Starpath Corporation

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  • Arcadia Corporation (from 1982 to 1982-10)

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In 1982, Arcadia Corporation created the Starpath Supercharger peripheral for the Atari 2600 Video Computer System (VCS).

Designed by Bob Brown, the Supercharger was installed like a cartridge, but it had a special connector to be used with audio cassette tape recorders. Games for the system were distributed on cassette tape and a ROM-based system instructed gamers when to push play on their players. Games would take a while to load, but often offered much greater graphics and game play appeal than standard cartridges. In addition, previews of other games were included on the tapes so gamers could consider what new games looked like before purchasing them.

Within a couple months of release of the Supercharger, Arcadia was compelled to change their name to Starpath Corporation in order to avoid confusion with the Arcadia 2001 game system by Emerson.

Credited on 12 Games from 1982 to 1983

Survival Island (1983 on Atari 2600)
Sword of Saros (1983 on Atari 2600)
Party Mix (1983 on Atari 2600)
Rabbit Transit (1983 on Atari 2600)
Killer Satellites (1983 on Atari 2600)
Communist Mutants from Space (1982 on Atari 2600)
DragonStomper (1982 on Atari 2600)
Escape from the Mindmaster (1982 on Atari 2600, ColecoVision)
Fireball (1982 on Atari 2600)
Phaser Patrol (1982 on Atari 2600)
Suicide Mission (1982 on Atari 2600)
Frogger (1981 on PC Booter, Game Boy, Game Boy Color...)

History +


creation of the Starpath Supercharger

company changes name to Starpath Corporation

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