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As I said on the other topic, I think it would be interesting to make a top 100 games for the system. It´s been done on other sites, but they have dissapeared or were done by few people.

 

Here, everyone can vote their 10 favourite games to rank them on a big list. The first game on the list will receive 10 points, the second one 9, and so on. Every 5 or 6 votes I´ll do an update of the list.

 

I hope that people like the idea and starts voting. This could be an important reference to know wich games are must haves!

 

 

You can:

-Vote for up to 10 original cartridge games and/or

-Vote for up to 5 Super Charger games and/or

-Vote for up to 5 homebrews.

 

My votes:

 

1- Asteroids

2- Adventure

3- Missile Command

4- Keystone Capers

5- Circus

6- River Raid

7- Plaque Attack

8- Jr. Pac-Man

9- Boxing

10- Jawbreaker

 

Original Carts:

1. Pitfall II (425 points, 57 votes, 16 first place votes)

2. Pitfall! (402 points, 62 votes, 8 first place votes)

3. Adventure (393 points, 57 votes, 16 first place votes)

4. Kaboom! (334 points, 51 votes, 12 first place votes)

5. River Raid (297 points, 49 votes, 6 first place votes)

6. H.E.R.O. (291 points, 48 votes, 6 first place votes)

7. Warlords (255 points, 38 votes, 8 first place votes)

8. Space Invaders (250 points, 44 votes, 6 first place votes)

9. Yar's Revenge (234 points, 40 votes, 3 first place votes)

10. Asteroids (216 points, 39 votes, 5 first place votes)

 

11. Ms. Pac-Man (212 points, 38 votes, 4 first place votes)

12. Solaris (188 points, 27 votes, 8 first place votes)

13. Missile Command (185 points, 35 votes, 1 first place votes)

14. Berzerk (164 points, 24 votes, 4 first place votes)

15. Keystone Kapers (153 points, 25 votes, 2 first place votes)

16. Demon Attack (129 points, 25 votes, 3 first place votes)

17. Frogger (118 points, 24 votes, 0 first place votes)

18. Defender 2 (114 points, 17 votes, 3 first place votes)

18. Seaquest (114 points, 15 votes, 4 first place votes)

20. Enduro (107 points, 19 votes, 0 first place votes)

 

21. Centipede (104 points, 16 votes, 1 first place votes)

22. Cosmic Ark (98 points, 16 votes, 3 first place votes)

23. Dig Dug (95 points, 19 votes, 0 first place votes)

23. Frostbite (95 points, 16 votes, 0 first place votes)

25. Super Breakout (94 points, 18 votes, 0 first place votes)

26. Raiders of the Lost Ark (85 points, 15 votes, 1 first place votes)

27. California Games (82 points, 13 votes, 1 first place votes)

28. Circus Atari (80 points, 16 votes, 1 first place votes)

29. Phoenix (79 points, 17 votes, 1 first place votes)

30. Tapper (76 points, 12 votes, 1 first place votes)

 

31. Millipede (75 points, 14 votes, 1 first place votes)

32. Jr. Pac-Man (73 points, 15 votes, 1 first place votes)

33. Galaxian (72 points, 13 votes, 1 first place votes)

33. Q*bert (72 points, 12 votes, 1 first place votes)

35. Combat (70 points, 17 votes, 0 first place votes)

36. Beamrider (64 points, 9 votes, 3 first place votes)

37. Jungle Hunt (63 points, 10 votes, 2 first place votes)

38. Battlezone (62 points, 12 votes, 0 first place votes)

39. Crystal Castles (60 points, 14 votes, 1 first place votes)

39. Midnight Magic (60 points, 9 votes, 2 first place votes)

 

41. Defender (59 points, 11 votes, 0 first place votes)

41. Pac-Man (59 points, 12 votes, 0 first place votes)

43. Starmaster (58 points, 10 votes, 1 first place votes)

44. Mario Bros. (56 points, 11 votes, 0 first place votes)

45. Montezuma's Revenge (55 points, 8 votes, 1 first place votes)

45. Pressure Cooker (55 points, 10 votes, 1 first place votes)

47. Indy 500 (52 points, 10 votes, 0 first place votes)

47. Pole Position (52 points, 11 votes, 1 first place votes)

49. BMX Airmaster (51 points, 11 votes, 0 first place votes)

50. Joust (49 points, 10 votes, 0 first place votes)

 

