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The Atari 2600 was first released in North America in September 1977 and featured 9 launch titles: Air-Sea BattleBasic MathBlackjackCombatIndy 500Star ShipStreet RacerSurround and Video Olympics. The final licensed Atari 2600 game released in North America was Secret Quest in 1989, and the final licensed game released in Europe was Klax and Acid Drop in 1990 and 1992. Even with their 1980s limited colors and block graphics these games are still entertaining to play today! We have over 500 Atari 2600 games for you to play online for free using our Atari 2600 Javascript Emulator.

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Instructions and Keyboard Controls towards bottom of page.
Click “Game Reset” or F12 to Start Game


If you grew up in the 80’s you shouldn’t need instructions!! You might find some help at and look up the game you need assistance playing.

Click “Game Reset” or F12 to Begin/Restart Game
Arrow Keys – Move
Space bar to fire/action button


Most people have fun with Activision video game cartridges as soon as they
plug them in and start playing. So go ahead! Use your Joystick Controllers.
And when you're ready to learn a few Boxing tricks, read these simple
instructions. O.K., shake hands and come out swinging...

Boxing Basics

1. Hook up your video game system. Follow manufacturer's instructions.

2. With power OFF, plug in game cartridge.

3. Turn power ON. If no picture appears, check connection of your game
system to TV, then try steps 1-3 again.

4. Select game with game select switch.

Game 1: You against the Activision computer (he's in black).
Game 2: You against another player.

5. Use left Joystick Controller for boxer in white and to play against the
computer (Game 1).

6. Use right Joystick Controller for boxer in black (Game 2).

7. Hold Joystick Controller with red button at upper left. Push button to
punch. Hold down for combination punching.

8. Choose your difficulty or handicap for each player (or the computer):

a(up)--Slow down a bit
b(down)--Normal speed


|Note to owners of Sears        |

|Tele-Game Video Arcade system: |

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| Difficulty switches are called|

| skill left (or right) player  |

| and a(up) is expert and       |

| b(down) is novice.            |


9. Press game reset to start each 2-minute round.

10. Scoring (top of screen):

Long jabs = 1 point each Close power punches = 2 points each 100 points is
K.O. (It's tough, but you can do it.)

Best score at end of match is the winner!
Special Features of Boxing by Activision

Scoring Points: When you get near enough to your opponent to throw a punch,
press the red button. Each punch moves your opponent slightly back and away
from the punch. If you move him to the ropes, he can't easily duck the next
punch, and you can set up a real scoring barrage. But don't get caughton
the ropes yourself!

Watch your distance. If you move in too close, the computer gets tougher;
but if you're too far away, you can't land scoring punches.

Give yourself a fighting chance. Put your difficulty setting (the left one)
down to b and set the computer's difficulty control (the right one) up to
a. Then, when you're ready for a really tough bout, tkae the computer on at
b and see how well you do.

Tips from Bob Whitehead, designer of Boxing

Bob Whitehead, a senior member of Activsion's design team, began designing
games for the Atari system in 1977 and worked on numerous well-known game
titles. He is busily at work on new games for Activision.

"I wanted Boxing to be fun to play the first time you try it, but I
designed some little tricks into the game that will make it more
challenging the more you play.

"You'll find that the way to win at Boxing it to hit and dance, hit and
dance (just like the pros). Draw off your opponent's jabs by making him
punch while you're dancing quickly out of his reach. And watch out! When he
gets behind, he gets better. But hang in there is you get behind; after the
first minute (of each two-minute bout), the computer gets a little tired,
and his reactions slow down. Come on strong at the end of the round and you
might still catch him. By the way, I shortened the rounds to 2 minutes
because... well, you'll see why when you've gone a couple rounds.

"Your best strategy for winning is to jab your opponent until you move him
to the ropes, then charge in, mit it up in close, and keep your red button
pressed down. You may be able to repeat a punching combination that builds
up your point score fast.

"But--please--be fair to newcomers. Give yourself a handicap when you're
showing them Boxing. We don't want you to lose your friends.

Bob Whitehead

Activision, Inc., Drawer No. 7287, Mountain View, CA 94039

(c) 1980 Activision AG-002-03 Rev. 2


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Boxing Arcade Game Emulated on the Atari 2600. Play Boxing in your web browser or mobile phone. This Atari 2600 console emulator provides very accurate Boxing gameplay. Boxing is a classic 1980s Atari 2600 video game.