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From the forum question for issue 46

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:17 am

Hi guys it's that usual time of month again :)

This month's question is: Your favourite Atari 2600 game
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Post by Bub&Bob » Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:25 am

Pac Man - first video game I ever played on a TV at home - what sort of witchcraft was this.............
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Post by Dudley » Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:28 am

Only Dragster really still stands up, an immensely complex yet 5 seconds long dose of fun.

I loved a lot of them in the past, especially Pitfall, but Pitfall is crap compared to modern platformers. Dragster hasn't been beaten.
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Post by mandelbrot78 » Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:45 am

Adventure, I guess. I know that it doesn't stand up to modern scrutiny, but it felt magical at the time.

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Post by dr_bob » Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:45 am

Combat:
A classic and still a great two player game even today.

Two or more mates + beers + 'Combat' cart & Atari 2600 = Good times.

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Post by Heavy Stylus » Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:07 am

Being only 29 I'm a bit too young to have experienced the machine back in it's prime, but I have recently been playing quite a few modern 2600 releases. The version of Thrust available on cart through AtariAge is fantastic, but the latest build of Lead is without a doubt the best 2600 game I've played so far. Lead was the undisputed winner of the 2007 1KB Minigame compo, and the 4KB upgraded version is definitely one to watch.
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Post by TMR » Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:09 am

i'd have to say Yar's Revenge at the moment because it's so simple but i can spend hours playing it without realising. i might change my mind later this evening!

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Post by pantal00ns » Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:14 am

Haunted House - Simple game, even simpler main character :shock:.

The multi level approach and scrolling was pretty good. I did feel sorry for the little Bat character, as he appeared to be permenantly sick being snotty green!

Honourable mention to Raiders of the Lost Ark and Adventure.

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Post by SirClive » Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:15 am

I wonder who will be the first to say Custer's Revenge?
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Post by sirclive1 » Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:15 am

Vanguard - great tune , varied gameplay and a really decent shoot em up.
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Post by Heavy Stylus » Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:19 am

TMR wrote:i'd have to say Yar's Revenge at the moment because it's so simple but i can spend hours playing it without realising. i might change my mind later this evening!
Now that's a game I never quite got my head around. Isn't it a 2600 version of Star Castle, yet completely different? The not-so-hidden easter egg is a bit annoying - on one occasion when I played it I somehow managed to trigger the hidden screen accidently and had to reset to play the game again.
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Post by felgekarp » Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:23 am

Has to be H.E.R.O. Fantastic game.
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Post by Bub&Bob » Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:24 am

SirClive wrote:I wonder who will be the first to say Custer's Revenge?
If ever there was a need for a retro remake............
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:27 am

H.E.R.O. for me. Its a man with a helipack armed with lasers rescuing people from a mine filled with giant spiders. How complex do you want from a VCS? Still playable, still great, begging for a remake.
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Post by mandelbrot78 » Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:33 am

There is a remake of H.E.R.O. Clicky.

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