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What are your MUST OWN on a cartridge 2600 titles?

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When I got my 2600 Harmony Cart, I did a hard assessment of my physical carts and shed quite a few that I didn't deem to be "keepers."

 

Just of the top of my head I would never get rid of at least one copy of:

 

-Combat

-Bowling

-Centipede

-Skiing

-River Raid

-Halo 2600

-Kaboom

-Pole Position

-Frogger

-Pitfall

-Space Invaders

-Pac Man

-Adventure

-Atlantis

-Frog' N Flies

-Outlaw

-Commando Raid

-Freeway

 

And a few dozen more I can't think of right now because i'm at work.

 

Despite everdrives, emulators, etc, what are your physical 2600 carts you would never consider parting ways with, no matter what.

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Pitfall II, of course.

 

Not sure why I'm holding on to my hundreds of cartridges, but it would be a bunch of work to liquidate them.

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I keep the paddle and keypad games. It just seems more convenient somehow. For joystick games, I keep a shelf (about 20) original and a shelf of homebrew/repro/imports.

Adventure, Taz, Spacemaster X7, Pitfall II, Halo, Save Mary, Dice Puzzle, and My Way come to mind offhand.

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Since I grew up as a toddler with the VCS - I believe everyone should have at least about 10 of the early cartridges from the first 4 catalogs. Those are the simple-looking games. IIRC none had gone above the 4K mark.

 

Why? They provide a great contrast to what is offered today. It's fun to see where the system had been and, now, where it's going. Can't have that perspective till you have both old and new titles.

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These:

 

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You bastard Save! After seeing this, I'm off to sort my carts Alphabetically instead of by Publisher. ;) :thumbsup: .... Sorry, slight thread hijack.

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Pong Sports

Smurfs RIGC

BMX Airmaster

Warlords

Midnight Magic

Gremlins

Missile Command

Ice Hockey

Super Breakout

Star Wars The Arcade Game

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Ms Pac Man

Beamrider

Chopper Command

Cosmic Commuter

Moonsweeper

Solar Fox

Gyruss

Missile Command

Reactor

Sky Diver

Solaris

Fishing Derby

Boing

Star master

River Raid

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Adventure

Berserk

Boxing

Bowling

Centipede

Circus Atari

Defender

Miniature Golf

Missile Command

Ms. Pac-Man

Othello

Phoenix

Pitfall 2

Q-Bert

River Raid

Robot Tank

Starmaster

Space Invaders

Super Breakout

Superman

Toyshop Trouble

Video Olympics

Video Pinball

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I actually did this when I rebooted my Atari collection in the early 2000s. Here's what I picked:

 

Enduro

Chopper Command

Kaboom!

Midnight Magic

Ladybug (hb)

Skeleton+ (hb)

Medieval Mayhem (hb)

Frostbite

Solaris

 

These are my must-haves, although of course I have more...can't trust the Harmony Cart to last forever!

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On the basis I only have 14 games.... id keep all of them!

 

In all seriousness though, when I collected previously I shoeboxed some that I refused to get rid of:

 

Halloween

Alien

Yars Revenge

Berzerk

 

In addition Because I swore Id kept a copy, id have Pole Position and River Raid...... Im sure there in the loft somewhere.....

..... and all the paddle games...

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I actually sold most of mine and only kept my "keepers". 2600 is just not a focus of mine these days.

Galaxian, Phoenix, Battlezone, Enduro, Kaboom, Super Breakout, MIssile Command, Yar's Revenge, Dark Chambers. Tapeworm, Frogger, Seaquest, Mario Bros, Millipede,Othello, Demon Attack, Astroblast, Super Cobra, Space Invaders, Demons to Diamonds, Night Driver, Circus Atari, Venture, Bowling, & Asteroids.

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Asteroids 1981.

Berzerk 1982.

Yars' Revenge 1981.

Centipede 1982.

Ms. Pac-Man 1982.

Raiders of the Lost Ark 1982.

Mario Bros. 1983.

Pitfall 1982.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 1982.

Star Trek 1983.

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There are a number of games, but 2 that were very much my childhood games were Stargate and Crystal Castles

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All of these games.

 

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Also Beamrider and Pac-Man 4K. Those are good, too.

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Since no one else has mentioned it, I'd add Moon Patrol to the list. Starmaster and Midnight Magic are the other games that immediately come to mind for me.

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One, a Harmony cart. Ok, I guess if you must then Millipede and Freeway.

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