Atari 2600 Video Game Release Dates for 1985

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Below is an incomplete list of Atari 2600 video game release dates by month in the USA for the year 1985 along with lists of top 100 music (selected hits in the order they charted), new movies at the theater, and new TV shows to help summon your treasured memories of the Atari 2600 years with the bonus of recreating the magical feelings of that special time.


If you were too young or not even born yet, play the songs in the order they are listed and watch video clips or commercials for the movies and TV shows (in order) and you might get a sense of what it was like living from month to month back in 1985. There were no smartphones with an Internet full of knowledge and entertainment at your fingertips. If you wanted to know something, you had to go to the library and try to find the information in a book. If you were lucky, you had an encyclopedia set at home, but it would probably be many decades out of date.



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Page Table of Contents

For those who only want release dates and nothing else, the game entries are listed in the Page Table of Contents. This page also has an Index to help you find a specific game. There's also an Atari 2600 NTSC Game Index for 1977 to 1991.




Not Set in Stone

Most of the release dates below are not set in stone. Games will be moved as better information is found, so be sure to check back once in a while.




Best Guess

Many games are marked as a best guess. Some guesses are worse than others. Below is a list of the types of guesses that might be on this page.


Best Guess (BG): At least one magazine or newsletter mentioned the month a game was released or supposed to be released or newspaper ads have been found.


Extreme Best Guess (EBG): A vague mention of the release month in a magazine, newsletter, or newspaper.


Super Extreme Best Guess (SEBG): The Video Game Update newsletter only had a review for the game (no release month mentioned), so it's a semi-educated wild guess. The review could have happened the same month the game was released or the review could have been published a month or more later.


Desperate Super Extreme Best Guess (DSEBG): There might be an ad in a magazine or newspaper to go on if we're lucky. It's a desperate semi-educated wild guess.




Green Check Mark

I signed up for the most expensive subscription option at in November of 2020 so I could finally look up games for myself. As I find the earliest newspaper ads for a game, I'll add a green check mark for that entry to indicate that the definitive release date has probably been found for that game.


≈ ✔ An almost equal symbol with a green check mark means that the game might have been available in some areas in the previous month. The entry is close enough.


A sad face with a green check mark means that I couldn't find any useful newspaper ads, but there is enough evidence showing that the entry probably belongs in that month.


A green eight spoked asterisk means that the entry might need to be moved if more information is found, but ads or news items suggest that the entry might be close enough to the correct month.


??? Three orange question marks indicate that I searched the newspapers and couldn't find anything helpful, so a more accurate release date for that game still needs to be found.



Copyright Date

Remember, the date on the box, cartridge, manual, and copyright screen can be different from the actual release date. For example, Atari 2600 Pac-Man was released in March/April of 1982, but the box, cart, manual, and copyright screen have 1981 as the copyright date. It usually took around 6 months for a programmer to make an Atari VCS game back then and that’s not counting the time it took to make the manuals, boxes, and cartridges.




YouTube and Beyond

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January 1985

January 1985


New on Top 100 Radio

“Rockin’ At Midnight” by The Honeydrippers  (Jan 5)   YT

“Yo’ Little Brother” by Nolan Thomas  (Jan 5)   YT

“Can’t Fight This Feeling” by REO Speedwagon  (Jan 19)   YT

“California Girls” by David Lee Roth  (Jan 19)   YT   65%

“Private Dancer” by Tina Turner  (Jan 19)   YT

“Relax (Mix)” by Frankie Goes To Hollywood  (Jan 19)   YT

“Nightshift” by Commodores  (Jan 26)   YT

“Too Late For Goodbyes” by Julian Lennon  (Jan 26)   YT   80%

“Obsession” by Animotion  (Jan 26)   YT   60%

“High On You” by Survivor  (Jan 26)   YT

“Only The Young” by Journey  (Jan 26)   YT

“Keeping The Faith” by Billy Joel  (Jan 26)   YT

“Why Can't I Have You” by The Cars  (Jan 26)   YT

“Playing To Win” by Little River Band  (Jan 26)   YT

“Freaks Come Out at Night” by Whodini  (Jan 26)   YT   [Bubbling Under Top 100]

New on Top 100 Radio for February >

January 1985


New at the Movies

The Mutilator  (Jan 8)   YT   IMDb   WP

Rockin’ Road Trip  (Jan 8)   YT   IMDb   WP

Too Scared to Scream  (Jan 11)   YT   IMDb   WP

Avenging Angel  (Jan 17)   YT   IMDb   WP

Tuff Turf  (Jan 17)   YT   IMDb   WP

The New Kids  (Jan 19)   YT   IMDb   WP

That’s Dancing!  (Jan 19)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Falcon and the Snowman  (Jan 27)   YT   IMDb   WP

Fandango  (Jan 27)   YT   IMDb   WP

January 1985


New on TV

Time Machine [game show]  NBC  (Jan 7)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

Sara  NBC  (Jan 23)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

ThunderCats  Syndication  (Jan 23)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for February >

