Showing posts with label atari 2600. Show all posts
Showing posts with label atari 2600. Show all posts

Friday, January 25, 2013

The Ghosts of Atari

Part of the difficulty in going through old electronics is this - games I only have one of that will just not work any more.
Airlock is the great loss out of these (because I have a blue label Infiltrate). One of the first Atari games I can remember having and playing a great deal. The others I could really care about replacing. No one is going to come over for a weekend gaming session and be crushed because Tunnel Runner has crapped out.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

the epitome of 80s fun

when this was your only home option for fighting games at home.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Been years since I picked up an Atari game...

But I found one today at a local "all eras game" store.
Polaris! This used to be in the top half of my want list.
But the internet helped kill Atari collecting for me...once you have access to the ROMS that comprise these games, what are you actually collecting? A plastic case with a sticker.

I still buy them here and there. Hard to beat the experience of the real joystick and a vintage crappy TV. I just don't find games to add to the collection at a reasonable price too often.

Thinking about going back to the store and picking up River Raid II and Guardian...