We've all had the debates about which Atari 8-bit game has the best graphics, sound, gameplay, or re-playability. But I'd like to know which Atari 8-bit makes you laugh.
The game doesn't have to good, the graphics can suck, the music awful, but somehow makes you smile every time you play it.
For me that game is Jeff Minter's Hover Bovver. http://www.atarimani...ovver_2519.html
For the uninitiated, the game is about lawn mowing. Your lawn mower is broken and you "borrow" one from Jim, Tom or Alf. You head out and start mowing whilst your neighbor chases you about trying to retrieve his mower.
You aren't alone in your endeavor, your trusty dog is along to play defense. As the neighbor closes in, you press the button and the dog attacks allowing you keep mowing.
Fido's tolerance doesn't last forever though, and when that tolerance runs out he charges right towards you. You yell, "Damnation, I've hit the dog!" and the mower overheats. Chances are slim that you'll get it going again before the neighbor takes back his machine.
Running over flowers brings out the gardener who also chases you.
The whole thing just cracks me up every time.
Which game does that for you?