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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 5:41 pm    Post subject: I played Atari for the first time... Reply with quote

..it's EVIL! EVIL I TELL YOU!

Racing game was to fast and I kept dying.
Joystick wouldn't let me go left in space invaders making me a trapped target.
Weird adventure game made no sense and had this weird light wall thing that kept killing me.
DK kept throwing these barrells and they couldn't decide if they wanted to go off the edge or down the ladder that i was all stealthy hiding on (jerks!!).
Couldn't figure out to start this other game, bah.

Yikes man, apparently you have to have this thing called "patience" in order to survive atari.



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow- your first time playing Atari? I never owned one as a child, but I did play it here and there as a kid. My favorite game was Millipede. And Pac-Man is always great. I also recall playing E.T. on Atari- and I honestly don't think it's nearly as bad as everyone says.
I've also played Raiders of the Lost Ark on the Atari 2600- the first Indiana Jones video game ever. Very Happy
And yes, you do need a certain level of patience and flexibility with the graphics. Cool
But it's cool and a lot of fun to play.



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can still remember i play atari too...
ahahaha its funny coz i feel the vibratioon on the joystick..lol
playing sega is cool too...^_^



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still play atari from time to time. I was excited about a year ago, when at a flea market , I found wireless controller for my 2600. I got home and the still worked. I don't do well playing the atari games in general, my reaction time from playing 360 and ps3 works to my disadvantage. javascript:emoticon('Very Happy')


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hehehe, i can understand about the reaction time. Wireless controllers you say? hmmmmmm

My friend who owned the Atari i was playing at the time (who is super awesome btw) decided to give me the Atari (because, like I said, she is awesome). I now have 1 counsel, two types of joysticks (and a spare), those other types of joysticks and 40 games to try my patience. *twitch* It's both exciting and frustrating.



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have always wanted to play Atari on the real thing (not emulators), because I keep hearing that the joystick to that console is absolutely amazing and that just playing with the different switches on the console itself is a ton of fun.



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yes- ain't nothing like the real thing, baby.... lol Laughing



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember our 2600. I liked E.T. (from Atari), Raiders of the Lost Ark (from Atari), and Riddle of the Sphinx (from Imagic) (but you HAD to read the manuals or you were major lost!) and I liked Yars' Revenge (from Atari), Starmaster (from Activision), and Star Raiders (from Atari). I played Pitfall! (from Activision) and Adventure (from Atari) but never got into them. I, also, rather liked Spider Fighter (from Activision), Combat (from Atari) (when played two player), Cosmic Ark (from Imagic), New Atlantis (from Imagic), and Demon Attack (from Imagic). We, also, had Frogs and Flies (from MNetwork), Raft Rider (from U. S. Games), Towering Inferno (from U. S. Games), Adventures of TRON (from MNetwork), Mountain King (from CBS Electronics), Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom (from Sega), Armor Battle (from MNetwork), Survival Run (from Milton Bradley), Berzerk (from Atari), Front Line (from Coleco), and probably a couple more.

Trivia: Both Activision and Imagic were made of disgruntled employees who left Atari. Activision was the first third-party publisher. U. S. Games was actually a division of Quaker Oats (one of the companies hoping to profit off the video game market). Mattel Electronics, who released the Intellivision, used the brand MNetwork to release Atari 2600 games.

More trivia: The U.S. video game market crashed around 1983. Mainly due to poorly made games by numerous third-party publishers (U. S. Games, ZiMAG, Apollo, Bomb, Xonox, Mythicon, etc.), numerous systems to choose from (eight or more like Colecovision, Intellivision, Atari 2600, Vectrex, Emerson Arcadia 2001, Bally Astrocade, Magnavox Odyssey II, Fairchild Channel F, etc.), new competition from, now, less expensive computers, and consumers lost confidence in the market.



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey LG... that was really good! I didn't know even half of that stuff Smile

But say, do you have any fond memories playing a game called Kaboom?



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadly, we got our Atari 2600 late in the game so, by that time, it only came with joysticks and no paddle controllers. We couldn't find paddle controllers in the stores (this was, like, 1984 or so). As such, we never bought games like Kaboom!, Breakout, or Warlords. On a good note, the games we DID find were greatly discounted to, like, five dollars each.

Oh! I, also, remember we had Dolphin (from Activision). We used to play that a lot.



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't actually know that you needed a special joystick for that. Guess that's marketing for you Laughing

Man, every time I read you or any of the people who have posted in this thread, I feel like rushing to E-Bay and get one of those things.



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Atari model CX-40 joystick


Atari model CX-38 paddle controllers


We did have the Atari model CX-21 video touch pad that came with Star Raiders (shown here with the Star Raiders overlay and a Star Raiders cartridge)



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The CX-40 model joystick is the one I remember playing as a child.
And I second the votes for E.T. and Raiders of the Lost Ark as favorite Atari games. (Being a big Indiana Jones fan, I had to mention the Raiders game. I don't actually have an Atari system, but I do have a copy of that game, mainly because I picked it up for free from a store's free bin [for items brought in the store decided it can't sell].)
I don't remember a video game called Kaboom but I do remember eating a cereal called Kaboom, if that counts. Laughing



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only in the 80's you can make an edible product called "kaboom" xD



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kaboom cereal

Kaboom! game on MobyGames.com



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kaboom = Clown.

Kaboom... Clown!

Kaboom... rainbow!

80's, man xD



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha-nice! Thanks for the pics, LG. Smile Cool



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