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Carnival

Carnival is another one of those early memories I have of video games and the Atari 2600 console…
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Bowling

Bowling may very well be one of the most simple games for the Atari 2600 (and that’s saying something) but it is also one of the more recognizable sports titles for the console as well, and just so happens to hold some fond memories for me.
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Berzerk

Berzerk was one of those iconic arcade titles before it hit the Atari 2600 in August 1982…
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Demon Attack

Probably one of the more overlooked shooters in the Atari 2600’s library, Demon Attack could very well be dismissed by gamers at first glance as a near copy of Phoenix, but I feel this is doing a huge discredit to the quality of game players can find in Demon Attack…
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Chuck Norris SuperKicks

Oh I really, really want to like this game, I really, really do- any game starring the hardest man that ever there was and that there ever will be, surely has got to be good, right? The answer is no…

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Alien

With the release of Prometheus at the cinema- one of my all time favourite sci-fi franchises- it encouraged me to dig out and dust off some of my old Alien games (Alien 3 on the Mastersystem is awesome- but that’s a review for another day) including this pretty much unheard of 1982 tie-in of Ridley Scott’s classic 1979 movie Alien

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Kung Fu Master

Based on the 1984 Jackie Chan film Wheels on Meals (no, I havn’t seen it either) Kung Fu Master is considered by many to be the world’s first side-scrolling beat-em-up video game…

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Circus Atari

Breakout has received many a clone and many an update which can range from the incredibly dull 'Thru the Wall' on the ZX Spectrum Horizons user tape…

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River Raid

River Raid was released 28 years ago in 1982 and created by Activision. River Raid is one of the most in-depth games I have yet to play on the Atari 2600.
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Pepsi Invaders

PI is one of the rarest Atari 2600 games ever! PI is a Space Invaders clone where you shot the letters P E P S I and then an alien…

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Ms. Pac Man

In the early eighties we as home computer/console users were desperate for arcade action.
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Frogger

Frogger is one of the seminal video games, up there with space invaders and pac-man in that the game has broken out of the arcade entered popular culture…

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Defender II / Stargate

Anyone who owned an Atari 2600 will remember the excitement of bringing home the latest arcade conversion and firing it up for the first time – sometimes rewarded with a faithful reproduction such Space Invaders, other times a complete dogs breakfast such as Pac-Man…

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Moon Patrol

A classic 2600 conversion of the arcade game of the same name by Irem, this side scrolling driving game was the first of its kind…

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Tennis

Another gem from Activision, this time revamping the two players pong but with a tennis outfit…

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Phoenix

Phoenix on Atari 2600 is a fantastic adaptation of the arcade classic…

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Kaboom!

Kaboom for the Atari 2600 is a classic cart that tests your reflexes…

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Commando Raid

Commando Raid on Atari 2600 is one of those really good games that not too many people know about…

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Asteroids

Atari released Asteroids in the arcades in 1979 and it became their biggest selling game of all time

It was only natural that their #1 property was ported to their new home system, the 2600…

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Combat

For many of us this was probably the first introduction to a cartridge based console game, and for that reason has a special place in many peoples retro memories…

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Pigs in Space

If you are old enough to remember how popular the Muppets were back in early eighties, and were so lucky to own Atari 2600 console back then, there is a big chance you have not missed the opportunity to pick up Atari's own Pigs in Space cartridge…

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Superman

Who would have thought that the Superman game released in 1979 (yes, that’s nineteen-seventy-nine) will remain the BEST EVER game in the franchise for at least next thirty years?
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Battlezone

Computer and Video Games played a big part in my early childhood gaming life… at the time I owned a ZX81 and C&VG showed me a world of exotic computers that I could only dream of, like the Atari 400, the Tandy TRS-80, the Vic 20 and the Atari VCS console……

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Pac-Man

Pac-Man may be a little yellow disc with no arms or legs, but as this game demonstrates, he's still capable of giving a solid two-fingered salute when he feels like it…

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MoonSweeper

How long does it take to cook up a quick, painless little story? In MoonSweeper, you rescue some astro-miners from various moons…

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