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In 1982, CBS joined the 2600 publishing fray, hoping to grab a chunk of the then-large video game pie by introducing high-profile arcade licenses and games, some of which were claimed to triple the capacity of the Atari 2600. On the arcade front, they released five video Bally/Midway coin-op translations: Gorf, Wizard of Wor, Blue Print, Omega Race and Solar Fox. Tunnel Runner was a first person perspective maze game that utilized the RAM+PLUS chip, a technology which significantly increased the RAM of the 2600, resulting in high resolution graphics. Mountain King was also outfitted with RAM+PLUS, and it was universally praised by magazines with its large playfields, deep and complex gameplay and remarkable graphics.

Although CBS fizzled along with most of the other publishers as a result of the video game crash, they left their mark as one of the most dynamic and well-respected 2600 game publishers during the classic videogame era.

NOTE: CBS also distributed Coleco-made 2600 carts in Europe.

    SOFTWARE LIST (United States)
  • Blue Print
  • Gorf
  • Madden Football (not released)
  • Mountain King
  • Omega Race
  • Satan's Hollow (not released)
  • Solar Fox
  • Tunnel Runner
  • Wings (not released)
  • Wizard of Wor

    SOFTWARE LIST (games for Europe only)

  • Carnival
  • Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Front Line
  • Mouse Trap
  • Mr. Do!
  • Rock 'n Rope
  • Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle
  • Time Pilot
  • Venture
  • Zaxxon


  • Booster Grip (packaged with Omega Race)
  • Grabber (an easy-grip control knob for the standard VCS joystick)
  • Stick Stand (VCS joystick stand)

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