Have YOU played Atari today?A great console with simple, but addictive games. River Raid's a classic; a cool shooter with an interesting fuel mechanic. Ms. Pac Man on it is still my preferred way of playing Pac-Man on any machineAnd boy, Berzerk's a real hoot. And in terms of shooters, mostly fixed ones, there's no shortage of fun ones.Phoenix, Galaxian, Demon Attack, Space Invaders, list goes on.And of course one I can't forget is Asteroids. Classic shooter, the 2600 version's my preferred way of playing it.Oh, and Yars' Revenge! What a weird little shooter, what buckets of fun it is.I love my 4 switch Woody VCS.Speaking of, I think if mobile games were more simple addictive games in the style of 2600 games and less pay-to-win garbage, I would be much more respectful toward them.4 posts omitted. Click reply to view.
I've always had a lot of respect for the 2600, even though I never had one myself, since the first "old" system I got was a 7800 like a decade ago (and later a coleco with the expansion module 1), so I used to collect VCS games.
First console I ever played on but I've never been able to identify the game. It was kind of like Adventure I think, but I remember the screen being primarily green and the characters being white and black knights fighting with swords. I could be misremembering it all though.
You know, that's a surprisingly good candidate. The biggest sticking point is that part of the memory was there being multiple screens and that I fled from an enemy back to the start screen, which would be more like Adventure, but it's entirely possible I made some sort of amalgamated memory.After all, for the longest time I thought that Contra on the NES had a stage at the end where you control the helicopter after escaping the island, just because I saw my brother and his friend beat it once and then swap in Tiger-Heli right after.
I never spent much time with 7800 games (although I had one of those Flashback consoles at one point with 7800 games on it), but I remember seeing Mario Bros. for sale in a store once as a kid and thinking how weird it was that it existed or an Atari console.>>139
I don't know enough to identify it. That's got me a bit curious now.>>141>Tiger-Heli
I bought that game on accident a while ago when I was in a game store because I confused it with Twin Cobra due to getting a CD of NES ROMs as a kid that had both of those on it. I don't have anything against Tiger-Heli necessarily, but it wasn't what I was after.