Six More Video Games for The Atari 2600
Back in the early 1980s, every kid had their favorite Atari 2600 games. Here are six that were my favorites back in the day.
Though originally an Intellivision game, this port to the Atari 2600 from Mattel’s M Network was actually pretty decent. True, the graphics and gameplay weren’t quite the same as the Intellivision version of the game, but the game still had solid action and the graphics were better than some Atari games of the time.
It was just like having your own pinball game at home! Okay, maybe not, and perhaps the graphics were overly simplistic, but this Atari game still plays great today and brought tons of fun to classic gamers back in the day.
You play little Winky roaming around a dungeon looking for treasure and avoiding monsters. Ho hum. But actually it was loads of fun to play!
Based upon the Halloween movie franchise from director John Carpenter, this 1983 video game keeps the action going and the blood pumping as you control a babysitter trying to take children to safety in a house under siege by serial killer Michael Myers.
This was the very first Star Wars video game, and it allowed the player to control a snowspeeder on the ice planet of Hoth while battling the approaching evil Imperial Walkers. Lots of great memories here, and with the multitude of different levels of game difficulty it was like having many games within one Atari cartridge.
Who could ever forget the classic Space Invaders arcade game? Some would argue that Atari even improved upon the game with the 2600 version. The arcade game is important historically for video games, but so is the Atari 2600 version. How so? The Atari 2600 Space Invaders was the very first official port of an arcade game to a home gaming system.
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