Cloak & Dagger (video game)

Cloak & Dagger is an arcade game released by Atari, Inc. in March 1984. It was adapted into the 1984 film adaptation. The game saw limited arcade release as a conversion kit for Robotron: 2084 cabinets.

Cloak & Dagger
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Arcade title screen
Developer(s)Atari, Inc.
Publisher(s)Atari, Inc.
Designer(s)Russel "Rusty" Dawe
ReleaseMarch 1984
Mode(s)Up to 2 players, alternating turns
CPUM6502 x 2
SoundPOKEY x 2
DisplayRaster, 256×232, horizontal orientation, palette colors 64

The Cloak & Dagger game screens from the film are mostly from the arcade version, and not the Atari 5200 game console as it would appear in the film. Although a 5200 version of the game was planned, it was never released due to the video game crash of 1983 and eventual sale of Atari. Because the Atari 5200 version of Cloak & Dagger wasn't complete during filming, the cartridge props are actually other 5200 games with a Cloak & Dagger label stuck on them.


The game was created by Russel Dawe. The game was under development using the title Agent X when the movie producers and Atari learned of each other's projects and decided to cooperate. When Atari was consulted to provide a game as an element of the movie, they tweaked Agent X and renamed it Cloak & Dagger. Dabney Coleman's character was then named "Agent X" in the movie.

A port for the Atari 8-bit family was being developed by Atari, Inc. employee Dave Comstock in 1984, but was never finished.[1]


  1. ^ Reichert, Matt. "Cloak & Dagger". Retrieved September 19, 2014.

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