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Activision Patches
by Michael Thomasson

Activision, the first 3rd party videogame publisher, operated a fantstic marketing program in the 80's to promote the sale of their software for the Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Colecovision and the Mattel Intellivision. To obtain any of the coveted Activision patches, a player would need to play a particular game, reach a pre-determined score, and mail a photograph prooving the accomplishment to Activision. Weeks later the Activision patch would arrive in your mailbox compliments of Activision, accompanied by a nice letter from the company congratulating you on your game-playing skills and welcoming you to the club.

All the Activision patches are proudly displayed on this page, with the exception of the 'H.E.R.O.' patch for the Colecovision. While some other websites display the Atari 2600 and Atari 5200 'H.E.R.O.' patch as the Colecovision version, they are, in fact, of different design. The rumored Colecovision 'Zenji' patch is also absent. Anyone that can help GDG obtain images of either of these two patches needed to complete this gallery will be repeatedly thanked!

Good Deal Games is also looking to acquire Activision patches. If you have any patches that you would like to trade or sell, please let us know!

ATARI 2600 VCS ACTIVISION PATCHES

Activision Game
Patch
Club
Requirement
to earn patch
Patch Image
Barnstorming Flying Aces < 33.3 secs / game 1
< 51.0 secs / game 2
< 54.0 secs / game 3
Beamrider Beamriders 60,000 pts & sector 20
Chopper Command Chopper Commandos 10,000 pts
Crackpots Crackpots 75,000 pts
Decathlon Gold 10,000 pts
Silver 9,000 pts
Bronze 8,600 pts
Dolphin

Friends of the Dophins

80,000 pts
Secret Society of the Dolphins 300,000 pts
Dragster World Class Dragster Club < 6.0 seconds
Enduro Roadbusters Survive 5 (game) days
Freeway Save the Chicken Foundation 20 pts / game 3 or 7
Frostbite Frostbite Bailey's Artcic Architects 40,000 pts
Grand Prix Grand Prix Driving Team < 0:35 / game 1
< 1:00 / game 2
< 1:30 / game 3
< 2:30 / game 4
H.E.R.O. Order of the H.E.R.O. 75,000 pts
Ice Hockey All-Star Hockey Team Beat computer
Kaboom! The Activision Bucket Brigade
3,000 pts
Keystone Kapers Billy Club 35,000 pts
Laser Blast Commander Activision Federation of Laser Blasters 100,000 pts
1,000,000 1,000,000 pts
Megamania Megamaniacs 45,000 pts
Oink! Oinkers 25,000 pts
Pitfall! Explorer's Club 20,000 pts
Pitfall 2 Cliff Hangers 99,000 pts
Plaque Attack The No Plaque Pack 35,000 pts
Pressure Cooker Short-Order Squad 45,000 pts
Private Eye Super Sleuth solve case 3
River Raid River Raiders 15,000 pts
Robot Tank Medal of Merit 4 squadrons / 48 tanks
Cross of Excellence 5 squadrons / 60 tanks
Star of Honor 6 squadrons / 72 tanks
Seaquest Sub Club 50,000 pts
Skiing Official Member Activision Ski Team < 28.2 seconds / game 3
Sky Jinks Sky Stars < 37.0 seconds / game 1
Space Shuttle Space Shuttle Pilot 4 or 5 missions w/ 4500
Space Shuttle Commander 6 missions w/ 7500
Spider Fighter Spider Fighters 40,000 pts
Stampede Trail Drive 3,000 pts
Star Master Order of the Supreme Starmaster 3,800 pts / game 1
Leader 5,700 pts / game 2
Wing Commander 7,600 pts / game 3
Starmaster 9,000 pts / game 4
Tennis Tennis Win one set vs. computer


ATARI 5200 ACTIVISION PATCHES

Beamrider Beamriders sector 14 with 40,000 points
Decathlon Gold 10,000 pts
Silver 9,000 pts
Bronze 8,600 pts
Dreadnaught Factor Dreadnaught Destroyer Defeating the entire fleet of Dreadnaughts on level 4 or higher
H.E.R.O. Order of the H.E.R.O. 70,000 pts
Kaboom! Bucket Brigade 1,800 pts
Million 1,000,000 pts
Keystone Kapers Billy Club 35,000 pts
Megamania Megamaniacs 45,000 pts
Pitfall! Explorer's Club 20,000 pts
Pitfall 2 Cliff Hangers 99,000 pts
River Raid River Raiders 40,000 pts
Space Shuttle Space Shuttle Pilot Dock your shuttle 5 times and land with at
least 4500 units of fuel
Space Shuttle Commander Dock 6 times and land with at least
7500 units of fuel

COLECOVISION ACTIVISION PATCHES

Beamrider Beamriders 40,000 pts & sector 14
Decathlon Gold 10,000 pts
Silver 9,000 pts
Bronze 8,600 pts
H.E.R.O. Order of the H.E.R.O. 70,000 pts
HELP GDG
LOCATE THIS PATCH
?
Different design
from the Atari 2600
Keystone Kapers Billy Club 35,000 pts
Pitfall! Explorer's Club 20,000 pts
Pitfall 2 Cliff Hangers 99,000 pts
River Raid River Raiders 25,000 pts
Zenji ??????????? ?????????
HELP GDG
LOCATE THIS PATCH
?

INTELLIVISION ACTIVISION PATCHES

Beamrider Beamriders 60,000 pts & sector 20
Dreadnaught Factor Dreadnaught Destroyer Win @ level 4 or better
Happy Trails Trailblazers 40,000 pts
Pitfall! Explorer's Club 20,000 pts
River Raid River Raiders 35,000
Stampede Trail Drive 3,000 pts
Worm Whomper Worm Whompers 75,000 pts




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