DANNY ALEXANDER'S TOP TEN ATARI CONSOLE AND COMPUTER GAMES|
I was and still am a fanatic about video games. They are a great source
of relaxation for me and seeing your site was like a dream come true. I
spend a lot of time thinking about the past, and I hope you'll print my top
ten as a tribute to a machine I spent hours of my childhood with.
I used to sit up night after night trying to get over 1000 points.
I was pretty sure that it made me Pac champion of the world.
Activision's simulator was a breakthrough at the time because
it showed similar movement around a boxing ring and essentially it
was more of a contest with the clock -- try to knowck the computer
out before the time ran out. A real adrenaline surger.
An A1 version of the arcade game, far superior in graphic
quality. It used to trip me out when my aunt would make the ship
7. Air-Sea Battle
This was to me basically a hockey game with guns; how many
hits we could get before each "period" was over.
6. Ice Hockey
Although primitive by today's standards, this was another game
we could sit up for hours beating each other up. We were battling
for the Stanley Cup!!
5. Swordquest Series
Was my first taste of real role playing, it was cool how it
had all the little games underneath the big game. I never understood
its purpose -- it was just a little man running around.
I never understood this one as well, but when E.T. used to fall
into what looked like a toilet, it gave me a lot of laughs because
he would magically lift himself out of the toilet.
3. Donkey Kong Jr.
This game was my first taste of the company known as Nintendo.
I thought all the little snapjaws were cool.
2. Keystone Kapers
Hands down the greatest cops & robbers game in history. It
was cool to take the escalators and catch the bad guy right at
the top floor of the building.
This game was alot of fun. My brother and I used to pretend
to be in the army trying to see who would rule the world.