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Poll: Favorite 2600 Adventure / RPG Type Game? (64 member(s) have cast votes)

Fav Adventure / RPG game for 2600?

  1. Adventure (24 votes [37.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 37.50%

  2. Dark Chambers (4 votes [6.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.25%

  3. Secret Quest (6 votes [9.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.38%

  4. E.T. (7 votes [10.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.94%

  5. Swordquest Series (2 votes [3.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.12%

  6. Dragonstomper (6 votes [9.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.38%

  7. Sword of Saros (2 votes [3.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.12%

  8. Other? (I am leaving A LOT out, I am sure) (13 votes [20.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.31%

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#1 GideonsDad OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:25 AM

I have to go with Dark Chambers - it's slow and plodding but it's fun to just explore, kill, and find goodies!

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Posted Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:31 AM

This is not going to jive with the consensus, but out of those, I'd pick E.T. Easy to get into. Great graphics,
great theme and rewarding end. Who doesn't want to get beamed up by a space ship? lol

Dragonstomper is a true "rts/rpg/adventure" type 2600 game and for that I love it. It's an awesome game.
But hooking up the Supercharger and CD combo is always an inconvenience. Not unlike hooking up paddles
to play those games.

Adventure is going to score high here, but I've never really cared for the game. Only have it in the
collection really, just in case anyone ever wanted to play it.

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Posted Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:37 PM

I think Adventure is the best game for the Atari 2600. it is just the funnest thing to do, explore catacombs, stab dragons, collect keys, and run away from that stupid bat. :)

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Posted Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:54 PM

I'm have to go with the two that jump out at me and that is Adventure and Pitfall.

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Posted Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:58 PM

Secret Quest and Adventure! :)

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Posted Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:00 PM

Adventure and MissAdventure.

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Posted Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:08 PM

I have to go with Dark Chambers - it's slow and plodding but it's fun to just explore, kill, and find goodies!

GideonsDad


Why doesn't Dark Chambers have any votes then? :ponder:

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Posted Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:55 PM

Montezuma's Revenge and Adventure for the older titles.

Wolfenstein VCS: The Next Mission for the newer.

#9 StanJr OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:15 PM

Sword of Saros, oddly enough. The game is deep enough to provide a complexity that encourages repeat playings, but is simple enough to just pick up and play. I do wish you could move a little better in the rooms, but it is a small quibble compared to the overall fun of the game.

Plus, it kind of pushes the limits of the VCS.

#10 GideonsDad OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:59 AM


I have to go with Dark Chambers - it's slow and plodding but it's fun to just explore, kill, and find goodies!

GideonsDad


Why doesn't Dark Chambers have any votes then? :ponder:


cvga - I almost forgot to put my own vote on the poll, thanks for the reminder!

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#11 Christopher T Leach OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:07 AM

Im gonna go with dig dug

i enjoy exploring the new catacomb and seeing the different monsters I get to pump up....great score

#12 iwan-iwanowitsch-goratschin OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:53 PM

Im gonna go with dig dug

i enjoy exploring the new catacomb and seeing the different monsters I get to pump up....great score




Yeah, Dig Dug is a nice but not a RPG style game........ ;)

#13 DickNixonArisen OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 17, 2009 2:39 PM

venture... and it's hacks. Aside from the intellivision tsr games venture is the one which came closest to d+d for me. Although montezuma's revenge is an all-time favorite for me. I actually have a top five of that game exclusively... 1. Sega Master System 2. Colecovision 3. c64 4. 2600 5. 5200

Most of the choices here are ok but are really reaching past the 2600's sane limits as far as item menus (Or even password saves!) and the like, so they don't age as well as a good action game.

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Posted Thu Sep 17, 2009 2:44 PM

My vote goes to Haunted House. For an early RPG-like game it has all the nice things in it, and it has creepy sounds. :cool:

@GideonsDad: I also like Dark Chambers, because of the same reasons.

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Posted Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:14 AM

Of that list, Sword of Saros, for the challenge. It's beatable, but it takes a lot of patience and a lot of tries to do. It also takes some strategy as well. Do you go for the gold, or just grab the keys and split? Do you take time to grab some items along the way?
Dragonstomper and Adventure are good also. As for SwordQuest, I gotta say, no other game on the list has that much detail in its story. I was always awed by the contest and the prizes offered, too. The game sucks, sure, but the ideas that went with it are very cool.

#16 GideonsDad OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:48 AM

My vote goes to Haunted House. For an early RPG-like game it has all the nice things in it, and it has creepy sounds. :cool:

@GideonsDad: I also like Dark Chambers, because of the same reasons.


I knew I wasn't the only one ^_-

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Posted Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:37 AM

I have to go with my first Atari 2600 game my parents bought for me with my first 2600 system. I loved Adventure then and I still play it now.

:lust: :cool: :love:

#18 Lord Helmet OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 18, 2009 2:57 PM

As far as hacks go, I'd say the Haunted Adventure Trilogy is pretty damn good.

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Posted Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:36 AM

I couldn't decide between Swordquest series and secret quest but Secret Quest was the one frequently played more so I leaned to that one

#20 Atari2600Lives OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:45 PM

Surprised I'm the first to mention Raiders of the lost ark , also Pitfall and of course adventure

Edited by Atari2600Lives, Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:47 PM.


#21 Legend OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:27 AM

I thought Crypts of Chaos was pretty interesting and ambitious fir it's time. Pretty fun too. If only the ad&d games made it over to the 2600 or the protos were released. Those looked cool.

I find Venture and it's hacks very fun too.

Would Superman count as an adventure game? It plays kinda like a side scrolling Adventure, I believe it was the basis of Haunted Adventure III as well.

Edited by Legend, Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:29 AM.


#22 BassGuitari OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:43 AM

I'd probably say Adventure, followed by Secret Quest and Dragonstomper.

My problem with Adventure though is that although it randomizes item placement, items are still generally placed in more or less the same locations, and the game quickly becomes kind of linear once you know the routes through the mazes. There's no real reason go "off the beaten path" because the game RARELY ever puts anything there worth getting.

#23 Markimus of K. OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:03 PM

I'm with Legend. Haunted House and Superman. Awesome games.

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Posted Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:48 PM

Raiders of the Lost Ark

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Posted Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:23 PM

Venture is good. too bad was not like CV version . only tried adventure twice the graphics are terrible and found it boring. Swordquest series has a nice title screen i think they used up all there programing talent before the game started.
I think we played that game as a kid for a laugh. Et blows it away!! Et was one of the better games 30 years later people say it is a bad game unreal..were they playing it when it came out?
Thats my prob with adventure never owned it on my old 2600 as a kid. had dig dug. moon patrol. calf games. Winter games everthing else seemed sub par to titles like those.




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