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February 1985

February 1985


New on Top 100 Radio

“Somebody” by Bryan Adams  (Feb 2)   YT

“Save A Prayer” by Duran Duran  (Feb 2)   YT   65%

“When The Rain Begins To Fall” by Jermaine Jackson & Pia Zadora  (Feb 2)   YT

“One More Night” by Phil Collins  (Feb 9)   YT

“Material Girl” by Madonna  (Feb 9)   YT   70%

“Just Another Night” by Mick Jagger  (Feb 9)   YT

“Take Me With U” by Prince & The Revolution  (Feb 9)   YT

“Rhythm Of The Night” by DeBarge  (Feb 16)   YT

“I’m On Fire” by Bruce Springsteen  (Feb 16)   YT

“New Attitude” by Patti LaBelle  (Feb 16)   YT

“Lucky” by Greg Kihn  (Feb 16)   YT

“Don’t You (Forget About Me)” by Simple Minds  (Feb 23)   YT   70%

“One Night In Bangkok” by Murray Head  (Feb 23)   YT   70%

“All She Wants To Do Is Dance” by Don Henley  (Feb 23)   YT   70%

“Along Comes A Woman” by Chicago  (Feb 23)   YT

“The Bird” by The Time  (Feb 23)   YT

New on Top 100 Radio for March >

February 1985


New at the Movies

Heaven Help Us  (Feb 8)   YT   IMDb   WP

Mischief  (Feb 8)   YT   IMDb   WP

Witness  (Feb 8)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Breakfast Club  (Feb 15)   YT   IMDb   WP

Fast Forward  (Feb 15)   YT   IMDb   WP

Into the Night  (Feb 15)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Mean Season  (Feb 15)   YT   IMDb   WP

Turk 182  (Feb 15)   YT   IMDb   WP

Vision Quest  (Feb 15)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for February >

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March 1985

March 1985


New on Top 100 Radio

“Crazy For You” by Madonna  (Mar 2)   YT

“Smooth Operator” by Sade  (Mar 2)   YT

“One Night In Bangkok” by Robey  (Mar 2)   YT   [Didn’t hear it on the radio back then, but I would have hated if I did. Holy cow is that horrible.]

“In My House” by Mary Jane Girls  (Mar 9)   YT

“Forever Man” by Eric Clapton  (Mar 9)   YT

“Everybody Wants To Rule The World” by Tears For Fears  (Mar 16)   YT   70%

“Some Like It Hot” by The Power Station  (Mar 16)   YT

“Don't Come Around Here No More” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers  (Mar 16)   YT

“Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid” by Daryl Hall & John Oates  (Mar 16)   YT

“Rock And Roll Girls” by John Fogerty  (Mar 16)   YT

“We Are The World” by USA for Africa  (Mar 23)   YT   75%

“Everything She Wants” by Wham!  (Mar 23)   YT   75%

“Suddenly” by Billy Ocean  (Mar 23)   YT

“Things Can Only Get Better” by Howard Jones  (Mar 23)   YT   75%

“Walking On Sunshine” by Katrina & The Waves  (Mar 23)   YT

“Fresh” by Kool & The Gang  (Mar 23)   YT

“Just A Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody” by David Lee Roth  (Mar 23)   YT   70%

“Never Ending Story” by Limahl  (Mar 23)   YT   70%

“Vox Humana” by Kenny Loggins  (Mar 23)   YT   80%

“Baby Come And Get It” by Pointer Sisters  (Mar 23)   YT

“Axel F” by Harold Faltermeyer  (Mar 30)   YT   75%

New on Top 100 Radio for April >

March 1985


New at the Movies

Certain Fury  (Mar 1)   YT   IMDb   WP

Lust in the Dust  (Mar 1)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Purple Rose of Cairo  (Mar 1)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Sure Thing  (Mar 1)   YT   IMDb   WP

Ghoulies  (Mar 2)   YT   IMDb   WP

Missing in Action 2: The Beginning  (Mar 2)   YT   IMDb   WP

Mask  (Mar 8)   YT   IMDb   WP

Lost in America  (Mar 15)   YT   IMDb   WP

Sylvester  (Mar 15)   YT   IMDb   WP

Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend  (Mar 22)   YT   IMDb   WP

Friday the 13th: A New Beginning  (Mar 22)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Last Dragon  (Mar 22)   YT   IMDb   WP

Porky’s Revenge!  (Mar 22)   YT   IMDb   WP

He-Man and She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword  (Mar 22)   YT   IMDb   WP

Desperately Seeking Susan  (Mar 29)   YT   IMDb   WP

King David  (Mar 29)   YT   IMDb   WP

Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment  (Mar 29)   YT   IMDb   WP

Robbery Under Arms  (Mar 29)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Slugger’s Wife  (Mar 29)   YT   IMDb   WP

March 1985


New on TV

Michael Nesmith in Television Parts  NBC  (Mar 1)   YT   IMDb   WP   Google Books

