Classic Game Room HD reviews STAMPEDE for Atari 2600 from Activision. Released in 1981, Stampede is a classic video game where you herd dogies (cattle) and lasso them for points! Beware of the skull and the black angus cow, they'll damage your cowboy! Stampede is fast paced, simple and extremely fun. Easy to collect today, Stampede is best served with a giant steak and a side of ribs drenched in Atari sauce. This CGR review of Stampede has gameplay from the Activision Atari 2600 video game cartridge, Stampede, showing Stampede game play in action.