I miss my atari 2600

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Myo K, Jul 16, 2003.

  1. Myo K

    Myo K Stunt Coordinator

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    i remember tearing that thing apart when i was young, i miss playing those nostalgic games, too bad those things are going for a few hundred collars now from collectors :/

    i just found my genesis! and hooked it up to my wega tv, too bad i can get s video from this thing [​IMG], i wonder how itd sound on my surround system(at a friends house at the moment).

    i then began to look for the super nintendo and realized my mother threw it away [​IMG]....

    im gonna try an get some of the old games back, i have an 8-bit nintendo on hold at the shop [​IMG], i tore my original one apart too, so i must get another :/
     
  2. Eric Alderson

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    I hooked up my SNES a few months ago. I started playing Pilotwings and Castlevania IV. I love those games.
     
  3. Jason Seaver

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    They're not that expensive; I picked up a 7800 (also plays 2600 games) with a few games on ebay for ~$60.
     
  4. Carlos Mendoza

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  5. Brian E

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    Still have a 2600 with about 70 games. Every once and a while I dig it out and hook it up to play a few games.
     
  6. Scott Van Dyke

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    Damn, Carlos. Thanks for the info. Yar's Revenge and Missle Command. I'm so there.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. KevinRB

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    Yeah, check out Ebay... You can get an Atari 2600 system with around 30 games for under $50.
     
  8. Jason Seaver

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  9. Scott Van Dyke

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    Resurrected!

    Just picked up the Atari 10 in 1 stick. I played Yar's and Missle Command for a couple of minutes in the store. Seems pretty cool to me. I'll have more of a kick giving it to my Dad and watching him play it. Those were two of his favorites back in the day.

    Here's some posts about it:

    Reviews

    I'll be playing it tomorrow. I'll post some feed back if there's interest.
     
  10. Calvin Watts III

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    I love my Atari. Some of the best games ever are on that system.

    And you can't play Kaboom! any other way...
     
  11. Mark Dubbelboer

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    best way to get an atari is garage sales
    i got a 2600 with 3 games for 2bucks.
     
  12. Scott Van Dyke

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    Well, I played around with the new stick. I took to Yar's Revenge like a fish to water. Me and my Dad played Missile Command for about an hour.

    I tell you what. I haven't had that much fun with a video game since I don't know when. $25 for this thing was a steel.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  13. Jason Seaver

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    How does "Circus Atari" play on it? It was one of my absolute favorite paddle games, and it wasn't bad with a mouse on an emulator, but I can't see playing it with a joystick.
     
  14. Scott Van Dyke

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    I don't think I'm familiar with that game. Do some searching at the links I've posted above. Won't be long before you find a review by some over-picky hardcore atari dweeb.[​IMG]
     
  15. Jason Seaver

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    I'm a regular reader of AtariAge... I was just asking how Circus plays as a joystick game; you did say you'd post reactions if people asked. Thought it might be interesting, especially if you hadn't played it with a paddle before (or for a long time), to see if it comes across well.

     
  16. Scott Van Dyke

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    Sorry Jason. Didn't mean to strike any chords.

    Everyone is bashing this thing because a couple of sounds may be a bit different on a few of the games. I picture an overweight 35 year-old smelly guy living in his folks house. This guy never goes outside, and spends his days crouched in front of video games, just nit-picking away.

    "Worst. Graphics. Ever." Like the comic book store guy on the Simpsons.

    These people irk me.[​IMG]
     

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