VideoGameCritic wrote:Great thread! I really need to update my Astrocade section. Any suggestions for new reviews or updates??
Actually, I think Artillery Duel is the only official release you haven't reviewed, that and ICBM Attack which is a Missile Command clone that's super rare and super expensive (and needs a special controller to play). I agree with 90% of your reviews although I think you were too hard on Football & Checkmate. I'd pad Gunfight's letter grade a + & I thought you were too easy on Bally Pin. I think you'd like Artillery Duel.
Not that it would have saved a failing market scheme, but the system could have definitely benefited from more 1-player only games like Intellivision had with D&D or Atari had with Adventure, Pitfall, Haunted House etc. Like I said earlier, part of the fun back then was knowing all your friends had the same systems, games, and experiences. Having a system that no one had that focused mainly on 2-player games made even having a superior console a bit less fun.