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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

Home Run

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

HomeRun		CX2623	Atari, Inc. 1978	
Table of Contents
1.	Game Play
2. 	Using the Controllers
3.	Console Controls
4.	Game Variations
5.	Scoring

1.     	Game Play 

	Play _HOME RUN_ just as you would play baseball. The left or
blue player is the "visiting team" and is the first to bat. The
pitcher-outfielder pitches the ball. Three _strikes_ (either swinging
or pitched) are an _out_; four _balls_ (any pitch not struck at that is
NOT over the plate) are a _walk_ and the batter advances to first
	If the pitcher hits the batter (and the batter does not strike
at the pitch, or the pitch does not pass over Home Plate) the batter
will advance to first base.
	If the batter hits the ball, the outfielder(s) can catch the
ball and make a putout by touching first base ahead of the runner or by
tagging the runner. If there are other runners on base, a putout can be
made by tagging any runner or, if the runner is in a "force play", by
touching the base in front of that runner. With practice, doubleplays
(two outs on one pitched ball) can be made with ease.

2.	Using the Controllers

	Use your Joystick Controllers with this ATARI Game Program
cartridge.  Be sure the Joystick Controller cables are firmly
plugged into the _CONTROLLER_ jacks at the back of your ATARI
Video Computer System game. For one-player games, use the Joystick
Controller plugged into the _RIGHT CONTROLLER_ jack.  Hold the Joystick
with the red button to your upper left, toward the television screen.

	Swing the bat by moving your Joystick from the neutral (center) 
position to _any_ other position. If, after hitting the ball, it looks 
as though the outfielder has a chance to make a putout if you take an 
extra base, push the red crontroller button _before_ reaching base and 
your runner(s) will stop at that base.

	To pitch the ball, press the red controller button. Throw
curves, fastballs, screwballs, or change-up pitches by moving your
Joystick after the ball leaves the pitcher.

	After the batter hits the ball, control your outfielder(s) with
the Joystick to catch the ball and make putouts.

3.	Console Controls

	Use the _game select_ switch to select the game number you wish
to play. The game number changes on the top left side of the screen as
you press the switch down.

	When you have selected the game number you wish to play, press
down the _game reset_ switch to start the game.

	The _difficulty_ switches control the speed of the outfielders
and batted balls. In the _a_ position, the outfielders and batted balls
will move more slowly than in the _b_position.

	Set this switch to _color_ if you have a color television set.
Set it to _b-w_ to play the game in black and white.

4.	Game Variations

	The white letters at the top left of the playfield are;
_I_ - innings, _O_ - outs, the white letters at the top right of the 
playfield are; _B_ - balls, _S_ - strikes. The blue number is the left
player's score; the red number is the right player's score.
	GAMES 1,2,3, and 4 are single-player against the computer.
Using the right Joystick Controller, pitch to the computer.  Your score
appears at the upper right of the playfield, the computer's score
appears at the upper left.
	GAMES 5,6,7 and 8 are two-player games.

5.	Scoring

	Three _outs_ for each player or team are an _inning_; nine 
innings make one, complete game. Score one _run_ for each runner
crossing home4 plate. The batter scores a _home run_ by hitting the
ball directly over second base, provided the ball is not caught by the 

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