1. Pitfall II: Lost Caverns - Adventurer's Edition This version of Pitfall II has an exclusive second level that was added by Mike Lorenzen and can only be found on the Atari 5200 and Atari 8-bit computers. This is the sequel to the platform game Pitfall! that greatly expands far beyond it. Adding a gigantic world to venture into, with check points, items to collect and a true ending that was lacking in most games of that era. This game can be a bit challenging, but not without mercy. If you die, you simply go back to your last check point. More than a simple platformer, the game features water sections, a balloon ride section and a good variety of enemies. 2. Dig Dug This is one of my favorite single screen video games. Bright colorful graphics. An enjoyable game with a good amount of challenge. A catchy tune and a unique way of eliminating enemies make this one of the more memorable early 80's video games. 3. Galaxian Originally released in 1979 in the arcades, Galaxian is one of the first games to make great use of color graphics. This game greatly exceeds other shooters like Space Invaders, and to me is quite possibly the best space shooter for the 5200. 4. Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator In Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator, you control the Enterprise as you defend star-bases from attacking enemy ships like Klingon Battle Cruisers. This is a port of the arcade game that had color vector graphics that simply can't be duplicated on a home console or even the Vectrex, but retains the same game-play. I highly recommend this game as it's one of the best space shooters for the Atari 5200. This is actually one of the few Star Trek games that I enjoy, and that's coming from a Trekkie. 5. Montezuma's Revenge Montezuma's Revenge is a platform game where you have to avoid obstacles and enemies to collect needed items in a maze-like environment. Montezuma's Revenge feels like a 1984 predecessor to games like Metroid that was yet to come. It feels like a condensed version of Pitfall II to me.