51. Donkey Kong (48 points, 10 votes, 0 first place votes)

52. Moon Patrol (45 points, 11 votes, 0 first place votes)

53. Tennis (41 points, 6 votes, 1 first place votes)

54. Klax (37 points, 7 votes, 1 first place votes)

54. Megamania (37 points, 10 votes, 1 first place votes)

56. Breakout (35 points, 9 votes, 0 first place votes)

56. Dark Cavern (35 points, 6 votes, 0 first place votes)

58. Solar Fox (34 points, 5 votes, 2 first place votes)

59. Adventures of Tron (33 points, 5 votes, 1 first place votes)

59. Spider Fighter (33 points, 6 votes, 0 first place votes)

59. Subterranea (33 points, 6 votes, 0 first place votes)

59. Vanguard (33 points, 9 votes, 0 first place votes)

 

63. Chopper Command (32 points, 7 votes, 0 first place votes)

63. Tron: Deadly Discs (32 points, 6 votes, 1 first place votes)

65. Ice Hockey (31 points, 7 votes, 0 first place votes)

66. Dragster (29 points, 6 votes, 1 first place votes)

67. Gravitar (28 points, 6 votes, 0 first place votes)

68. Bump 'n' Jump (27 points, 5 votes, 0 first place votes)

68. Frogs & Flies (27 points, 5 votes, 0 first place votes)

70. Tunnel Runner (25 points, 3 votes, 2 first place votes)

 

71. Fathom (24 points, 4 votes, 0 first place votes)

71. Star Raiders (24 points, 5 votes, 0 first place votes)

71. Video Pinball (24 points, 5 votes, 1 first place votes)

74. Stampede (23 points, 4 votes, 0 first place votes)

74. Star Wars: TESB (23 points, 6 votes, 0 first place votes)

76. Atlantis (22 points, 5 votes, 1 first place votes)

76. Bowling (22 points, 4 votes, 1 first place votes)

78. Boxing (21 points, 5 votes, 0 first place votes)

78. Plaque Attack (21 points, 4 votes, 0 first place votes)

78. Smurfs: RIGC (21 points, 4 votes, 1 first place votes)

78. Turmoil (21 points, 4 votes, 0 first place votes)

 

82. Barnstorming (20 points, 4 votes, 0 first place votes)

82. Moonsweeper (20 points, 4 votes, 1 first place votes)

82. Star Wars Arcade (20 points, 5 votes, 0 first place votes)

82. Video Olympics (20 points, 6 votes, 0 first place votes)

86. Dragonfire (19 points, 5 votes, 0 first place votes)

86. Track & Field (19 points, 3 votes, 0 first place votes)

88. Spacemaster X-7 (18 points, 3 votes, 1 first place votes)

88. Venture (18 points, 3 votes, 1 first place votes)

90. Popeye (17 points, 3 votes, 0 first place votes)

90. River Raid II (17 points, 2 votes, 1 first place votes)

90. Robot Tank (17 points, 3 votes, 0 first place votes)

 

93. Fast Food (16 points, 3 votes, 0 first place votes)

93. Freeway (16 points, 3 votes, 0 first place votes)

95. Mountain King (15 points, 3 votes, 0 first place votes)

95. Spy Hunter (15 points, 2 votes, 0 first place votes)

95. Superman (15 points, 7 votes, 0 first place votes)

98. Air Raiders (14 points, 4 votes, 0 first place votes)

98. Halloween (14 points, 2 votes, 0 first place votes)

98. Mr. Do! (14 points, 2 votes, 0 first place votes)

98. Snoopy and the Red Baron (14 points, 2 votes, 0 first place votes)

 

Supercharger Tapes:

1. DragonStomper (45 points, 12 votes, 5 first place votes)

2. Frogger: The Official Version (34 points, 8 votes, 5 first place votes)

3. Communist Mutants From Space (32 points, 10 votes, 2 first place votes)

4. Escape From The Mindmaster (30 points, 8 votes, 2 first place votes)

5. Phasor Patrol (24 points, 6 votes, 3 first place votes)

6. Fireball (17 points, 5 votes, 2 first place votes)

7. Rabbit Transit (9 points, 4 votes, 0 first place votes)

8. Party Mix (7 points, 3 votes, 0 first place votes)

8. Survival Island (7 points, 2 votes, 0 first place votes)

10. Suicide Mission (5 points, 3 votes, 0 first place votes)

 

