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SuperMalleo

21. Posted:

What's the WORST Atari 2600 game all of time?
E.T or Karate?

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Atariboy wrote:

E.T. isn't anywhere close to the bottom of the barrel for the Atari 2600. That reputation is largely one earned during the internet era and out of ignorance. Go somewhere with dedicated individuals that are passionate about the 2600 and E.T. would hardly rate a mention in a worst game list for the 2600.

Well said, and I wholeheartedly agree. :)

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8BitSamurai

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Kawaii_Neko wrote:

What's the WORST Atari 2600 game all of time?
E.T or Karate?

E.T. sure is bad-Well, really bad-, but it's not the worst 2600 game out there.

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Morpheel

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My entire experience with atari games comes from thw DS Atari collection vol II.

My favorite games out of that bunch are Brain Games and A Game of Concentration.

Brain Games even comes with a piano app :D

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Morpheel

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I did mention these were my favorite Atari 2600 games of the bunch. I enjoy mostly the simpler ones, like Maze Craze, Codebreaker, Secret Quest and Breakout. The others tend to be pretty confusing or hard to look at.

It's mostly the same with the arcade games. I think the ones I have played the most are Crystal Castles, Breakout and Millipede. I actually got the volume II mostly for the Atari 400 emulator. It's kinda nice :P

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Before there was Smash Bros.. there was the ultimate 4-player multiplayer game!

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AlGator

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That Atari 400 emulator would have been useful if it had a way to download and save games on it. As it is, I'll stick with my real, working Atari 800 and 800XL for old-school computer fun. The 800's been working since 1981!

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Morpheel

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AlGator wrote:

That Atari 400 emulator would have been useful if it had a way to download and save games on it. As it is, I'll stick with my real, working Atari 800 and 800XL for old-school computer fun. The 800's been working since 1981!

Unless my gamecard is different to yours, you do can save and load games.

I wish I had a real one though, typing is rather cumbersome in this one and I find the Atari 400 computer to be adorable :P

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Morpheel

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I guess you could always type the code of some games by hand. :P Maybe... If you want to.

I don't really remember that one, so it probably is in volume I.

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Oragami

30. Posted:

Why is nobody talking about Adventure? That game inspired The Legend of Zelda and is my favorite Atari game.

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Morpheel

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That one isn't in my collection. I played it in a plug-n-play game that had the shape of an atari controller though. Nice game :P

There IS a fan-made mod of it in Volume II. I think i like Secret Quest better though.

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AlGator

32. Posted:

I was talking about saving/loading disk or cartridge images. That was a lost opportunity - there are some great games out there I would happily pay to have on the go. Star Raiders (the computer version blows the 2600 version away), M.U.L.E., and Ballblazer are three that come to mind immediately.

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unrandomsam

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No way I would ever be interested in the Atari 2600 it was awful when I first tried it.

The Vectrex on the other hand looks genuinely interesting.

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Morpheel

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AlGator wrote:

I was talking about saving/loading disk or cartridge images. That was a lost opportunity - there are some great games out there I would happily pay to have on the go. Star Raiders (the computer version blows the 2600 version away), M.U.L.E., and Ballblazer are three that come to mind immediately.

Oh well yeah. It's just an emulation of the software. Adding functions that require hardware would've been impossible without making it very expensive (since it would need a special GBA-slot add-on).

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Morpheel

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Wow I had no idea :o

Adventure was the more playable of the bunch, if I remember correctly, the others were just Eh.

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