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#1 Yosikuma OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 2, 2017 1:04 AM

Hey there! So, I recently floated the idea with local friends of hosting an Atari get-together, and several stated that they'd be interested.

 

Have you guys done any Atari get togethers? Are there any games you would recommend for a group of people?

 

I have a few idea but I'd love to hear from all of you.



#2 the_wizard_666 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 2, 2017 2:29 AM

Warlords is a given.

 

When I bust out the Atari with people that have little or no experience with the system, I bust out Beat 'Em And Eat 'Em for the lulz.  Pretty much any Mystique games are good in that way...just don't play too much of them, because there's not many other ways that they're any good :P

 

Aside from that, I usually just let people pick what they want to try.  Keep the multiplayer staples handy of course, but when those run their course, just let your friends pick something.  You never know what they'll want to play.



#3 Machine OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 2, 2017 7:18 AM

Indy 500, (tag mode or the level where you both chase the dot)

Maze Craze

Slot Racers

Fall Down



#4 jeremiahjt OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 2, 2017 11:23 AM

Video Olympics for some 4-player action. Wizard of Wor for some 2-player cooperative/competitive action.

#5 G-type OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 2, 2017 8:14 PM

Warlords is pretty much the ultimate

 

Wizard of Wor is great too.

 

Maybe Boxing. Combat (Tank Pong) is a pretty good time too

 

Also, search on pinterest/flickr for some Atari themed, party foods... like brownie joysticks 



#6 Atarikid96 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 3, 2017 2:01 AM

Lol


Edited by Atarikid96, Mon Apr 3, 2017 2:05 AM.


#7 Atarikid96 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 3, 2017 2:04 AM

Beer+Atari+Friends=Win.



#8 Atarikid96 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 3, 2017 2:05 AM

Sorry bout that my cpu screwed up



#9 Atarikid96 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 3, 2017 2:21 AM

Nevermind  It repeated like 6x before



#10 high voltage OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 3, 2017 2:54 AM

Party Mix, hey the title says all. (forerunner of Mario Party)



#11 Joe Stella OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 3, 2017 8:01 AM

I'd be interested in this on the East coast, specifically, in the NY NY area. Anyone else?



#12 MrBeefy OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 4, 2017 7:26 PM

Human Cannon ball = Atari Beer Pong. OUCH

#13 davyK OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 6, 2017 10:52 AM

Simultaneous multiplayer is where its at.  For 4 players you need two sets of paddles. (H) against a game means you would need a Harmony cart

 

Warlords or Medieval Mayhem(H)

Video Olympics (Quadrapong which is 2 vs 2)

Breakout has 2 vs 2 options

 

for 1 vs 1

 

Combat

Surround

Space War

Freeway

Fishing Derby

Fall Down(H)

Tennis (activision)

Maze Craze

Gunfight(H)

Dodge 'em (2 player mode with crash car control)

There are some fun variations in Space Invaders with both players playing at the same time

Demon Attack has a 2 player option where control changes every few seconds - it's a good laugh.


Edited by davyK, Thu Apr 6, 2017 10:58 AM.


#14 82-T/A OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 6, 2017 6:25 PM

I dunno man, but I think I need to be invited.

 

We've only known each other for about as long as you've been reading this e-mail... but it would be rude NOT to invite me.



#15 Wyluli Wolf OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 6, 2017 6:44 PM

Well, dang, invite me!

And DavyK nailed it with his list of games.  You can add OINK and basketball for two players.  Combat is one of my all time favorites though.  Tanks and jets!

Bring lots of beer and be sure to use sturdy controllers ;p



#16 Yosikuma OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:12 AM

Hahaha, if you guys are willing to come all the way to Peoria, IL, to play Atari, then I would be super impressed!



#17 Joe Stella OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:09 AM

Hey there! So, I recently floated the idea with local friends of hosting an Atari get-together, and several stated that they'd be interested.

 

Have you guys done any Atari get togethers? Are there any games you would recommend for a group of people?

 

I have a few idea but I'd love to hear from all of you.

Where is Peoria? I'd be interested.



#18 Yosikuma OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:13 AM

Peoria is in Central Illinois, about 3 hours southwest of Chicago.  Not a lot goes on around here. :: laugh ::



#19 BassGuitari OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:25 AM

Didn't Peoria get destroyed by a gang of giant mutated lizards, apes, and dogs once?



#20 Flojomojo OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:51 AM

I saw something about that on TV!



#21 RamrodHare OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:55 PM

I love the idea of this.

As far as what games are a must,

Medieval Mayhem. No doubt about it.

As far as other games, I find that Combat or any two player game is fun when you have 2 or more people, of course. :)

 

I've tried to do things like this in the past, but where I live, there aren't many people interested in things that I consider to be "fun"...

While I was helping out at the comic & collectables store in town, I ran into a guy who had been doing D&D with the same group of people since they had been in school together. At least once a year they all travel from different stats and meet at his house to play. That's dedication to a game and to your friends. Not many people I know would make a trip like that. :( I'm not talking about single people either, these people all have kids and some even grand children and they bring them along! When I was a kid, it was rare if we even went to visit family if they were more than 30 minutes away!

 

I wish you the best of luck with the "Atari Party". :-D







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