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    Default So I just bought an Atari 2600 jr, game recommendations?

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    Congrats. Looked it up and have to say I like the sleek 7800-ish design of it.
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    Man, so many games it's hard to even start a list. There's a "100 top 2600 games" thread over at Atari Age, that'd be a good place to start:
    http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic...s-of-all-time/

    Personally, most Imagic games are awesome (Demon Attack, Atlantis, Dragonfire, Cosmic Ark, etc). I like a lot of Atari games (Asteroids, Space Invaders, Ms. Pac Man, Phoenix, Millipede, Vanguard, Yar's Revenge, Adventure) and Activision (Pitfall, Kaboom!, Keystone Kapers, River Raid) games. I also like a lot of Apollo games (Space Cavern, Infiltrate). The list of awesome 2600 titles is long...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BydoEmpire View Post
    Man, so many games it's hard to even start a list. There's a "100 top 2600 games" thread over at Atari Age, that'd be a good place to start:
    http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic...s-of-all-time/

    Personally, most Imagic games are awesome (Demon Attack, Atlantis, Dragonfire, Cosmic Ark, etc). I like a lot of Atari games (Asteroids, Space Invaders, Ms. Pac Man, Phoenix, Millipede, Vanguard, Yar's Revenge, Adventure) and Activision (Pitfall, Kaboom!, Keystone Kapers, River Raid) games. I also like a lot of Apollo games (Space Cavern, Infiltrate). The list of awesome 2600 titles is long...
    Seconding these suggestions, and adding H.E.R.O. to the list.
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    We also have the Classic Discussions section, where you will find the two following threads:

    Your Personal Top Ten: Atari 2600: http://www.digitpress.com/forum/show...ght=atari+2600

    Top 25 Atari 2600 Games: http://www.digitpress.com/forum/show...ght=atari+2600

    Even though these two threads are not as extensive as the one at Atari Age, they can still be a good source of info for good games.

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    For 2600, I liked Kaboom, Demons to Diamonds, Frogger, Atlantis & Cosmic Ark for starters.

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    Solar Fox (NOT Star Fox)

    To name a few fun, but less-than-obvious titles.

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    SeaQuest is AMAZING.
    Pitfall!
    Pitfall II
    Chopper Commander
    Yars' Revenge
    Missle Command
    Moon Patrol
    Frogger
    Asteroids
    Berzerk is timeless.
    Cosmic Ark
    Atlantis
    H.E.R.O.
    Vanguard
    River Raid

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    The guy I bought the Atari from said he's got like 80 games and with my System, hes gonna send me 10. He then asked me if i had some requests so I told him
    River Raid, Yar's Revenge, Solar Fox, and Pitfall 1 or 2 or both. and two games I bought seperate were Berzerk and Solaris
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    Custer's Revenge
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    Galaxian, Yars' Revenge, and Space Invaders are still quite playable. Beyond those, I'd say find a good deal on an eBay lot and play whatever you get. Half the fun of the 2600 for me is seeing all the random stuff that got released.

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    If you message me, I have a whole box of commons I would sell to you cheap (say shipping costs +$10). I am guessing that there are probably 50+ games in there. There are repeats also. If you want them, message me your details. I was going to scrap them for projects or whatever, but if you want to play them, I would rather see them go to a new collector. Let me know. Thanks.

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