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* ''Communist Mutants From Space'', a ''VideoGame/{{Galaxian}}'' clone
* ''VideoGame/{{Dragonstomper}}'', the 2600's only true RolePlayingGame [[note]]''VideoGame/{{Adventure}}'' is considered to be an ActionAdventure game (and the first) but it does not have enough RPG elements to be considered a true RPG.[[/note]]
* ''VideoGame/EscapeFromTheMindmaster'', a FauxFirstPerson3D puzzle game
* ''Fireball'', a ''VideoGame/{{Breakout}}'' clone

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* ''Communist Mutants From Space'', a ''VideoGame/{{Galaxian}}'' clone
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* ''VideoGame/{{Dragonstomper}}'', the 2600's only true RolePlayingGame RolePlayingGame. [[note]]''VideoGame/{{Adventure}}'' is considered to be an ActionAdventure game (and the first) but it does not have enough RPG elements to be considered a true RPG.[[/note]]
* ''VideoGame/EscapeFromTheMindmaster'', a FauxFirstPerson3D puzzle game
game.
* ''Fireball'', a ''VideoGame/{{Breakout}}'' cloneclone.



* ''Killer Satellites''

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* ''Killer Satellites''Satellites'', a ''VideoGame/{{Defender}}'' clone.



* ''VideoGame/PhaserPatrol'', a ''VideoGame/StarRaiders'' clone

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* ''VideoGame/PhaserPatrol'', a ''VideoGame/StarRaiders'' cloneclone.



* ''Suicide Mission'', an ''VideoGame/{{Asteroids}}'' clone

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* ''Suicide Mission'', an ''VideoGame/{{Asteroids}}'' cloneclone.


Three of the Supercharger's games are considered among the best ever made for the 2600: ''{{VideoGame/Dragonstomper}}'', ''VideoGame/EscapeFromTheMindmaster'', and ''VideoGame/PhaserPatrol''. These games were equal to what was being made for home computers like the UsefulNotes/AppleII, UsefulNotes/Atari8BitComputers, and UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}}. The Supercharger version of ''VideoGame/{{Frogger}}'' ranks up here as well, being more faithful to the arcade version than virtually any other port of ''Frogger'' released in the late [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames Golden Age]].

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Three of the Supercharger's games are considered among the best ever made for the 2600: ''{{VideoGame/Dragonstomper}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Dragonstomper}}'', ''VideoGame/EscapeFromTheMindmaster'', and ''VideoGame/PhaserPatrol''. These games were equal to what was being made for home computers like the UsefulNotes/AppleII, UsefulNotes/Atari8BitComputers, and UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}}. The Supercharger version of ''VideoGame/{{Frogger}}'' ranks up here as well, being more faithful to the arcade version than virtually any other port of ''Frogger'' released in the late [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames Golden Age]].



* ''Communist Mutants From Space'', a ''SpaceInvaders'' clone
* ''{{VideoGame/Dragonstomper}}'', the 2600's only true RolePlayingGame [[note]]''VideoGame/{{Adventure}}'' is considered to be an ActionAdventure game (and the first) but it does not have enough RPG elements to be considered a true RPG.[[/note]]

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* ''Communist Mutants From Space'', a ''SpaceInvaders'' ''VideoGame/{{Galaxian}}'' clone
* ''{{VideoGame/Dragonstomper}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Dragonstomper}}'', the 2600's only true RolePlayingGame [[note]]''VideoGame/{{Adventure}}'' is considered to be an ActionAdventure game (and the first) but it does not have enough RPG elements to be considered a true RPG.[[/note]]



* ''Fireball'', a ''{{Breakout}}'' clone
* ''{{Frogger}}''

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* ''Fireball'', a ''{{Breakout}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Breakout}}'' clone
* ''{{Frogger}}''''VideoGame/{{Frogger}}''



* ''VideoGame/PhaserPatrol'', a ''StarRaiders'' clone

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* ''VideoGame/PhaserPatrol'', a ''StarRaiders'' ''VideoGame/StarRaiders'' clone



* ''Suicide Mission'', an ''{{Asteroids}}'' clone

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* ''Suicide Mission'', an ''{{Asteroids}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Asteroids}}'' clone

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UsefulNotes/TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983 was the end of Starpath; it was bought by Epyx. The games were later re-released on CD as ''Stella Gets A New Brain''.

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In 1982, a small company called Starpath released an accessory for the UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}} called the Supercharger. The Supercharger plugged into the 2600's cartridge port, and added 6K of RAM and a cable that plugged into any audio cassette deck's headphone jack. (You provided the tape deck.) The idea was to distribute games on cassette rather than cartridge, reducing their cost. The Supercharger did more than that though. It allowed all of its memory to be used as RAM (in addition to the 2600's 128 bytes, for a total of 6 1/8K), where ordinary cartridges were stuck with 4K or 8K of ROM and 128 bytes of RAM. And it allowed developers to test their games more quickly.

Three of the Supercharger's games are considered among the best ever made for the 2600: ''{{VideoGame/Dragonstomper}}'', ''VideoGame/EscapeFromTheMindmaster'', and ''VideoGame/PhaserPatrol''. These games were equal to what was being made for home computers like the UsefulNotes/AppleII, UsefulNotes/Atari8BitComputers, and UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}}. The Supercharger version of ''VideoGame/{{Frogger}}'' ranks up here as well, being more faithful to the arcade version than virtually any other port of ''Frogger'' released in the late [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames Golden Age]].

TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983 was the end of Starpath; it was bought by Epyx. The games were later re-released on CD as ''Stella Gets A New Brain''.

!!The Supercharger library:

* ''Communist Mutants From Space'', a ''SpaceInvaders'' clone
* ''{{VideoGame/Dragonstomper}}'', the 2600's only true RolePlayingGame [[note]]''VideoGame/{{Adventure}}'' is considered to be an ActionAdventure game (and the first) but it does not have enough RPG elements to be considered a true RPG.[[/note]]
* ''VideoGame/EscapeFromTheMindmaster'', a FauxFirstPerson3D puzzle game
* ''Fireball'', a ''{{Breakout}}'' clone
* ''{{Frogger}}''
* ''Killer Satellites''
* ''Party Mix''
* ''VideoGame/PhaserPatrol'', a ''StarRaiders'' clone
* ''Rabbit Transit''
* ''Suicide Mission'', an ''{{Asteroids}}'' clone
* ''Survival Island''
* ''Sword of Saros''

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