The original king of video games
the 2600 was also re-released in 1988
This is what Game Grandpas
is all about! It started with me right here with this machine, the
Atari 2600 Video Computer System. As you may know, up here in Canada,
you can't find a Atari 2600 system in about 95% of game stores here.
You are better going to a garage sale or any store that's sell really,
REALLY old stuff (but not too old of course) to find your own Atari system.
Or you can buy a Atari 7800
(the more powerful 8-bit system that can play almost any 2600 game out
there) and forget the 2600 altogether. There is another old Atari
system called the Atari
5200, but it never really caught on, and finding one of those
can be pretty difficult.
There are over 800games for the system, here are the most common ones:
These games should only be a DOLLAR or less.
E.T. and Atari PAC MAN were so bad and so overstocked they crashed the Video Game market in 1984. "Thanks a lot Atari!!"
Q BERT QUBES
CHASE THE CHUCK WAGON
RUBIK'S CUBE/VIDEO CUBE
These games should
be around $50-$500 depending on the shape they're in.
(These games are really old but they play pretty good. Nothing as beaten Moon Patrol, yet)
2. FROST BITE
4. MIDNIGHT MAGIC
5. MS. PAC MAN
6. MEGA MANIA
7. DIG DUG
8. KEYSTONE KAPERS
9. MISSILE COMMAND
10. PRESSURE COOKER
Disappointing: SWORD QUEST
Worst: FINAL APPROACH (Star Master takes a bump up)
Underrated: MOON PATROL
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