12 Facts About Atari Games


Atari Games Corporation was an American producer of arcade games.

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Atari Games developed and published games for arcades and across consumer gaming consoles such as the Commodore 16, Commodore 64, Game Boy, Nintendo Entertainment System and other platforms.

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Some of the games in which Atari had developed includes Tetris, Road Runner, RoadBlasters and Primal Rage.

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Atari Games ceased operations in 2003 and assets were sold back to Warner Bros.

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Atari Games retained most of the same employees and managers that had worked at the old Atari Inc It was able to carry on with many of its projects from before the transition.

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Atari Ireland was a subsidiary of Atari Games that manufactured their games for the European market; while under Namco, Atari Ireland manufactured Sega's Hang-On for the European market.

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Atari Games continued to manufacture arcade games and units, and starting in 1988, sold cartridges for the Nintendo Entertainment System under the Tengen brand name, including a version of Tetris.

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In 1993, Time Warner reacquired a controlling interest in Atari Games and made it a subsidiary of its Time Warner Interactive division.

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Atari Games was the Atari Games president since 1985, having previously been the Namco America president since 1978, and prior to that the Atari Japan vice-president since 1973.

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On November 19, 1999, Atari Games Corporation was renamed Midway Games West Inc, resulting in the Atari Games name no longer being used.

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In 2001, Midway Atari Games exited the arcade industry, due to a decline in the market.

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In February 2009, Midway Atari Games filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and in July 2009, most of Midway's assets were sold to Warner Bros.

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