The Supercharger is an add-on for the Atari 2600, released by Starpath Corporation (formerly Arcadia) in 1982. It expanded the console's RAM from 128 bytes to 6,272 bytes, allowing for larger, more advanced games stored in tape cassettes. 12 titles were released for it, and there are 2 known unreleased prototypes.
The Starpath Supercharger List
|Dragonstomper||RPG||The first console RPG. While a lot of its appeal is pure novelty, there is a rather lot you can do for a seriously small Atari 2600 game. It is still one of the best games by the standards of the Atari 2600, but it's often overlooked.|
|Escape From The Mindmaster||3D maze||Traverse the Mindmaster's labyrinth, collecting keys and solving puzzles to make your escape. The pseudo-3D graphics were very impressive for the time.|
|Frogger||Action||Far more faithful to the arcade than Parker Bros' cartridge-based version.|
|Stella Gets A New Brain!||Compilation||The most essential thing if you have an actual Supercharger: an audio/data CD with all the games, and a bunch of extras.|
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|Consoles||Emerson Arcadia 2001 - Atari 2600 - Atari 5200 - Epoch Cassete Vision - ColecoVision - Fairchild Channel F - Mattel Intellivision - Magnavox Odyssey² - Bally Professional Arcade - Sega SG-1000 - RCA Studio II - Interton VC 4000 - Milton Bradley Vectrex|
|Handhelds||Entex Adventure Vision - Nintendo Game & Watch - Milton Bradley Microvision|
|Computers||Apple I - Apple II - Apple III - Atari 8-bit - Acorn BBC Micro - Commodore PET - Tandy TRS-80 - Tandy TRS-80 CoCo|