My latest purchase (contains old people recollecting)

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by KeithBMI, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. KeithBMI

    KeithBMI Guest

    I've always been interested in old video games and systems. My most recent purchase is an Atari 2600.

    It was released 12 years before I was born, but it's still fun!

    It came with 14 games. I have Asteroids, Commando, Canyon Bomber, Casino, Dodge 'Em, Fire Fighter, Frogs and Flies, Galaxian, Home Run, Kangaroo, Space Invaders, Starmaster, Street Racer, and Super Breakout.

    If anyone wants to recommend me some more I'd appreciate it.

    Behold! The most beautiful video computer system ever created!

  2. Murder_Worship

    Murder_Worship Guest

    Mar 31, 2008
    Aylesford NS Canada
    whats an atari:confused:

    i know what a playstation is, is it like that?:meh:

    i is jk btw
  3. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Funny you bring it up. I just dusted off the system of my childhood, a Super Nintendo. We got our first when I was 4.

    Now I'm blowing through Super Mario World from memory. I'm astounded how much I can recall from 15 years ago.
  4. pinkzepphish

    pinkzepphish Guest

    Apr 5, 2008
    New London, CT
    word. i rebought super nintendo and NES and i love it. it really is classic stuff.
  5. KeithBMI

    KeithBMI Guest

    I'm trying to fix my SNES by soldering on a new connector. Hopefully it'll work. I miss it. :(
  6. boing


    Feb 15, 2004
    CT, USA
  7. azmati


    Nov 20, 2006
    Fredericksburg, VA
    Custer's Revenge.

    Get it! :ninja::bag:

    Edit: On second thought maybe not, theres only one copy going for $99.99 on ebay.
  8. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress Guest

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    Hey, now you can play with username.
  9. KeithBMI

    KeithBMI Guest

    username isn't coming near my joystick. :atoz:
  10. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress Guest

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    Hey Keith,

    Do you know how many times I have tried to squash the stupid bug on my screen?
  11. hbarcat

    hbarcat Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Rochelle, Illinois
    I still have mine. It's the one that my brother and I got for Christmas when we were kids and everyone had to have one.

    Best game ever for the Atari 2600: ADVENTURE

    No doubt about it - just ask anyone who is a 2600 aficionado.


    The hero, standing near the gold castle and holding the key to the black castle, about to be attacked by Rhindle, the red dragon.
  12. T.O.Bass

    T.O.Bass Guest

    Now I feel old.

    I still have my original NES. And play it. Any my SNES, 64, and PS2.

    SNES remains my favorite though.
  13. RED5

    RED5 Guest

    Jan 14, 2008
    Suffolk County,NY
    That game!! it had the first Easter Egg i can recall. You found a dot in the top of the maze and pushed it through the barrier at the begining, then it would scroll the credits for the game.I don't know how we found that but it was awesome at the time!
  14. mothmonsterman

    mothmonsterman Guest

    Feb 8, 2006
    No Tanks, frogger, or missile command? you got ripped off man :)

    I remember playing missile command on the old black and white television up in Grayling... good times.

    I should dig it out sometime.
  15. sarcastro83

    sarcastro83 Guest

    Jul 27, 2007
    Toronto, ON
    The mind-bogglingly terrible reality is that someone will probably pay double just to have this.
  16. IAmTheDood

    IAmTheDood Shake and Bake

    Dec 15, 2006
    Waterford, MI
    had an atari 2400 i believe when i was a kid .. you must be young! i was 8 i think when we got ours.

    you need to get frogger, donkey kong, pacman, centipede, pole position to name a few :)
  17. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Very cool! Is this your first time owning an Atari?

    You totally need to buy Circus Atari, Football, BMX Airmaster...heck, there is a whole bunch of kickin' BMX and skateboard games, Warloards, Yars Revenge, and Basketball.

  18. metron

    metron Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2003
    Atlantis, Spider Fighter, Demon Attack, River Raid, HERO, Pitfall, Ms Pac Man, Q Bert are good ones. Megamania is one of my favorites.

    I have a simulator on my pc with nearly all the binaries ever made for the 2600 :rolleyes::bag:
  19. KeithBMI

    KeithBMI Guest

    Yep. I was browsing eBay for some new NES games and I couldn't resist getting this little piece of history.

    The manual for StarMaster says I can send in a picture of my T.V. (with a qualifying score) and Activision will send me a "special emblem of achievement"

    I'm 27 years late, but Activision is still around, right? ;) :D

    Thanks for the suggestions, guys!
  20. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Don't forget combat. It came packaged with it. Did someone already mention Defender?

    I still have mine at my parents house. I also have the original Atari Pong, in it's box. :smug: