Halo 2600  - No Box - $30
Closer to the budget that I don’t feel bad for spending, this is the same game as my last post, without the box. 

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Halo 2600  - No Box - $30

Closer to the budget that I don’t feel bad for spending, this is the same game as my last post, without the box. 

What’s this all about? Read more here

Halo 2600 - With Box - $50

Isn’t this gorgeous? Halo 2600 is an Atari “demake” of Halo from the Xbox. It was written by Ed Fries, the VP of game publishing at Microsoft (and one of the dudes that worked with Bungie to make Halo.

The box looks fantastic, the cartridge appears to be very well made. It’d be an excellent addition to my collection. 

(But for $20 more I could get a Harmony cartridge… no box art, though, and I’m not sure I could find a Halo 2600 Rom image easily.) 

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This is my favorite Atari game. 
It’s one of the few Activision Atari 2600 games that I don’t already own. 
The last time I saw a copy for sale, it was $20. I’d spend half that, if I was in a good mood. 
I’d love to have a copy of this game, though. It’s fantastic. Easily one of the most innovative games to be released for the 2600, and probably a direct inspiration for many of the elements in the Ratchet and Clank series. 

What’s this all about? Read more here.  This is my favorite Atari game. 
It’s one of the few Activision Atari 2600 games that I don’t already own. 
The last time I saw a copy for sale, it was $20. I’d spend half that, if I was in a good mood. 
I’d love to have a copy of this game, though. It’s fantastic. Easily one of the most innovative games to be released for the 2600, and probably a direct inspiration for many of the elements in the Ratchet and Clank series. 

What’s this all about? Read more here. 

This is my favorite Atari game. 

It’s one of the few Activision Atari 2600 games that I don’t already own. 

The last time I saw a copy for sale, it was $20. I’d spend half that, if I was in a good mood. 

I’d love to have a copy of this game, though. It’s fantastic. Easily one of the most innovative games to be released for the 2600, and probably a direct inspiration for many of the elements in the Ratchet and Clank series. 

What’s this all about? Read more here

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Star Castle for the Atari 2600!!!

From wikipedia: 

Star Castle is a 1980 vector arcade game by Cinematronics. The game involves obliterating a series of defenses orbiting a stationary turret in the center of the screen. The game was designed by Tim Skellyand programmed by Scott Boden. Tim Skelly also created a number of other Cinematronics titles, including StarhawkArmor Attack and Rip-Off. As with many other titles by the company, Star Castle was ported to the Vectrex video game console in 1983.

This is kind of gigantic. The man that programed Yar’s Revenge claimed that getting a functional Star Castle on to the 2600 was impossible. 30-odd years later, it isn’t impossible, it’s done. 

Cartridges on kickstarter for $50, complete with box and manual (also included is a CD containing all manner of history.) Cartridge is transparent and includes Das Blinkenlights. When I say it includes Das Blinkenlights, I mean that the cartridge comes in a clear shell, and there are two lights on the top that blink in rhythm with the action of the game. 

I am, personally, always very excited by 2600 homebrew. I’m glad to see that the community is still alive, and looking forward to playing Star Castle on my atari! 

There are 26 days to go on his kickstarter campaign, and he’s only $150 away in funding. Let’s blow this thing up, guys. 

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True Romance

photograph by sj9966 :: via flickr.com

I can’t tell what the fourth game down on the left is. It’s in the late era Atari packaging I think, but I just can’t make it out. 

I have all of the rest of these games. The Atari is attached to my television. Berzerk and Yars’ Revenge probably get the most play out of the games shown here. (Granted, the majority of the games shown here were superseded by vastly superior riffs around the same idea. Chopper Command > Defender, Enduro > Night Driver, Warlords > Breakout.) 

Even with the solution, this game is hard as all get out. I’ve only beaten it once.  Even with the solution, this game is hard as all get out. I’ve only beaten it once. 

Even with the solution, this game is hard as all get out. I’ve only beaten it once. 

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Atari Robot Sculpture

Created by Jorge Roldan

Available for $215 USD at Etsy.

Neat sculpture, build around one of my favorite video games of all time.