Silver Back Posted February 20 Report Share Posted February 20 I had a 7800 as a kid and I was recently reminiscing of what my old collection used to look like. And if I'm honest there wasn't a whole lot of 7800 in my 7800 collection. Almost all of my games were hand me downs from aunts and uncles, family friends etc that found out we had an Atari. They would bring me boxes of joysticks, paddles, 2600 cartridges and sometimes 2600 consoles. Because of this I had a cardboard box of nothing but controllers and like 3 copies of Pac man, space invaders, combat, asteroids, and all the other common 2600 games. I couldn't even name them all off. Those stayed in a box(s) on the shelf. Then I had one of those Atari media center things full of my favorite Carts. For 2600 this is where I held breakout, super breakout, Canyon Bomber, Night Driver, Yars Revenge, Keystone Cappers, and Pitfall to name a few. This is also where my unboxed 7800 games was stored. I remember having Pole Position 2 (of course), Ms Pac man, donkey Kong, donkey Kong Jr, Mario Bros, and a few others. Then we had a few boxes games. My mom sent away for a copy of Chase the Chuck Wagon and always told me that was a special game, that's why we had kept the box. And I had to ask her to open it and handle it for me because she insisted it was rare. My mom was a genius looking back. So of course I had "my special games" too. These were games I refused to throw the box out for. Hell some were still shrink wrapped because we already had loose copies of the 2600 games and my mom found them for a buck at some store. So CIB games we had were Chase the Chuckwagon, Solaris, Rampage for the 7800, Double Dragon for the 7800 and Asteroids for the 7800. We had like 2 sealed copies of Pac Man (I remember opening one just because) along with a few others. I've never had any game collection like my original Atari collection. It was such a mish mash of new and old, opened and sealed, working and non working. Maybe that's part of the reason why it sticks out to me. It felt different, it felt fun and wild and exciting to see what was being donated to my collection or finding random carts at garage sales. Hell I remember my mom ordering rampage and double dragon from a catalogue and me waiting everyday hoping the mail would bring them. It felt like an eternity waiting. This was my 4 -6 year old mind and experience with the 7800 so I'm curious how other people's collections grew or what their experience with the 7800 was. It's always fun to share stories so let me hear yours! RickR, Sabertooth and DegasElite 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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