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Well, first off, welcome to Atari.io. Second, I have those controllers. I have played Breakout, Super Breakout, Night Driver, and I think Demons to Diamonds. I also love playing Kaboom with them. They're actually pretty good controllers. They also have decent response time with paddle games. Kaboom is one of my favorite paddle games.

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You’re going to want to clean those if you haven’t used them yet! Not a hard process, and it’s worth it. Paddles are the number one reason to own a real 2600.

I personally recommend Kaboom!, Night Driver, Circus Atari, both Breakouts, and all the rest. Street Racer is surprisingly fun with friends. Canyon Bomber is one of my personal favorites, too!

I am planning on doing a Paddle Games edition of Atari Night soon. You’re welcome to use footage from that in a video if you wish, since I know you don’t have a capture device quite yet (whenever it comes out of course. I’m thinking sometime next week. Episode 2 will be 7800 games most likely).

Again, good luck on your Atari journey!

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6 hours ago, HDN said:

You’re going to want to clean those if you haven’t used them yet! Not a hard process, and it’s worth it. Paddles are the number one reason to own a real 2600.

I personally recommend Kaboom!, Night Driver, Circus Atari, both Breakouts, and all the rest. Street Racer is surprisingly fun with friends. Canyon Bomber is one of my personal favorites, too!

I am planning on doing a Paddle Games edition of Atari Night soon. You’re welcome to use footage from that in a video if you wish, since I know you don’t have a capture device quite yet (whenever it comes out of course. I’m thinking sometime next week. Episode 2 will be 7800 games most likely).

Again, good luck on your Atari journey!

Yeah paddle games are some of my favorites , a 2'nd set and you can play 4 player Warlords (some reason my nephews like it better than Midevil Mayhem)

For cleaning the paddles I usually reference "Slowcoders guide" on Atari age https://atariage.com/forums/topic/184296-slowcoders-guide-to-cleaning-up-your-2600/?do=findComment&comment=2316794

Specifically what console are you playing on ? original hardware or a flashback unit ?

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9 hours ago, DegasElite said:

Well, first off, welcome to Atari.io. Second, I have those controllers. I have played Breakout, Super Breakout, Night Driver, and I think Demons to Diamonds. I also love playing Kaboom with them. They're actually pretty good controllers. They also have decent response time with paddle games. Kaboom is one of my favorite paddle games.

@DegasElite Thanks, pleasure to be here! Im going to look into your suggestions! Im trying to beef up my Atari collection to begin with, so this is the perfect opportunity! I also have 2 paddle sets for some reason.😂

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9 hours ago, TrekMD said:

Oh yes!  Super Breakout, Fireball (SuperCharger game), Kaboom, Warlords, Medieval Mayhem (homebrew version of Warlods), and Night Driver are games that immediately come to mind. 

@TrekMD Sweet! Im gonna look into these! Thank for the suggestions! Time the kill some time and relax. 😎

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8 hours ago, HDN said:

You’re going to want to clean those if you haven’t used them yet! Not a hard process, and it’s worth it. Paddles are the number one reason to own a real 2600.

I personally recommend Kaboom!, Night Driver, Circus Atari, both Breakouts, and all the rest. Street Racer is surprisingly fun with friends. Canyon Bomber is one of my personal favorites, too!

I am planning on doing a Paddle Games edition of Atari Night soon. You’re welcome to use footage from that in a video if you wish, since I know you don’t have a capture device quite yet (whenever it comes out of course. I’m thinking sometime next week. Episode 2 will be 7800 games most likely).

Again, good luck on your Atari journey!

@HDN Thanks for the suggestions! I appreciate your offer! Im definitely gonna give these bad boys a cleaning, they are filthy! Also I was wondering  More just for collecting and playing them myself purposes😂 ill look into your suggestions and let you know what i think!

