Dr Sparkz Lab

Unreleased Arcade Video game published 30 years ago by Atari Games

Dr Sparkz Lab screenshot

Listed and emulated in MAME.

Dr Sparkz Lab © 1992 Atari Games Corporation.

This game is a combination of Tetris and Pipe Dream, and is very similar to Cachat/Tube It, another prototype. The player has to make connections, or "sparkz" from the red side to the blue side (or vice versa) so that the monster that the scientist is making could be built. The monster is made piece by piece, and the first piece made is the head after connecting 2 sparkz.


Board Number : A051420

Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 14.31818 Mhz)
Sound Chips : OKI6295 (@ 7.231 Khz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 3


It's a very rare prototype, there are only 2 or 3 in existence. The concept was just a little too hard for a mass market. It would make a great game, but Atari never decided to do anything with it. Its earnings in an arcade test just weren't high enough to justify production.


Project Leader : Kelly Turner
Programmers : Matt Setzer, Kelly Turner, Norm Avellar
Graphics : Mark Stephen Pierce
Engineer : Brian T. McKee
Additional Designers : Kelly Turner, Mark Stephen Pierce
Technician : Glen McNamara
Audio : Brad Fuller
Product Manager : Linda Adam
Team Leader : John Ray


Game's picture (bossyman15)
Game's ROM.
Game's screenshots.