Starpath

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Starpath Corporation
Former type Private
Industry Video game
Predecessor(s) Arcadia Corporation
Founded Livermore, California, USA
June 1981
Founder(s) Alan Bayley
Robert Brown
Craig Nelson
Defunct 1983
Headquarters Santa Clara, California, USA
Key people Dennis Caswell, programmer
Steve Hales, programmer
Stephen Landrum, programmer
Jon Leupp, programmer
Brian McGhie, programmer
Scott Nelson, programmer
Kevin Norman, programmer
Products Starpath Supercharger
12 games (see list)
Owner(s) Epyx (1983-1993)
Bridgestone Multimedia Group (1993-present)

Starpath was a U.S. company known for creating the Starpath Supercharger in 1982. The company was founded in 1981 under the name Arcadia Corporation, but it changed its name to Starpath shortly after for trademark reasons (Emerson Radio Corporation had released a video game console named the Emerson Arcadia 2001). It was founded by Alan Bayley, Robert Brown, and Craig Nelson.

The Starpath Supercharger was an add-on for the Atari 2600 video game console that expanded the machine capabilities by adding more RAM, allowing for higher resolution graphics and larger games, and by providing a connector to which a regular cassette player could be connected, thus permitting larger games, stored on tape, to be loaded. The Supercharger was connected to the Atari's cartridge slot.

Starpath merged with Epyx in 1983. Rights to Starpath games are currently owned by Bridgestone Multimedia, a religious multimedia company.

Starpath Games[edit]

Official Releases[edit]

Listed in order of release:

  1. Phaser Patrol
  2. Communist Mutants from Space
  3. Fireball
  4. Suicide Mission
  5. Escape From The Mindmaster
  6. Dragonstomper
  7. Killer Satellites
  8. Rabbit Transit
  9. Frogger, The Official
  10. Party Mix

Mail Order Only[edit]

These games were available only via mail order after Starpath declared bankruptcy.

Prototypes[edit]

References[edit]

  • "Third Party Profile: Starpath". Atari Gaming Headquarters. Retrieved February 6, 2011. 
  • Saunders, Glenn; Perry, Jr., Russ; Skelton, Dan (1999). Stella Gets a New Brain!, Version 2.0. Cyberpunks.