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  3. Among those really old one is Dodge'Em. I didn't even know it was an arcade port at the time. It's an excellent game.
  4. You know, not many people talk about the REALLY old 2600 arcade ports. Many of Atari's 1970's coin-op releases are very obscure nowadays. Some of Atari's pre-Golden Age ports include Anti Aircraft (Air/Sea Battle), Tank and Jet Fighter (Combat), Canyon Bomber, Sky Diver, and Night Driver. Many of these games are much better known nowadays by their VCS adaptations. I'm sure the vast majority knew about these games, but I find it interesting. Not many talk about how these games originated in the arcade.
  5. My review of the Retrobits goRetro! 260+ device: https://graydefender.com
  6. Love the Zaxxon port but Double Dragon Double True! πŸ™‚ I get knocked out on the first screen and can beat the Arcade with a quarter.
  7. Not a video, but a audio podcast πŸ˜› Zeroids from Ideal! https://toytombpodcast.blogspot.com/2020/11/episode-33-zeroids.html
  8. Looking at this thread, it's amazing the number of arcade games the 2600 enjoyed. I suppose that shouldn't be a surprise given the 2600 enjoyed popularity when coin-op video games were king. Still, the sheer number is quite astounding. There are 2600 games listed in Ballblazer's post that I did not know were arcade games. As far as collecting for the 2600 is concerned, I mostly buy homebrews and hacks. I started collecting because of the box artwork on games by Atari. I probably have around 150 by Atari. With lack of space, I'm pretty much done buying 2600 games as I primarily play rom files with the Harmony Encore cartridge. I recently bought a few loose cartridges (waiting for delivery) to have some for future trades. The one subset of my 2600 games that I intentionally sought were games by Activision. I believe I am only missing H.E.R.O. and Cosmic Commuter. They're both very expensive, so I may call it good (enough).
  9. Just off the top of my head, my non-Pac-man picks would be Donkey Kong, Tempest, and Zaxxon.
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  11. I’m having a lot of fun with this one. 111,469, my best so far.
  12. As a lot of you know, I have been collecting lots of Atari 2600 arcade ports over the past few months, hoping to build a sizable "Ataricade", @Willie!-style. I still like collecting the arcade games, but I think I would like to collect some other styles of games, too. I was thinking of collecting some of Atari's earlier offerings, like Video Chess, Sky Diver, Surround, Star Ship, Bowling, Golf, and some other early games like that. Particulary the less action oriented ones, like Hangman or Video Chess. I still will buy some more arcade games as I find them, but I'm pretty content with my library right now. @socrates63 sent me most of the top games on my list. What types of 2600 games are you all collecting right now?
  13. The Official Frogger by Starpath is THE version of Frogger to play and it beats even versions in more advanced systems in various aspects. I actually created a thread talking about the differences between it and the Parker Bros. version as I've heard podcasters minimize the differences between the two. It's over at RVG, if you want to see the thread (Starpath's The Official Frogger). I don't want to recreate it here. πŸ™‚ Stargate/Defender II I also think is awesome!
  14. @HDN your two choices definitely qualify. Pac-Man, as an arcade port, is terrible. No question. As a clone of Pac-Man, though, it is a fun game. Lilke GRay Defender, I much prefer the Nukey Shay 8K hack of the Atari game. It's not arcade perfect either but it has enough of the game elements to make it a likeable version. The original Defender...I have mixed feelings about. It has the gameplay pretty well done but it doesn't try to look like the arcade. Defender II/Stargate is the superior game. Heck, there's a hack of Defender II that was turned into "Defender Arcade." Now, that's an awesome version.
  15. Wow I believe that is true. Impressive! Yeah I also love Atari 2600 Pac-Man, but I prefer Pac-Man 8K by Nukey Shay which makes a few improvements to the game... Although not an arcade port , I love ET... Got sooo much hate. If I had to pick favorite arcade port it would probably be Space Invaders...
  16. Very true. The most hated of the arcade ports by far, Pac-Man, is actually my favorite arcade port on the system and my second-favorite game on the 2600 overall. It's also my favorite version of Pac-Man ever! Donk donk donk! But, if you'd like to share your opinions, that's fine too. I don't mind that lots of people hate one of my favorite Atari games. More for me! I was looking at that link you shared with us. Is it true that Warlords was on the 2600 first? How cool is that?
  17. No matter which one(s) you pick they will probably be somebody's favorite! Came across this list over on AA: List of ALL arcade ports? - Atari 2600 - AtariAge Forums
  18. My mind immediately takes me to Pac-Man, but I don't want everyone throwing Combat carts at me, so I'll pick something different. Pooyan is another that comes to mind. It just barely captures the gameplay of the original...but it's horrible. @HDN, you've picked two awful ones. Double Dragon is Triple Terrible. It has no variety of attacks and is just no fun. And Zaxxon is not even close in any way to the arcade original.
  19. As a lot of you know, over the past few months I have been collecting 2600 arcade ports. I have discovered quite a few gems, and I have enjoyed all of the arcade ports that I have bought for the system so far. However, there are some that aren't so good that I've played on emulation. Inspired by a recently dug-up post by @RickR on the best home conversions for the system, I will now be asking for your picks for the worst arcade ports for the system! There won't be a poll for this topic, so feel free to pick any port you like and tell us about why you don't like it. Just keep in mind that they have to be retail releases! No unfinished prototypes allowed! My pick? That's a hard one. I'd have to go either Double Dragon or Zaxxon.
  20. Another good arcade port, at least in my opinion, is Star Wars: The Arcade Game for the A2600. Although it does have limitations, it does a good job for the system's abilities. I have it and I like it. It's interesting, to say the least.
  21. Giving TXk a run on my Playstation TV πŸ˜›
  22. This was a bit of a hard one for me. Many of my favorite arcade conversions for the system, while not near as arcade perfect as the games on this list are very fun. I'd say of the ones here, I will have to go with Space Invaders along with a few others that are both faithful and ones that I personally enjoy. My favorite arcade ports? To name a few: Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Venture, Galaxian, Moon Patrol, Space Invaders, Missile Command, Defender, and Q*Bert.
  23. RIP original DARTH VADER DAVID PROWSE 😒 https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/david-prowse-darth-vader-actor-1.5821101



    He also played the bodyguard of the old man in A Clockwork Orange πŸ˜‰



  24. Welcome to the Great I/O, @Emudan! What a way to make an entrance and make yourself known with a very nice score πŸ‘
  25. That game looks awesome! I'll put that on my want list for sure.
  26. Atari 7800 forever? Sounds awesome! I got one of these bad boys a couple months ago, and it’s awesome! Thanks for sharing, @Funkmaster V! The best part about my 7800 is the I/O connection. This site convinced me to purchase one, and it also is where I got the vast majority of my games (along with AtariAge).
  27. I just learned about this game last night. PixelHeart released a new racing game for Dreamcast called Arcade Racing Legends which really looks impressive. Sega Lord X posted a detailed review here:
  28. Great thread! So many awesome choices! πŸ™‚ Here are a few more with some repeats: COMBAT (2 player) Wizards of Wor (fun with 1 or 2 players) Pacman (must have a CRT, otherwise MS Pacman) Burgertime (underappreciated, it's a great musical I can't get the theme out of my head) Qbert (played it so much I saw the hidden technicolor disco dream mode before computers found it) Defender Beamrider Commando Communist Mutants from Space Buck Rogers Centipede Moon Patrol
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