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10 of my favorite Atari 2600 Games - Name yours!


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#1 MaximumRD

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 08:40 PM

Re: Top 10 Atari 2600 Games - WAIT here me out, YES lists are stupid and pointless but I am just curious to see how everyone's compares and which titles seem to repeat or not ;) Anyone "old" and grew up with Atari 2600 like me? Of course even if you didn't grow up with it or came to discover it much later in life you are welcome to list your top 10 favs! Off the top of my head I will go with -  
 
1. Space Invaders.
2. Vanguard.
3. River Raid.
4. Pitfall. 
5. Asteroids.
6. Kaboom ! 
7. Keystone Kapers.
8. Demon Attack.
9. Super Breakout.
10. Missile Command.
 
:D Good times, feel like I grew up through the history of gaming and still love it!

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#2 TrekMD

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 08:52 PM

Hmm, hard to come up with just 10.  And yes, I'm old too!  LOL  Here are 10 of my favorites in no particular order:

 

1.  Pitfall II

2.  Space Invaders

3.  River Raid

4.  Crystal Castles

5.  Millipede

6.  Escape from the Mindmaster

7.  The Official Frogger

8.  Ms. Pac-Man

9.  Stargate

10.  Dig Dug


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#3 RickR

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 09:49 PM

  1. Adventure
  2. Demon Attack
  3. Yars' Revenge
  4. River Raid
  5. Missile Command
  6. Berzerk
  7. Stargate / Defender 2
  8. Ms. Pac Man
  9. Circus Atari
  10. Space Invaders

Honorable mentions:  Empire Strikes Back, Indy 500, Kaboom, Jr. Pac Man

 

(It's hard to limit it to just 10)


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 09:50 PM

And yes, I'm old and grew up with it just like you.  :beer:


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 09:55 PM

I did grow up with gaming without actually growing up.  Where's the fun in that?  However, I grew up with the 5200, not the 2600.  I am just now "growing up" with the 2600.  Well...more like growing old.  Here's my top 10 so far as my collection keeps growing.

 

  1. E.T.
  2. Enduro
  3. Jr. Pac-Man
  4. Space Invaders
  5. Mountain King
  6. Solaris
  7. Radar Lock
  8. Robot Tank
  9. Pac-Man (yes...it made it to my top 10 from the fun I have had with the Squad Challenge this month)
  10. Midnight Magic

I agree...it's hard to pick just 10...but these are the ones I go to the most for my 2600 fix.  And, yes, I believe E.T. is a great adventure game and unique for its time.  Really the only pre-1990's game that faithfully harnessed the heart of the movie it was based on.  


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#6 greenween

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 10:34 PM

Here are mine in no order. I'm another old fella.

 

1.Yars' Revenge

2. Frogger

3. Ms Pac-Man

4. Berzerk

5. Space Invaders

6. Asteroids

7. Missile Command

8. Solar Fox

9. Vanguard

10. Pitfall

 

 

This list was pretty tough to narrow down to only 10.


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 10:52 PM

Based on 136 games I've reviewed so far in the past 3+ years
 
1) Adventure 
2) Pitfall! 
3) Yars' Revenge 
4) Ice Hockey 
5) Haunted House 
6) Ms. Pac-Man 
7) River Raid 
8) Dig Dug 
9) Space Invaders
10) Jr. Pac-Man 
 
Some of my childhood favorites, like Pitfall & Adventure, held up well, while others, like Fishing Derby, did not.
I think there are some games that I like even more today than when I was a kid, including Ice Hockey and Ms. Pac-Man.
One of my favorites as a kid was Superman. It will be interesting to see how it holds up when I finally give it time again.
And I still have over 100 games in my collection I have yet to review, so my top ten could change in the future.

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 11:03 PM

It was very hard not to include Haunted House and Adventure! I spent many hours on them. :)


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 11:21 PM

Fishing Derby was another favorite as a kid, I agree, it did not stand the test of time.


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Posted 23 August 2017 - 11:27 PM

Ice Hockey, Realsports Volleyball, Pele's Soccer are on my top 25 list too. 


