2019/7/24: Atari 2600: Dragster, Alien's Return (Europe)

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Voor
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Re: 2019/7/24: Atari 2600: Dragster, Alien's Return (Europe)

Postby Voor » July 27th, 2019, 3:35 pm

mbd36 wrote:
Voor wrote:Dragster has a fascinating speedrunning/world record history shrouded in controversy. Which is hilarious for a 7 second game. Lol. Check out this video

https://youtu.be/9vuVYo4TXns


I was about to say. The speedrunning controversy over this game is probably more interesting than the game itself.


Here’s someone fairly recently tying the world record at 5.57. Again, insane that people still even mess with this game.

https://youtu.be/yfMQlvIzxLg

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Re: 2019/7/24: Atari 2600: Dragster, Alien's Return (Europe)

Postby ASalvaro » July 27th, 2019, 6:02 pm

Voor wrote:
mbd36 wrote:
Voor wrote:Dragster has a fascinating speedrunning/world record history shrouded in controversy. Which is hilarious for a 7 second game. Lol. Check out this video

https://youtu.be/9vuVYo4TXns


I was about to say. The speedrunning controversy over this game is probably more interesting than the game itself.


Here’s someone fairly recently tying the world record at 5.57. Again, insane that people still even mess with this game.

https://youtu.be/yfMQlvIzxLg


shouldn't count..it was done on a 7800 with a Genesis controller! lol

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Re: 2019/7/24: Atari 2600: Dragster, Alien's Return (Europe)

Postby pacman000 » July 29th, 2019, 11:39 am

The controversy around Dragster attracted me to the game, & I found it quite fun. It's exactly what a 2600 game needs to be: quick, simple, & hard to master.

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Re: 2019/7/24: Atari 2600: Dragster, Alien's Return (Europe)

Postby MSR1701 » July 29th, 2019, 12:02 pm

pacman000 wrote: It's exactly what a 2600 game needs to be: quick, simple, & hard to master.


And that is why I love to go back to so many games from the 2600 (and other classic systems) - just fun to play. :-)


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