Atari 2600: “Mr. Run and Jump” drops as first official game cartridge in 33 years

Mr. Run and Jump

After a 33-year hiatus, the Atari 2600 is getting a new game cartridge. “Mr. Run and Jump” is set to be the first official cartridge for the console since 1990. The game was developed by a team of programmers and will be released by Atari 

The game is a platformer in which players control a character named Mr. Run and Jump as he navigates through various levels.

The game features 80 levels, each with its own unique challenges and enemies. The release of “Mr. Run and Jump” is a significant event for fans of the Atari 2600. The console was first released in 1977 and was a major player in the video game industry until the early 1980s. However, the video game crash of 1983 led to a decline in the popularity of the console, and it was eventually discontinued in 1992.

Despite its age, the Atari 2600 still has a dedicated fan base, and there are many people who continue to collect and play games for the console. Atari’s “Mr. Run and Jump” is sure to be a major event for these fans, and it will be interesting to see if it leads to a resurgence in interest in the console. One note: this game won’t be able to run on the original 2600 hardware so you’ll have to play it in an emulator.

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The new “Mr. Run and Jump” is a significant event for fans of the Atari 2600 and for the video game industry as a whole. It is a testament to the enduring popularity of the console and the dedication of its fans. It will be interesting to see if this release leads to more official games for the console in the future, or if it remains a niche interest for collectors and enthusiasts.

John Biggs

John Biggs is an entrepreneur, consultant, writer, and maker. He spent fifteen years as an editor for Gizmodo, CrunchGear, and TechCrunch and has a deep background in hardware startups, 3D printing, and blockchain. His work has appeared in Men’s Health, Wired, and the New York Times.

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