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Head to Head
« on: October 07, 2016, 23:27:32 PM »
I found some videos on YouTube that should be cool to discuss.  These compare similar games within the same system.  This first one that I'm posting compares Pole Position and Enduro on the Atari 2600.  Both games are fun but, how do they compare? Which one is better?  Have a look and see if you agree...

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Re: Head to Head
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2016, 22:19:01 PM »
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Re: Head to Head
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2016, 18:04:08 PM »
Interesting video on Pole Postion and Enduro. They both are pretty impressive to me taking what the system can do. The Enduro on the night stages really looks great I think. I like games like Monaco GT and Night driver where you quickly have to avoid objects with little time to react. HyperChase on Vectrex is fun, and for a non-racing game, try Fast Food on the 2600. Truly a great game! But watch out for those purple pickles (or whatever they are).

Unlike the video comments though, Pole Position arcade doesn't auto accelerate. Perhaps the game he was playing needed to have the gas pedal pot adjusted. My Outrun was initially like this and it was full speed no matter what.

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Re: Head to Head
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2016, 20:45:34 PM »
I like both Pole Position and Enduro.  Though they are both racing games, they are so different from each other in scope and purpose.  I remember playing hard to earn my Activision Patch for Enduro!  I still have it. 
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Re: Head to Head
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2016, 20:46:46 PM »
Very interesting way of comparing games, Pole Position is the more famous game and to me the slightly better game of the two..

Both of the Tennis games looking shocking to me lol.. I reckon they would be frustrating to play.
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Re: Head to Head
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2016, 20:50:25 PM »
I prefer Atari's RealSports Tennis over the Activision game.  I think the gameplay is more realistic because you do have to press the button at the right time to hit the ball. 
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Re: Head to Head
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2016, 01:22:24 AM »
Here is a new comparison video.  This time it's Battlezone vs Robot Tank on the Atari 2600...

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