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Posted 24 August 2017 - 12:57 AM

In no particular order:
Battlezone
Q-Bert
Yars' Revenge
Demon Attack
Megamania
Joust
Dig Dug
Ms. Pac-Man
Solaris
Chopper Command

Honorable mentions include Mouse Trap, Missile Command and Moon Patrol.

I grew up with a Coleco Gemini - a 2600 clone.
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#12 TeddyGermany

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 04:12 AM

A really hard decision:

 

Space Invaders, my VCS-Killer App

Adventure, no need to explain

Pac Man, anyway it's Pac Man!

Yar's Revenge

Pitfall!

Enduro

Space Shuttle

Pitfall II: Lost Caverns

HERO

Donkey Kong, i love it with all its incarnations!

 

Honorable mentions: Q*Bert, Gorf, Wizard of War, Mario Bros., Galaxian, Missile Command


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Posted 24 August 2017 - 08:39 AM

In no particular order

 

Adventure

Pitfall

Pitfall II

Demon Attack

Megamania

Asteroids

Space Invaders

Berzerk

Yar's Revenge

Missile Command


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#14 StormSurge

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 08:43 AM

Old guy, who spent his formative years with the 2600.

Here's my Top 10 list that I made in January 2007. I'm sure I could quibble with it, but I might as well go with it.

 

It's entirely based on the games I most enjoyed in the heyday of the system & the hours of enjoyment the games provided me.

 

10. Circus Atari

9. Seaquest

8. Chopper Command

7. Combat

6. Space Invaders

5. Asteroids

4. Pac Man

3. Yars Revenge

2. River Raid

1. Pitfall


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Posted 24 August 2017 - 09:00 AM

Here are my lists.  There were difficult to narrow down and are subject to change, lol...

 

Top 10 as a child:

 

 1 - Adventure

 2 - Mountain king

 3 - E.T.

 4 - Asteroids

 5 - Missile command

 6 - Pac-man

 7 - Space Invaders

 8 - Pitfall!

 9 - Megamania

10 - Combat

 

Top 10 as an Adult:

 

1  - Jr. Pac-Man

2  - Ms Pac-Man

3  - Space Invaders

4  - Missile Command

5  - H.E.R.O

6  - Pitfall II

7  - Indy 500

8  - Stargate

9  - Demon Attack

10 - Ice Hockey


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Posted 24 August 2017 - 09:32 AM

Whether it's in your top ten today or as a kid list, it's cool to see Pac-Man and E.T. show up, since they get bashed so often. As a kid, both would've made my top ten and I still enjoy them today. 

:pac_man:  :emoji-E420:  :et:

 

Kangaroo would've also made my top ten as a kid list.


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Posted 24 August 2017 - 10:41 AM

H.E.R.O. would belong on my list too but I didn't play that on Atari as I had the Apple II version.  Very underrated game.


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Posted 24 August 2017 - 09:30 PM

Lists are not stupid or pointless, they're great!  :lol:

 

Top 10 favorites I played as a kid in the 80s/90s, in no particular order:

 

1) Yars' Revenge
2) Superman

3) Crystal Castles

4) E.T.

5) California Games

6) Ice Hockey

7) Asteroids

8) Berzerk

9) Mario Bros.

10) Defender

 

Top 10 favorites as of now, again not in any order:

 

1) Yars' Revenge

2) Enduro

3) California Games

4) Beamrider

5) Crystal Castles

6) Berzerk

7) Shuttle Orbiter

8) Subterranea

9) Montezuma's Revenge

10) Gravitar


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#19 TeddyGermany

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 03:09 AM

Making lists and selections is stupid in a certain matter. You must neglect something important. ET, Raiders of the lost Ark, Riddle of the Sphinx and Demon Attack are also fine games, which have to be mentioned. But there are only ten tickets for the Super Bowl.


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 08:17 AM

I'll say that every game that I see listed deserves to be on these lists.  They are all fantastic games.  :)


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