I must admit, I really enjoy playing Dark Chambers and Dragonstomper on the Atari 2600. I would say that these are my 2 favourite games right now!
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Posted 08 February 2017 - 02:49 PM
Definitely Dragonstomper, my favorite Atari 2600 game.
I like Dark Chambers too, but I like Crypts of Chaos even better!
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Posted 08 February 2017 - 09:53 PM
Have any of you guys ever defeated the dragon on Dragonstomper? I had the game back in the day, and liked it. But never defeated it. Plus it took a long time to make it to the dragon only to get defeated pretty quickly. I just found it frustrating after a while, but I completely understand the appeal.
Posted 09 February 2017 - 10:57 AM
I did as a kid, Rick...but I haven't put the time in it as an adult. There's a trick to it by stocking up on the right stuff before you go in the cave part, but I dont remember specifics.
Adventure is obviously wonderful too, but still very basic.
Posted 09 February 2017 - 01:06 PM
Posted 12 February 2017 - 03:36 PM
These titles look great and a great addition to the 2600 library.
Yeah, not being able to save on older games like these makes them time-prohibitive for gameplay.
Same with Riddle of the Sphinx for me, which I love but am unable to commit an entire afternoon like back in the day.
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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:49 PM
Sorry to "ONE OF US" about this but DragonStomper for me too It gets the closest to an RPG or D&D game and is just very satisfying. Bonus points that one of the enemies are monkeys
Followed by Adventure then SwordQuest: Fireworld.
I just can't get into Dark Chambers on the 2600 with the 7800 version right there. My son and I have spent a few hours playing DC together on the ProSystem, so there's that bond going on too for that version.
I would put Secret Quest on there if I had spent more time with it. I get what they were trying to do but not a huge fan of the symbol system. Still, Zelda in space was kind of a cool idea (once again, wish they would have done a 7800 version too)
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