Moonlighting  ABC  (Mar 3)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

Robotech  Syndication  (Mar 4)   YT   IMDb   WP

Mr. Belvedere  ABC  (Mar 15)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

CBS Storybreak  CBS  (Mar 30)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for April >

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April 1985

April 1985


New on Top 100 Radio

“Smuggler’s Blues” by Glenn Frey  (Apr 6)   YT

“Celebrate Youth” by Rick Springfield  (Apr 6)   YT

“Voices Carry” by ‘Til Tuesday  (Apr 13)   YT

“Heaven” by Bryan Adams  (Apr 20)   YT

“The Search Is Over” by Survivor  (Apr 20)   YT

“Say You’re Wrong” by Julian Lennon  (Apr 20)   YT

“Show Some Respect” by Tina Turner  (Apr 20)   YT

“Would I Lie To You?” by Eurythmics  (Apr 27)   YT

“Angel” by Madonna  (Apr 27)   YT

New on Top 100 Radio for May >

April 1985


New at the Movies

Alamo Bay  (Apr 3)   YT   IMDb   WP

Private Resort  (Apr 10)   YT   IMDb   WP

Cat’s Eye  (Apr 12)   YT   IMDb   WP

Girls Just Want to Have Fun  (Apr 12)   YT   IMDb   WP

Ladyhawke  (Apr 12)   YT   IMDb   WP

Crimewave  (Apr 25)   YT   IMDb   WP

Just One of the Guys  (Apr 26)   YT   IMDb   WP

Stick  (Apr 26)   YT   IMDb   WP

April 1985


New on TV

National Geographic Explorer  Nickelodeon  (Apr 7)   YT   IMDb   WP

Lady Blue  ABC  (Apr 10)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

Double Dare  CBS  (Apr 10)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

New on Top 100 Radio for May >

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May 1985

May 1985


Q*Bert’s Qubes (Parker Brothers) ???

Desperate Super Extreme Best Guess using info from Computer Entertainer and Computer Entertainer. There were newspaper ads for the game starting in September of 1984, but reviewers (here and here) said that Q*Bert’s Qubes was introduced at the January 1985 Consumer Electronics Show. Very confusing. Does this entry belong in 1984 or 1985?





Computer Entertainer

Computer Entertainer


Newspaper: Q*Bеrts Qubеs [Sears] (Sep 30, 84)

Newspaper: Q*Bеrts Qubеs [Sears] (Oct 28, 84)

Newspaper: Q*Bеrts Qubеs [Sears] (Dec 2, 84)

Newspaper: Q*Bеrts Qubеs [Sears] (Dec 12, 84)

May 1985


New on Top 100 Radio

“My Toot Toot” by Jean Knight  (May 4)   YT

“Save The Night For Me” by Maureen Steele  (May 4)   YT

“Little Sheila” by Slade  (May 4)   YT

“Everytime You Go Away” by Paul Young  (May 11)   YT

“Sussudio” by Phil Collins  (May 11)   YT   80%

“The Word Girl” by Scritti Politti  (May 11)   YT   [Didn't hear it on the radio back then, but I would have liked it.]

“Crazy In The Night (Barking At Airplanes)” by Kim Carnes  (May 11)   YT

“A View To A Kill” by Duran Duran  (May 18)   YT

“Raspberry Beret” by Prince & The Revolution  (May 18)   YT

“The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough” by Cyndi Lauper  (May 18)   YT   65%

“Find A Way” by Amy Grant  (May 18)   YT   70%

“People Are People” by Depeche Mode  (May 25)   YT   65%

New on Top 100 Radio for June >

May 1985


New at the Movies

Code of Silence  (May 3)   YT   IMDb   WP

Gotcha!  (May 3)   YT   IMDb   WP

Gymkata  (May 3)   YT   IMDb   WP

Creature  (May 8)   YT   IMDb   WP

Rustlers’ Rhapsody  (May 10)   YT   IMDb   WP

Ordeal by Innocence  (May 17)   YT   IMDb   WP

Brewster’s Millions  (May 22)   YT   IMDb   WP

Rambo: First Blood Part II  (May 22)   YT   IMDb   WP

A View to a Kill  (May 22)   YT   IMDb   WP

Fletch  (May 31)   YT   IMDb   WP

May 1985


New on TV

WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event   NBC  (May 11)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for June >

May 1985




Text from Computer Entertainer The Newsletter (May 85, page 13)



It really doesn’t come as a surprise but inside sources have confirmed to Computer Entertainer that Parker Bros. is OUT of the game/computer business. Obviously, this means no sequel to Montezuma’s Revenge and Q*Bert’s Qubes for all systems is a “no-go.” We did get the impression, however, that there MAY have been a very small quantity of Q*Bert’s Qubes (format unknown) produced to fulfill commitments so those of you who love to search for rare games, this one could be quite a challenge!

