Atari's Forgotten Arcade Classics

As Atari turns 45 this month, a look at 10 of its little-known coin-op games from the early 1970s



Gotcha is probably best known today for its early pink dome controllers featured on the arcade flyer, which were supposedly designed to resemble female breasts. (Shortly into production, the controllers were switched to black four-way joysticks). Despite its anatomical notoriety, few have actually seen the game in action. Gotcha is basically a game of cat-and-mouse where one player's dot tries to catch the other through a continually shifting maze. Atari briefly made a color version of the game as well, released simultaneously, which was the first true color video game ever made.

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