Gravitar is a shoot ’em up arcade game released by Atari, Inc in 1982.
It was the first of over twenty games Mike Hally designed and produced for Atari. The main programmer was Rich Adam and the cabinet art was designed by Brad Chaboya.
The game was a success. With an estimated over 5,427 Arcade Cabinets being distributed.
The concept of Gravitar was based on a combination of Lunar Lander and Asteroids.
Gravitar has a color X-Y video display. This display, with its 3 color guns and higher voltage, has the same technology that was used in previous Atari black-and-white X-Y displays. However, the screen now displays dazzling colors and unique visual effects.
A Gravitar unit appears in the 1983 movie WarGames, in the 1983 movie James Bond 007 – Never Say Never Again and in the 1987 movie Death Wish 4: The Crackdown.