Your fave Atari 2600 games

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  1. Cybix macrumors 6502a

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    me in no order:

    decathlon, bezerk, hero, pole position, river raid 1 and 2, enduro
     
  2. srobert macrumors 68020

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    Pitfall II, Keystone Kapers and Tank… and that space invader like game with ships that looked like hamburgers… can't remember the name.

    Edit: Found it.
     
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  4. Cybix thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh yeah! This was an awesome game :)

    Check out the HD graphics
     

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    Man, I had a BUNCH of 2600 games... I guess my faves were Space Shuttle, River Raid, Defender, Decathlon, both Pitfall games (which I had perfect scores on), and Enduro... really, Activision was the best producer of 2600 games.

    BTW, I had possibly the world's highest scores in Decathlon, because I found a trick to playing the game. Normally, you'd run/get power/whatever by moving the joystick left to right to left as quickly as you could... and with a joystick (particularly those POS joysticks we had back then), there's a limit to how fast you can go back-and-forth. But I also had an Atari 2600 trakball... and with that, if you put your hand on the trakball and jittered your hand, you could get incredible speed because it was more of an optical process than a mechanical process.
     
  8. Foxglove9 macrumors 65816

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    What a tough question...

    Adventure, Berzerk, Dragon Stomper, Megamania, Beany Bopper, Bank Heist, Fast Eddie, Circus Atari, Dodge Em, Spacemaster X-7, Stampede, Turmoil, Stuntman, Yars Revenge, Warlords, Synthcart. :D

    Really just about any Activision game is a favorite of mine. I love my Atari 2600, it's one of my all time favorite systems next to the NES and Sega Genesis.
     
  9. clayj macrumors 604

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    And unlike 99.9% of us, Foxglove probably actually has a 2600 that still works. ;)
     
  10. Foxglove9 macrumors 65816

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    I do. ;)
     
  11. clayj macrumors 604

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    Heh. Foxglove said "I do" to me. :p

    FWIW, I have that "Atari Anthology" Xbox game, and it works on the 360... and playing some of those old games, I see now how far we've come. Coolness is obviously relative to what you've already experienced.
     
  12. LimeiBook86 macrumors 604

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    I remember playing a few of my Atari favorites when I was younger. I remember watching my brother play Baseball. I'd always play Pac-Man, Pinball, E.T. & Superman (even though I had no Idea what I was doing.) Also Warlords - my Mom would even play that with me sometimes.

    I don't remember many other games but, I go tons of them when I got older (only a few years back) Some of the Star Wars games were pretty fun, I liked Jedi Arena and The Empire Strikes Back.

    Yar's Revenge was also fun, and so was Combat! That's what I forgot - Combat. Me and my brothers would play against each other, that was a lot of fun :) Ah those were the days :D

    *fires up Atari 2600 Jr.*
     
  13. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Combat, Air/Sea Battle, Asteroids, Missle Command, Space Invaders, Berzerk
     
  14. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    Mine as well. :)
     
  15. Mavimao macrumors 6502a

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    Count me in that .1% as well. Works like a charm, and I agree with Foxglove, it definitely is one of my favorite systems of all time. :)

    Favorite games: Beamrider, Warlords (best multiplayer game EVER), Kaboom!, Atari Circus, Super Breakout, Pitfall 2, Pressure Cooker, Surround, Pacman Jr., Space Invaders, River Raid, Galaxian, Video Olympics, Maze Craze, Starmaster.
     
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    Adventure still is my favorite Atari 2600 game. There are some fun hacks of Adventure for emulators.

    Love Superman, Haunted House, E.T. and Raiders (yes, they were goofy and difficult, but I still liked them), Ms. Pac-Man....

    I'm sure I'm forgetting some, but hey, I've got ALL of them with Stella. ;)
     
  17. Mavimao macrumors 6502a

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    Haha, that's awesome. Are you big into the 2600 homebrew scene?
     
  18. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Superman sticks in my mind more than any other, that was great.





    edit: remembered some more from the ones I had

    raiders of the lost ark, donkey kong, pac man, pole position, asteriods, frogger, ghostbusters, gremlins, q-bert and tennis
     
  19. LimeiBook86 macrumors 604

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    I have two original 2600 machines and an 2600 Jr that work fine. One of the unit's Reset Game switch has broken off but a pencil does the trick :p They may be a bit finicky to get to work right sometimes but, they work. ;)

    It's fun to hook up the old system for some good times but, luckily with things like the Atari Flashback 2.0 system and the Atari/Activison Collections for consoles and computers it's easy to find and play your old favorites. :) :D
     
  20. gkarris macrumors 604

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    ?

    The one I got for Jr. High School Graduation in 1979 still works fine.

    Oh, and I forgot the 3rd party ones:

    Demon Attack, Atlantis, Chopper Command, Star Master
     
  21. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Supercharger!

    I also had the Supercharger!

    A cart with extended memory and you used a cassette player to load the games. My favs were:

    Escape From The Mindmaster

    and the dungeon one (forgot the name already).
     
  22. LimeiBook86 macrumors 604

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    Ah Chopper Command! That was a fun one! :D Thanks for bringing back all the memories! :cool:
     
  23. szark macrumors 68030

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    Megamania, Cosmic Ark, Maze Craze, River Raid, Enduro, Raiders of the Lost Ark and a few more I can't think of.

    As far as I know, my original 2600 still works (haven't tried it in several years). I've also got about 6 others that I picked up from thrift stores -- no idea if any of those work.
     
  24. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    why do you need 6 unsure if they even work Atari 2600's :confused:
    someone has a compulsion i detect ;) :p :D
     

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