VCS arcade ports (or arcade influences)

 

By Scott Stilphen

 

 

VCS title/Arcade title (if same) Arcade title -based on/influenced by (directly or indirectly)
Acid Drop    Tetris
Air-Sea Battle  Anti-Aircraft, Anti-Aircraft II
Amidar  
Anteater  
Arcade Pong Pong
Asteroids  
Atlantis Colony 7
Avalanche  
Battlezone  
Berzerk  
Blue-Print  
Boing    Q*bert
Boxing   Boxer (or Boxing) - unreleased 1978 prototype
Brain Games Touch Me (mech)
Breakout  
Buck Rogers    
Bump N Jump  
Burgertime  
Canyon Bomber  Canyon Bomber; Depth Charge
Carnival  
Centipede     
Changes  
Chopper Command   
Defender  
Circus Atari   Circus; Clowns
Combat    Tank (and sequels); Jet Fighter
Commando  
Communist Mutants from Space  Space Invaders; Galaxian; Eagle
Congo Bongo  
Cosmic Ark   Space Zap
Crazy Balloon  
Crazy Climber      
Crossbow  
Crystal Castles  
Cubis    Tetris
Death Derby   Death Race
Defender  
Deimos Lander Lunar Lander
Demolition Herby Amidar
Demon Attack Galaxian
Desert Falcon   Zaxxon
Dig Dug  
Dodge Em   Head On; Head On 2, Crash, Dodgem, Splash (Atari)
Donkey Kong  
Donkey Kong Jr.  
Double Dragon  
Dragster     Drag Race
Edtris   Tetris
Elevator Action  
Enduro Monaco GP; Turbo
Espial  
F-4  
Fireball  Super Breakout
Freeway   Space Race
Frog Pond Frogs
Frogger Space Race
Frogs N Flies   Frogs
Front Line  
Funky Fish  
Galaxian  
Gorf  
Grand Prix  Monaco GP; Turbo
Gravitar  
Gunfight     Boot Hill; Gun Fight
Gyruss  
Holey Moley  
Home Run   Home Run
Human Cannonball  Cannon Ball
Hunchy; Hunchy 2 Hunchback
Hunt & Score   Touch Me (mech)
Ikari Warriors  
Indy 500    Indy 800; Indy 4; Crash N Score; Sprint (and sequels)
Ixion  
Joust  
Jr. Pac-Man  
Jungle Hunt  
Juno First  
Kaboom   Avalanche
Kangaroo  
Kickman  
Killer Satellites Defender
King Kong Donkey Kong
Klax  
Kung-Fu Master  
Lady Bug    
Lock N Chase  
Loco-Motion  
Lunar Lander   
M-4  
Madden Football Atari Football
Marauder Berzerk
Marine Wars Sea Wolf
Mario Bros.  
Maze Craze  Amazing Maze
Megamania   Astro Blaster
Medieval Mayhem Warlords
Millipede  
Missile Command  
Mission 3000   Bosconian
Moon Patrol  
Motorodeo  Excitebike
Mouse Trap  
Mr. Do!  
Mr. Do!s Castle  
Ms. Pac-Man  
Night Driver  
Off The Wall  
Off Your Rocker Touch Me (mech)
Omega Race  
Outlaw    Gun Fight (1975); Boot Hill (1977), Atari's Outlaw (1976) is different!
Pac-Man  
Pengo  
Phantom II  
Phoenix  
Pigs In Space

Space Invaders; Vanguard; Space Race

Pleiades  
Polaris  
Pole Position  
Pooyan  
Popeye  
Q*bert  
Q*berts Qubes  
Rabbit Transit   Frogger; Q*bert
Radar Lock  Afterburner
Rampage  
Reactor  
Rip Off  
River Patrol  
Road Runner  
Robot Tank  Battlezone
Rock N Rope  
Sinistar  
Skeet Shoot Clay Buster; Clay Shoot
Skiing Ski (by Allied)?
Sky Diver  Skydiver
Sky Lancer  
Sky Skipper  
Solar Fox  
Space Instigators Space Invaders
Space Invaders  
Space War Spacewar, Space Wars (Cinematronics 1978), Orbit (Atari 1978)
Spider Fighter    Stratovox
Springer  
Sprintmaster  Super Sprint
Spy Hunter  
Stacker (redemption game)
Star Castle  
Star Fire  
Star Ship  Starship 1
Star Trek  
Star Wars: The Arcade Game    Star Wars
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Defender
Stargate / Defender II  
Steeplechase  
Stellar Track   Super Star Trek
Strategy X   
Stunt Cycle  
Sub Scan      Deep Scan; Depthcharge; Sub Hunter
Submarine Commander  Sea Wolf; Fire One
Suicide Mission Asteroids
Super Breakout  
Super Bug  
Super Crush  
Super Cobra  
Surround  Barricade; Bigfoot Bonkers; Blockade; Checkmate; Comotion; Dominos; Embargo; Hustle; Marsgon; Minesweeper
Survival Run Tunnel Hunt
Tac/Scan  
Tanks But No Tanks; Phantom Tank Tank Battalion
Tape Worm Barricade; Bigfoot Bonkers; Blockade; Checkmate; Comotion; Dominos;
Embargo; Hustle; Marsgon; Minesweeper
Tapper  
Targ  
Tempest  
This Planet Sucks Lunar Rescue
Threshold  Astro Blaster
Thrust   Gravitar
Thunderground Borderline (2nd stage)
Time Pilot  
Track & Field  
Tutankham  
Up N Down  
Universal Chaos Targ
Vanguard  
Vault Assault  Space Zap
Venture  
Video Olympics  Pong and sequels Puppy Pong/Dr. Pong (1973), Pong Doubles (1973),
Quadrapong 1974, Super Pong 1974), Rebound (1974), Volleyball
(1974), World Cup Football (1974), Goal 4 (1975), Tournament Table
(1978)
 
Video Pinball  
Video Reflex  
Video Simon  Touch Me (mech)
Wall Break Space  Zap
Warlords  
Warring Worms Barricade; Bigfoot Bonkers; Blockade; Checkmate; Comotion; Dominos; Embargo; Hustle; Marsgon; Minesweeper
 
Wizard of Wor  
Xenophobe  
Xevious  
Yars Revenge  Star Castle
Zaxxon       

 

 

These titles are currently unknown/unconfirmed:

 

 

Basketball                                *arcade version came out following year (1979)
Bowling    any in that perspective?  
Fatal Run Road Blasters?
Journey Escape    nothing like the Journey arcade game
Keystone  Kapers
Krull  nothing like the arcade game
Pick N Pile
Pitfall II became arcade game a year later
River Raid
Stampede
Title Match

 

 

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