1986 in video gaming

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List of years in video gaming

1986 has seen many sequels and prequels in video games and several new titles such as Metroid, Out Run and Bubble Bobble.

Business[edit]

Events[edit]

Gauntlet takes Game of the Year at the Golden Joystick Awards.

Notable releases[edit]

Arcade
Console
Computer

Hardware[edit]

  1. The 1040ST personal computer, the second in the ST line. With a megabyte of RAM and a price of US$999, it is the first computer with a cost-per-kilobyte of under $1.[2]
  2. The Atari 7800 console two years after its original test market date.
  3. A smaller model Atari 2600 for under US$50. The TV campaign proclaims "The fun is back!"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hoffman, Erin (January 19, 2010). "When the Stars Align". The Escapist. Retrieved November 21, 2012.
  2. ^ Robinson, Philip; Edwards, Jon R. (March 1986). "The Atari 1040ST". BYTE. p. 84. Retrieved July 4, 2014.