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June 1985

June 1985


New on Top 100 Radio

“Glory Days” by Bruce Springsteen  (Jun 1)   YT

“Who's Holding Donna Now” by DeBarge  (Jun 1)   YT

“What About Love?” by Heart  (Jun 1)   YT

“You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)” by Dead Or Alive  (Jun 1)   YT   75%

“19” by Paul Hardcastle  (Jun 1)   YT

“Possession Obsession” by Daryl Hall & John Oates  (Jun 1)   YT

“Never Surrender” by Corey Hart  (Jun 8)   YT

“If You Love Somebody Set Them Free” by Sting  (Jun 8)   YT   60%

“Get It On (Bang A Gong)” by The Power Station  (Jun 8)   YT

“State Of The Heart” by Rick Springfield  (Jun 8)   YT

“(Closest Thing To) Perfect” by Jermaine Jackson  (Jun 8)   YT

“Real Love” by Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers  (Jun 8)   YT

“Shout” by Tears For Fears  (Jun 15)   YT   80%

“Stir It Up” by Patti LaBelle  (Jun 15)   YT   65%

“People Get Ready” by Jeff Beck & Rod Stewart  (Jun 15)   YT

“St. Elmo’s Fire (Man In Motion)” by John Parr  (Jun 22)   YT   55%

“Freeway Of Love” by Aretha Franklin  (Jun 22)   YT   69%

“Like A Surgeon” by “Weird Al” Yankovic  (Jun 22)   YT   65%

“Your Love Is King” by Sade  (Jun 22)   YT

“Road To Nowhere” by Talking Heads  (Jun 22)   YT   [Bubbling Under Top 100]

“Power Of Love” by Huey Lewis & The News  (Jun 29)   YT

“Summer Of ‘69” by Bryan Adams  (Jun 29)   YT

“Take No Prisoners (In The Game Of Love)” by Peabo Bryson  (Jun 29)   YT

New on Top 100 Radio for July >

June 1985


New at the Movies

The Goonies  (Jun 7)   YT   IMDb   WP

Perfect  (Jun 7)   YT   IMDb   WP

Prizzi’s Honor  (Jun 13)   YT   IMDb   WP

Secret Admirer  (Jun 14)   YT   IMDb   WP

Cocoon  (Jun 21)   YT   IMDb   WP

Return to Oz  (Jun 21)   YT   IMDb   WP

Pale Rider  (Jun 26)   YT   IMDb   WP

St. Elmo’s Fire  (Jun 28)   YT   IMDb   WP

June 1985


New on TV

Larry King Live  CNN  (Jun 3)   YT   IMDb   WP

Code of Vengeance  NBC  (Jun 30)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for July >

June 1985




Text from Computer Entertainer The Newsletter (Jun 85, page 11)



Following our report last month regarding the existence of very small quantities of Q*Bert’s Qubes in unknown formats, our phones lit up. We sincerely thank the readers who called to inform us what they had found and purchased. It appears that Toys R Us received very small quantities of 2600 and ColecoVision versionsnot available in all locations. Again, if you’re a collector, call around FAST as it is very apparent that very tiny quantities were made.

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July 1985

July 1985


New on Top 100 Radio

“Cherish” by Kool & The Gang  (Jul 6)   YT

“We Don’t Need Another Hero” by Tina Turner  (Jul 6)   YT

“Invincible” by Pat Benatar  (Jul 6)   YT   70%

“Life In One Day” by Howard Jones  (Jul 6)   YT   85%

“Mystery Lady” by Billy Ocean  (Jul 6)   YT

“Bit By Bit” by Stephanie Mills  (Jul 6)   YT

“Money For Nothing” by Dire Straits  (Jul 13)   YT   80%

“Take On Me” by A-Ha  (Jul 13)   YT   85%

“You’re Only Human (Second Wind)” by Billy Joel  (Jul 13)   YT   60%

“Dare Me” by Pointer Sisters  (Jul 13)   YT

“Smokin’ In The Boys Room” by Mötley Crüe  (Jul 13)   YT

“Live Every Moment” by REO Speedwagon  (Jul 13)   YT

“Don’t Lose My Number” by Phil Collins  (Jul 20)   YT   75%

“Cry” by Godley & Crème  (Jul 20)   YT

“Shame” by The Motels  (Jul 20)   YT

“Freedom” by Wham!  (Jul 27)   YT   55%

“Pop Life” by Prince & The Revolution  (Jul 27)   YT

“I Got You Babe” by UB40 & Chrissie Hynde  (Jul 27)   YT

“You Look Marvelous” by Billy Crystal  (Jul 27)   YT

New on Top 100 Radio for August >

July 1985


New at the Movies

Back to the Future  (Jul 3)   YT   IMDb   WP

Red Sonja  (Jul 3)   YT   IMDb   WP

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome  (Jul 10)   YT   IMDb   WP

Explorers  (Jul 12)   YT   IMDb   WP

Silverado  (Jul 12)   YT   IMDb   WP

Day of the Dead  (Jul 19)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Legend of Billie Jean  (Jul 19)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Man with One Red Shoe  (Jul 19)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Black Cauldron  (Jul 24)   YT   IMDb   WP

