I was definitely better at 2600 then. Back then, working stick with right hand, while hitting buttons with the left was fine, but years spent afterwards doing it opposite has not been good for my 2600 play.
It's incredible that it was completed in a few short weeks by Howard Scott Warshaw alone. I remember caring enough about Raiders to actually beat it, but E.T., not some much. IMO though, the E.T. game followed it's movie better than the Raiders game.
Many local video (VHS) stores with an adult section sold the Atari sex games.
I miss those days! Many video stores were purveyors of items that ordinary stores did not carry. Those areas were behind a curtain usually. Sometimes just porn, but I remember bongs and pipes too at some places.
I wasn't really into the 2600 sex games (or old enough to buy them) but thinking about those old mom and pops stores brings back fond memories before Blockbuster and Netflix. Something like $5 for 2 days rental on a tape was normal, and $5 was a lot of money. Comics were like 50¢ when we got our first VHS machine. They also made you pay $50 or something to become a member because those tapes were so expensive.
The thing many people don't realize is that porn and adult material were not as restricted in some regards back then. Although HBO couldn't play rated R movies until after 10pm, I remember 7-11 and Mom & Pop convenience stores sold not only Playboy, but Penthouse, Hustler, and many other magazines that are not around anymore. Right there next to comic books in many cases. It was not hard to get those if you wanted them. It was also common to go to a repair shop for work on your car, and see porn on the walls. Whether it be a calendar with bare breasts or straight up centerfolds.
The backwards "morality" that the religious zealots have forced on us since the Carter era is why now even Cosmo has to be bagged to make sure little Timmy doesn't see any side boob.
Didn't have the BSG viper. I did have the BSG "Viper Launch Station"? That was a sweet toy. My brother had the Eagle and the gun from Space 1999. We thought the show was pretty boring, but the Eagle is a sweet looking ship.
Here's the page from Sears 1977 Catalog introducing the Tele-Games Pages 4-11 show all the swank consoles, systems and electronic games of the era. On page 11 there's "Tin Can Alley" shooting game that a friend of mine had. Haven't though about this is years. http://www.wishbookw...tml/page-4.html