Monday, June 14, 2010
Atari Box Art - Star Raiders
I'm a great fan of Atari's illustrations for their video and computer games from their golden age. I really wish Atari Interactive or the original artists would sell poster-sized prints, because this is some spectacular artwork.
And Star Raiders....wow....Star Raiders. It's impossible to explain to a younger generation just how astounding and groundbreaking this was when it was released. It was the greatest and most sophisticated video game ever made, far more complex and rich than anything we had ever seen. It's almost enough to make me want to hunt down an Atari 800 computer from Ebay to play the cartridge again.