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Old 01-03-2013, 07:06 PM   #1
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:11 PM   #2
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Probably played them all. I actually "beat" pitfall. Took months of mapping out every single board and using the shortcuts and scorpion jumping.

What? No Indiana Jones?
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:19 PM   #3
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Recognized:

Asteroids
Breakout
Centipede
Combat
Slot Racers
Pitfall
Pinball
Stampede
Pac Man
Mrs. Pac Man
Donkey Kong
Mario Bros.
Frogger
Chopper Command
Demon Attack
Dig Dug
E.T.
Joust
Missile Command
Pole Position
Q*Bert
Space Invaders


Didn't catch Space Jockey or Congo Bongo in there.

Also missing is Star Wars: ESB. Everyone had it. No one liked it.
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:55 PM   #4
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Probably played them all. I actually "beat" pitfall. Took months of mapping out every single board and using the shortcuts and scorpion jumping.

What? No Indiana Jones?
Raiders of the Lost Ark was probably the best Atari 2600 game IMO (Adventure is another favorite). God damn, I miss those days.
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:41 PM   #5
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I remember River Raid, brings back fun memories. Got my Atari for Christmas when I was probably 4, and freaked out.
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:46 PM   #6
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When asteroids came out me and my best friend (he still is) played all night into morning. Same with space invaders. Damn our hands and wrists hurt. I guess we were 10 maybe? 41 years old now.

Activision made all the kick ass games back then. If it was activision, you knew it was gonna be good.

I'm sure one of the original ones is at my dads place buried somewhere. Back when it was just Atari.
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:28 PM   #7
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I remember playing Pac Man on the 2600 at a friends house when it was brand new.. I laugh now.. so lame that they couldn't even make his mouth point up or down.. haha.
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I remember playing Pac Man on the 2600 at a friends house when it was brand new.. I laugh now.. so lame that they couldn't even make his mouth point up or down.. haha.
But you will always remember...

pew, pew, pew
pock-swua, pock-swua,
pew, pew, pew
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da-ding, ding, ding
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:57 PM   #9
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man, i played so many of those.

3. Air Sea Battle
4. Asteroids
8. Battlezone
9. Berzerk
10. Bowling
11. Breakout
12. Carnival
13. Centipede
14. Chopper Command
15. Combat
16. Cosmic Ark
18. Defender
20. Dig Dug
22. Donkey Kong
23. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
25. Frogger
27. Galaxian
29. Haunted House
31. Joust
34. Kaboom!
38. Maze Craze
42. Missile Command
43. Moon Patrol
44. Ms. Pac-Man
46. Pac-Man
49. Pole Position
50. Q*Bert
59. Space Invaders
62. Super Breakout
71. Video Pinball
74. Yars' Revenge
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:12 PM   #10
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Yar's Revenge was the shit. You're like this evil wasp, and oh...you WILL sting that mother fucker.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:26 PM   #11
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Ahhh. Nostalgia. Those dragons in Adventure were so realistic that I could feel the fire coming from the Curtis Mathis TV!

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Old 01-03-2013, 11:45 PM   #12
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Recognized:

Asteroids
Breakout
Centipede
Combat
Slot Racers
Pitfall
Pinball
Stampede
Pac Man
Mrs. Pac Man
Donkey Kong
Mario Bros.
Frogger
Chopper Command
Demon Attack
Dig Dug
E.T.
Joust
Missile Command
Pole Position
Q*Bert
Space Invaders


Didn't catch Space Jockey or Congo Bongo in there.

Also missing is Star Wars: ESB. Everyone had it. No one liked it.
Played all those too but the first I remember that you missed was Air Sea Battle (we played it at a baby sitter's place). You also missed Video Pinball. I recognized Adventure, SwordQuest, and many others from Angry Video Game Nerd.
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HAHHAHAHAAHHAAA!
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:11 AM   #14
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We didn't get one until like 1981, so we enjoyed about one year of thinking it was the shiznit until Intellivision II (which played Atari 2600 cartridges) and especially ColecoVision came out, which of course, most my friends got. Around 1983, my parents said we could either get another game console or a C64 but we couldn't have both. So I chose C64...score!
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Played all those too but the first I remember that you missed was Air Sea Battle (we played it at a baby sitter's place). You also missed Video Pinball. I recognized Adventure, SwordQuest, and many others from Angry Video Game Nerd.
I saw that one. I just called it "Pinball."
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ah nostalgia. had an atari 2600 in 1982. my favorites were
Berserker
Defender
Pitfall
Carnival
Battlezone
Atlantis
Vanguard
Pole Position
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That's the 40 game version.

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I never had an Atari. I had an Intellivision first & the Colecovision later. Colecovision was the bomb back then.
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I still have most of those games and a wood grain Atari in my basement. The controllers and the RF converter are long gone though
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amazing how they could get it so right (combat, super breakout) and get it so wrong (E.T.). i wish i still had my copy of E.T., THE worst video game the world will ever see.

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don't buy 80 atari classics or whatever it's called on steam. it just plain doesn't work.
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I also still have the keypad controller for it:



...where I used to play Star Raiders and pretend I was flying an XWing for a good portion of my childhood. I remember I pleaded with my grandma and mom to get this game specifically because it had the keypad. One day we were at KMart (the Best Buy of the day), it was in a sale bin for $19.95 and my mom bought it for me. I was fascinated with anything that had buttons on it and to have a game that USED a lot of buttons was incredible. You could push a button to raise/lower shields, to engage torpedoes, to warp to another sector...so cool

Anyway, looking back at it, the game was one of the first space flight simulators and it was pretty terrible, but it made a lasting impact.





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