Kiss of the Spider Woman  (Jul 26)   YT   IMDb   WP

National Lampoon’s European Vacation  (Jul 26)   YT   IMDb   WP

July 1985


New on TV

Stingray  NBC  (Jul 14)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for August >

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August 1985

August 1985


New on Top 100 Radio

“Oh Sheila” by Ready For The World  (Aug 3)   YT

“There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)” by Eurythmics  (Aug 3)   YT   65%

“Fright Night” by J. Geils Band  (Aug 10)   YT

“Saving All My Love For You” by Whitney Houston  (Aug 17)   YT

“Dress You Up” by Madonna  (Aug 17)   YT

“Lonely Ol’ Night” by John Cougar Mellencamp  (Aug 24)   YT

“Fortress Around Your Heart” by Sting  (Aug 24)   YT   60%

“Be Near Me” by ABC  (Aug 24)   YT

“Lovin’ Every Minute Of It” by Loverboy  (Aug 24)   YT

“Love Theme From St. Elmo’s Fire” by David Foster  (Aug 24)   YT

“Four In The Morning (I Can’t Take Any More)” by Night Ranger  (Aug 24)   YT

“All Of Me For All Of You” by 9.9  (Aug 24)   YT

“Dancing In The Street” by Mick Jagger & David Bowie  (Aug 31)   YT

“Sunset Grill” by Don Henley  (Aug 31)   YT   55%

“Weird Science” by Oingo Boingo  (Aug 31)   YT   85%

New on Top 100 Radio for September >

August 1985


New at the Movies

Fright Night  (Aug 2)   YT   IMDb   WP

Follow That Bird  (Aug 2)   YT   IMDb   WP

Weird Science  (Aug 2)   YT   IMDb   WP

Real Genius  (Aug 7)   YT   IMDb   WP

My Science Project  (Aug 9)   YT   IMDb   WP

Pee-wee’s Big Adventure  (Aug 9)   YT   IMDb   WP

Summer Rental  (Aug 9)   YT   IMDb   WP

American Flyers  (Aug 16)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Return of the Living Dead  (Aug 16)   YT   IMDb   WP

Volunteers  (Aug 16)   YT   IMDb   WP

Year of the Dragon  (Aug 16)   YT   IMDb   WP

Agnes of God  (Aug 21)   YT   IMDb   WP

Better Off Dead  (Aug 23)   YT   IMDb   WP

Ghostbusters (re-release)  (Aug 23)   YT   IMDb   WP

Teen Wolf  (Aug 23)   YT   IMDb   WP

American Ninja  (Aug 30)   YT   IMDb   WP

Gremlins (re-release)  (Aug 30)   YT   IMDb   WP

Compromising Positions  (Aug 30)   YT   IMDb   WP

August 1985


New on TV

West 57th   CBS  (Aug 13)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for September >

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September 1985

September 1985


New on Top 100 Radio

“We Built This City” by Starship  (Sep 7)   YT

“Part-Time Lover” by Stevie Wonder  (Sep 7)   YT

“Miami Vice Theme” by Jan Hammer  (Sep 7)   YT

“I’m Goin’ Down” by Bruce Springsteen  (Sep 7)   YT

“Perfect Way” by Scritti Politti  (Sep 7)   YT   85%

“Running Up That Hill” by Kate Bush  (Sep 7)   YT

“And She Was” by Talking Heads  (Sep 7)   YT   65%

“You Belong To The City” by Glenn Frey  (Sep 14)   YT

“Head Over Heels” by Tears For Fears  (Sep 14)   YT   80%

“Never” by Heart  (Sep 14)   YT

“I Miss You” by Klymaxx  (Sep 14)   YT   65%

“One Night Love Affair” by Bryan Adams  (Sep 14)   YT

“Boy In The Box” by Corey Hart  (Sep 14)   YT   60%

“All Fall Down” by Five Star  (Sep 14)   YT

“Broken Wings” by Mr. Mister  (Sep 21)   YT   65%

“Lay Your Hands On Me” by Thompson Twins  (Sep 21)   YT

“Born In East L.A.” by Cheech & Chong  (Sep 21)   YT

“Who’s Zoomin’ Who” by Aretha Franklin  (Sep 28)   YT

“Like To Get To Know You Well” by Howard Jones  (Sep 28)   YT   75%

“The Screams Of Passion” by The Family  (Sep 28)   YT   [I remember laughing at how horrible the song and video was back then.]

