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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.

This game is mobile device friendly and Iphone compatible. Enjoy!

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

Go Sub

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

=GoSub Instructions=

You are a submarine driver in search of sunken treasure off the coast of Cape Chammawingiwakauguflidplitargoknotz. Your job: Get the treasure chests and be rich! But there are dangers: it seems the treasures are well protected because there's walls. Don't hit the walls!

=Game Options
right difficulty A - PAL colors
right difficulty B - NTSC colors
left difficulty A - without octopus
left difficulty B - with octopus
color/b&w switch - choose between color or black & white
game 1 - main game
game 2 - GoSub 500 mini-game (choose with game select switch)

Up/down on joystick: Up turns the sonar noise off, down turns it on if you turned it off.

joystick: move submarine.

=How To Play
To begin moving the submarine at the start of a maze, simply move the joystick in the direction you want the submarine to go. The sumbarine moves automatically, so there is no need to keep pushing the joystick in the way you want it to move. Don't hit the walls. If you do, you'll lose a life. You get three of them at the beginning of each maze.

-With octopus on
The octopus is invisible when it's not near your sub. When the octopus is near you, it will turn red. If you touch it, you only have about a second to get out of its grip before it squishes your sub into itty bitty pieces (you also lose a life.)

With the octopus on, you also have three shocks per maze. These shocks can only work if the octopus is touching your sub. To use a shock, press fire and the octopus will go to another part of the maze. If you press fire and the octopus isn't touching you, nothing happens, so if you feel like it, do it.

=GoSub 500
GoSub 500 is a counter-clockwise race between two players using submarines. Player 1 uses the red sub and player 2 uses the green sub. The first one to finish nine laps is the winner, and the color of the sub that finishes first will be the color of the score once the game is finished. If a tie occurs, the word "TIE" will be in the center of the screen. To start the race, player 2 presses the fire button.

Concept - Chris Read
Main programming - Chris Read/Michael Rideout/Fred Quimby
Additional help/support - Michael Rideout
Level Design - Chris Read/Walter Lauer/Michael Rideout
'Atlantis' - written by Donovan Leitch - transcribed (poorly) by Chris Read

Thanx to all my family, and thanx to everyone at AtariAge for making this game a reality. Special thanks go out to the mystery person who gave their Atari 2600 to the used video game store and thus began my fascination with it. This game was made in 2006-07 by Chris Read using Batari Basic. Thanks to Fred Quimby for making Batari Basic. This game is dedicated to Shirlee Kallenbach, my grandma, who was kind, nice, fun, and always believed in me.

Have any comments/questions? 

=Keep on gaming, old-school style!

Our Atari 2600 emulator utilizes Javascript to run in your browser. No plugin is required, but a fast modern web browser will enhance the game play.

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Emulation on mobile devices will drain your battery quite fast. I recommend playing while device is plugged into charger.



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