And Homebrews:

1. Oystron (42 points, 12 votes, 6 first place votes)

1. Star Fire (42 points, 10 votes, 5 first place votes)

3. Thrust+ (38 points, 10 votes, 3 first place votes)

4. Lady Bug (34 points, 9 votes, 4 first place votes)

4. Qb (34 points, 9 votes, 5 first place votes)

6. Fall Down (30 points, 8 votes, 3 first place votes)

7. Go Fish! (20 points, 6 votes, 1 first place votes)

7. Seawolf (20 points, 7 votes, 0 first place votes)

9. Man Goes Down (18 points, 6 votes, 1 first place votes)

10. Gunfight (16 points, 5 votes, 1 first place votes)

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1)Pitfall II/Dragonstomper

2)Adventure

3)River Raid

4)H.E.R.O.

5)Star Wars Arcade

6)Rescue Terra I

7)Tapper

8)Frogger II

9)Frankenstein's Monster

10)Montezuma's Revenge/Xenophobe

 

can't help but have some tied games when making a top ten. If others add their top ten lists then eventually all the games will be scored differently. A top ten list is likely to produce fairly homogenous results; how 'bout a top 20? I really do like the idea of grading the best games on a point scale, it's nice to have fresh thought injected into this reverberated idea.

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for me based on my youth and what gives me the most memories playing 8)

 

asteroids

keystone kapers

pitfall

pitfall2

circus

qbert

frogger

combat

air sea battle

joust

pacman :ponder:

donkey kong

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Thanks for your support :)

 

What about three different lists? One for official releases, one for hacks and one for supercharger games? (The two last would have about 5-10 games only). And I think the list will be reduced to 50 games as some people suggested.

 

Atarieric, your points will be counted until Joust, as it´s the number 10 on your list.

 

Small update, so all of you can see how the list will be done.

 

Top 50

 

1- Asteroids (20)

2- Adventure (18 )

3- Pitfall 2 (17)

4- Keystone Capers (16)

5- River Raid (13)

6- Circus (12)

7- Missile Command (8 )

7- Pitfall (8 )

9- H.E.R.O (7)

10- Star Wars Arcade (6)

 

11- Rescue Terra I (5)

11- Q-Bert (5)

13- Tapper (4)

13- Plaque Attack (4)

15- Combat (3)

15- Jr. Pac-Man (3)

17- Boxing (2)

17- Frankenstein´s Monster (2)

17- Air Sea Battle (2)

20- Joust (1)

20- Jawbreaker (1)

 

 

Frogger/Frogger II (¿) (Waiting for adams_ale to decide. Sorry, it has to be only one game)

Montezuma´s Revenge/Xenophobe (¿) (Waiting for adams_ale to decide. Sorry, it has to be only one game)

 

Then, the list will grow as more votes arrive.

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Thanks for your support  :)  

 

 

 

Top 50

 

1- Asteroids (20)  

2- Adventure (18 )

3- Pitfall 2 (17)  

4- Keystone Capers (16)

5- River Raid (13)

6- Circus (12)

7- Missile Command (8 )

7- Pitfall (8 )

9- H.E.R.O (7)

10- Star  Wars Arcade (6)

 

11- Rescue Terra I (5)

11- Q-Bert (5)

13- Tapper (4)

13- Plaque Attack (4)

15- Combat (3)

15- Jr. Pac-Man (3)

17- Boxing  (2)

17- Frankenstein´s Monster (2)

17- Air Sea Battle (2)

20- Joust (1)

20- Jawbreaker (1)

 

 

Frogger/Frogger II (¿) (Waiting for adams_ale to decide. Sorry, it has to be only one game)

Montezuma´s Revenge/Xenophobe (¿) (Waiting for adams_ale to decide. Sorry, it has to be only one game)

 

Then, the list will grow as more votes arrive.

 

Alrighty then if I must choose here they are: Xenophobe and Frogger II :)

I think this list is going to be interesting, because if enough people vote it should show that rare games don't usually suck. It seems as though I'm always hearing that most rare games suck and this is simply not true. From the games in my collection I think the rare games tend to be better than the common games. Seeing as how a majority of rare games were made from 1983 and on the programmers of these games had plenty of experience with the Atari hardware and were able to push it much further than earlier offerings. Games always get better with time on a system. Xenophobe and BMX Airmaster are prime examples of later games pushing the limit of the 2600.

