Rainbow 2.0 - Atari 8-bit Emulator

25 Aug 2012 - Rainbow 2.2 is released. Improvements to video timing, graphics, speed (20% faster) and Trace output.

Rainbow is an 8-bit Atari Emulator and is a major rewrite of the old version 1.x. It features better emulation, real joystick support and full screen display. Diagnostic tools are also included.

  • Amphibian

  • Ballblazer (5200)

  • Bounty Bob Strikes Back

  • Caverns Of Mars

  • Choplifter (5200)

  • Decathlon (5200)

  • Donkey Kong Jr

  • Eastern Front 1941

  • Fast Eddie

  • Master of the Lamps

  • Necromancer

  • Scram

  • Silly Things demo

  • Shamus

  • Space Invaders

  • Star Raiders

  • Tennis

  • Zaxxon

  • 5200 Games Console

  • 130XE Vblitz demo

  • Atari DOS 2.5


Features include...

List of tested software


Rainbow 2.2 for Windows 7, Vista and XP

You may also need to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86)

Rainbow 1.x for MacOSX (converted by Richard Bannister)

Some links

Atari Age - community for Atari fans, including forums

For more nostalgia, look at John Goodman's excellent Reminiscing:8-Bit Atari Games for a nice collection of screenshots.

Atari Mania

Atari 5200 ROM images