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The A-Team onthe Atari 2600 developed by Howard Scott Warshaw and Jerome Domurat

If The A-Team looks familiar it's because it is little more than a graphic hack of another unreleased Atari game called Saboteur.

General Information

Developer - Howard Scott Warshaw (Programmer) & Jerome Domurat (Graphics)

Publisher - Atari

Release - 1984

Platform(s) - Atari 2600

Number of Players - 1

Genre - Arcade

At one point it was thought these games were the same except for the graphics, but after analyzing there are some slight gameplay differences.

It's unknown why Atari decided to change Saboteur into The A-Team, but we assume it's because they wanted a game based on the then popular A-Team TV show and didn't want to wait for a new game to be developed. At that point Saboteur was ready for release and Atari decided that they would attempt to integrate A-Team characters into a game that was already finished. The results are interesting at best, confusing to say the least.