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Atari 2600 Freaks?

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#1 LilInstigator  

LilInstigator

Posted 16 June 2018 - 12:22 AM

I'm an Atari 2600 fanatic, just seeing who else is on here that LOVES the old Atari console.

 

I'm interested in the 5200 and 7800, but I haven't been able to purchase them yet.



#2 rushisrighton   Jimi Hendrix's apprentice CAGiversary!   192 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

rushisrighton

Posted 12 October 2018 - 05:52 AM

Resurrecting this cause it's a shame to let it go without a reply! Yes, grew up with the 2600, looking for some nostalgia, let's bring it here.

#3 soonersfan60   Longing for retro CAG... CAGiversary!   4408 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

soonersfan60

Posted 12 October 2018 - 07:08 PM

Superman was/is the best 2600 game of the early era. 



#4 Phanstar   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   6 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Phanstar

Posted 14 October 2018 - 04:40 AM

I need to get my Atari hooked back up. I always have a great time when I play it. That was back when games played like games and were more fun and less theatrical.

#5 Phanstar   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   6 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Phanstar

Posted 14 October 2018 - 04:41 AM

I need to get my Atari hooked back up. I always have a great time when I play it. That was back when games played like games and were more fun and less theatrical.

#6 LilInstigator  

LilInstigator

Posted 02 April 2019 - 06:03 AM

Resurrecting this because I haven't had actual real internet in months. Sorry about that guys! Catching up on PMs and everything. Phew.

 

Phanstar do you have a pretty solid 2600 collection?



#7 SilentE  

Posted 02 July 2019 - 11:27 PM

Probably an unpopular opinion but I never really understood how anyone enjoys the 2600 in 2019 and I grew up with it. NES/Master System is far back as I can go because everything before that looks plays like an untested beta version of an old Nokia phone game.  My hat off to you guys who can stand tic-tac-toe visuals in console form.



#8 soonersfan60   Longing for retro CAG... CAGiversary!   4408 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

soonersfan60

Posted 05 July 2019 - 03:05 AM

You have to appreciate games that pushed the limits or were fairly faithful arcade translations. Doesn't mean you have to play them for hours on end... but some of the homebrews are also very worthy.



#9 Imogenewap  

Imogenewap

Posted 30 October 2019 - 02:02 AM

I had been hoping, RG would bring out another DVD of their back issues, but it seems like they just sell them digitally now, individually.

#10 soonersfan60   Longing for retro CAG... CAGiversary!   4408 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

soonersfan60

Posted 30 October 2019 - 03:08 AM

Even my 24 year old son can appreciate some of the early 2600 games. Some of them are even still fun! People need to understand the history of gaming. If they know the limitations of what developers had to work with back then, it can help them appreciate what we have today. And the best way I've found to do that is show people 2600 games side-by-side comparing lazy, bad games and good games that pushed the limits. Good game design was so much more important back then, and some of the graphics were very creative to get so much out of such a limited system.