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Posted Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:21 PM
This is just a test to see if we're paying attention, right?
AHHHHH!!! How did that get in there? 'K were just gonna take that one out.
Posted Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:35 PM
What can I say? It's the better of the three.
Posted Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:30 PM
18ish for now. I'll come up with more later.. but yeah of course it's mostly the games I had as a kid and liked the most then.
Edited by NE146, Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:31 PM.
Posted Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:05 PM
In no particular order:
Wizard of Wor
Star Wars: The Arcade Game
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Posted Yesterday, 2:36 PM
Posted Yesterday, 8:36 PM
I'm trying to sift through my amber-liquid damaged brain cells, for my best Atari visual memories back when .. and not my current age-tainted Top 20 games
So my list in no particular order ... as a 11-12 year old circa '83-'84
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (Clear memories of smashing this until I finished it .. including the pain-in-the-ass pits!)
Superman (Likewise ... smashed this until I finished it)
Fishing Derby (Brother vs Brother fests)
Space Invaders (Marathon memories)
Missile Command (Marathon memories)
Asteroids (Marathon memories)
H.E.R.O. (Mates cart. Was in awe of the complexity)
Asterix (General memories of smashing this)
Dodge 'Em (General memories of smashing this)
Bermuda (Didn't have River Raid .. so this was my equivalent go-to)
Pole Position (General memories of smashing this)
Star Wars: ESB (Mates cart. Loved it. )
Barnstorming (Huge memories of going for the under 33.3sec patch. Still have TV photo of 33.15sec)
Berzerk (Marathon memories)
Pac-Man (Marathon memories)
Pitfall! (General memories of loving this game. Pretty sure mates cart)
Spider-Man (Mates cart. Loved it. )
Combat (Brother vs Brother .. Friend vs Friend fests)
Air-Sea Battle (Brother vs Brother .. Friend vs Friend fests)
I can only get to a visual memory driven 19
Posted Yesterday, 9:08 PM
20) Maze (Sears) This is a lot of fun with a second player
19) Tank Plus (Sears) Another great 2 player game
18) Race (Sears) 2 player madatory
17) Journey Escape
16) Demon Attack
15) River Raid
10) Video Olympics
9) Star Voyager
7) Jr. Pacman
6) Realsports Baseball
4) Space Invaders
3) Missile Command
2) Ms. Pacman
Posted Yesterday, 9:17 PM
Mine would be sure to change a week from now, but for right now this is it.
4. Video Olympics
6. Maze Craze: A Game of Cops 'n Robbers
10. Pitfall II: Lost Caverns
11. Wizard of Wor
13. Space Invaders
14. Indy 500
16. Yars' Revenge
17. Double Dragon
18. Mario Bros.
19. Fantastic Voyage
20. Moon Patrol
Posted Yesterday, 9:19 PM
20. Midnight Magic
19. Montezuma's Revenge
17. Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle
14. Miniature Golf
11. Robot Tank
10. River Raid
8. Kung-Fu Master
7. Crystal Castles
4. Super Breakout
3. Ms. Pac-Man
1. Pitfall II: Lost Caverns
Posted Yesterday, 10:04 PM
Posted Yesterday, 11:34 PM
(Out of order)
Ms Pac Man
Pong (video olympics)
Space Attack (hated by some, loved by me)
Pac Man (just because it's pac man)
those are probably considered to be the "main" must own games for the VCS, for the most part anyway That's just my opinion, though.
Posted Today, 6:04 AM
I don't feel like I should list a top 20 list as I've only really played around 30 or so games so far, but as someone with little experience with the system (my first console was an NES in '89, and my first 2600 didn't come until around the turn of the century), I figure I could make a short list of the games I've enjoyed so far...so here goes I guess:
In no particular order...
The Activision Decathlon - I played this with a couple friends and (thankfully) a Track & Field controller. I'm not much for sports games, especially the ones that require such levels of manual dexterity, but I really enjoyed my run at it.
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back - I'm not sure if this was the first 2600 game I played, but it's the first one that left an impression. I'm not sure what it is, but I very much enjoy blasting the AT-ATs straight to hell. Any time I fire up my system, Empire ends up in the rotation.
Demon Attack - Although I was spoiled by having the PCjr version for years before getting the Atari version, I must say that even though I feel it's the worst version of the game, it's still one of my personal favorites (so far of course). I also was extremely impressed by the graphics, which just blew away my expectations of what could be done visually on the 2600. While I doubt it'll remain high on my list as I progress through the library, it's a game that I'll always have a soft spot for.
Dig Dug - Kind of like Demon Attack in that I've played superior versions over the years, but I still appreciate it for what it is. It doesn't hurt that I've always loved Dig Dug though, but again, it's a very well done port.
Freeway - I fired this one up one day with the intention of playing for a few minutes to see how it was. 3 hours later I was still playing it. A very simple concept, but also a very engaging game. I don't see this one dropping down the list any time soon.
Galaxian - Yet another one of the titles that, while playing "better" versions previously, I just thoroughly enjoyed playing the 2600 port. As with Dig Dug, I'm just a fan of the game in general, and was impressed with what they coaxed out of the hardware to pull off the home version.
M*A*S*H - While I'm not a huge fan of the game as a whole, I do have to list it because of the "Operation" levels. For whatever reason I really dug them. The helicopter levels didn't do much for me, but the surgery stages felt like something I couldn't play elsewhere, and I always love games that offer something unique.
Planet Patrol - This one's a weird one to me, in that the individual components are nothing new or special, but the package as a whole was one I thoroughly enjoyed.
And that's about it for now. I'm sure many of these will not make the final cut once I've played enough to confidently list my top 20 titles, but I'm sure a few will stick for some time.
Posted Today, 8:12 AM
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