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1. Posted: Sun 22nd Nov 2009 19:54 GMT
I am in my early 30's. I grew up with an Atari 2600 Jr. and Atari 7800. I went with my dad to Toy's" Ur' Us back in January 1988 to buy a game console. I picked an Atari 2600 JR. Atari 2600 games got me hooked on playing game console games. I played an Intellivision II in 1983 or 1984, but the controllers bothered my hand. I didn't play video games for 4 or 5 years as result.
I didn't get a Nes before Christmas of 1991. My parents thought the Nes was too expensive to buy before that year and it's games for that matter.
The Atari 2600 Jr. was the best thing that happened to me as a video game player. One of my greatest birthday memories was getting Jr. Pac-man for my birthday in 1988. Sadly, My parents got a rid of the Atari 2600 Jr.just months after my younger brother and I got an Atari 7800 for Christmas 1989 with the system going to my younger brother's friend at the time..
I never thought ET was the worst game ever and not for the Atari 2600 either despite growing up playing the game. I thought Earthworld Sword Quest was the worst game I played on the Atari 2600 and Karateka for the Atari 7800 was the worst game I ever played before knowing about Karate back in 1997 on the internet. The flea markets around me didn't have Karate growing up. I owned over 100 Atari 2600 games before I got a Nes for Christmas in 1991.
I grew up enjoying playing River Raid, Enduro, Astroblast, Asteroids,Demon Attack, Road Runner, Midnight Magic, Space Invaders, Pitfall!, Kaboom, Centipede, Millipede, Stampede, Phoenix, Warlords, Breakout, Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back, 67. Missile Command, Asteroids, Adventure, Alien, California Games, Battlezone, Berserk, Missile Command, Popeye, Q*Bert, Yars' Revenge, Defender II, and Real Sports Football.
I got an Atari 7800 for Christmas back in 1989. I got over 20 Atari Atari 7800 games before I got a Nes in 1991. I growing up enjoying Centipede, Food Fight, Ballblazer Asteroids, Dig Dug, Ms. Pac-man, One on One Basketball, Tower Toppler, Xenophobe, Xevious, Donkey Kong, Asteroids, Mario Bros., Galaga, Desert Falcon, Rampage and Double Dragon as a kid. I am no longer big on the Atari 7800 of Double Dragon after playing different versions of the game though.
The worst Atari 7800 game I played growing up was Karateka for the Atari 7800, with F-18 Hornet, Super Huey, Hat Trick, Touchdown Football not far behind being the worst games I played for the Atari 7800.
Edited on Sun 22nd November, 2009 @ 20:03 by 7th_lutz
2. Posted: Sun 22nd Nov 2009 20:00 GMT
I still own and play Atari 2600 and Atari 7800 games today. I also buy more Atari 2600 and Atari 7800 games time to time.
Here is my current collection of Atari 2600 and Atari 7800 games in alphabetical order:
1. 3-D tic-tac-toe2. Adventure3. Alien4. Artillery Duel/Chuck Norris Super Kicks5. Asteroids6. Astroblast7. Backgammon8. Barnstorming9. Basketball10. Battlezone11. Berserk12. Bowling13. Boxing14. Brain Games15. Breakout16. Bump 'N' Jump17. California Games18. Canyon Bomber19. Carnival20. Casino21. Centipede22. Chopper Command23. Circus Atari24. Combat25. Commando26. Congo Bongo27. Cruise Missile28. Crystal Castles29. Deadly Duck30. Defender31. Defender II32. Demon Attack33. Demons to Diamonds34. Dodge'em35. Dolphin36. Donkey Kong37. Donkey Kong - 2 copies38. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial39. Enduro40. Fast Food41. Football42. Freeway43. Frogger44. Galaxian45. Gangster Alley46. Gingerbread Man: One Tough Cookie'47. Gorf48. Gravitar49. Hangman50. Haunted House51. Home Run - 2 Copies52. Ice Hockey53. Indy 50054. Joust55. Jr. Pac-man56. Jungle Hunt57. Kaboom!58. Kangaroo59. Keystone Kapers - 2 Copies60. KoolAid Man61. Laser Blast62. Lock 'N' Chase63. M*A*S*H64. Megamania65. Midnight Magic66. Millipede67. Missile Command68. Mouse Trap69. Night Driver70. Oink71. Othello72. Outlaw73. Pac-man - 2 copies74. Pele's Soccer75. Pengo76. Phoenix77. Pitfall II: Lost Caverns78. Pitfall!79. Planet Patrol80. Pole Position81. Popeye82. Pressure Cooker83. Private Eye84. Q*Bert85. Radar Lock86. Raiders of the Lost Ark87. RealSports Football88. Realsports Soccer89. Riddle Of the Sphinx90. River Raid91. Road Runner92. Sky Diver93. Sky Jinks94. Slot Racers95. Solar Fox96. Solaris 97. Sorcerer's Apprentice98. Space Attack99. Space Cavern100. Space Invaders - 2 copies101. Space Jockey102. Space Shuttle: A Journey into Space103. Space War104. Spider Fighter105. Spy Hunter106. Stampede107. Star Raider - 2 copies108. Star Voyager109. Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back110. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi111. Star Wars: The Arcade Game112. Starmaster113. Street Racer114. Super Breakout115. Super Cobra116. Super Football117. Superman118. Swordquest: Earthworld119. Tapper120. Taz121. Tennis122. Towering Inferno123. Toyshop Trouble124. Trick Shot125. Turmol126. Vanguard127. Venture128. Video Olympics129. Warlords130. Warplock131. Wizard of War132. Yars' Revenge
1. Asteroids2. Asteroids Deluxe3. b*nq4. Ballblazer5. Beef Drop #856. Centipede7. Choplifer!8. Commando9. Dark Chambers10. Desert Falcon11. Dig Dug12. Donkey Kong13. Double Dragon14. F-18 Hornet15. Food Fight16. Galaga17. Hat Trick18. Joust19. Karateka20. Mario Bros.21. Midnight Mutants22. Ms. Pac-man23. Ninja Golf24. One-On-One Basketball25. Pac-man Collection 26. Pete Rose Baseball27. Pole Position II - 2 Copies28. Rampage29. Realsports Baseball30. Robotron: 208431. Santa Simon 32. Super Huey33. Super SkateBoardin'34. Touchdown Football35. Tower Toppler36. Winter Games37. Xenophobe38. Xevious
Edited on Sun 22nd November, 2009 @ 20:01 by 7th_lutz
3. Posted: Mon 23rd Nov 2009 12:56 GMT
Yeah, I had an Atari 2600 which had Pac-Man as a pack-in (the beginning of the end). I got a lot of mileage out of that machine. I was all set to buy a NES when it was released and had cash in hand, but there were none to be found so I ended up blowing the money on pen-and-paper RPGs instead and never had a Nintendo console until I got myself a Gameboy in University years later.
After the 2600 I moved on to the Atari 800XL which I played games on until it was replaced by an IBM 8086 and the game played declined a bit for me, moving to the Gameboy. I had a NES briefly, which a friend gave to me and played Dr. Mario and Tetris on it, but I sold it pretty quickly. Next was the Atari Jaguar; I was sad to see that run into the ground, but I just couldn't pass up all the retro goodness that the Playstation represented, so I had to jump ship. The Wii is the first Nintendo console I've owned so all the franchises are pretty new to me. It's fun stuff to be sure. I'd love to have the old 2600 games on the VC or in a compilation -- if only the current rights-holders gave a toss.
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4. Posted: Mon 23rd Nov 2009 13:07 GMT
I had the Atari 2600 Jr when I was young, I had all the classics such as Missile Command, Centipede, Asteroids, Space Invaders and more that I do not remember now. After the Atari I moved onto a Amiga 600 which I still own (although I need to replace the floppy disk drive), after that I had a Gameboy,SNES, PS1, PS2 then a Wii and I bought a Mega Drive from Ebay a year or 2 ago.
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5. Posted: Mon 23rd Nov 2009 13:35 GMT
I'm of the same generation 7th Lutz!
And I also had Atari before Nintendo too. The way I see it, every gamer owes it to themselves to have an Atari 7800 with a wealth of great 2600/7800 games to go with it. You have some awesome titles 7th Lutz, however, where's Space Duel and Maze Craze?
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6. Posted: Mon 23rd Nov 2009 14:10 GMT
Shame about Karateka on the 7800, I really enjoyed it on the Atari 800XL.
This on the other hand looks fantastic.
Edited on Mon 23rd November, 2009 @ 14:12 by Sean_Aaron
7. Posted: Mon 23rd Nov 2009 14:12 GMT
Yes I did and I credit and the Atari 2600 and the thriving arcade scene for getting me into video games. I did not own an Atari 2600 ,but I would go over to a friends house and we would play ESB, Kaboom, River Raid, Pitfall, ET, Pac-Man, Baseball, and some other games I can't remember. It was fun and Atari 2600 played an important role in video game history. Some of my favorite titles are Pitfall, Haunted House, SeaQuest, Frostbite, Enduro, Tennis, Ice Hockey, Star Wars: ESB, and Megamania.
