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Atari 2600 Hacks

Hanged Man, The
Hanged Man, The
What is a Hack you might ask? In the realm of classic video games and the definition we're using here, a hack is taking an existing game and modifying it in some fashion so that it differs from the original. Almost always this involves just changing the graphics, which is pretty easily done in many games. Some changes are done to make a game more faithful to the original (Space Invaders and Pac-Man seem to get the most attention here), others are done to give a game a different theme entirely and still other hacks, well, we haven't got a clue. And then there are controller hacks that allow you to play games with a different control scheme, or perhaps even using a different controller entirely.

If you'd like to learn more about hacks and how you can hack Atari 2600 games yourself, please visit our Hacks Forum. If you've created a hack and would like it listed here, please feel free to drop us a line. We also have an entire page of 2600 TV Format Conversions.

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TitleOriginal GameAuthor GfxAudFunROMNew
Sub MissionFlash Gordonneotokeo2001Graphic Hack   
The RockSky Skipperneotokeo2001Graphic Hack   
TronmanFast Eddieneotokeo2001Graphic Hack   
UFO WarsSpace Jockeyneotokeo2001Graphic Hack  New Hack
Vector SISpace Invadersneotokeo2001Graphic Hack   
VectorVadersMegamanianeotokeo2001Graphic Hack   
Water WarAsteroidsneotokeo2001Graphic Hack   
Wings of DeathSeaquestneotokeo2001Graphic Hack  New Hack
X-Wing CommandSpace Attackneotokeo2001Graphic Hack   
WestworldBerzerkneotokeo2001 & Out of GasGraphic Hack   
Wolfenstein 2600Ventureneotokeo2001 & Robert MGraphic HackAudio HackFunctional Hack 
Bottomless PitfallPitfall!Nukey ShayGraphic Hack Functional Hack 
Hack 'EmPescoNukey ShayGraphic HackAudio HackFunctional HackNew Hack
ROL OutBreakoutNukey Shay  Functional Hack 
Space Invaders DeluxeSpace InvadersNukey ShayGraphic Hack Functional Hack 
Atari SoftballHome RunOutofGasGraphic Hack   
Better Dukes of HazzardDukes of HazzardOutofGasGraphic Hack   
Big Head BowlingBowlingOutofGasGraphic Hack   
BoomHuman CannonballOutofGasGraphic Hack   
Borg 'EmDodge 'EmOutofGasGraphic Hack   
Borg CannonballHuman CannonballOutofGasGraphic Hack   
Borg ShotCarnivalOutofGasGraphic Hack  New Hack
Dragon FighterDouble DragonOutofGasGraphic Hack   
Fat FreddieJr. Pac-ManOutofGasGraphic Hack   
Legendary WarriorForestOutofGasGraphic Hack   
Nunchaku ManiaForestOutofGasGraphic Hack   
RygarForestOutofGasGraphic Hack   
Save SallyDonkey KongOutofGasGraphic Hack   
Shoot 'EmCarnivalOutofGasGraphic Hack  New Hack
Star PatrolStar ShipOutofGasGraphic Hack   
Star Trek: Journey to Dalo-4Rescue Terra IOutofGasGraphic Hack   
Alternate AdventureAdventurePac-man Plus  Functional HackNew Hack
Pac-Man PlusMs. Pac-ManPac-man PlusGraphic Hack Functional Hack 
Combat RockCombatPaul Slocum Audio Hack  
Mr. RobotoBerzerkPaul SlocumGraphic HackAudio Hack  
Donkey ClausDonkey KongPhilip R. FreyGraphic Hack   
Return of Mario Bros.Mario Bros.Philip R. FreyGraphic Hack   
Spice InvadersSpace InvadersPhilip R. FreyGraphic Hack   
Berzerk ArenaBerzerkPixellated GhostGraphic Hack Functional Hack 
Cat and MousePac-ManPixellated GhostGraphic Hack   
Combat PlusCombatPixellated Ghost  Functional Hack 
Donkey Kong InvisibleDonkey KongPixellated GhostGraphic Hack   
Suicide AdventureAdventurePixellated GhostGraphic Hack Functional Hack 
Suicide Adventure IIAdventurePixellated GhostGraphic Hack Functional Hack 
Suicide Adventure IIIAdventurePixellated Ghost  Functional Hack 
Crazy OttoMs. Pac-ManRacoon LadGraphic Hack   
Hell-o-weenPitfall!Racoon LadGraphic Hack   
Magic ShowAdventureRandyGraphic Hack   
Galaxian NDGalaxianRetrofanGraphic Hack   
Planet RaidRiver RaidRetrofanGraphic HackAudio HackFunctional Hack 

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