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Which Launch Title do You Prefer?

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Poll: Which Launch Title Do You Prefer? (100 member(s) have cast votes)

Which Launch Title Do You Prefer?

  1. Air Sea-Battle (21 votes [16.03%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.03%

  2. Blackjack (5 votes [3.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.82%

  3. Basic Math (1 votes [0.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.76%

  4. Combat (39 votes [29.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 29.77%

  5. Indy 500 (24 votes [18.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.32%

  6. Starship (13 votes [9.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.92%

  7. Street Racer (3 votes [2.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.29%

  8. Surround (7 votes [5.34%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.34%

  9. Video Olympics (18 votes [13.74%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.74%

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#26 Rob Mitchell OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 9, 2013 5:53 PM

Envision yourself as a typical teenager in 1977. It had been raining all about and your family had decided to remain home. You had been fortunate enough to own an Atari VCS/2600 and the 9 launch titles- of those titles, which would you most likely play?

I was that teenager in the fall of 1977. My family bought every launch title as they became available through Sears (less Math).

I played each single player game to death. And I would have friends over to play the four player games .. Yes we did buy a second set of paddles in 1977.

If I have to choose .. It's still Indy 500 (Race) for both the single and the two player games.




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Posted Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:14 PM

No love for Basic Math, eh? :lolblue:

I really like the Driving Controller, I wish more games used it. It's what makes Indy 500 so unique.

As far as 2 player games go, Air Sea Battle is the way to go. It's one of my favorite 2600 games.

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Posted Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:24 PM

I still love Indy 500. When friends were over it was the go to multiplayer game. It was the Contra of its day.

#29 Coldheat OFFLINE  


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Posted Tue Aug 4, 2015 12:52 PM

I would like to resurrect this thread and see some more votes!

#30 BadHornet OFFLINE  



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Posted Tue Aug 4, 2015 12:57 PM

Love me some Combat!

#31 Mef OFFLINE  


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Posted Tue Aug 4, 2015 2:14 PM

Good call, voted.


I picked both Indy 500 and Video Olympics - neither has a really good single-player variant, but let's pretend for a moment that Indy 500 counts as one.

Starship and Air-Sea Battle would be close runner-ups, Combat just a notch behind. To be honest the choice is extremely hard for me as personally - I think of those five as the games that defined the system at the time and for like next 3-4 years.

Simple but informative and clean graphics - almost like icons/tokens, multiple gameplay variations (to the point of being almost different games in one package), color-coded scores, rounds timed to hit the attention-span sweet spot, etc. And all of those are heavily two-player oriented unlike what I think of as Second Wave or Activision domination time.

Edited by Mef, Tue Aug 4, 2015 2:16 PM.

#32 BassGuitari ONLINE  


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Posted Tue Aug 4, 2015 2:17 PM

Still Star Ship for me. :-D

#33 high voltage OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 4, 2015 2:33 PM

Air Sea Battle, for sure.

#34 Shawn OFFLINE  


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Posted Tue Aug 4, 2015 2:34 PM

Pong Sports (I hate calling it Video Olympics)

#35 Nutsy Doodleheimer OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 4, 2015 4:08 PM

Indy 500 is my favorite 1977 launch title. Followed by Combat and Air-Sea Battle. Still the best multi player driving game ever made. Especually "Crash n Score" and "Tag".

#36 toiletunes ONLINE  


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Posted Wed Aug 5, 2015 4:51 PM

Street Racer ftw, followed by Video Olympics, Air Sea Battle, Surround, Indy 500, Combat, BlackJack, Star Ship, and Basic Math.

#37 dustfilledhobo OFFLINE  


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Posted Thu Dec 24, 2015 6:50 PM

I'm surprised someone chose basic math.

Combat for me.

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