Edited on Mon 23rd November, 2009 @ 14:15 by Rawk_Hawk
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8. Posted: Mon 23rd Nov 2009 14:41 GMT
Two stories on that issue:
I had Mario Bros. (!) for the 2600 - and plenty more games that i found on a field that someone must have thrown away during springtime 1993. Shortly before that i got my Atari 2600 bundled with a 32in1 game cartridge. Yes, shortly before spring 1993!
Believe it or not - i got the machine pretty late in its life cycle in 1992 for christmas. It was from "Quelle Versand" - a german catalogue retailer that recently gave up business, because they are not modern enough. Well, they haven't been too modern back then either, as they didn't offer the Super Nintendo that i was originally longing for in 1992!!!
And as i had spent my birthday money from September 1992 on F-Zero already i was really disappointed that X-Mas. End of story - i saved up as much money until eastern 1993 as i could and my parents gave me what i was not able to save up to purchase a super nintendo without super mario world. As a surprise my mom had also bought zelda alttp for eastern. Therefore it was a happy end.
My Atari and the games haven't been touched very often, but i still have them
Edited on Mon 23rd November, 2009 @ 14:44 by strenny
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9. Posted: Mon 23rd Nov 2009 15:40 GMT
I had an Atari 2600 with pac man, atari video cube, space attack and raiders of the lost ark. I met Mario Bros. on that console too.
10. Posted: Mon 23rd Nov 2009 19:00 GMT
I'm of the same generation 7th Lutz!And I also had Atari before Nintendo too. The way I see it, every gamer owes it to themselves to have an Atari 7800 with a wealth of great 2600/7800 games to go with it. You have some awesome titles 7th Lutz, however, where's Space Duel and Maze Craze?
What happen Space Duel is the Atariage store uses Paypal only and I am not into paypal. When I ordered at the Atariage store in the past, there was more pay options than there is now. Good deal games also has Space Duel, but the order form they got is not security certified, and the other way to order is by e-mail. I am not big on ordering by email.
Maze craze actually is a game that I was looking at ordering next year along with Moon Patrol and some other 2600 games.
11. Posted: Mon 23rd Nov 2009 20:11 GMT
I was an Atari 2600 kid, i think we must have gotten it in late 1979 or 1980 when i was 4 or 5 years old. Loved my Atari, still frequently play it. In fact, between the actual system, the Flashback 2.0, Stella on my PC and the emulator on my Wii through HBC (not to mention the GBA Activision Anthology), i frequently indulge in the Atari 2600 goodness. Plenty of favorite games (way too many to list), but topping the chart is the almighty Frostbite (one of these days i'll finally get around to submitting my scores to Twin Galaxies; i can regularly trash the GBA Activision Anthology score for the game, and can always secure somewhere around 3rd on the 2600 version scoreboard).
Oh, and Maze Craze rules. My friend Tom and I played that one to death. A lot of fun, especially with all the varying options.
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12. Posted: Tue 24th Nov 2009 10:46 GMT
I used to love Maze Craze, but sadly it was 2-player only and I could rarely find someone to play with
13. Posted: Tue 24th Nov 2009 16:11 GMT
You can still play some stages of Maze Craze solo! Some stages you are the robber fleeing from the cops and in other stages the tables are turned!!
14. Posted: Tue 24th Nov 2009 16:33 GMT
I remember playing ET and I didn't like it, but I didn't think that it was the worst game ever. I remember this hide and seek game, it could be kind of fun lol
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15. Posted: Tue 24th Nov 2009 16:45 GMT
I played a lot of baseball and Spyhunter
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16. Posted: Tue 24th Nov 2009 16:50 GMT
in 1982 my parents bought my brother & me an Atari 2600 & about 20 games for xmas. That system quickly became mine alone as my brother was more interested in girls (being 18 at the time & me being 5) then games. Over the next few years my Atari collection of games reached about 80 games. That system lasted until about 1987 or 88 when it just stopped working. That xmas I got an NES.
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17. Posted: Tue 24th Nov 2009 17:03 GMT
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18. Posted: Tue 24th Nov 2009 17:07 GMT
No, im a Nintendo guy. I would like to try an Atari someday, though.
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19. Posted: Tue 24th Nov 2009 17:21 GMT
We had a 2600 with Centipede, Millipede, Crystal Castles and Off the Wall. I have fond memories of all those games. We used to borrow my cousins games too. He had Ms Pac-man, Galaxian and a load of other stuff. What was that game where you were a fly and there was a big blurry line down the screen?
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20. Posted: Tue 24th Nov 2009 18:15 GMT
I believe you're referring to Yar's Revenge. AWESOME game.