Best Atari 2600 paddle game?

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Teddybear1
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Best Atari 2600 paddle game?

Postby Teddybear1 » April 4th, 2012, 8:37 pm

Without a doubt this was quite likely a prior topic years ago....

 

And I would have answered Kaboom! without a doubt - until recently.....

 

M-Network's Astroblast just simply ROCKS with a paddle controller.  And I do mean ROCKS!!  I would go as far to ask.....Name a better shooter for the 2600!

 

With the auto-fire feature and a decent paddle controller this game that I just recently acquired deserves some serious consideration for best shooter.  25 years too late but glad I found it!


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VideoGameCritic
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Best Atari 2600 paddle game?

Postby VideoGameCritic » April 4th, 2012, 9:19 pm

Teddy - your enthusiasm is contagious!  I need to play this now!

Fingersdrippingink1
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Best Atari 2600 paddle game?

Postby Fingersdrippingink1 » April 5th, 2012, 5:47 am

I'm stuck choosing between Kaboom! and Breakout. Thanks for the heads up on Astroblast.

Gentleman_loser1
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Best Atari 2600 paddle game?

Postby Gentleman_loser1 » April 5th, 2012, 10:12 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5bXQdg3DDg
Warlords! Especially if you have enough friends and paddle controllers

Ozzybear1
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Best Atari 2600 paddle game?

Postby Ozzybear1 » April 5th, 2012, 12:01 pm

I cant even begin to imagine how much i played astroblast when i was younger, and still crack into from time to time and always have a blast with it ( no pun intended there lol )!!!

 

Ozzy


alvatron1
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Best Atari 2600 paddle game?

Postby alvatron1 » April 6th, 2012, 8:35 pm

Super Breakout or Indy 500 are my favorite. Yeah, I know Indy 500 uses special paddle controllers. Still though, its a fun game.

ZetaX1
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Best Atari 2600 paddle game?

Postby ZetaX1 » April 6th, 2012, 10:11 pm

Gotta go with Kaboom! Pure no-blink, in-the-zone twitch gameplay. Honorable mention to Super Breakout, Circus Atari, and Night Driver. All worthy of a spray can of Radio Shack tuner cleaner to keep the paddles from jittering.

- Mark

Turnquest1
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Best Atari 2600 paddle game?

Postby Turnquest1 » April 7th, 2012, 1:36 pm

Kaboom! if you don't have any friends. Warlords if you do. Still one of the best multiplayer games ever made. Haven't tried Astroblast though - seems like a must!

matmico1
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Best Atari 2600 paddle game?

Postby matmico1 » April 8th, 2012, 9:10 pm

Warlords hands down!


Gentleman_loser1
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Best Atari 2600 paddle game?

Postby Gentleman_loser1 » April 9th, 2012, 11:47 am

Interesting thing about Astroblast is - apparently it works with the paddle controllers AND the joystick. I didn't know it was paddle controller compatible till I read this thread I have several copies of the game, and they are those cheap weird looking cartridges that dont have any artwork or text on them, other than the name of the game.


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