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So been playing some 2600 with my son. Too young to really operate things himself but gets it when dad says push the button. I'm looking for games that will work well with him shooting and me steering.

 

Right now the three games that seem to work for us are Space Invaders, Galaxian, and Seaquest (hardest of the three if he doesn't shoot regularly) :(

 

Any other ideas on shooters like Space Invaders or Galaxian. Or maybe another game/type of game to try?

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9 hours ago, tailGator said:

My favorite space shooters are Demon Attack and Astroblast.  

Thanks!

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Sky Jinks might be good. He can control the speed.

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1 hour ago, azure said:

Sky Jinks might be good. He can control the speed.

Cool! That will be the next one we try! Demon Attack went well. 

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You could play outlaw with him, at his pace... and just let him win! My daughter just loved "defeating" me almost every time.😁 

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How about Solaris? Star Raiders would be much too complicated, but Solaris is just moving around and shooting things.

Or you could play Combat with him at his pace. Possibly the simplest game of the 2600 library:)

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I also forgot about Freeway. Not a shooter, but one or two player, and only up or down on the joystick to move your chicken to safety.

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On 4/20/2020 at 2:21 PM, MrBeefy said:

So been playing some 2600 with my son. Too young to really operate things himself but gets it when dad says push the button. I'm looking for games that will work well with him shooting and me steering.

 

Right now the three games that seem to work for us are Space Invaders, Galaxian, and Seaquest (hardest of the three if he doesn't shoot regularly) :(

 

Any other ideas on shooters like Space Invaders or Galaxian. Or maybe another game/type of game to try?

River Raid

Combat

Dig Dug

Moon Patrol

Vanguard

Wizard of War

 

Have fun with Beefy Jnr. 👍

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How about Cosmic Ark. When you have to shoot the asteroid by pushing a direction, they might have fun.

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Star Voyager has variations that allow one player to steer and one shoot.

 

Canyon Bomber can be played with just the fire button.

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On 4/22/2020 at 8:16 AM, s0c7 said:

Star Voyager has variations that allow one player to steer and one shoot.

 

Canyon Bomber can be played with just the fire button.

Maybe we can play one of my favorite 2600 homebrews Dungeon? I move and pick option he confirms.

 

😉

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On 4/22/2020 at 7:07 AM, KevKelley said:

How about Cosmic Ark. When you have to shoot the asteroid by pushing a direction, they might have fun.

Cosmic Ark was a hit!

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On 4/21/2020 at 10:01 AM, azure said:

Sky Jinks might be good. He can control the speed.

He enjoyed this one a lot too!

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On 4/20/2020 at 2:21 AM, MrBeefy said:

So been playing some 2600 with my son. Too young to really operate things himself but gets it when dad says push the button. I'm looking for games that will work well with him shooting and me steering.

 

Right now the three games that seem to work for us are Space Invaders, Galaxian, and Seaquest (hardest of the three if he doesn't shoot regularly) :(

 

Any other ideas on shooters like Space Invaders or Galaxian. Or maybe another game/type of game to try?

Yeah, Ms Pac Man!  Tell him to shoot just as you eat the ghosts!

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5 hours ago, christo930 said:

Yeah, Ms Pac Man!  Tell him to shoot just as you eat the ghosts!

Lol he really like my 'old' Ms. PacMan PnP! 

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On 4/21/2020 at 1:09 PM, CadaverKev said:

You could play outlaw with him, at his pace... and just let him win! My daughter just loved "defeating" me almost every time.😁 

Did this tonight with him. It was funny I gave him a head start and then my wife to take over and he beat her lol. He can't move and shoot at the same time so it was hilarious to make fun of her losing! Good times.

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1 hour ago, Theallknowingsause said:

Good ol' pong

You know... I haven't thought about handing him a paddle controller. I will give that a twirl tomorrow.

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1 hour ago, MrBeefy said:

You know... I haven't thought about handing him a paddle controller. I will give that a twirl tomorrow.

 Try Demons to Diamonds then.  Good 2 player as well.

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5 hours ago, Spriggy said:

 Try Demons to Diamonds then.  Good 2 player as well.

Will have to try that one! 

 

It's been fun playing these with little guy! I was thinking about you when we were playing Enduro/Fasters. Now that I got him playing, if only I could get my wife to not be imaginary and join in the fun... 🤡🤡

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7 minutes ago, MrBeefy said:

 

I was thinking about you when we were playing Enduro/Fasters. 

 

 

I hope that was the only time you were thinking about me mate! 😬

 

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