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top 2 homebrew best games atari 2600

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#1 redsteakraw OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:21 AM

The Atari 2600 is still getting new 2600 games well into this new Millennium.  If you can only have 2 and only 2 Homebrew Games what are your top 2 games.  What are your top 2 must own hombrews and why?  Feel free to battle it out below for why your 2 are the 2 games. 



#2 BassGuitari OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:26 AM

Of the ones that are actually obtainable, I'd say Juno First and...gosh, I dunno...Stay Frosty? Scramble? Stella's Stocking? Anguna? Starfire? So many great ones. Maybe I'll say Swoops because it was my first-ever homebrew way back when and, you know, nostalgia :-D (plus, it's still a great collection of addicting minigames).

 

The "why?" should be pretty self-explanatory on those, IMO.

 

Of ones that are not readily obtainable without some kind of underground mafia connection and a suitcase full of bearer bonds, I'd say Princess Rescue.



#3 swlovinist OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:28 AM

Space Rocks is pretty amazing.  There also is Medieval Mayhem is awesome as well. 



#4 digdugnate OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:50 AM

Ladybug and Space Cactus Canyon- simply because they are great, engaging games to play.



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Posted Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:32 PM

Skeleton+ and Strat-o-gems.

Honorable mentions: Halo, Ladybug



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Posted Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:42 PM

Ladybug

Strat-O-Gems



#7 ls650 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:42 PM

Ladybug is a must! https://atariage.com...ct_detail&p=829

Exceptionally port of the arcade game, I'd say it is even slightly better than the version for the Inty or the Coleco.

Lots of gameplay here.

 

Chunkout 2600https://atariage.com...ct_detail&p=961

For such a simple game, there is a surprising amount of strategy and depth to this game, and I have spent many hours playing it.


Edited by ls650, Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:44 PM.


#8 Zonie OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:27 PM

Two is tough...

Star Castle Arcade (have it) There is nothing like it and was my favorite back in the arcade, especially when the machine was turned up to full volume, I had a comfy stool, and a fresh big gulp.

 

Space Rocks (don't have it) It is exceptional.

 

Until DKVCS is released, then I'd replace space rocks on that list with that since I have Asteroids and it is sufficiently enjoyable. DK VCS and some of the other DK homebrews simply blow away the unplayable original coleco release.

 

As good as some of the space invaders homebrews and hacks are, I think the original 2600 version simply rocks. Don't get me wrong, the original arcade Taito/Midway version is great too, but something about 2600 invaders just cannot be topped. Maybe playing the hell out if it as a kid has everything to do with it.

 

I never was a Pac Man fan, but PacMan 4K is excellent. Imagine if that was released back in the day.


Edited by Zonie, Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:36 PM.


#9 Shawn OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:33 PM

Edtris

Gunfight



#10 hizzy OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:16 AM

Pacman 8k is amazing. I hope it comes to cart soon.

 

Anguna is my other choice. I love Adventure style games. It's well done and offers hours of playing time.



#11 atari2600land OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:22 AM

Start-O-Gems deluxe and Chetiry. I'm all for 2600 Puzzle games, as you can imagine.



#12 Recycled OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:25 AM

I haven't bought a homebrew in quite sometime, but I really enjoyed Champ's Ladybug and Conquest of Mars.  I played both to death when they were released.

 

Actually, I liked Hunchy 2 as well.

 

Now that I think about it, my top two are probably Ladybug and Oystron.


Edited by Recycled, Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:27 AM.


#13 AtariWarlord OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:10 AM

I want Scramble and Squish 'Em. 



#14 sramirez2008 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:26 AM

Thrust+ Platinum
Space Rocks


#15 Nathan Strum OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:19 PM

If I could have only two?

 

This may come as a bit of a surprise... 

 

Fall Down and Seawolf.

 

This is simply because I keep going back to them in Stella - over and over again - and never tire of them. They're both perfect games for a quick pick-up-and-play session. Fall Down is especially outstanding with two players.

 

This isn't to knock any other homebrews, but if it was just two, those are the ones.



#16 davidcalgary29 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:32 PM

Start-O-Gems deluxe and Chetiry. I'm all for 2600 Puzzle games, as you can imagine.


Completely agree.

#17 Arenafoot OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:23 PM

Stay Frosty 2

Spies in the Night



#18 Greenfuzz OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:28 PM

Spies In The Night and Plague.

Edited by Greenfuzz, Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:29 PM.


#19 Midnight Synergy OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:32 PM

Only two... ouch!

 

I'd say Toyshop Trouble and Medieval Mayhem

 

Runners up: Dungeon, Stay Frosty 2

 

Special Mention: Boulder Dash

 

Ok, that's five. I better stop before I name five more! :)


Edited by Midnight Synergy, Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:32 PM.


#20 ntavio OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:44 PM

Space Rocks is pretty amazing.  There also is Medieval Mayhem is awesome as well. 

 

 

I have to agree with the "Immortal John Hancock"



#21 VectorGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:37 AM

I want Scramble and Squish 'Em. 

 

I was disappointed in Squish 'Em. There are a lot of cheap deaths.

 

For me I'll go with Scramble and Space Rocks. It's hard to narrow it down to just 2.



#22 Place Logo Here OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:21 AM

Easy: Stay Frosty and Stay Frosty 2. If we could change this to pick 3, I will go ahead and choose the non-existent Stay Frosty 3. Maybe I can will it into existence or something.

#23 KaeruYojimbo OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:53 AM

It's hard to narrow it down to two. Right now my top 2 would be Draconian and Space Cactus Canyon, but those are also two of my most recent pickups, so "newness" is a factor. They're both amazing games and will probably stay in my top 5, but once that newness wears off, old favorites like Oystron, Fall Down and Ladybug might creep back ahead of them.



#24 accousticguitar OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:15 PM

Duck Attack and Ladybug.



#25 Albert OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:16 PM

Duck Attack and Ladybug.

 

Duck Attack does not get enough love.  

 

 ..Al







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