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Re: The Atari 2600 VCS Thread
« Reply #180 on: July 19, 2020, 23:01:57 PM »
That's a classy list of games.

It's a pity he makes that uninformed comment about E.T. though. Makes me wonder if he has actually played it.

I doubt it.


Disagree re no.1 though. Pitfall 1 & 2 are technically impressive but I didn't like them that much. But I'm quibbling. Possibly the best top 10 list for 2600 I've seen.

Of course my list would be different but there would be a pretty big overlap with any list I'd compile.

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« Reply #181 on: July 20, 2020, 00:36:50 AM »
I posted a comment about it and he replied.  He's essentially repeating what has been said about ET like a parrot.

I think we all have different 10 top games for the 2600.  The game library is huge.  The truth is, I can probably rank 10 games that I like but that would not be a true top 10 list.
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« Reply #182 on: July 20, 2020, 01:21:44 AM »

There wasn't a game in that list I would say isn't worthy of mention. That's for sure. I remember really liking the ESB game back in the day. It's maybe the weakest in that list but it's still a good game and I can see why people would rate it highly.

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Re: The Atari 2600 VCS Thread
« Reply #183 on: August 10, 2020, 21:28:50 PM »
More game hacks for the Atari 2600, by The New Retro Show.  Links to the games can be found on YouTube.

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Re: The Atari 2600 VCS Thread
« Reply #184 on: September 23, 2020, 14:17:34 PM »
Latest acquisition. I'm putting together a small curated collection of my absolute 2600 favourites. Keeping to US-NTSC versions complete with box and manual. I don't expect this to reach double figures even.

I currently have Asteroids, Space Shuttle and this one.  I also have PAL Super Breakout but that will be replaced with the US version at some point.

Still to get:-

Circus Atari
Warlords
Yars' Revenge


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Re: The Atari 2600 VCS Thread
« Reply #185 on: September 23, 2020, 22:30:27 PM »
Surround is a fun game!
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Re: The Atari 2600 VCS Thread
« Reply #186 on: September 24, 2020, 01:02:20 AM »

Yep.

Was actually one of the console launch games. September 1977!!

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« Reply #187 on: September 24, 2020, 04:33:42 AM »
I had it back in the day.  Played against my dad many times!  :)  I can imagine Surrouned hacked to make it a Tron cycles game.  More ROM and RAM could make it a nice version of that game!
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« Reply #188 on: September 26, 2020, 11:33:41 AM »
Yeah...I'm surprised the homebrew community haven't made a beefed up version - this was a 2K game!!  This would fit into a QR code.  :)

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« Reply #189 on: September 26, 2020, 14:21:08 PM »
I've seen people mention getting it hacked but nothing's happened yet. 
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Re: The Atari 2600 VCS Thread
« Reply #190 on: September 26, 2020, 16:12:43 PM »
I've worked with the ROM myself. I've created a PAL version that runs at full speed (60Hz) and full screen. But that's for a limited audience - of PAL 2600 owners who also own a Harmony cartridge that lets then play ROMs on real hardware.

I know enough assembly coding to do that but not confident enough to change the game in any meaningful way but I'd like to get involved more in that scene.
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Re: The Atari 2600 VCS Thread
« Reply #191 on: October 19, 2020, 16:48:29 PM »
Latest 2600 acquisition. Warlords. US-NTSC version but this came with the US and EU manuals for some reason...and a nice bonus... an old 1981 game catalogue. :)


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« Reply #192 on: October 19, 2020, 16:50:06 PM »

Still on the lookout for Yars' Revenge and Circus Atari but I've been spending too much games of late!!!


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« Reply #193 on: October 19, 2020, 19:08:03 PM »
That looks pristine! 
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Re: The Atari 2600 VCS Thread
« Reply #194 on: October 19, 2020, 19:27:18 PM »
I love the 2600 from A-tar-i. My favorites include Tunnel Runner, Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Q*Bert, and many others.

I will have to post my current collection on here later.

 

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