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Atari 7800 Difficulty Switches Guide


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On 3/5/2015 at 2:45 PM, Trebor said:

Attached is a list of 7800 games, including original releases, homebrews, and prototypes, that are impacted by the difficulty switches on the front of the console. The four possible configurations are noted along with a short description of their effect to the game.


The below will be updated, as new games are developed that utilize the difficulty switches, and of course for any corrections or additions from the current library of games:




Atari 7800 Difficulty Switches Guide (Rev 06).xls 31.5 kB · 159 downloads


There are at least 11 original, 3 prototype, and 12 homebrew games that utilize the difficulty switches:


Armor Attack II
Astro Blaster
Beef Drop
Bentley Bear's Crystal Quest
Crazy Brix
F-18 Hornet
Fail Safe
Ikari Warriors
Jr. Pac-Man
Missing In Action
Motor Psycho
Ninja Golf
Pac-Man 320
Pac-Man Collection
Rikki & Vikki
Super Circus AtariAge
Super Skateboardin'
Tomcat - The F14 Fighter Simulator
Touchdown Football
Tower Toppler
The above 26 games have been documented in the attachments. Please feel free to add updates, corrections, etc., to this thread.

Thanks a lot! 

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