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Poll: Favorite Paddle Games (46 member(s) have cast votes)

What is/are your favorite paddle games?

  1. Breakout (7 votes [5.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.56%

  2. Super Breakout (17 votes [13.49%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.49%

  3. Circus Atari (19 votes [15.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.08%

  4. Demons to Diamonds (3 votes [2.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.38%

  5. Canyon Bomber (1 votes [0.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.79%

  6. Night Driver (11 votes [8.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.73%

  7. Street Racer (2 votes [1.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.59%

  8. Video Olympics (8 votes [6.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.35%

  9. Casino (2 votes [1.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.59%

  10. Blackjack (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  11. Backgammon (1 votes [0.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.79%

  12. Warlords (22 votes [17.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.46%

  13. Kaboom! (21 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  14. Eggomania (2 votes [1.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.59%

  15. Other choice not listed (10 votes [7.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.94%

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#1 HP Atari King of Michigan OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:33 PM

Just a poll to see what your favorite paddle games are.



#2 toiletunes OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:02 PM

Astronlast.



#3 adamchevy OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:46 PM

I really like Tac Scan for the Atari 2600. If any paddle game needs an arcade remake for the 2600 it's this one.

Edited by adamchevy, Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:46 PM.


#4 Professor Gull OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:53 AM

Encounter at L5 is on my list for sure.

 

Picnic is a maybe.



#5 Stormbringer OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:26 AM

I really like Tac Scan for the Atari 2600. If any paddle game needs an arcade remake for the 2600 it's this one.

 

I just watched a video of the arcade version of Tac/Scan. Man, this is something that Jeff Minter's style would really mesh well with!



#6 VectorGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:48 AM

Medieval Mayhem



#7 BassGuitari OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:23 AM

The correct answer is "All of them." ;) :-D But here are some I like that I didn't see listed or mentioned:

Steeplechase - a quick, arcadey game good in short spurts; supports four players
Guardian - it's really rare and also made by Apollo, but it's better than either of those things suggest
Solar Storm - a paddle shooter by Imagic; 'nuff said...although the control seems REALLY touchy and jittery
Warplock - more fun and addicting than it looks
Bugs - oft-maligned but pretty fun when you get the hang of it IMO, although it's still really hard
Fireball (Supercharger) - moar breakout!

I'm pretty partial to the early ones like Video Olympics, Street Racer, Canyon Bomber, Breakout, and Night Driver. I'll even take Casino or Blackjack for a ride once in a while when I feel like mixing things up a little.

I haven't played Tac-Scan in eons, I'll have to revisit that one. Astroblast with paddles is choice. Eggomania gets points for being weird



#8 tremoloman2006 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:55 AM

Medieval Mayhem, Tac-Scan, Kaboom!



#9 djour OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:11 PM

I'm an old school purist: Warlords for the win



#10 BigO OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:16 PM

Circus

Kaboom!

Tac-Scan is good.
I like the Sears exclusive Steeplechase, too. It's not necessarily my favorite to play, but it is interesting as a creative use of the paddle controller.



#11 davyK OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:40 PM

Warlords, Kaboom, Super Breakout and Circus.

 

No Solar Storm listed - one of my favourites. Medieval Mayhem would get a vote from me too.


Edited by davyK, Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:40 PM.


#12 AtariLeaf ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:42 PM

My list begins and ends with Circus Atari. I love Warlords but rarely get to play it with others. As a single player game it's actually pretty boring.



#13 adamchevy OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:00 PM

I love me some Kaboom. I for some reason enjoy this more on the 800. I have a nice set of Sears paddles that I take meticulous care of just for Kaboom. 2nd to that would be Circus Atari, and a close third for me is Tac scan. Theirs just something so satisfying about using a nice set of paddle controllers.
I've tried Warlords a few times with some friends and it wasn't as much fun as I expected. We ended up playing Kaboom for the high score instead.

Edited by adamchevy, Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:03 PM.


#14 agb OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 3, 2017 5:46 PM

Super Breakout and Breakout. They are two of my top three favorites.

#15 Video OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Sep 4, 2017 12:17 AM

Tacscan, super breakout and fireball are my favorites. Play a lot of night driver too.

#16 Tangentg OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Sep 4, 2017 10:57 AM

Medieval Mayhem/Warlords and Kaboom make my favourite paddle games, the Atari 800 port of the latter with the pitch and catch(?) 2-player simul mode is even better.

 

Video Olympics is also a treat with friends. Glad to see I'm not alone in thinking that.

 

I play a bit of Casino and Demons to Diamonds too.


Edited by Tangentg, Mon Sep 4, 2017 11:03 AM.


#17 onemoretime OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Sep 5, 2017 7:01 PM

Ummm, wasnt there a supercharger game that used paddles? Thinking it was a party game or something.



#18 kdgarris OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Sep 5, 2017 7:54 PM

Party mix.

#19 Atarian7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:20 AM

I like Encounter at L-5.

 

Kaboom! is my favorite.






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