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1 Demon Attack

2 Super Breakout

3 Seaquest

4 River Raid

5 Bump'n'Jump

6 Warlords

7 Circus Atari

8 Milipede

9 Ice Hockey

10 Defender

 

Homebrew vote: Star Fire

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I'll bite :)

 

1) River Raid

2) Seaquest

3) Pitfall!

4) Frogger

5) Combat

6) Super Breakout

7) Missile Command

8) Millipede

9) BMX Airmaster

10) Megamania

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1.Kaboom :!:

2.Keystone Kapers

3.Pitfall II

4.Skiing

5.Track & Field

6.Pac-Man

7.Pole Position

8.Miner 2049er

9.Adventure

10.Asteroids

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After a lot of though, here's my list. Please note there are 12 entries. That's because my 2 favorites are supercharger games, so I included them in ().

 

(Frogger: The Official Version)

(Communist Mutants From Space)

River Raid II

Bowling

Circus Atari

Crystal Castles

Subterranea

Midnight Magic

Frostbite

Klax

Pitfall II

Bumper Bash

 

It was tough coming up with 10. I had to eliminate some other favorites of mine: Ice Hockey, Frogger II, Frogs & Flies, Montezuma's Revenge, Q*Bert, Moon Patrol, Mountain King, Tapper, Spider Fighter, Phoenix, Demon Attack, Indy 500, Pitfall, Centipede and Millipede.

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Only three SuperCharger games have been voted. If we count 5 points for the first, 4 for the second, etc... The list will be as follows:

 

1- Dragonstomper (5)

1- Frogger (5)

3- Comunist Mutants from the Space (4)

 

You can vote for your 10 favourite 2600 games and then for your 5 favourite SuperCharger games on 2 separate lists.

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I'm a 7800 fanboy, but I was a 2600 fanboy first. Here's my go round...

 

1) Solaris

2) Pitfall 2

3) Warlords

4) Enduro

5) Yar's Revenge

6) Battlezone

7) Crystal Castles

8) Super Breakout

9) Star Raiders

10) Moon Patrol

 

 

Word.

 

Cousin Vinnie

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1. River Raid

2. Kaboom

3. Missile Command

4. Stampede

5. Keystone Kapers

6. Adventure

7. H.E.R.O.

8. Space Invaders (No other votes for S.I.? How is that possible?)

9. Frostbite

10.Pitfall

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Here goes nothing:

 

1. Kaboom!

2. Adventure

3. Asteroids

4. Space Invaders

5. ars' Revenge

6. Frogger

7. Gravitar

8. Millipede

9. Midnight Magic

10. Circus Atari

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Hello, hello! Here is my top 10 2600 carts:

 

1. Solaris

2. Defender 2

3. Missile Command

4. California Games

5. Double Dragon

6. Ms. Pacman

7. Galaxian

8. Acid Drop

9. Rampage

10. Space Invaders

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I already posted my faves, but my wife wants to vote too:

 

1. Centipede

2. Millipede

3. Frogger

4. Seaquest

5. Ice Hockey

6. Tennis

7. Boxing

8. Circus Atari

9. Demon Attack

10. Super Breakout

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1. Adventure

2. Space Invaders

3. Pitfall

4. H.E.RO

5. Megamania

6. Warlords

7. Frostbite

8. River Raid

9. Asteroids

10. Cosmic Ark

 

I can't beleive Space Invaders hasn't got more votes, it was a great adaptation with tons of variations....

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1. Adventure

2. Kaboom

3. H.E.R.O.

4. River Raid

5. Tapper

6. Keystone Kapers

7. Pitfall 2

8. Tapper

9. Superman

10. Combat

 

Supercharger:

1. Dragonstomper

2. Survival Island

3. Frogger, the Official

4. Party Mix

5. Suicide Mission

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Hi there!

 

1. H.E.R.O.

2. Dig Dug

3. Battlezone

4. Demon Attack

5. Starmaster

6. Seaquest

7. Beamrider

8. California Games

9. Air Raiders

10. Adventures of Tron

 

Greetings,

Manuel

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Here´s my list:

 

1. Defender 2

2. Millipede

3. Montezuma´s Revenge

4. Thrust

5. River Raid

6. Klax

7. Frogger

8. Hero

9. Missile Command

10. Hero

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