“The Oak Tree” by Morris Day  (Sep 28)   YT

“Blue Kiss” by Jane Wiedlin  (Sep 28)   YT

New on Top 100 Radio for October >

September 1985


New at the Movies

Plenty  (Sep 10)   YT   IMDb   WP

Smooth Talk  (Sep 10)   YT   IMDb   WP

After Hours  (Sep 13)   YT   IMDb   WP

Maxie  (Sep 17)   YT   IMDb   WP

Invasion U.S.A.  (Sep 27)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Journey of Natty Gann  (Sep 27)   YT   IMDb   WP

September 1985


New on TV

Attitudes  Lifetime  (Sep 2)   YT   IMDb   WP

Hell Town  NBC  (Sep 4)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo  ABC  (Sep 7)   YT   IMDb   WP

Star Wars: Droids  ABC  (Sep 7)   YT   IMDb   WP

Star Wars: Ewoks  ABC  (Sep 7)   YT   IMDb   WP

Small Wonder  Syndication  (Sep 7)   YT   IMDb   WP

What’s Happening Now!!  Syndication  (Sep 7)   YT   IMDb   WP

227  NBC  (Sep 14)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears  NBC  (Sep 14)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Golden Girls  NBC  (Sep 14)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

It’s Punky Brewster  NBC  (Sep 14)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Berenstain Bears  CBS  (Sep 14)   YT   IMDb   WP

Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘n’ Wrestling  CBS  (Sep 14)   YT   IMDb   WP

Jim Henson’s Little Muppet Monsters  CBS  (Sep 14)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Wuzzles  CBS  (Sep 14)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Care Bears  Syndication  (Sep 14)   YT   IMDb   WP

America  Syndication  (Sep 16)   YT   IMDb   WP

Break the Bank [game show]  Syndication  (Sep 16)   YT   IMDb   WP

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero  Syndication  (Sep 16)   YT   IMDb   WP

Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors  Syndication  (Sep 16)   YT   IMDb   WP

Charlie & Co.  CBS  (Sep 18)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

The Equalizer  CBS  (Sep 18)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

George Burns Comedy Week  CBS  (Sep 18)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

Stir Crazy  CBS  (Sep 18)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

Spenser: For Hire  ABC  (Sep 20)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

Hollywood Beat  ABC  (Sep 21)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

Lime Street  ABC  (Sep 21)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

Growing Pains  ABC  (Sep 24)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

MacGyver  ABC  (Sep 29)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

Amazing Stories  NBC  (Sep 29)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

New on Top 100 Radio for October >

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October 1985

October 1985


Cosmic Commuter (Activision) ???

Desperate Super Extreme Best Guess. Cosmic Commuter was reviewed in the November 1985 issue of Computer Entertainer The Newsletter.






Computer Entertainer The Newsletter (Oct 85)

The Rebirth of Video Games

The home video game industry, long assumed to be dead and buried, is showing some signs of life. Nintendo is preparing to introduce a new game system, Activision recently released two new cartridges for the Atari 2600, and INTV Corporation (formerly Intellivision Inc ) is getting ready to introduce the INTV SYSTEM III for Intellivision.

October 1985


Ghostbusters (Activision)

Best Guess. The earliest newspaper ad I've found so far was in November. Ghostbusters was reviewed in the October 1985 issue of Computer Entertainer The Newsletter. According to the iffy Klove List, the game was released on 05/10/85. Whichever month is correct, at least we know the game was released in 1985, and thanks to newspaper ads, at least we know the game was being sold in November.






Computer Entertainer The Newsletter (Oct 85)

The Rebirth of Video Games

The home video game industry, long assumed to be dead and buried, is showing some signs of life. Nintendo is preparing to introduce a new game system, Activision recently released two new cartridges for the Atari 2600, and INTV Corporation (formerly Intellivision Inc ) is getting ready to introduce the INTV SYSTEM III for Intellivision.


Newspaper: Ghоstbusters $12.97 (Nov 24, 85)

Newspaper: Ghоstbusters $17.97 (Nov 28, 85)

Newspaper: Ghоstbusters $17.97 (Dec 26, 86)

October 1985


New on Top 100 Radio

“Separate Lives” by Phil Collins & Marilyn Martin  (Oct 5)   YT

“Party All The Time” by Eddie Murphy  (Oct 5)   YT

“One Of The Living” by Tina Turner  (Oct 5)   YT

“Soul Kiss” by Olivia Newton-John  (Oct 5)   YT

“The Night Is Still Young” by Billy Joel  (Oct 5)   YT

“Girls Are More Fun” by Ray Parker Jr.  (Oct 5)   YT

“Remo’s Theme (What If)” by Tommy Shaw  (Oct 5)   YT

“Everybody Dance” by Ta Mara & The Seen  (Oct 12)   YT

“To Live And Die In L.A.” by Wang Chung  (Oct 12)   YT

“Que Te Quiero” by Katrina & The Waves  (Oct 12)   YT

“I’ll Be There” by Kenny Loggins  (Oct 12)   YT

“Conga” by Miami Sound Machine  (Oct 19)   YT   70%

“Tarzan Boy” by Baltimora  (Oct 19)   YT

“Alive & Kicking” by Simple Minds  (Oct 19)   YT

“Sleeping Bag” by ZZ Top  (Oct 19)   YT

“Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves” by Eurythmics & Aretha Franklin  (Oct 19)   YT

