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Was Combat complete in box as a pack-in for the VCS?

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Combat was the pack-in for the Atari VCS. Did the game come as cart only or was it complete in its own box as if it were a retail release?

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If I remember, when we got a VCS, it came CIB....sort of. It wasn't the store shelf box that you'd get in stores, instead it was a white box with generic text on it (just saying the name of the game IIRC)

 

Of course, when I got my atari, it didn't have any games packed in, but we had my parents games so that was still cool.

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My Atari came with The Incredible Hulk…CIB. IIRC, there were a ton of spelling errors on the back of the box.

 

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/232173-atari-2600-vcs-incredible-hulk-parker-brothers-sealed/?p=3120915

 

:P

 

We are talking about an actually rare game like Combat here buddy. Not some run of the mill common like Hulk. Stop being such a thread shitter. :roll:

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The 1977 Atari six-switcher came with it CIB. The Coleco Gemini came with a couple carts, Donkey Kong and one other that varied (I've found Frontline with a "do not sell" sticker on the bottom).

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I received my 4-switch 2600 in early 1982. It included both Combat and Asteroids as pack-ins. Both were complete with a standard, full-colour box and manual. I do not know if this was a retailer-specific promotion or something direct from Atari.

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I received my 4-switch 2600 in early 1982. It included both Combat and Asteroids as pack-ins. Both were complete with a standard, full-colour box and manual. I do not know if this was a retailer-specific promotion or something direct from Atari.

Might have been retailer-specific, since the 2nd pack-in after 1982 was Pac-Man. But nice setup, much prefer Asteroids to Pac-Man any day. :)

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I think early systems even had a different box type for it. Front cover folded out and the cart sat in position within a colour folded cardboard section.

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I think early systems even had a different box type for it. Front cover folded out and the cart sat in position within a colour folded cardboard section.

Yes, thank you for reminding me of that -- the first dozen cartridges came in boxes the same dimensions as later boxes, but it was a 'book' where the cover opened and there was a space for the cartridge to fit in, plus a pocket for the manual; the socket under the top flap style came later. Intellivision used the book box scheme too.

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My Heavy sixer came with the gatefold Combat in 1978. Still have it.

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