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Friday, April 18, 2008

Acid Nostalgia Tripping.

Behold, the 1981 and 1982 Atari 2600 game catalogs.

Adventure was the bomb, and Circus Atari made my mom laugh her butt off when the acrobat missed and went splat. With agonized limbs still waving in the air. So, yes, my issues are genetic.

I think we are in agreement that Atari's sports games chewed the big green weasel?

It's unanimous.

The contemporary Odyssey system had a better football game (during which I used to beat commenter Bryan like a redheaded step-mule), and Intellivision was better everything. Colecovision was even better, but arrived on-scene shortly after the bubble burst.

Of course, Activision had the best 2600 games (River Raid, Pitfall), which was always an annoying head scratcher--Atari could do better, but didn't want to.

Enjoy--it will jolt parts of the brain you'd long since abandoned.

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