Bob Polaro started his career in the industry programming for Adam Systems, developing accounting package in the seventies for the Data General Nova II computer. Next, he joined Commodore where he created programs for the Commodore Pet, such as Blackjack
, Stock Portfolio
Later, he went to work for Atari
, developing games such as Mugwump
, for the 400/800 systems, as well as reference titles such as Biorhythm
and States and Capitals
His most notable games are those for the Atari 2600. He is most known for Defender
, but was also responsible for Desert Falcon
, Road Runner
, RealSports Volleyball
. He had a short stint at Activision
, in the mid-1980's, and he developed the 2600 version of Rampage
for the company.
Soon thereafter he founded BOBCO
, initially programming geography software pieces for the Commodore 64 and Apple II.
He returned to videogames in the early 1990's. At THQ
, he was the lead designed on Bass Masters Classic
(SNES) and assisted in the Genesis translation as well. He designed Arcade Video redemption and online games for Arcade Planet.
Later he worked at Santa Cruz Games
to develop a plug and play joystick game for Spider-Man 2
. He then moved on to web page design with BOBCO and Websitesforyou.net.
- Activision Hits Remixed (2006), Activision Publishing, Inc.
- Activision Anthology (2002), Activision Publishing, Inc.
- Bugs Bunny (2002), Atari2600.com
- Holey Moley (2002), Atari2600.com
- Bass Masters Classic: Pro Edition (1996), Black Pearl Software
- Bass Masters Classic (1995), Malibu Games
- The Mask (1995), THQ Inc.
- Road Runner (1992), Atari Corporation
- Rampage (1989), Activision, Inc.
- Sprintmaster (1988), Atari Corporation
- Desert Falcon (1987), Atari Corporation
- RealSports Volleyball (1982), Atari, Inc.
- Defender (1981), Atari, Inc.
- Hangman (1980), Atari, Inc.
- Baseball (1977),