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Space Jockey - 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:
Space Jockey - box cover
box cover
Game title: Space Jockey
Console: Atari 2600
Author (released): U.S. Games (1982)
Genre: Action, Shooter Mode: Single-player
Design: Garry Kitchen
Game manual: manual.pdf

File size:

184 kB
Download: Space_Jockey.a26

Game size:

2 kB
Recommended emulator: Stella

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

   Space Jockey is a horizontally scrolling shooter designed by Garry Kitchen for the Atari VCS (renamed to the Atari 2600 later in the year). It was published under the Vidtec brand of U.S. Games in 1982 as the initial release from the company. The game shipped on a 2K cartridge at a time when most VCS games were 4K. Atari, Inc. stopped internal development of 2K games for the console in 1980.
Space Jockey (Atari 2600)
   Space Jockey (Atari 2600)
Space Jockey was the first video game designed by Garry Kitchen. He went on to program the 2600 port of Donkey Kong.
   The player controls an 'attack saucer' that flies to the right over scrolling, undulating terrain. The saucer only moves vertically and stops just before it hits the ground. The goal is to shoot ground-based tanks and flying enemies: jet planes, propeller planes, helicopters, and hot air balloons. Trees and houses appear on the ground as obstacles which can also be destroyed.
   Space Jockey was developed by Gary Kitchen and was his first game he made for the Atari 2600. The game was a result of a six-month effort to reverse engineer the Atari 2600 while working at James Wickstead Design Associates (WDA).
   Space Jockey was one of three runners-up for the 'Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Videogame' category in the 1983 Arcade Awards. According to a 2014 interview with Kitchen, Space Jockey sold over a million copies, but he believes most of those were at a discount. A February 1983 Billboard article on retailers lowering game prices mentioned, 'US Games recently sold off one of its older hits, the 2K Space Jockey, at rock bottom prices through its distributors.' Dan Gutman wrote in Electronic Fun with Computers & Games, 'The graphics here don't knock you out. The sound is nothing to phone home about. Space Jockey is a pure test of your reaction time and doesn't pretend to be anything more.'

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Videogame Console:

This ver­sion of Space Jockey 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 Space Jockey. 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 Space Jockey 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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