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10 of my favorite Atari 2600 Games - Name yours!

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#21 MaximumRD


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 03:12 PM

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.

And I agree as I pretty much stated right at the start of my post  ;)  HOWEVER I was curious more about what people would personally list and indeed not only has everything listed been great choices but they also reflect the type of games each of us enjoy, as well I have been reminded of several titles I either forgot about or time or never tried the first time around and now have some to keep in mind the next time I feel like a 2600 fix. 

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#22 Arenafoot


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Posted 27 August 2017 - 10:36 PM

as a child back then (based on only the games I had - my "go to" titles) in no order:
  • Adventure (was the first title I sought out to get)
  • River Raid
  • Ice Hockey
  • Omega Race
  • Frogger
  • Freeway
  • Ms. Pac-Man
  • Pole Position
  • RealSports Volleyball
  • Battlezone
Honorable mentions:
Yars' Revenge
Summer Games
Human Cannonball
Circus Atari
games I didn't like, back then:
  • Swordquest Fireworld (thought it was another type of Adventure)
  • Fishing Derby (tried - couldn't beat the computer)
  • Laser Blast (tried - couldn't figure it out)
  • Space Shuttle (huge manual)
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • E.T. (had the manual & poster and played on game 3 - didn't like the pits)
  • Tax Avoiders
  • Space Invaders
  • Combat (2 player game - I was an only child)
  • Star Raiders
games I have now in my collection ("go to" games - not counting the titles above):
  • Midnight Magic
  • Star Wars: Death Star Battle
  • Centipede
  • Chopper Command
  • Tac-Scan
  • Thunderground

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#23 TeddyGermany


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Posted 28 August 2017 - 04:21 AM

@ MaximumRD


My personal choice doesn't represent my all time favourites for the VCS. These games were important for me in the good old days. It is impossible to give them an order and it is difficult to say, which game is more important than another and comes to the  top ten instead of others. It depends on personal circumstances. No objective criterions in sight.


The results are very exciting. It's a pulsating thread.

Edited by TeddyGermany, 28 August 2017 - 05:13 AM.

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