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#1 hizzy OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Oct 9, 2017 7:11 PM

I'm a fan of the homebrew game Four-Play, and I recently tried the homebrew of Yahtzee, and this got me thinking about what other games would translate well to the Atari. One game that came to mind was Operation. If I remember right there is an Operation-esque level in M.A.S.H. Here are some other ideas:

 

Risk: Would Risk be possible on the 2600? I think I remember a version of Risk for the C64, but I can't remember if it was good. 

 

Hex: This looks like it could be a fun game, and perhaps doable on the 2600: https://en.wikipedia...ex_(board_game)

 

Tri-ominos: I have find memories of this as a kid. Have there been any domino games for the 2600?

 

Go: I picked this up from some Chinese friends. It looks like Othello, but it's different! 

 

Stay Alive: Honestly, not sure how this would work, but I did love it when I was a kid, and i think the concept could make a decent game: 

 

 

Trouble: The pop-o-matic made this cool, but I'd play a video game of this :P

 

Any other ideas? :)



#2 BassGuitari OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Oct 9, 2017 8:55 PM

Battleship and Crossfire.

The Channel F system actually had some interesting implementations of both game concepts. 🙂

#3 ComputerSpaceFan OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Oct 9, 2017 9:39 PM

Hnefatafl and Senet

 

(and no, I didn't just make up those words)



#4 Shawn OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Oct 9, 2017 9:44 PM

Mouse Trap would make for a hell of a video game:

 

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#5 zzip OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:53 AM

Cards against Humanity?

#6 Inky OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:31 AM

MASH is actually kind of like Operation...



#7 hizzy OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:50 AM

MASH is actually kind of like Operation...

 

Yes! I would like to see that as a game on it's own :)



#8 JBerel OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:54 AM

Since somebody already, wisely, said Mouse Trap.

 

I'll go with:

 

"Don't Break the Ice"

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"Cooties"

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"Hungry, Hungry Hippos"

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& don't forget the low hangin fruit of.....

 

"Jumanji"

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"Zathura"

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Oh, and honorable mentions for challenging content:

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#9 hizzy OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:15 AM

Wow. Just had to google capital punishment the game. So crazy!!

 

http://www.weirdretr...punishment-1981



#10 Swami OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:16 AM

Iron Dragon
Railroad Baron

Crabs and Capital Punishment remind me of a HIMYM episode where one of them had a father visit who was a nere do well board game inventor who came up with twisted games no one would sell.

#11 kdgarris ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:40 PM

Hungry Hungry Hippos could be 4 platers with the paddles - and you wouldn't even need to read the paddle position.  :-)



#12 JBerel OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:59 PM

Hungry Hungry Hippos could be 4 platers with the paddles - and you wouldn't even need to read the paddle position.  :-)

 

I'd think they would use a little creative license in a video game version. What about the hippo travels around looking for marbles, and there are all these pits he can fall into. Then he extends his head to get up out of the pit over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over.

 

I've even got some theme music picked out.



#13 Lord Innit OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:14 PM

I wonder if a adaption of one of my favourite games would be possible. A two sided board with two players attempting to get their fleet from one side of the map to the other. Would have to rely on each player looking away from the screen when the other player moves his fleet though.

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#14 Goochman OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:37 PM

One of my fav card games growing up should be doable - Mille Bornes

 

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