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#726 Metal Jesus OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 24, 2016 10:28 AM

I make no secret that H.E.R.O. is my favorite Atari 2600 game of all time...and today I released a brand new Let's Play of the game to expose it to a new generation of gamers. I gave a shoutout to AtariAge in the video as well. Hope you like it! 

 



#727 Miss 2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 24, 2016 8:31 PM

I make no secret that H.E.R.O. is my favorite Atari 2600 game of all time...and today I released a brand new Let's Play of the game to expose it to a new generation of gamers. I gave a shoutout to AtariAge in the video as well. Hope you like it! 

 

 

 

Nice video! With the Atari 2600, Iron Maiden poster, and the KISS dolls, you're my kind of guy! 



#728 G-type OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 25, 2016 2:11 PM

I played H.e.r.o on the emulator and thought it was ok, but seeing your playthrough makes me want to give it another try



#729 Dmitry OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 3, 2016 11:30 PM

1. Asteroids

2. Combat

3. Indy 500

4. Bowling

5. Brain Games

6. Night Driver

7. Ms. Pac Man

8. Circus Atari

9. Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back

10. River Raid



#730 Tangentg OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:36 AM

My top 10, mixing original and homebrews:

 

1. Millipede (fav. non-3rd party game)

2. Juno First (fav. homebrew so far)

3. Beamrider (fav. Activision game)

 

The rest are hard so these are probably rough approximations:

4. Robot Tank

5. Demon Attack

6. Tunnel Runner

7. Space Rocks

8. Lady Bug

9. Kaboom

10. Bermuda Triangle


Edited by Tangentg, Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:42 AM.


#731 davidcalgary29 ONLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:52 PM

 

Homebrews:

Edtris 2600

Halo 2600

Skeleton+

Ladybug

Stratogems Deluxe

 

An excellent list. I'm going to add Chetiry, Princess Rescue, and Stay Frosty/2 to it. :)



#732 AW127 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 27, 2016 2:32 PM

Here my "Top Ten" for "Original Gamecards":

( 1 ) Phoenix
( 2 ) Keystone Kapers
( 3 ) Pitfall 2
( 4 ) H.E.R.O.
( 5 ) Yars Revenge
( 6 ) Demon Attack
( 7 ) Centipede
( 8 ) Activision Decathlon
( 9 ) Zaxxon
( 10 ) Dig Dug

There are also some superb homebrews, but i had no thoughts about a personal "Top Ten Homebrew List" until now.

Edited by AW127, Sat Aug 27, 2016 2:37 PM.


#733 almightytodd OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:32 PM

Honestly, these days I spend most of my time playing homebrews while they're in development. But my list of original games goes something like this:

 

 1 Phaser Patrol    Superior graphics and game-play
 2 Space Invaders    The game that "saved" the VCS
 3 Ms Pac Man        What Pac Man should have been
 4 Crystal Castles    I know there are complaints, but I like it!
 5 Yars' Revenge    Just a good blend of game-play and graphics
 6 Tennis        I'm a tennis player, so I'm biased
 7 Jr. Pac Man        ...usually on "teddy bear" level
 8 Missile Command    A great port!
 9 Video Chess        I can never win! But I enjoy the challenge!
10 BMX Air Master    Good graphics, sounds, and game-play
    
 



#734 MikeCV82 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 4, 2016 9:13 PM

1. H.E.R.O

2. River Raid

3. Missile Command

4. Demon Attack

5. Defender

6. Pitfall II

7. Ms. Pac-Man

8. Atlantis

9. Yar's Revenge

10. Berzerk



#735 Bizby Moomoo OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:20 PM

1. Montezuma's Revenge
2. Ice Hockey
3. Missile Command
4. Atlantis
5. Yars Revenge
6. Empire Strikes Back
7. Asteroids
8. Combat
9. Freeway
10. Pitfall

#736 AW127 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:22 PM

*LOL* just now i saw, that the list in the first entry of this thread was last updated "Sun Nov 4, 2007". :)

#737 rednakes1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:00 PM

1 ) Ms Pac-Man

2 ) Battlezone

3 ) Robot Tank

4 ) H.E.R.O.

5 ) Space Invaders

6 ) Asteroids

7 ) Cosmic Ark

8 ) Demon Attack

9 ) Missile Command

10 ) Sea Quest


Edited by rednakes1, Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:00 PM.


#738 Miss 2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Oct 5, 2016 10:18 AM

*LOL* just now i saw, that the list in the first entry of this thread was last updated "Sun Nov 4, 2007". :)

 

I've been updating the list periodically within this thread.



