RickR Posted November 3, 2015 Report Share Posted November 3, 2015 A little love for a game that rarely gets any. Nope, not ET....Combat! Yeah, I know we all have 5 copies in our duplicate pile. But give me a minute to 'splain. It's a GREAT game! A few reasons: Three different games in one...tanks, bi-planes, and jets. 27 variations Programmed by Joe Decuir. Who dat? Let's see....basically one of the hardware designers of the 2600 itself! And the 8-bit computers. Let's just say he was an important part of Atari and the 2600. Given the point above...Combat is essentially a tech demo of what the 2600 was designed to do. Player/missile graphics -- Combat is players and missiles. Copying sprites like stamps = the multiple plane variations. Double sizing sprites = the large plane vs. small plane variations. Lots of colors. No flicker. Hardware designer showing off what he designed by writing a killer piece of software. Probably the best game of the initial Atari release-day games. And they included it with the console. That awesome box art! You ever notice how every system of that era has a Combat-esque game, but none of them compare to Combat? I'm looking at you Intellivision and Odyssey 2. It's FUN. Admit it! How many hours did you spend with this game as a kid? I personally can totally annihilate my kids at this game. No practice needed. They can kick mine at anything with more than 2 buttons, but there is no question...Dad is Combat KING. Post your Combat opinions and memories below. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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