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5 Atari Jaguar Video Games To Keep You Awake



There is a fact and a half that everyone has heard of the Atari game console, which looks visually compelling on a bulky CRT (cathode-ray tube television). The retro look does more for old video games (like the original Mega Man series), which were designed specifically for CRT televisions. Without the instant control for the CRT experience, some old school video games remain unplayable. Sure, there are emulators available, but the entire gaming experience is not the same. Today, we have LCD (liquid-crystal display) flat-screen televisions and smaller screens for cell phones, with video games incorporated.

Atari was released during the golden age of gaming and is a game console that we all can talk about forever. The game console is more popular than the Atari Jaguar (developed by the Atari Corporation and released in North America, in November 1993). Atari Jaguar is a predecessor of the Atari 7800 and the canceled Atari Panther. Okay. What are the top 5 Atari Jaguar video games to keep you awake? 

5: Brutal Sports Football: 

Feel like some sort of warlike gladiator on a football field in Brutal Sports Football. Simply tackle your opponents carelessly, rise up like a and attempt to score a touchdown. Brutal Sports Football is a seven-a-side football game, sharing similarities to Mutant League Football.

Each match has a seven minute duration where you can play as a Rhino, Liazardman, and Viking. During that time, there are two ways to win. You can score the highest amount of points or kill six of seven teammates on the opposite side. If you fail to accomplish both objectives, you will immediately go into sudden death.

Video Games in 30 Seconds: Brutal Sports Football (Atari Jaguar)

4: NBA Jam: Tournament Edition: 

Two-on-two fast-paced matches with NBA players from the 1993-1994 season (1994-1995 on consoles) holds a special place in our hearts. Over 120 NBA athletes and 40 hidden characters are available. Have fun unlocking characters like Will Smith from the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Larry Bird, and Hillary Clinton. Unlock cheat codes like a Slippery Court, Small Heads, Turbo Pass, and more. 

3. Soccer Kid: 

This 1993 side-scrolling platform video game allows you to travel across several countries around the world, repairing the World Cup. Your mission involves retrieving the pieces of the World Cup, which were scattered by an alien pirate Scab (who had an unsuccessful attempt at adding it to his trophy collection). Perform moves like runs, shots, headers, bicycle kicks, and advance your moves. Of course, use the soccer ball to eliminate your enemies. 

2. Atari Karts: 

Atari Karts (developed by Miracle Designs and published by Atari Corporation, exclusively for the Atari Jaguar), has a similar design to Mario Kart series. The video game was released in North America on December 15, 1995 and later, in Europe on December 22, 1995. Now, Super Mario Kart was released in August 27, 1992, on the SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System). 

Race against computer-controlled characters in multi-race cups, in over four levels of difficulty. Speed boosting and other power ups are available. Play as one of seven characters, including Bentley Bear (the protagonist in the 1983 arcade game, Crystal Castles).

Atari Karts (Atari Jaguar) Gameplay Trailer

1. Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story: 

Based on the 1993 film sharing the same title, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story is a somewhat fictionalized representation of (Hong-Kong-American actor and martial artist) Bruce Lee’s actual life. As the greatest fighter of all time, cross stages that take place in different time periods of his life, battling your adversaries. Battle chefs from the Chinese restaurant in San Francisco, the sailor from the dance in Hong Kong, and the martial arts master who challenges you. 

Isaiah Joshua is an author and poet and has a love for video games. In May 2016, he graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor's Degree in Cinema Arts and Science. As an avid gamer, some of his favorite games are "WWF No Mercy, Hitman, Manhunt, Sims 3, Mortal Kombat, and Street Fighter. Conscious in gaming culture, he is always researching gaming history, as well as the latest games to write about.