Atari 2600

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  1. Ichinisan

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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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  3. Ichinisan

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    But you will always remember...

    pew, pew, pew
    pock-swua, pock-swua,
    pew, pew, pew
    pock-swua

    da-ding, ding, ding
    da-ding
    pock-swua!

    cringleding-cring-crang-cronong!
     
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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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    Yar's Revenge was the shit. You're like this evil wasp, and oh...you WILL sting that mother fucker.
     
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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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    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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    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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    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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    What no Starmaster?
     
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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.

    public service announcement:
    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:

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    ...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 :D

    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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