US Games

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Not to be confused with U.S. Games Systems, Inc..

US Games was a video game division of then-conglomerate Quaker Oats that formed in 1982 in order to develop games for the then-popular Atari 2600. Sometimes related to the North American video game crash of 1983, they released 14 games (with varying cartridge designs) and then closed their doors after only a year in operation. [1]

"None of our games became a hit," said spokesman Ronald Bottrell. "Instead of pouring in a lot more capital, we decided to drop it."[2]

Published titles[edit]

  1. Commando Raid
  2. Eggomania
  3. Entombed
  4. Gopher
  5. M.A.D.
  6. Name This Game
  7. Picnic
  8. Piece o' Cake
  9. Raft Rider
  10. Sneak n' Peek
  11. Space Jockey
  12. Squeeze Box
  13. Towering Inferno
  14. Word Zapper

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AtariAge - Companies - US Games". Retrieved 2006-09-19. 
  2. ^ [1] - TIME magazine, Oct. 17, 1983 issue