Artillery Duel is a wonderfully made game filled with lots of features and solid Atari graphics. Unfortunately it is also painfully slow. Which makes it fun to try, but does not add much in the way replayability.
Alpha Beam with Ernie for the Atari 2600 is an attractive title with interesting graphics and quality sound. Unfortunately it lacks anything resembling real gameplay. This game was targeted at children, but I think anything above a toddler will get bored quickly.
Air Raid is a rare Atari 2600 game. I decided I had very little chance of finding one at a garage sale or flea market, so finally fired it up via emulator. I was very happy I did, its a clever little game with compelling, but frantic gameplay.
Some games on the Atari 2600 just work best as two-player games. Air-Sea Battle is a middling game when played alone, but plug in that second joystick and invite a friend over and you have a delightful afternoon of video game fun ahead of you.
Adventure is one of the best games ever made for the Atari 2600. A feature rich title, with complex gameplay, it had tremendous replayability that still makes it an entertaining title today. It also happened to be the first video game to contain an Easter Egg.
Battle Chess was a game that made me laugh and kept me constantly entertained. Surprisingly though, it taught me nothing about how to win at chess.
In 1983, Activision's Enduro was released on the Atari 2600. It would quickly become my favorite racing game and a top 10 game for me. (even though I never got the patch)
Let's take a look at a controversy that is over the 30 years old. Did Castlevania II rip off the art style of Ravenloft?
They made a commercial for Q*bert the board game in 1983 that featured a live-action version of Q*bert. I would have watched this as a TV series.
When the Atari 2600 dominated the video game market, Activision offered patches for those who reached high scores in their games. To get one, you simply needed to take a…