ADAM BICKERS'S TOP TEN ATARI CONSOLE AND COMPUTER GAMES|
I stumbled across your website whilst trying to find some cheats for
my Jaguar games. It's nice to see there are still people who are
supporting Atari consoles, old and new. I've been playing on Atari
consoles since I was 4 years old and I have defended the faith ever
since, so here's my top 10.
A very addictive shoot 'em up. Colourful, fast and when you
hit the little ships...strobe lighting all the way!
I think this game is hilarious. Pure fun that always leaves
wanting to try and beat your high score one more time.
This was the first video game I ever played. I would spend
hours at my cousins house on his 2600 with this game. We got to
the point where we could clear the screen in seconds, one shot
7. Blue Lightning
I will always argue that this is ten times better than the
Jaguar version. There might not be FMV every five minutes but
the game play and graphics are so smooth. Hitting the afterburners
on the canyon run is always a good way to get an adrenaline rush.
6. Dig Dug
Another great example of a fun addictive game the way they
used to make them. It's worth it just to see those monster
swell up and burst when you stick the pump in them.
A game with a great sense of humour. It's almost like a
spoof hybrid of Aliens and Star Wars. This has got to be one
of the best hand held games ever.
4. Cosmic Ark
This game oozes playability. The only way to succeed is
to rely on reactions. I always get a real buzz in the asteroid
field when they are hurtling towards the "Arc" at the 200mph.
Hesitate for a nanosecond and bang, you've lost everything.
Another game that relys entirely on reflexes. The speed is
incredible. Enduro was really state of the art with different
weather conditions and night racing. I've been playing it for
years and I've still only managed to get to day 4.
2. Aliens Vs. Predator
This game along with Tempest 2000 should have made the
Jaguar an instant hit. The graphics are still incredible
despite the advances made in recent years. This is probably
the most absorbing game I've ever played. It really is a like
simulation, you could be there. I had never jumped whilst playing
a game before, but when those aliens started jumping out at me I
became a nervous wreck.
Jeff Minter should be worshipped as the King of Games
programming. T2K is a classic in its own right. I've played
this game so much I know the soundtrack by heart. Speed, colour,
explosions, wierd voices, wierd monsters, wierd bonus stages and
a hypnotic soundtrack. Jeff took one of the best coin-ops ever
and turned it into one of the best console games ever. I doubt
anything will surpass T2K in terms of playability and sheer
intensity. The legacy of Atari continues...