Super Football definitely jumped up to near the top of my list after only a few hours playing it, with the only complaint I could really make about the game being the need to keep a copy of the instruction manual (or a HTML copy downloaded from the AtariAge manual database in my case) sitting in your lap while playing to help you remember which numbers correspond to which offense and defense formation selections. I had all the defense plays memorized after about an hour but I think it would take me a good long while to memorize all the offense play options. That's alright though, since the graphics and gameplay were rock solid and the computer AI was surprisingly well crafted to provide an intelligent opponent with just the right level of challenge.
Some other favorites of mine are Pete Rose Baseball, which really astounds with it's graphics and decently balanced computer AI (even if it is one of those "instruction manual required" sort of games when it comes to learning the controls), and the more pick up and play friendly titles Miniature Golf, Bowling, and Activision's Ice Hockey and Tennis. Miniature Golf and Ice Hockey in particular are two games that I can still get the misses or a friend to sit down and play with me pretty much any time, since the controls are simple and intuitive and the gameplay is still a ton of fun to this day. I should also give a nod to RealSports Boxing, which may be the best 1 vs 1 fighting game on the system and offers a pretty solid single player experience complete with modern fighting game conventions like health bars and the ability to knock your opponent out.
How about you guys and gals? What are your favorite Atari 2600 sports titles?
Edited by Jin, Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:26 AM.