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In Topic: Where were Atari games sold?

Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:05 PM

They sold 7800 games mail order in the early '90's. I remember seeing some 7800 titles in their in store catalog of stuff "they could order". There probably were some 2600 titles alongside them, but even that's been too long ago for me to remember (too much booze during that time, I'm sure.)

Oh right... I totally forgot about that! That's how I got my 7800 in 1997 or 1998, actually. But I don't think they ever sold 2600 games in the '80s (pre-crash). And believe me, I spent a LOT of time at Radio Shack in the '80s because it was the only place you could get tech stuff in my hometown. (I got all of my Atari games at Kmart or Kay-Bee Toys, but for anything like computers or stereo equipment it was either Radio Shack or out-of-town.)

In Topic: Activision Anthology in the App Store tonight!

Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:07 PM

I'm also not sure if they've included ALL of the Imagic titles. I seem some, but not all of them. :-/

Definitely not, as it's missing my favorite Imagic game, Cosmic Ark!

In Topic: Activision Anthology in the App Store tonight!

Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:57 PM

@JeffVav I think something else some people might not get is that with the joystick games, movement isn't going to be instantaneous. If you hold the joystick in a particular direction, you're going to move in that direction at a fixed speed. That doesn't translate well to the touchscreen and doesn't feel the way people expect it to.

Therefore... it's all your fault, right? ;)

In Topic: Where were Atari games sold?

Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:44 PM

Atari games were also sold at the former Zayre stores, Kohls department stores, Radio Shack (I think), K-Mart (where I got my first Atari 2600), Toys R Us...the list goes on.

Sorry for the late response here... I just wanted to mention if it hasn't been already that I don't think Radio Shack sold 2600 games. They has their own Intellivision clone called the Tandyvision and I think they only sold games for that. Could be wrong but that's what I remember.


Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:41 PM

Doesn't this belong on a prog rock forum? (I wonder how many people will get the "Nice" reference.)