CLINT DYER'S TOP TEN ATARI CONSOLE AND COMPUTER GAMES|
A few notes first:
Nothing for the Lynx in my top ten. I never could get into the
Same for the Jag. I really wanted to like this system. I remember
hearing about it, and working at Sega thinking "Now, we're in
trouble", but when the first 5-10 games came out, and I got to
experience some of the worst games ever made, I lost faith in the
system and up until recently didn't give it a second look.
Arguably not as good as Super Breakout, but it got a LOT more
play from me than SB did. Primarily because when SB came out,
I was sick of playing this type of game (I could practically
play Breakout without looking) and wasn't excited by the minor
changes that were made.
Yet another Activision game. I honestly don't know what it is
about this title I like. It's probably the most repetitive
game on my list, but I played it to death when I got it new back
when it was released.
8. Demon Attack
I never was good enough to get to the black screen, but this
game still had me hooked for months!
I was blown away by the colors in this game when I first played
it, and it had me hooked for a while. Then, I found a friend
that was into the game, and it got THAT much better.
6. River Raid
Another great Activision title.
I know this wasn't a great conversion of the arcade game, but
I got it for Easter one year, and it didn't leave my 2600 for
months. Completely fun, especially since I never played the
arcade game before I played the 2600 version.
Even though it's a bit repetitive, this is still one heck of a
game, and probably Activision's best game.
Changed the face of multi-player gaming. There still haven't
been many games that are this fun to play with 3 other players.
2. Yar's Revenge
Arguably, one of the best games ever made. Completely new
concept and totally addicting gameplay.
1. Circus Atari
The game that single-handedly changed my life and love from
the Fairchild to the Atari 2600. Completely addicting, fast