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#1 JPjuice23 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 3, 2012 11:50 PM

I tried (sort of) to find a similar thread to this, but I couldn't find anything. Anyways, I want to try out Atari 2600 games you can complete, as opposed to just playing until you lose all your lives. The only games I can come up with is

Superman
Adventure
Raiders of the Lost Ark
E.T. (I think)


Aaaannnd that's pretty much it. If anyone can add to this list, or refer me to where I can find a list of them, please respond. Thanks.

#2 thegoldenband OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 4, 2012 12:04 AM

I don't know if it's been "done" more recently, but here's one thread:

http://www.atariage....winnable-games/

It'd be nice to have a proper list, though there's some ambiguity around the edges. The one in the linked thread certainly isn't complete -- Rescue Terra I is missing, as are more borderline cases like River Raid and Chuck Norris Superkicks, and that's just off the top of my head.

BTW E.T. isn't really winnable in the usual sense, since it loops by design. I don't know if there's an upper limit to the score, though, or a kill screen (both of which are usually considered the equivalent of beating a game).

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Posted Sun Mar 4, 2012 12:12 AM

Haunted House
Secret Quest
Pitfall 2

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Posted Sun Mar 4, 2012 12:54 AM

Ghostbusters. I quit the game with $ 130,000 (2600 HSC Season 6 Week 44)

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Edited by Mister VCS, Sun Mar 4, 2012 12:58 AM.


#5 Nukey Shay OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 4, 2012 2:03 AM

I'd guess that the games which continue indefinately is a smaller amount.

"Winnable" would include most Activision titles (or any game that features an intentional kill screen or score threshold...such as Dodge 'Em or Breakout), virtually all board or card games, most that are based on sporting events, and most of the Adventure and "Space Simulator" titles.

IIRC, the first games that were designed to repeat indefinately are Circus Atari and Space Invaders...so "winnable" games had a 3-year head start.

#6 Matthew OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 4, 2012 2:51 AM

1)Double Dragon

I was never able to beat Ghost Busters, I would always get squashed by the marshmallow man.

#7 high voltage OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 4, 2012 5:41 AM

I finished River Raid, Adventure, Raiders of the lost Ark, Pitfall 2 and most sports games and Strategy games (Slot Machine, Hangman). Also games like Smurf I consider completed once you rescued Smurfette.
Still trying to beat Dragonstomper

Edited by high voltage, Sun Mar 4, 2012 5:42 AM.


#8 Thomas Jentzsch OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 4, 2012 6:39 AM

http://www.atariage....with-an-ending/

#9 ManCaveArcade OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 4, 2012 9:51 AM

If you are including homebrews, one of my favorites is Halo 2600. This one was really fun to play and gives you a since of acomplishment when you complete it. I think you are on to something here with this list. Games are A LOT more fun when you are playing for a goal other that getting as many points as you can before you die.

#10 Nukey Shay OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 4, 2012 11:32 AM

Smurf:RIGC, ET, repeat indefinately...so they don't apply. Neither do games which have kill screens that work only under certian conditions - like Galaxian (crashes when reserve ship count gets too high) or Yar's Revenge (revealing the author's signature) - since the player can simply avoid those conditions to continue playing.

A specific version of a game may be considered "winnable", however (such as the original release of Demon Attack).

#11 R.O.T.S OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 5, 2012 11:59 AM

I completed Raiders Of the Lost ark back in the day and all 9 games in Haunted House last year,Riddle of the sphinx is another one which can be completed.

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Posted Mon Mar 5, 2012 12:43 PM

Warlords, and my remake Medieval Mayhem.

#13 Mr SQL ONLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 5, 2012 3:40 PM

BREAKANOID has an ending but some versions like monochrome dreams do not; the BREAKANOID level editor lets you design a classic breakout style ending for the last screen or allow the user to loop back to the first level :)

#14 Deteacher OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 6, 2012 1:06 PM

Pitfall can be completed too. So can Fatal Run.

Edited by Deteacher, Tue Mar 6, 2012 1:07 PM.


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Posted Tue Mar 6, 2012 1:39 PM

Dolphin is technically beatable. At 300,000 points.

#16 chuckwalla OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 7, 2012 3:49 PM

STARMASTER!

#17 Lodmot OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 7, 2012 3:52 PM

The games I make for the 2600 are unbeatable.

.......... Aren't I mean? ;D

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Posted Wed Mar 7, 2012 4:22 PM

I don't think Yars Revenge has anything to offer beyond Level 2

#19 jhammond OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:13 PM

I tried (sort of) to find a similar thread to this, but I couldn't find anything. Anyways, I want to try out Atari 2600 games you can complete, as opposed to just playing until you lose all your lives. The only games I can come up with is

Superman
Adventure
Raiders of the Lost Ark
E.T. (I think)


Aaaannnd that's pretty much it. If anyone can add to this list, or refer me to where I can find a list of them, please respond. Thanks.


don't forget about Riddle of the Spinx!

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Posted Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:12 PM

Atlantis technically has an ending. When you lose it shows the survivors of Atlantis leaving in the Cosmic Ark, which returns in the game Cosmic Ark.




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