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All Atari Paddle Controllers compatible games: Astroblast (joystick or paddle) /Bachelor Party/Backgammon/Blackjack/Breakout/Bugs/Bumper Bash/Canyon Bomber/Casino/Circus/Circus Atari/Demons to Diamonds/The Dukes of Hazzard/Eggomania/Encounter at L-5/Fireball #3/G.I. Joe: Cobra Strike/Gigolo/Guardian/Kaboom!/Mangia/Mondo Pong/Night Driver/Party Mix #10/Picnic/Piece O' Cake/Poker Plus/Secret Agent/Solar Storm/Star Wars: Jedi Arena/Steeplechase/Speedway II/Street Racer/Super Breakout/Tac-Scan/Video Olympics/Pong Sports/Warlords/Warplock

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1 hour ago, intellicolecovisonary said:

All Atari Paddle Controllers compatible games: Astroblast (joystick or paddle) /Bachelor Party/Backgammon/Blackjack/Breakout/Bugs/Bumper Bash/Canyon Bomber/Casino/Circus/Circus Atari/Demons to Diamonds/The Dukes of Hazzard/Eggomania/Encounter at L-5/Fireball #3/G.I. Joe: Cobra Strike/Gigolo/Guardian/Kaboom!/Mangia/Mondo Pong/Night Driver/Party Mix #10/Picnic/Piece O' Cake/Poker Plus/Secret Agent/Solar Storm/Star Wars: Jedi Arena/Steeplechase/Speedway II/Street Racer/Super Breakout/Tac-Scan/Video Olympics/Pong Sports/Warlords/Warplock

@intellicolecovisonary This is exactly what i was looking for! Thanks you so much! 

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2 hours ago, SecondChance Retro said:

@HDN Thanks for the suggestions! I appreciate your offer! Im definitely gonna give these bad boys a cleaning, they are filthy! Also I was wondering  More just for collecting and playing them myself purposes😂 ill look into your suggestions and let you know what i think!

Hey @SecondChance Retro, if you plug those paddles in and your on-screen avatar is "jittery" (it doesn't move smoothly side to side, seems kind of jumpy), then you need to clean them up internally.  If that ends up being the case, and you need help, please hit us up here.  It is not hard as long as you are comfortable taking stuff apart.

 

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2 hours ago, intellicolecovisonary said:

All Atari Paddle Controllers compatible games: Astroblast (joystick or paddle) /Bachelor Party/Backgammon/Blackjack/Breakout/Bugs/Bumper Bash/Canyon Bomber/Casino/Circus/Circus Atari/Demons to Diamonds/The Dukes of Hazzard/Eggomania/Encounter at L-5/Fireball #3/G.I. Joe: Cobra Strike/Gigolo/Guardian/Kaboom!/Mangia/Mondo Pong/Night Driver/Party Mix #10/Picnic/Piece O' Cake/Poker Plus/Secret Agent/Solar Storm/Star Wars: Jedi Arena/Steeplechase/Speedway II/Street Racer/Super Breakout/Tac-Scan/Video Olympics/Pong Sports/Warlords/Warplock

@intellicolecovisonary This is exactly what i was looking for! Thanks you so much! 

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@RickR Ill test them out when I get home from work. Im pretty comfortable taking things apart. So ill check it out. I wish i had started my Youtube sooner because, ive taken and rebuilt all sorts of consoles and retro items. I recently Modded a Jvc boom box  from 83’ to play blue tooth music from my phone and added a rechargeable internal battery.   Im planning on making an episode over it soon. 

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3 hours ago, intellicolecovisonary said:

All Atari Paddle Controllers compatible games: Astroblast (joystick or paddle) /Bachelor Party/Backgammon/Blackjack/Breakout/Bugs/Bumper Bash/Canyon Bomber/Casino/Circus/Circus Atari/Demons to Diamonds/The Dukes of Hazzard/Eggomania/Encounter at L-5/Fireball #3/G.I. Joe: Cobra Strike/Gigolo/Guardian/Kaboom!/Mangia/Mondo Pong/Night Driver/Party Mix #10/Picnic/Piece O' Cake/Poker Plus/Secret Agent/Solar Storm/Star Wars: Jedi Arena/Steeplechase/Speedway II/Street Racer/Super Breakout/Tac-Scan/Video Olympics/Pong Sports/Warlords/Warplock

Heh, I didn't know Astroblast could be played with paddles as well. it's a LOT better that way !!!! I always tried with a joystick .... needless to say much less "joy"

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1 hour ago, nosweargamer said:

I suggest that you start out by playing Star Wars Jedi Arena first. It's pretty bad as far as paddle games go so it will help you enjoy the other titles LOL. Then I would play some of the better paddle games like Super Breakout, Circus Atari and Kaboom!😁

So far super breakout and Kaboom are catching my attention! But ill try the star-wars one first. Im on my lunch break at work just nerding out looking at gameplay videos on YouTube.:berzerk:

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