“America” by Prince & The Revolution  (Oct 19)   YT

“You’re A Friend Of Mine” by Clarence Clemons & Jackson Browne  (Oct 26)   YT

“Election Day” by Arcadia  (Oct 26)   YT

“Emergency” by Kool & The Gang  (Oct 26)   YT

“Wrap Her Up” by Elton John  (Oct 26)   YT

“Do It For Love” by Sheena Easton  (Oct 26)   YT

“Shock” by The Motels  (Oct 26)   YT

New on Top 100 Radio for November >

October 1985


New at the Movies

Commando  (Oct 4)   YT   IMDb   WP

Jagged Edge  (Oct 4)   YT   IMDb   WP

Sweet Dreams  (Oct 4)   YT   IMDb   WP

Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins  (Oct 11)   YT   IMDb   WP

Silver Bullet  (Oct 11)   YT   IMDb   WP

Re-Animator  (Oct 18)   YT   IMDb   WP

Twice in a Lifetime  (Oct 23)   YT   IMDb   WP

October 1985


New on TV

Misfits of Science  NBC  (Oct 4)   YT   IMDb   WP

Jem  Syndication  (Oct 6)   YT   IMDb   WP

New on Top 100 Radio for November >

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November 1985

November 1985


New on Top 100 Radio

“Burning Heart” by Survivor  (Nov 2)   YT

“Walk Of Life” by Dire Straits  (Nov 2)   YT

“Tonight She Comes” by The Cars  (Nov 2)   YT

“Small Town” by John Cougar Mellencamp  (Nov 2)   YT

“Sun City” by Artists United Against Apartheid  (Nov 2)   YT

“Count Me Out” by New Edition  (Nov 2)   YT

“That’s What Friends Are For” by Dionne & Friends  (Nov 9)   YT

“Say You, Say Me” by Lionel Richie  (Nov 9)   YT

“Face The Face” by Pete Townshend  (Nov 9)   YT

“Love Is The Seventh Wave” by Sting  (Nov 9)   YT   55%

“Everyday” by James Taylor  (Nov 9)   YT   65%

“Talk To Me” by Stevie Nicks  (Nov 16)   YT

“Sidewalk Talk” by Jellybean  (Nov 16)   YT

“The Sweetest Taboo” by Sade  (Nov 23)   YT

“Silent Running” by Mike + The Mechanics  (Nov 23)   YT   75%

“Spies Like Us” by Paul McCartney  (Nov 23)   YT

“Go Home” by Stevie Wonder  (Nov 23)   YT

“It’s Only Love” by Bryan Adams & Tina Turner  (Nov 23)   YT

“When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going” by Billy Ocean  (Nov 30)   YT   70%

“I’m Your Man” by Wham!  (Nov 30)   YT

“Life In A Northern Town” by The Dream Academy  (Nov 30)   YT   75%

“The Sun Always Shines On T.V” by A-Ha  (Nov 30)   YT

New on Top 100 Radio for December >

November 1985


New at the Movies

Death Wish 3  (Nov 1)   YT   IMDb   WP

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge  (Nov 1)   YT   IMDb   WP

To Live and Die in L.A.  (Nov 1)   YT   IMDb   WP

Target  (Nov 8)   YT   IMDb   WP

That Was Then... This Is Now  (Nov 8)   YT   IMDb   WP

Transylvania 6-5000  (Nov 8)   YT   IMDb   WP

Once Bitten  (Nov 15)   YT   IMDb   WP

Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer  (Nov 15)   YT   IMDb   WP

Bad Medicine  (Nov 22)   YT   IMDb   WP

Fever Pitch  (Nov 22)   YT   IMDb   WP

King Solomon’s Mines  (Nov 22)   YT   IMDb   WP

One Magic Christmas  (Nov 22)   YT   IMDb   WP

Starchaser: The Legend of Orin  (Nov 22)   YT   IMDb   WP

White Nights  (Nov 22)   YT   IMDb   WP

Rocky IV  (Nov 27)   YT   IMDb   WP

Santa Claus: The Movie  (Nov 27)   YT   IMDb   WP

November 1985


New on TV

The Colbys  ABC  (Nov 20)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

Shadow Chasers  ABC  (Nov 21)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

New on Top 100 Radio for December >

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December 1985

December 1985


New on Top 100 Radio

“How Will I Know” by Whitney Houston  (Dec 7)   YT

“Living In America” by James Brown  (Dec 7)   YT

“My Hometown” by Bruce Springsteen  (Dec 7)   YT

“Kyrie” by Mr. Mister  (Dec 21)   YT   70%

“Sara” by Starship  (Dec 28)   YT   70%

“Secret Lovers” by Atlantic Starr  (Dec 28)   YT

“Let’s Go All The Way” by Sly Fox  (Dec 28)   YT   80%

Back to New on Top 100 Radio for January >

December 1985


New at the Movies

Young Sherlock Holmes  (Dec 4)   YT   IMDb   WP

Fool for Love  (Dec 6)   YT   IMDb   WP

Spies Like Us  (Dec 6)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Jewel of the Nile  (Dec 11)   YT   IMDb   WP

