Top 10 Atari 2600 Games

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love for River Raid, Adventure

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I've made two lists. One features my Top Ten games designed exclusively for the 2600, and another Top Ten listing my favorite arcade ports. Both are in alphabetical order.

The Originals:
ATLANTIS
CHOPPER COMMAND
DEMON ATTACK
ENDURO
KABOOM!
KEYSTONE KAPERS
MEGAMANIA
PITFALL II
RIVER RAID
STARMASTER

The Ports:
ASTEROIDS
CENTIPEDE
FROGGER
GALAXIAN
JOUST
JR. PAC-MAN
MISSILE COMMAND
MOON PATROL
MS. PAC-MAN
REACTOR

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Lotta love for the old Activision now, eh? :) ('Course most of us did...)
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Yes, I've always considered Activision to be the best producer of Atari 2600 games. True, many of the games I listed are obvious derivatives of arcade games (ENDURO=POLE POSITION, CHOPPER COMMAND=DEFENDER, etc), but the wizards at Activision managed to make them graphically cleaner and with less flicker than the official Atari versions.

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Yep, no argument there at all, especially in regards to the solid graphics!
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megasdkirby wrote: Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:53 pm I know it's weird, but I also liked Halloween for the 2600.

I consider it the first "survival horror" game, or at least the first one I played.
Haunted House might have something to say about that. :D
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