Game Classification

Quadrun Atari (Steve Woita) (U.S.A.), Atari (U.S.A.), 1983  

Informations Analyses Serious Gaming





This title is used by the following domains:
  • Entertainment


This title targets the following audience:
Age : 12 to 16 years old / 17 to 25 years old
General Public


The gameplay of this title is Game-based
(designed with stated goals)

The core of gameplay is defined by the rules below:

Similar games

Quadrun Quadrun was published in 1983 by Atari. One of the four Atari Club games available exclusively via mail order, this title may have been available later in stores in very limited quantities. This is one of the rarest games from Atari, as only approximately 10,000 were initially made. According to programmer Steve Woita, the game was play-tested by a group of young girls. Not surprisingly, they did not like the game and found it too difficult, so Atari decided to distribute the game, but not heavily. It was also the first Atari game that featured voice synthesis, and is one of only two non-homebrew or hacked games that were ever made for the Atari 2600 that actually talk (the other is Open Sesame, which was made by Bit Corp). Today, Quadrun is highly sought after by collectors, often selling for hundreds of dollars on auction sites. However, it is available to play at a relatively cheaper price on either the 2005 Xbox/Playstation 2 collection Atari Anthology, or the Atari Flashback 2, where Quadrun is one of the forty included games. [source:wikipedia]

Distribution : Retail - Commercial
Platform(s) : Atari 2600