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    How a hacker transformed Donkey Kong for the Atari 2600

    Garry Kitchen's unlikely story is told in this excerpt from the book Arcade Perfect. Recorded on an emulator, but here's a look at Donkey Kong for the Atari 2600 in action
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    Yars Revenge Cheat Codes (for Atari 2600)

    Programmer Credit Kill the Swirl in mid-air, then move Yar to a position where the spot on its back is vertically aligned with the black "streak". "HSWWSH", the initials of programmer Howard Scott Warshaw, will appear. | [Sent by Stryker82]
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    Video Olympics Cheat Codes (for Atari 2600)

    Glitch: Ball Passes Through Block Select one of the basketball games. Move your block under the ball while it is bouncing and hold Fire. If the ball is caught in the middle of your block, keep Fire held to keep it bouncing until it breaks through. | [Sent by Stryker82]
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    Tutankham Cheat Codes (for Atari 2600)

    Glitch Hold down RESET while turning the system on, release after the intro music begins to play. The game will begin with no key, gun, special weapon or meters. When you die, two of your meters will reappear, and you'll get your special weapon. You can't exit this level. | [Sent by Syndish]
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    Turmoil Cheat Codes (for Atari 2600)

    Color Change While paused, the maze cycles through a rainbow of colors. Flip it up and the maze will remain that color. | [Sent by Syndish]
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    Tunnel Runner Cheat Codes (for Atari 2600)

    Instant Transport Anytime during a run, if you are in need of a quick escape, HOLD the button down and rotate the joystick in a circle (either clockwise or counter-clockwise) and it will perform an emergency transport. Can be used only ONCE per run. | [Sent by Syndish]
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    Tennis Cheat Codes (for Atari 2600)

    Super Hit Having trouble scoring on your opponent? Try running and hitting the ball with the far edge of the racket. The ball will fly across the court! | [Sent by Syndish]
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    Tape Worm Cheat Codes (for Atari 2600)

    Control The Prize Dot Good timing and a gentle touch on reset will allow you to choose where the first prize dot appears. | [Sent by Syndish]
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    Space Invaders Cheat Codes (for Atari 2600)

    Double Shots To this cheat you must hold the reset switch down,then turn on your Atari console then release the reset switch. You should now shoot 2 shots at once! | [Sent by WULFY..]
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    Solar Fox Cheat Codes (for Atari 2600)

    Hidden Message The layouts of the first six screens of the game spell the word "HELIOS". | [Sent by Stryker82]
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    Xenophone Cheat Codes (for Atari 2600)

    Pause Game Play Press Color/BW twice to pause game play. | [Sent by Stryker82]
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    Wizard Of Wor Cheat Codes (for Atari 2600)

    Random Effects Two different things can happen on frying. The first produces really strange looking mazes, ones where you can walk through walls but can't shoot through and other weird stuff. The second thing is harder to produce, and starts with the two players standing at the bottom of...
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    Sky Skipper Cheat Codes (for Atari 2600)

    Restore Fuel Get one of each animal in a group to get refueled and 500 points. | [Sent by Stryker82]
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    Skiing Cheat Codes (for Atari 2600)

    Easy Mode Switch the Left Difficulty switch from B to A and back to B to re-enter your skier. | [Sent by Stryker82]
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    Video Pinball Cheat Codes (for Atari 2600)

    Demonstration Mode Shoot the ball and press Select. | [Sent by Stryker82]
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    Robot Tank Cheat Codes (for Atari 2600)

    Destroy Enemy Shots Enemy shots can be destroyed. If you see one coming at you, fire your cannon and the shot will be neutralized. You can also destroy an enemy tank while the shot is in mid-air and the shot will automatically neutralize. | [Sent by Stryker82]
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    Return Of The Jedi Cheat Codes (for Atari 2600)

    Strange Ending Lose your last ship while avoiding the explosion of the Death Star. If the current score is 200 points or less away from an extra ship, the extra ship will be awarded, but the game will end. | [Sent by Stryker82]
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    Reactor Cheat Codes (for Atari 2600)

    Extra Points Complete a game, then move your ship to the top of the screen and move as far into the corner as possible while the game is in demonstration mode. Your ship will eventually hit an invisible object that will add to your point total. Enough points can be earned in this manner to...
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    Raiders Of The Lost Ark Cheat Codes (for Atari 2600)

    Programmer Credit Enable the "Yar appearance" code. Then continue game play and obtain a high score. "HSW2", the initials of programmer Howard Scott Warshaw, will appear in the inventory after the game has been completed. Note: The "2" indicates that this was his second game. | [Sent by...
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    Popeye Cheat Codes (for Atari 2600)

    Bonus Points Collect over eight hearts, then intentionally lose a life. As soon as game play resumes, move to the right and collect the spinach located off the ledge. Quickly hit Bluto to increase your score to over 140,000 points. | [Sent by Stryker82]
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