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Categorizing The 2600 Library

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I ACTUALLY FINISHED THE first round of categorization a week or so ago but, well, I was kinda distracted by other things. :ponder:So here is an overview:Categorized 458 2600 games:341 Action games (74%)21 Adventure games (5%)13 Driving/Racing games (3%)9 Educational games (2%)1 RPG (0%)15 Simulation games (3%)35 Sports games (8%)3 Strategy games (1%)18 Tablegame games (4%)2 ?? games (0%)The ?? games are Basic Programming and Minesweeper. Actually, I'm assuming Minesweeper is a clone of the PC game that comes bundled with Windows, but I couldn't find a screenshot or a ROM to download - admittedly, I didn't look hard - so it should probably be a Strategy game, but I thought it best to wait and be sure.EDIT: Ok, I found the ROM for Minesweeper and it is just what I thought it would be...assuming that the ROM I found is the same one listed in the AA db. :ponder: So I guess add that to the Strategery games.Some of these are a little iffy, of course. I'll list some of the smaller categories so you all can disagree with me. :DSimulation:Air RaidersArtillery DuelBumper BashFinal ApproachMagicardMidnight MagicRadar LockSlot MachineSpace ShuttleSpitfire AttackTomcat: The F-14 Fighter SimulatorTrick ShotVideo LifeVideo PinballMogul ManiacStrategy:Brain GamesCodebreakerFlag CaptureDriving/Racing:Bump 'n' JumpDragsterEnduroGrand PrixIndy 500Motocross RacerMotorodeoNight DriverPole PositionSprintmasterSpy HunterStreet RacerUp n' DownLooking at this again brings up a question: Should games be allowed to fill multiple categories? I.e., is Spy Hunter a Racing/Driving game or an Action game? Or both?The real fun will be dividing up the Action games, but tackling something smaller...Any ideas on how to subcategorize the Driving/Racing games?

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Hi there!

 

Any ideas on how to subcategorize the Driving/Racing games?

 

Well, pick your poison:

 

Cars / Other vehicles

Action / Simulation (or Fun / Serious)

Joystick / DC + Paddles

Atari / Other manufacturer

Arcade port / VCS Original

Score / Timer

2D / 3D

Circles / Straight

Background music / SFX

Full Speed / Braking required

A-M / L-Z

 

:)

 

Greetings,

Manuel

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Looking at this again brings up a question: Should games be allowed to fill multiple categories? I.e., is Spy Hunter a Racing/Driving game or an Action game? Or both?

Driving/Racing is a subcategory of Action. So it's both in a way.

Any ideas on how to subcategorize the Driving/Racing games?

I don't think this is necessary. There are so few of them...

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As far as subcategories go, I'm looking for something that can be applied across most of the primary categories.

 

And I think the Driving/Racing games could stand a little subcategorization; Enduro is different from Spy Hunter in meaningful ways.

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How about adding a category for games that were arcade conversions? This would be a duplicate category, but I think it's useful. Or maybe add a note after entries that had arcade counterparts?

 

I posted this list in a thread a couple of years ago. I haven't updated it though.

 

Activision    Commando 
Activision    Double Dragon 
Activision    Kung-Fu Master 
Activision    Rampage! 

Atari    Asteroids 
Atari    Basketball 
Atari    Battlezone 
Atari    Berzerk 
Atari    Breakout 
Atari    Canyon Bomber 
Atari    Centipede 
Atari    Crazy Climber 
Atari    Crossbow 
Atari    Crystal Castles 
Atari    Defender 
Atari    Defender II (AKA Stargate) 
Atari    Dig Dug 
Atari    Galaxian 
Atari    Gravitar 
Atari    Ikari Warriors
Atari    Joust 
Atari    Jr. Pac-Man 
Atari    Jungle Hunt 
Atari    Kangaroo 
Atari    Klax 
Atari    Mario Bros 
Atari    Millipede 
Atari    Missile Command 
Atari    Moon Patrol 
Atari    Ms. Pac-Man 
Atari    Night Driver 
Atari    Outlaw 
Atari    Pac-Man 
Atari    Pengo 
Atari    Phoenix 
Atari    Pole Position 
Atari    Road Runner 
Atari    Sky Diver
Atari    Space Invaders 
Atari    Stargate 
Atari    Super Breakout 
Atari    Track and Field 
Atari    Vanguard 
Atari    Warlords 
Atari    Xenophobe 

CBS Electronics    Blue Print 
CBS Electronics    Gorf 
CBS Electronics    Omega Race 
CBS Electronics    Solar Fox 
CBS Electronics    Wizard of Wor 

Coleco    Carnival
Coleco    Donkey Kong
Coleco    Donkey Kong Jr.
Coleco    Front Line
Coleco    Mouse Trap
Coleco    Mr. Do!
Coleco    Roc'N Rope
Coleco    Time Pilot
Coleco    Venture
Coleco    Zaxxon

Konami    Pooyan 
Konami    Strategy X 

M-Network    Bump 'N' Jump 
M-Network    Burger Time 
M-Network    Lock 'N' Chase 

Parker Brothers    Amidar 
Parker Brothers    Frogger 
Parker Brothers    Gyruss 
Parker Brothers    Mr. Do!'s Castle 
Parker Brothers    Popeye 
Parker Brothers    Q*Bert 
Parker Brothers    Q*bert's Qubes 
Parker Brothers    Reactor 
Parker Brothers    Sky Skipper 
Parker Brothers    Star Wars Arcade Game 
Parker Brothers    Super Cobra 
Parker Brothers    Tutankham 

Sears    Steeplechase

Sega    Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom 
Sega    Congo Bongo 
Sega    Spy Hunter 
Sega    Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator 
Sega    Tac/Scan 
Sega    Tapper 
Sega    Up'n Down 

Starpath    Frogger (The Official)

Tigervision    Espial
Tigervision    Polaris 
Tigervision    River Patrol
Tigervision    Springer

Prototypes:

Atari    Elevator Action 
Atari    Elk Attack (working title for Electric Yo-Yo)
Atari    Millipede (GCC version)
Atari    Sinistar
Atari    Stunt Cycle
Atari    Tempest 
Atari    Xevious 

M-Network    Anteater
M-Network    Loco-Motion

UA Limited    Funky Fish
UA Limited    Pleiades 

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Driving/Racing:

Bump 'n' Jump

Dragster

Enduro

Grand Prix

Indy 500

Motocross Racer

Motorodeo

Night Driver

Pole Position

Sprintmaster

Spy Hunter

Street Racer

Up n' Down

I think I know why this category is so surprisingly small - it may be missing some entries. Where did you put these? (not a complete list - just from memory)

 

Dodge 'Em

Stunt Cycle

Demolition Herby

Dukes of Hazzard

Gas Hog

Private Eye

Slot Racers

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Hi there!

 

I think I know why this category is so surprisingly small - it may be missing some entries.  Where did you put these?  (not a complete list - just from memory)

 

Also Fatal Run.

 

Greetings,

Manuel

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