#739 Q*bertkid OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 6, 2016 7:38 AM

1 Tutankham

2 Phoenix

3 Eggomania

4 Pitfall

5 Tron

6 Atlantis

7 frogs and flies (2 player)

8 Lock n Chase

9 Bowling (2 player)

10 E.T.



#740 AW127 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Oct 7, 2016 3:30 PM

I've been updating the list periodically within this thread.


Ah okay, that`s good. I first thought, the list was only in the first entry. Now i saw, that your last update is from April 2016. I am happy, that PHOENIX climbs up a little bit in the list, because i love this game. It`s my favourite. :)

Edited by AW127, Fri Oct 7, 2016 3:46 PM.


#741 Obviously OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Dec 2, 2016 2:24 PM

1. Berzerk

2. Yar's Revenge

3. Space Invaders

4. Vanguard

5, H.E.R.O.

6. Asteroids

7. Defender II

8. Seaquest

9. Enduro

10. Dark Cavern



#742 sn8k OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 6, 2016 11:41 PM

1. Star wars arcade
2. Raiders of the Lost Ark
3. Star raiders
4. Ms pac man
5. Yars revenge
6. Millipede
7. Krull
8. Galaxian
9. Battlezone
10. Chuck Norris Superkicks

#743 PitfallHarry77 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:56 AM

1. Hero

2. Warlords

3. Adventure

4. Video Olympics

5. Ms Pacman

6. River Raid

7. Megamania

8. Kaboom

9. Pitfall 

10. Stargate

 

I found this really difficult as my list is still missing greats such as Frostbite, Enduro, Spiderfighter and Missile Command

 

Supercharger

 

1. Frogger: The Official Version (best arcade port on the 2600?

2. Communist Mutants From Space

3. Phaser Patrol 

4. Fireball

5. Dragonstomper

 

Homebrew

 

1. Pacman 8k Dintar816 version

2. Space Rocks

3. Medieval Mayhem

4. Chetiry

5. Thrust+

 

There are so many good homebrew games and titles such as Juno First, Halo 2600 and Toyshop Trouble really also need to go in somewhere but don't fit with just 5 places.



#744 PitfallHarry77 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:09 AM

I make no secret that H.E.R.O. is my favorite Atari 2600 game of all time...and today I released a brand new Let's Play of the game to expose it to a new generation of gamers. I gave a shoutout to AtariAge in the video as well. Hope you like it! 

 

 

I agree that H.E.R.O. is one of the best games for the 2600 as it is far more complex than most games, it controls well and has great replay value (moves fast as well). I think the Video Game Critic gets most of his reviews spot on but I think that, of the Activision titles, he is a bit harsh on H.E.R.O., Megamania and Spiderfighter. He criticises how H.E.R.O controls and says that it isn't 'fun enough' to be a classic. I couldn't disagree more. Anyway, I started playing H.E.R.O. after watching one of your videos so thanks for that.


Edited by PitfallHarry77, Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:31 AM.


#745 RUNNER OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:58 PM

1. Space Invaders
2. Combat
3. Super Breakout
4. Missile Command
5. Asteroids
6. Demon Attack
7. Phoenix
8. Air Sea Battle
9. Atlantis
10. Freeway

#746 RUNNER OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:19 AM

That was very interesting, dark-aleph. Thanks for doing this. I think your list is definitely more accurate in determining the best games. One thing I've noticed compiling the lists is that many who post their lists have very few comments in this forum which leads me to believe a lot of the participants are casual fans of Atari and are only familiar with a few of the more popular games.


I don't agree...yep I'm kind of new here cause I don't have that much spare time to post but I'm a fan since I was a child and that's close to 40 years now as I'm about to turn 50. I just simply keep on thinking that best games are the ones that most of us thought were the best and most popular at the time like invaders or asteroids. That happened because of a reason. These games were good, the best and still are in my view. I still play them a couple of times a week and I don't think they need any explanation, it'd sound a little dumb :-) All due respect for great brews of course like space rocks, galactopus or many more. Cheers

#747 Spookanide OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 7, 2017 12:28 PM

all-time faves out of my current collection for upvotes:

- Solaris

- Beam Rider

- Enduro

- Yar's Revenge

- Warlords

- Phoenix

 

That last one is probably my current favorite space-invaders shoot-m-up. It has a variety of enemies and a boss. A lot of people vote Demon attack, but I can't help prefer this.






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