Atari A to Z: Zaxxon

Early arcade ports certainly varied quite significantly in quality, and opinion appears to be a bit divided online as to whether or not Ron J Fortier’s Atari 8-bit take on Sega’s classic Zaxxon is “good” or not.

Well, “good” or not, that’s what we’re taking a look at today — and it turns out there are two slightly different versions of the game out there. (I discovered after I made the video that these are due to there being a 16K cassette version and a 48K disk version — in the video you’ll see the disk version first, followed by the more limited cassette version.)

Enjoy this take on a classic in the video below, and don’t forget to subscribe on YouTube for more!

Atari A to Z

One thought on “Atari A to Z: Zaxxon”

  1. I’ve never seen the 16K version of Zaxxon and wish I did because I found it one challenging game and could have done with the easier one! Think I had seen some 48K/64K games but never a 16K/48K game so this is a first for me too. I may never have been good at it but have got to admire that scrolling… the Atari was pretty good at that. 🙂

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