8 in 1 - Asteroids / Centipede / Battlezone / SwordQuest - EarthWorld / SwordQuest - FireWorld / RealSports So

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GenreVariousYear1992
ControlsJoystickPublisherAtari (USA)
Players1CountryUSA
Programmer(s)Medium Cartridge
FormatNTSCRarity
Dumpdownload atari 8 in 1 - Asteroids / Centipede / Battlezone / SwordQuest - EarthWorld / SwordQuest - FireWorld / RealSports Soccer / RealSports Tennis / Yars Revenge Download    Play it!SerialCX26193

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After releasing the 32 in 1 Game Cartridge to modest success, Atari decided to try their hand at another complilation and go with 4K games. Atari also wanted to improve on the quality of the games they included in the compilation, so they tried to go for some more 'popular' games. Although Atari wanted to improve the quality of their game compilation, they were still hindered by budget constraints. According to some lab notes that were found with the prototype, Atari engineers were having some trouble getting all the games on the cartridge to work. Some games would not function, while others would play for only a few seconds then crash. It appears that BattleZone and RealSorts Soccer were particularly picky about being placed on a multi-cart and refused to work properly even after several board modifications. It is unknown whether these problems ultimately killed the cartridge, but they probably didn't help. Whatever the reason, the 8 in 1 cartridge was never released.

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8 in 1 - Asteroids / Centipede / Battlezone / SwordQuest - EarthWorld / SwordQuest - FireWorld / RealSports Soccer / RealSports Tennis / Yars' Revenge Atari cartridge scan
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