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Post by reech » Sat Dec 01, 2007 4:11 pm

H.E.R.O. Taught me that a guy with a chopper doesn't need fantastic graphics to be exciting. Erm...
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Post by thl » Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:00 pm

Centipede. I've been glued to this game for ages.

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Post by Mayhem » Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:45 pm

SirClive wrote: :oops: probably. Never been a big fan of the 2600 to be honest. You probably had to be there.
Maybe... then again I was old to have been there (got the 2600 when I was six iirc).
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Post by woody.cool » Sun Dec 02, 2007 3:03 am

Mayhem wrote:
SirClive wrote: :oops: probably. Never been a big fan of the 2600 to be honest. You probably had to be there.
Maybe... then again I was old to have been there (got the 2600 when I was six iirc).
The 2600 was pre-my existence. However I have recently found love for a few games: Galaxian, HERO, Warlords - all good fun :D

Oh and Custer's Revenge :lol:

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Post by sonic91 » Sun Dec 02, 2007 3:47 am

woody.cool wrote:The 2600 was pre-my existence. However I have recently found love for a few games
Me too.
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Post by bigfreakypossum » Sun Dec 02, 2007 3:51 am

Keystone Kapers. My dad's favorite was Fast Food.
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Post by kelp7 » Sun Dec 02, 2007 8:13 am

Without a shadow of a doubt Cosmic Ark. Fantastic two-player game. Never did get past those 2nd set of Pacman-looking creatures. Funnily enough I can't pass through a laser beam that's firing so fast it makes a constant solid line across the playfield :)

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Post by Type2XS » Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:05 pm

Although I played it on the C64 (as I never had a 2600) I'd say River Raid. As a young one it was an absolute blast to shoot your through this crazy river. Although the later levels became ridiculously difficult.

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Post by Dizrythmia » Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:31 pm

I'm going with Combat myself. There's nothing like switching on bouncy walls & surprising your opponent by flinging your shot around a corner when they think they're out of range :)

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Post by Gordon Bennett » Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:52 pm

Star Raiders. There was quite literally nothing else in its time that offered such pure, deep immersion in a game world. An absolutely spectacular experience to discover.

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Post by chrisgoodhead » Tue Dec 04, 2007 4:34 pm

It might be Raiders of The Lost Ark now that I have just discovered that you need two joysticks to play it. I wondered why I couldn't get past the first screen.

PS - As an aside, I got my boxed and fully functioning Atari 2600 and games out of a skip from my mate Dave who is a skip wagon driver. Beat THAT. :D [/i]

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Post by 1500graham » Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:03 pm

Space Invaders, what else?
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Post by rtrgrl78 » Wed Dec 05, 2007 4:33 pm

Popeye - probably one of the best platformers I've ever played and stll love it this day and for many more to come.

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Post by AfterburN003 » Wed Dec 05, 2007 5:37 pm

Most memorable game has to be Star Wars : Jedi Arena. Remember getting it for my birthday and being so excited just looking at the box artwork.....an hour later it turned into one of the worst birthdays ever.....what a pile of cack it was. Favorite game = Frogger......a classic!!! :wink:

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Post by Shin_Gouki » Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:40 pm

Frogger - only because I still marvel at the fact that an apparently amphibious creature can be killed when it touches water.
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