Entertainment Let's talk Atari!

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  1. Gilbert's sweatpants

    Gilbert's sweatpants Well-Known Member

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    Had a 5200 growing up.

    Loved Joust, Qbert, and Pole Position but all time favorite was Blue Max.

    Kangaroo was the easiest game I ever played.
     
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    Arknoid was great.
     
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    Snort Close enough for rock and roll. Gold

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    Snort Close enough for rock and roll. Gold

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    Didn't upgrade til the nes.
     
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    Every game consisted of random colored blocks you were suppose to do something with with no instructions. Atari sucked ass.
     
  6. diggitydank1968

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    I loved my 2600 until my best friend got a ColecoVision. It kicked the 2600's ass.
     
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    Still have the 7200 with about 30 games. Still works.
     
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    The 5200 was the first one to have Defender and Stargate.

    It never really took off the way it could have because they reacted badly to the competing Intellivison system and copied their shitty joystick though without any return to center function and too many buttons. We had the actual sterring wheel for Pole position


    Then we moved to Colecovison because it had Donkey Kong and Zaxxon. My stepfather who never played any video games before developed a Pepper II addiction.
     
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    Good times, good times. (who are we kidding)

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    lestanyonethink Hey, how do I know Connie? VIP

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    My Dad thought an Atari 2600 was a waste of money :(

    He bought a TRS-80 Color Computer, which probably was more beneficial.

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    Played this "Color Baseball" game a lot.

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  11. Willowglen

    Willowglen Lookin thru the glass ceiling & up Stephs skirt VIP

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    Did that one have the cassette drive?
     
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    SouthernListen New phone who dis? VIP

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    Didn't have an Atari. I had biotches!
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    7800?
     
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    My mother refused to buy me an atari because she was convinced it would fuck the tv up.

    After grandfather bought me a colecovision, it made me happy that my mother was being so ridiculous at the time.
     
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    That was a win for you.
     
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    There was a lot of people that thought that. Even years later. We had the thing on every TV in the house and never had a problem. I think it was an excuse a lot of parents used to just not buy it for their kids.
     
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  17. Gilbert's sweatpants

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    Star League Baseball was a fave on our old Atari computer.
     
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    Gilbert's sweatpants Well-Known Member

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    Eat shit and die!
     
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    lestanyonethink Hey, how do I know Connie? VIP

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    I still remember that my first cousin (he was an only child) had the 2600, the 5200 AND the 7800. :grr:
     
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    Yeah, still have my 5200 boxed up and stored with a slew of games and the trackball controllers for missile command. Cool thing about it, at the time, was it had the same processing power as the actual arcade machines, so most of the games were virtually identical to the arcade versions.

    Wish I'd hung on to my Sega too