1986 in video games

1986 has seen many sequels and prequels in video games and several new titles such as Metroid, Out Run and Bubble Bobble.

List of years in video games



Gauntlet takes Game of the Year at the Golden Joystick Awards.

Notable releasesEdit



  1. The 1040ST personal computer, the second in the ST line. With a megabyte of RAM and a price of US$999, it is the first computer with a cost-per-kilobyte of under $1.[4]
  2. The Atari 7800 console two years after its original test market date.
  3. A smaller model Atari 2600 for under US$50. The TV campaign proclaims "The fun is back!"


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  4. ^ Robinson, Philip; Edwards, Jon R. (March 1986). "The Atari 1040ST". BYTE. p. 84. Retrieved July 4, 2014.