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Top 30 Vertical Shooters for the Atari 2600 #8

Posted by StanJr, 24 January 2013 · 360 views

As we inch toward the Top 5, the games just keep getting better and better!  #8  blew me away when I first played it and that was only a few years ago!  It would have killed me as a kid.  People always underestimate what the VCS can do, myself included.


Top 30 Vertical Shooters for the Atari 2600 #9

Posted by StanJr, 23 January 2013 · 355 views

#9  seems a little more than the VCS can handle and yet it does so with great flair!


Top 30 Vertical Shooters for the Atari 2600 #10

Posted by StanJr, 22 January 2013 · 344 views

#10  is probably the best VCS game you've never played.  Obscure, but innovative, I still desperately need this baby in my collection, emulation isn't good enough.


Top 30 Vertical Shooters for the Atari 2600 #11

Posted by StanJr, 21 January 2013 · 448 views

Another giant rears its head as the countdown marches toward the top 10!  If this is #11 , what wonders might the top 10 truly hold?


Top 30 Vertical Shooters for the Atari 2600 #12

Posted by StanJr, 20 January 2013 · 353 views

The 1980's were an optimistic time full of neon gaudiness, plenty of great material for a fast-paced action shooter like #12 .


Top 30 Vertical Shooters for the Atari 2600 #13

Posted by StanJr, 19 January 2013 · 417 views

A childhood favorite takes #13 .  It was ranked higher, but I realized that nostalgia was propping it up a bit.  I replayed a few games and got honest.  I still hold that this is a great shooter!


Top 30 Vertical Shooters for the Atari 2600 #14

Posted by StanJr, 18 January 2013 · 372 views

No one, and I mean no one, saw this coming.  Heck, to be honest, I didn't see it coming until I started putting the list together and doing some side-by-side comparison.I stand behind #14 , dark horse though it may be.


Top 30 Vertical Shooters for the Atari 2600 #15

Posted by StanJr, 17 January 2013 · 439 views

The midpoint in the list will surely bring about some guffaws, but I stand by my ranking of #15 .  Classic?  Yes.  The very best the VCS has to offer?  No.


Top 30 Vertical Shooters for the Atari 2600 #16

Posted by StanJr, 16 January 2013 · 338 views

You know we are getting towards the top of the list when the classics start showing up.  Few vertical shooters are as classic as #16 .


Top 30 Vertical Shooters for the Atari 2600 #17

Posted by StanJr, 15 January 2013 · 358 views

#17  might be listed for the pre-teen set, but it provides more challenge that I think it gives itself credit for.  Plus, it looks dyno-mite.






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