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Nominate Games That Defined Atari 2600

by racketboy Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:47 am

I'm going to take it upon myself to jump into the Atari 2600 world again after a very long absence. To go along with it, I hope to piece together some 2600 guides .

So first of all, which games do you thing Defined the history of the 2600.
I may run a poll later to determine the top picks (since there will probably be a lot of nominations)

Thanks!

edit: nominations are tallied up and you can vote here:
http://www.racketboy.com/polls/2011/02/ ... -2600.html
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Re: Nominate Games That Defined Atari 2600

by noiseredux Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:49 am

Space Invaders
Adventure
Pitfall!
Moon Patrol (personal favorite)
Asteroids
Missile Command
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Re: Nominate Games That Defined Atari 2600

by Croooow! Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:26 am

Combat
Outlaw
River Raid
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Re: Nominate Games That Defined Atari 2600

by CRTGAMER Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:32 am

Adventure
Berzerk
Combat
Demon Attack
Haunted House
Maze Craze (Maybe also a Hidden Gem)
Slot Racers
Space Invaders
Star Raiders (Mention of Unique Key Controller)
Star Wars Empire Strikes back
Stellar Track (Maybe unknown Hidden Gem only)
Super Breakout (Mention of Paddle Controllers)
Warlords (Mention of Paddle Controllers)
Yars Revenge

Indy 500 (Definitely this one with mention of the unique Driving Controllers)

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Here's a huge list that might jolt some memories:
http://www.atariage.com/software_list.html?SystemID=2600
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Re: Nominate Games That Defined Atari 2600

by YoshiEgg25 Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:38 am

E.T. and Pac-Man. Maybe not in a good way, but they helped define it.
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Re: Nominate Games That Defined Atari 2600

by noiseredux Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:42 am

YoshiEgg25 wrote:E.T. and Pac-Man. Maybe not in a good way, but they helped define it.


good point.
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Re: Nominate Games That Defined Atari 2600

by joehero Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:50 am

adventure
combat
journey escape
kaboom!
tooth protector
yars revenge
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Re: Nominate Games That Defined Atari 2600

by samsonlonghair Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:02 pm

I know they've already been mentioned, but Pitfall, missile command and combat stand out to me as defining games of the VCS.
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Re: Nominate Games That Defined Atari 2600

by gnusys Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:10 pm

Super Breakout - the reason Steve Jobs is alive today
Yar's Revenge - the big payback for a fly called Yar
Pong Sports - the epitome of Bushnell's original killer app
Combat - the Super Mario of it's day
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Re: Nominate Games That Defined Atari 2600

by noiseredux Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:13 pm

Halo 2600 8)
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