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Solaris - Atari 2600

Atari 2600 joystick:

Atari 2600 joystick

Joystick control:


Player 1: Player 2:
joystick ↑↓←→ TGFH
trigger Spacebar A
turbo Del .
Pause Alt+P Alt+P
black-white / color mode:  F2
paddle / joystick mode: Alt+L

Emulation speed:

If the game emulation is slow, try to speed it up by reloading this pa­ge without ads or choose a­no­ther emulator from this table.

Other platforms:

Unfortunately, this game is cur­rent­ly available only in this ver­si­on. Be patient :-)

Game info:
Solaris - box cover
box cover
Game title: Solaris
Console: Atari 2600
Author (released): Atari Corporation (1986)
Genre: Action, Shooter Mode: Single-player
Design: Doug Neubauer
Game manual: manual.pdf

File size:

2221 kB
Download: not available (stream only)

Game size:

16 kB
Recommended emulator: Stella

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

   Solaris is a game for the Atari 2600 published in 1986 by Atari. The game was programmed by Douglas Neubauer, who owns the copyright to the game and the Solaris trademark.
   The galaxy of Solaris is made up of 16 quadrants, each containing 48 sectors. The game has 3 distinct environments:

  • The tactical map, in which the player navigates through the quadrant and choosing which enemy to fight.
  • Space battle ensues whenever the player navigates into a hostile battlegroup via the tactical map.
  • The player may also descend to planets. there are 3 types of planets in the game:
    • friendly federation planets, which provide for refueling, but may also harbor a planet defense mission if they are under attack. If players allow a friendly planet in a quadrant to be destroyed, that quadrant becomes a 'red zone' where joystick controls are reversed and booming sounds are overheard.
    • Enemy Zylon planets, in which the player must rescue all cadets, gaining an extra ship when all cadets are rescued.
    • Enemy corridor planets, in which the player must traverse through a fast-paced corridor.
   Players are able to 'warp' between the sectors, during which they must attempt to keep their ship 'in focus' to lower their fuel consumption rate. Fuel must be carefully managed, as an empty tank results in loss of one of the player lives.
   Space enemies range from the easy to the frustrating - pot shot-loving 'pirate' ships, mechanoid ships and aggressive 'cobra' ships. Each battlegroup has at least one enemy flagship, which shoots out fuel-sapping drones. There are also 4 kinds of ground fighters - stationary guardians, gliders, targeters and raiders. The ultimate goal of Solaris is to reach the planet Solaris and rescue its colonists, at which point the game ends in victory.
   Solaris is widely hailed as having some of the best graphics on the Atari 2600. It is considered by many as a sequel to Atari's 1979 hit Star Raiders, as both games feature an enemy race known as 'Zylons', and both Solaris and Star Raiders were written by Neubauer. Solaris was at one point going to be based on The Last Starfighter, while the Atari 8-bit version of The Last Starfighter was renamed Star Raiders 2.

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Videogame Console:

This ver­sion of Solaris was de­sig­ned for A­ta­ri 2600, which was com­mer­ci­al­ly ve­ry suc­ces­s­ful vi­deo ga­me con­so­le of se­cond ge­ne­ra­tion pro­du­ced by A­ta­ri from 1977 to 1992. It was the first con­so­le that used re­mo­vab­le me­mory mo­du­les with ga­mes. At the time of its grea­test fa­me, mo­re than 30 mil­li­on units of this con­so­le were sold for about $ 200 a pie­ce. To da­te, the ga­me li­bra­ry for this con­so­le con­tains near­ly 1,000 o­ri­gi­nal ga­mes. Mo­re in­for­ma­ti­on about the Atari 2600 can be found here.

Recommended Game Controllers:

You can control this game easily by using the keyboard of your PC (see the table next to the game). However, for maximum gaming enjoyment, we strongly recommend using a USB joystick that you simply plug into the USB port of your computer. If you do not have a joystick, buy a suitable USB controller on Amazon or AliExpress or in some of your favorite online stores.

Available online emulators:

5 different online emulators are available for Solaris. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic features of each emulator available for this game Solaris are summarized in the following table:

Emulator Technology Multiplayer USB gamepad Touchscreen Without ads
Javatari 5.0 JavaScript YES YES YES YES
Javatari 0.91 JavaScript YES YES NO YES
NeptunJS JavaScript YES YES NO NO
EmulatorJS JavaScript YES YES YES YES
JStella Java applet YES NO NO YES

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