telesys produced any later catalogs. Also, we believe this catalog was not included with games, but instead sent by mail only those who requested it, making it one of the rarer third party 2600 catalogs.
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Tigervision
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Model Number: [none]
Year: [none]
Titles: 5

This is Tigervision's second Atari 2600 catalog, and it features seven games versus the original's five. The games making an appearance for the first time in this catalog are Springer and Polaris. Other than these two titles and the back page, this catalog is nearly identical in appearance to Tigervision's first catalog.
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Model Number: [none]
Year: [none]
Titles: 7

This is Tigervision's first catalog featuring games for the Atari 2600. Tigervision's first five 2600 releases are featured in this catalog, and can even be ordered directly from Tigervision with an order form on the back page. Future Tigervision catalogs would not feature this order form. The artwork and layout of this catalog would be repeated nearly verbatim in future catalogs, with the addition of new titles, of course.
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Model Number: [none]
Year: [none]
Titles: 10

We assume this is Tigervision's last catalog for the Atari 2600, since it features two games that were never released. Those games are Intuition and Scraper Caper, which was to be the third game in the Bounty Bob series. Only one new game appears in this catalog over the previous one. That game is the famous Miner 2049er, the first of the games featuring Bounty Bob and a game that saw wide distribution on many systems. This catalog is nearly identical in appearance to Tigervision's previous catalogs.
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Xonox
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Model Number: 6000-005
Year: 1983
Titles: 3

This is the only Xonox catalog we have a scan of at this time, so we're not sure if it's the only catalog Xonox produced or if there are others. Certainly they created games not listed in this catalog, including many standalone titles. This particular catalog describes only three of Xonox's double-ender titles, for the Atari 2600, Vic-20, and ColecoVision. If anyone has information about other Xonox catalogs, please drop us a line.
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