TRAVIS SVENDGARD'S TOP TEN ATARI CONSOLE AND COMPUTER GAMES|
Wow... how many hours did we spend in front of our TV and
play video games while hearing from our parents that we were
going to go blind if we didn't stop playing? I for one took
many a beatings from my older brother because of numerous
Atari related activities. Here's my top 10.
10. Space Invaders
The first game that ever captivated me. My neighbor
had the system and I was the youngest one in the
neighborhood so I didn't get many chances to play, but
nonetheless I was hooked on this one for quite some time.
9. Pole Position
Good fun to play, although not exceptional.
Hey, I was definitely a stud back in the days for being
one of the first to get to the intermission "movie" with just
one life. Gotta love it!
This game pissed me off a lot. I would have one more
square to bounce on to clear the screen, and I would
accidently jump off the side. Man that always made me mad!
6. Dig Dug
I can't explain this one, but at the time this
game was the BOMB!
Whoa! This game would get really hard -- really fast.
When that centipede would start flying down the screen,
you know that you were in for a battle.
Just thinking of this game gets me mad at my
brother. He would always kick my butt at this game.
I don't think I ever beat him, even once. I WANT
3. Super Breakout
What you have to do in this game is get that
ball to the top and let it go wild up there. The true
pro had this technique mastered.
2. Ms. Pac-Man
Why, you ask? It's Pac-Man with a bowtie on its head....
plus, new cut scenes -- I loved the cut scenes!
1. Jungle Hunt
Oh, Baby! This is THE game. I still have dreams about
jumping over canonballs and knifing alligators.