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Follow this link for info about the review system. 1 = Terrible, 5 = Awesome!

A "port" of the excellent Atari game that just put it to shame. One could call this Intellivision's Missile Command.

AtlantisGraphics: 5
Sound: 3
Replay Value: 4
Notes: 1- or 2-player game
Screen Shots

The Atlantis screen is just beautiful. The sound effects are mostly pretty good, but that generic Intellivision "pop" explosion is still there. And those multicolor explosions are awesome!




ROM No ROM variants have been identified.
Box So far, four variations have been found.
Manual Five variants have been identified.
Overlays No variations have been found.
Label To date, three labels have been recorded.
Easter Eggs No Easter Eggs have been found.




A total of four Atlantis box variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Atlantis Box (Imagic 710006-1 Rev. A) Imagic 710006-1 Rev. A 1982 U.S.A. Standard black tray with cardboard backing; has game name and catalog number on top; game title on silver background on spine
Image not available. Imagic 710006-2A 1982 U.S.A. International Edition—text in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish; standard black tray with cardboard backing; has game name and catalog number on top; game title on silver background on spine
Atlantis Box (Imagic 710006-2B) Imagic 710006-2B 1982 U.S.A. International Edition—text in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish; standard black tray with cardboard backing; has game name and catalog number on top; game title on silver background on spine
Atlantis Box (Digiplay) Digiplay N/A None Brazil Digiplay logo on box; no part number or copyright apparent; trayless pocket; manual and overlays in separate slots

I'm not sure just when Imagic started doing this, but at some point, some of the games used a white tray rather than the traditional black one. This also was done for the Atari games, too, since my copy of Moonsweeper for the VCS also has a white tray.

Traditional Black Tray

Black cartridge tray

Flimsy White Tray

White cartridge tray





A total of five Atlantis manual variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Atlantis Manual (Imagic 700006-1A) Imagic 700006-1A 1982 U.S.A.  
Image not available. Imagic 700006-1B 1982 U.S.A. Differences are inside and on back cover
Image not available. Imagic 700006-1C 1982 U.S.A. Differences are inside and on back cover
Atlantis Manual (Imagic 700006-2A) Imagic 700006-2A 1982 U.S.A. International Edition—instructions in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish
Atlantis Manual (Digiplay) Digiplay N/A None Brazil Digiplay edition; no part number or copyright apparent

Supplemental Materials

The following supplemental materials have been found for Atlantis.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Atlantis Additional Materials (Imagic 711006-1A) Imagic 711006-1A None   Blue text version about the note for the 2-player game
Atlantis Additional Materials (Imagic 711006-1A) Imagic 711006-1A None   Black text version about the note for the 2-player game

Special thanks to Hankster for the initial diffs between revisions B and C of the Atlantis manual.

The documentation for Atlantis underwent several revisions (at least three) due to a bug in the game. The bug has to do with the two-player game and the saucer you can launch. That material is covered in the error slip.

The back cover changed with each of the three known domestic revisions. The changes are detailed below.

Rev. A Back Cover (Green Warranty)

Back cover warranty headline (rev. A)

Revs. B, C Back Cover (White Warranty)

Back cover warranty headline (revs. B, C)

Rev. A Back Cover (Green 'IMAGIC' in Warranty Text)

Back cover warranty address - green IMAGIC company name (rev. A)

Revs. B, C Back Cover (White 'IMAGIC' in Warranty Text)

Back cover warranty address - white IMAGIC company name (revs. B, C)

Rev. A Back Cover (Game Designer Text)

Back cover: Designed by Pat Ransil' (rev. A)

Revs. B, C Back Cover (Game Designer Text)

Back cover: 'Game Program designed by Pat Ransil' (revs. B, C)

Rev. A Back Cover (Green 'IMAGIC' in Customer Services Text)

Back cover Customer Services address - green IMAGIC company name (rev. A)

Rev. B Back Cover (White 'IMAGIC' in Customer Services Text)

Back cover Customer Services address - white IMAGIC company name (rev. B)

Rev. C Back Cover (Customer Services change to Consumer Affairs)

Back cover changes 'Customer Services' to 'Consumer Affairs' (rev. C)

The internal changes in the manual versions appear below. First, between revs. A, B and C we see a color change on the overlay insertion graphic.

Rev. A p. 3

Overlay insertion graphic (rev. A)

Rev. B p. 3

Overlay insertion graphic (rev. B)

Rev. C p. 3

Overlay insertion graphic (rev. C)

Here is the first of several corrections made regarding the Sentinel Saucer. In revision C, all the material formerly covered in the error slips was incorporated back into the actual manual.

Rev. A,B p. 9

Page 9 - Sentinel Saucer info (revs. A, B)

Rev. C p. 9

Page 9 - Sentinel Saucer info (rev. C)

More corrections due to the bug in the game, incorporated from the error slip. So much text was added that the background graphics had to change, too!

Rev. A,B p. 12

Page 12 - Sentinel Saucer info (revs. A, B)

Rev. C p. 12

Page 12 - Sentinel Saucer info (rev. C)

Two changes were made on page thirteen - a minor color change (inadvertent?) and again, more text covering up the Saucer Bug.

Rev. A,B p. 13 (top)

Page 13 - Blue "Example" text (revs. A, B)

Rev. C p. 13 (top)

Page 13 - Black "Example" text(rev. C)

Rev. A,B p. 13 (bottom)

Page 13 - No special Sentinel Saucer text (revs. A, B)

Rev. C p. 13 (bottom)

Page 13 - Added special Sentinel Saucer text (rev. C)

Finally, we see that the overlay order form changed in all three versions.

Overlay Order Form (rev. A)

Replacement overlay form (rev. A)

Overlay Order Form (rev. B)

Replacement overlay form (rev. B)

Overlay Order Form (rev. C)

Replacement overlay form (rev. C)





A total of two Atlantis overlay variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Atlantis Overlay (Imagic 740006-1A) Imagic 740006-1A 1982    
Atlantis Overlay (Phil Boland 740006-1A<br>PRTD2014) Phil Boland 740006-1A
PRTD2014
1982   Part of the Imagic Overlays 2.0 Set (2016)




A total of three Atlantis label variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Atlantis Label (Imagic 720006-1A) Imagic 720006-1A 1982 U.S.A. Picture label
Atlantis Label (Imagic 720006-2A) Imagic 720006-2A 1982 U.S.A. International Edition—label text in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish; silver label
Atlantis Label (Digiplay) Digiplay N/A 1982   DigiPlay edition; has © Imagic 1982; game title not translated; standard Mattel cartridge shell, with dark blue label; large label, square corners




Title Screen Imagic's games usually had nifty, animated title screens. In Atlantis, you will see the game cycle through day, dusk, and nighttime.
Defend the City of Atlantis! You fight against the alien bombardment for days on end, protecting the final remnants of the city.




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