Sears versions on the search radar!


After the inclusion of distributions from Japan, Monaco and Polyvox, now it is the turn of the largest distribution produced by Atari. Sears' distribution initially consists of four box versions with a black background as the main feature of the series (with the exception of the Superman game).

I published the lists in preliminary form on the website. I published the lists in preliminary form on the website. I found and included some versions of games that were not yet cataloged and others I listed despite not having captured them. The versions are:

I believe that with this insertion we close the cycle of Atari series, versions and distributions.
Once again, I would like to thank all the collaborators of this research project.

Polyvox distribution, the last frontier of Atariopenbox!


After a preliminary analysis, I understood that I should include in the Atariopenbox research project the games licensed from Atari Inc. and distributed by Polyvox in Brazil, even though the boxes and manuals are not listed in Atari Inc. internal catalog (PCB and ROM are listed).

I believe that one of the possible reasons for the parts not being produced by Atari in the United States would be the law in force on imports in Brazil at the time, in addition to the language barrier, which also occurred in Japan and would not have been an impeding factor.

Therefore, in addition to the Japan (JPN) and Monaco (NZL) distribution, I have included the Polyvox (BRA) distribution in the Atari Inc game catalog research project. being the third and final frontier of the Atariopenbox research project!

I would like to thank Leandro Sá for sharing the list published on the AtariBrazil Forum of versions and variations of Polyvox games and also thank Hélio Ferraz for sharing the images of the Polyvox boxes for use in the research project.

See the list at: https://www.atariopenbox.com/.../polyvox.../06-1915

A new timeline to 2023!


I published a new timeline, much more condensed and easy to understand. For now, only the Atari Inc period is available, but soon I will make the Corp period available.

I also published auxiliary information for better use of the version tables. You will find this type of information at the bottom of each page.

You'll find information on games that have changed name and/or case color, versions that have received a new artwork or copyright update. Among other features.

A new organization of contents with the same work methodology.


More than a year ago I structured a new organization to present the research contents on the website, more precisely it was on June 25, 2021 that I identified the need for this change.

A more objective modeling of the presentation of information has become essential, as well as the need to include more details such as the format of opening boxes.

The site has already started to receive changes, so when browsing you may find some links under construction. I appreciate the understanding of all visitors at this time of suitability. You can find the old fully functional structure at the end of the navigation menu called “Old Site”.

Validation Marathon!


June arrived with the biggest increment of information in the research project. We validated 40 existing versions and 02 new versions were added. The participation of some collectors was fundamental, special thanks to the Richard Grounds. See the full listing below:

Added versions:

Validated versions:

Validated NTSC format:

May Updates:


With 03 new versions added, plus 06 versions of validated boxes and 02 versions of multi-language black picture label identified in NTSC format, we ended May 2021. See the full list:

Added versions:


Validated versions:


Validated NTSC format:

First website update in 2021


Starting the work of 2021 I added 2 new versions that are missing from the research sites and the validation of 6 records of existing versions. Follow the list below:

Added versions:

Validated versions:

Participate in this project, adding records of versions that remain to be validated or even versions of boxes that have not been added.

NOTE: With the addition of Outlaw, G-C017039 v.3 “limited ninety day warranty”, we achieved 40 games identified in this version.

Timeline: All complete series!


We have reached the end of the publication of the versions organized in a timeline, with the conclusion of the series children and black corp.
Link to access: https://www.atariopenbox.com/timeline

Red label game series!


Moving forward in the timeline of the games, today I concluded the Red Label series. The boxes do not contain revision numbers or letters on their tabs. Only catalog number information and data on printing dates.
Link to access: https://www.atariopenbox.com/timeline

Atari Corp: Timeline in progress!


From the gray labels, I started to organize the Corp series of games in the timeline session. With items mixed between 1984 and 1985, I find one of the biggest challenges in reconstituting versions.
Link to access: https://www.atariopenbox.com/timeline

New session | timeline


Using the Internal List of Information System Items, I formatted a session called "timeline" to identify and map all versions of the box from the Inc period.
Link to access: https://www.atariopenbox.com/timeline

November updates


With 03 new versions identified and another 09 versions of validated boxes, the month is starting strong. See the full list:

Added versions:

Validated versions:

Atari Inc. box revisions


Revisions of version G-C014060 (guarantee with bottom of the same color of the box and © outside) have been included.

Atari Corp. series


Copyright records for Atari Corp period series cartridges have been added.
The list is organized by: label series -> box version -> copyright editions of the label.