The Atari Panther was an unreleased video game console co-developed by Atari Corporation and Flare Technology. It was scheduled to be released in 1991 as a competitor for the Sega Genesis and the Super NES.
In 1988, Atari started research on next-generation video game consoles and started on two project: a 32-bit console codenamed Panther and a 64-bit console codenamed Jaguar. Progress on the Jaguar project far exceeded progress made on the Panther project, so the Panther was scrapped in favor of the Jaguar which saw release in 1993.
It is said that the Jaguar controllers were originally developed for the Panther.
Four games were developed for the Panther: Panther Pong, Cybermorph, Dino Dudes, and Crescent Galaxy. After the Panther was scrapped, Cybermorph and Crescent Galaxy - later titled Trevor McFur in the Crescent Galaxy - were ported to the Jaguar and became two of the Jaguar’s three launch titles along with Raiden. Dino Dudes would later be released for the Jaguar as Evolution: Dino Dudes.