About the Manufacturer
The megahit video game Pong launched the electronic game industry in 1972. Atari, a new enterprise led by Nolan Bushnell, was the company that created and launched that game.
Following Pong's success, Atari grew rapidly, delivering a series of hit games for the coin-operated, video-arcade market, including Breakout and Asteroids.
In the 80's, Atari expanded into the home market with the Atari 2600 video console, selling tens of millions of games to home players. Popular titles for the home system and video arcade markets included Centipede, Missile Command, Tempest and Battle Zone.
As part of its strategy to deliver the best in electronic games, Hasbro Interactive acquired Atari and its games in 1998. Now Hasbro is reinventing Atari games for PC, video and Internet platforms, adding the latest graphics, audio and technology to make Atari games even more exciting and accessible. With both new and classic games, the Atari brand now offers the ultimate in arcade action.