Bot & Tom - Atari 2600 - Pre-Order



TV Type:  NTSC        PAL60      
Bot & Tom
Bot & Tom is currently available for PRE-ORDER and will not ship immediately. Once shipping begins in about 2-3 months, these orders will go out fairly quickly in the order received. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Bot & Tom is an enhanced variation of the browser game game Top & Tom by chsxf. Like in the original, you play Bot and Tom, two bots that went on a road trip while being attached to one another. The twist is you can only control Bot directly, but you have to help both of them continue their journey.

Bot & Tom Box


During the game, Bot and Tom will face numerous blocks in multiple combinations. If they hit these blocks, you will lose energy. If all energy is lost, the game ends.

The game is played in stages, each lasting approximately sixty seconds. At the end of each stage, you will gain some extra energy and the game pauses until you press Fire. The next stage will be slightly more difficult. How far can you get?

Use a joystick in the left controller port to move Bot up and down. Tom cannot be controlled directly, but you can make it avoid obstacles anyway. Use the joystick up to make Bot jump up and bring Tom back to the road faster than he would be by itself. Push the joystick down to bring Bot back faster to the road, which then allows Tom to jump. Tom’s jump height depends on Bot’s previous jump height. A second player can take over control of one direction, up or down, by using a joystick in the right port. This option requires perfect teamwork.


  • One or two player cooperative play
  • Choose starting stage (1, 5, or 9), which defines the starting difficulty
  • Choose track number (1-3 for predefined tracks or "?" for a random track)
  • Enable/Disable Power-Ups
  • Enable/Disable Shield
  • AtariVox/SaveKey support for saving high scores
Bot & Tom Cart and Manual


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AtariVox Support

Bot & Tom can use the AtariVox or SaveKey for saving high scores. If you have a SaveKey or AtariVox plugged in, the high score of all 48 Bot & Tom variations will be saved permanently. Otherwise, your score will be overwritten when you finish a game of a different variation (and, of course, lost forever once you power down the system).

Additional Information

Included with Bot & Tom is the game cartridge, full-color, 8-page manual, and a professionally printed box. Bot & Tom is available in NTSC and PAL60 television formats. Please specify above when ordering or you will receive an NTSC cartridge by default.

Number of Players 1 - 2
Controller Joystick Controllers
Cartridge Size 4K
Programming and Graphics Thomas Jentzsch
Cover Artwork and Box John Calcano (Atariboy2600)
Manual Layout Tony Morse
Lee Kebler on 01/09/2024 03:29pm
I can't express this enough, this is the kind of game the Atari 2600 was built for. I love this game to pieces, its mind bending controls take only a minute to understand but mastering them takes much longer.

Don't let the simple graphics fool you, this is a game that stands on its own merits, is super challenging, and is fun fun fun! I love this game and hope we see more like it!
Jared Gray West on 12/20/2023 09:29am
I picked up a copy of Bot & Tom at PRGE 2023. Thomas Jentzch has another winner on his hands! As is standard for his games, Bot & Tom is expertly programmed and the gameplay is stellar. Control is spot on and easy to learn but difficult to master. I like being able to play static tracks or randomly generated tracks - it really adds a lot of play value. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this one to others.

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