A Chorus Line  (Dec 13)   YT   IMDb   WP

Clue  (Dec 13)   YT   IMDb   WP

Brazil  (Dec 18)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Color Purple  (Dec 18)   YT   IMDb   WP

Out of Africa  (Dec 18)   YT   IMDb   WP

Enemy Mine  (Dec 20)   YT   IMDb   WP

Revolution  (Dec 25)   YT   IMDb   WP

The Trip to Bountiful  (Dec 25)   YT   IMDb   WP

December 1985


New on TV

Foley Square  CBS  (Dec 11)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

Mary  CBS  (Dec 11)   YT   IMDb   WP   Schedule

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In Case You Didn't Know


Trump's Jab = Bad

Did you know that Trump's rushed Operation Warp Speed rona jab has less than one percent overall benefit? Some people call it the depopulation jab and it has many possible horrible side effects (depending on the lot number, concentration, and if it was kept cold). Remember when many Democrats were against Trump's Operation Warp Speed depopulation jab, then they quickly changed their minds when Biden flip-flopped and started pushing it?


Some brainwashed rona jab cultists claim that there are no victims of the jab, but person after person will post what the jab did to them, a friend, or a family member on web sites such as Facebook and they'll be lucky if they don't get banned soon after. Posting the truth is “misinformation” don't you know. Awakened sheep might turn into lions, so powerful people will do just about anything to keep the sheep from waking up.


Check out these videos:

If You Got the COVID Shot and Aren't Injured, This May Be Why

Thought Experiment: What Happens After the Jab?

The Truth About Polio and Vaccines

What Is Causing the Mysterious Self-Assembling Non-Organic Clots and Sudden Deaths?

Full Video of Tennessee House of Representatives Health Subcommittee Hearing Room 2 (The Doctors Start Talking at 33:28)



H Word and I Word = Good

Take a look at my page about the famous demonized medicines called The H Word and Beyond. You might also want to look at my page called Zinc and Quercetin. My sister and I have been taking zinc and quercetin since the summer of 2020 in the hopes that they would scare away the flu and other viruses (or at least make them less severe). Here's one more page to check out: My Sister's Experiences With COVID-19.



B Vitamins = Good

Some people appear to have a mental illness because they have a vitamin B deficiency. For example, the wife of a guy I used to chat with online had severe mood swings which seemed to be caused by food allergies or intolerances. She would became irrational, obnoxious, throw tantrums, and generally act like she had a mental illness. The horrid behavior stopped after she started taking a vitamin B complex. I've been taking Jarrow B-Right (#ad) for many years. It makes me much easier to live with.



Soy = Bad

Unfermented soy is bad! “When she stopped eating soy, the mental problems went away.” Fermented soy doesn't bother me, but the various versions of unfermented soy (soy flour, soybean oil, and so on) that are used in all kinds of products these days causes a negative mental health reaction in me that a vitamin B complex can't tame. The sinister encroachment of soy has made the careful reading of ingredients a necessity.



Wheat = Bad

If you are overweight, have type II diabetes, or are worried about the condition of your heart, check out the videos by Ken D Berry, William Davis, and Ivor Cummins. It seems that most people should avoid wheat, not just those who have a wheat allergy or celiac disease. Check out these books: Undoctored (#ad), Wheat Belly (#ad), and Eat Rich, Live Long (#ad).



Negative Ions = Good

Negative ions are good for us. You might want to avoid positive ion generators and ozone generators. A plain old air cleaner is better than nothing, but one that produces negative ions makes the air in a room fresher and easier for me to breathe. It also helps to brighten my mood.



Litterbugs = Bad

Never litter. Toss it in the trash or take it home. Do not throw it on the ground. Also remember that good people clean up after themselves at home, out in public, at a campsite and so on. Leave it better than you found it.



Climate Change Cash Grab = Bad

Seems like more people than ever finally care about water, land, and air pollution, but the climate change cash grab scam is designed to put more of your money into the bank accounts of greedy politicians. Those power-hungry schemers try to trick us with bad data and lies about overpopulation while pretending to be caring do-gooders. Trying to eliminate pollution is a good thing, but the carbon footprint of the average law-abiding human right now is actually making the planet greener instead of killing it.


Eliminating farms and ranches, eating bugs, getting locked down in 15-minute cities, owning nothing, using digital currency (with expiration dates) that is tied to your social credit score, and paying higher taxes will not make things better and “save the Earth.” All that stuff is part of an agenda that has nothing to do with making the world a better place for the average person. It's all about control, depopulation, and making things better for the ultra-rich. They just want enough peasants left alive to keep things running smoothly.


Watch these two videos for more information:

CO2 is Greening The Earth

The Climate Agenda



How to Wake Up Normies

Charlie Robinson had some good advice about waking up normies (see the link to the video below). He said instead of verbally unloading or being nasty or acting like a bully, ask the person a question. Being nice and asking a question will help the person actually think about the subject.


Interesting videos:

Charlie Robinson Talks About the Best Way to Wake Up Normies

Georgia Guidestones Explained

The Men Who Own Everything


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