Atari 2600, 1977

Game: Space Invaders

The Atari 2600 is a video game console released in October 1977 by Atari. In 2009, the 2600 was named the second greatest video game console of all time by IGN.


Atari 2600 - Picture by Tony Case, found on Flickr.

The music, graphics and game play make Space Invaders the mother of all shooting games. The game was developed by Tomohiro Nishikado in 1978. After Japan, it rapidly conquered the rest of the world. These days there's not a console out there you can't play it on.

We would like to thank Bonami for the Atari 2600 on show in the Arcade exhibition.