I think the old reliale ADVENTURE was never really topped myself. The random game #3 made it forever replayable. I didn't really like the homebrew Adventure 2, too difficult. I guess second place would go to PITFALL 2, if you consider that adventure. And believe it or not #3 is E.T! Yes, E.T! Live with it!
BTW, has anyone ever attempted to make an RPG for the 2600? That would certainly be a challenge!
The thing that destroys Adventure Plus for me is that the dragons are too difficult. If you see a dragon, BAM, you're dead, no questions asked. I really wanted to like this game, but making the dragons unescapable ruins it.
Anyway, my vote goes to "Ghost Manor". A childhood favorite, still plays well today.
i also liked 'raiders of the lost ark'. i loved 'treasure of tarmin' on the INTV; it's too bad it was never released for the 2600.
[QUOTE=gleebergloben](i scared easily as a kid...i used to draw the shades when the dreaded snail-moving sleestacks attacked in 'Land of the Lost'...if i'm not mistaken, sleestack's main weapon was shooting rubber bands).
I was similarly easily frightened. I was afraid to play my Atari a lot of the time because it was in me and my brother's room in the basement, and the basement terrified me. I had seizures when I was a kid, and I think I'd gotten so used to always having a parent in the room with me to watch out for me that everything ended up scaring me when I was alone. The Sleestacks, incidentally, were probably the number one thing I was afraid would be down in my basement. No kidding.
Coincidentally (in the Adventure themed thread) I had an idea to use the 5200 AdvII engine for a Land of the Lost game. If anyone is interested in hearing the idea, reply and I'll post some of it. If not, I won't pollute the thread any more.
You kids today will never know the simple pleasures!