RetroX Posted August 13, 2015 Report Share Posted August 13, 2015 That's what i thought about Atari 2600 in the early 80'sA friend of mine bought Atari 2600 while most of my friends bought either Intellivision, Colecovision, Vic 20 or ZX Spectrum. He always bragged about how fun the games were on his Atari while we fended off Atari 2600 as a too simple console. Atari 2600 is in the same legaue as Magnavox Odyssey II or Fairchild Channel F (i thought).Then in the middle of the 80's i got myself an Atari 800 XL and later Atari ST/STE. Still i hadn't any higher thoughts about Atari 2600.Then a couple of years ago i learned more about this classic console and got very impressed. Jay Miner was the man behind the graphics and Atari 2600 could display colours like no other console in the 80's. I was very impressed of Atari's 8bit computers and Atari 2600 was actually as good in certain areas.I learned about "chasing the beam" and the special way that Atari 2600 used to display graphics, and when i watched a couple of demos i got even more impressed of this console from 1977.IGN voted Atari 2600 as the second most importand games console ever (after NES)http://www.ign.com/top-25-consoles/2.htmlAnd things like this makes at least me go WOW. Pump up the volume and fast forward to 3.45...Well, i'm glad to say that even if i missed Atari 2600 in the 70's and 80's i'm a big fan of the console today. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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