back to top

10 Things You Probably Never Knew About Atari

Are you the ultimate Atari nerd? Let's see if you knew all of these facts. And to experience all the joy of Atari without the joystick, visit It's gaming reimagined by Internet Explorer.

Posted on

2. A young Jack Black was in one of their commercials

View this video on YouTube

3. Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Mario Andretti, and Pele were also in commercials.

View this video on YouTube

4. The first Atari Football game was created in 1973, but it wasn't released until 1978. / Via

It was delayed because games couldn't scroll then! When it was finally released, it was the first game to use scrolling, a key part in lots of games today!