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Journey Escape : Atari 2600 : Retro Review

Journey Escape : Atari 2600 : Retro Review Journey Escape, for the Atari 2600, was released in 1982. Andy why not? Journey’s popularity was peaking with the video game revolution, it was sure to have an audience. I can find no evidence on the actual sales, but a used cartridge seems easily available today, I have to assume quite a few copies...
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Raiders of the Lost Ark : Atari 2600 : RetroReview

Raiders of the Lost Ark : Atari 2600 : RetroReview Indiana Jones made his video game debut in Raiders of the Lost Ark for the Atari 2600,  released in 1982. Wow, what can I say. I played the hell out of this game when I was in 4th grade. And I solved it often. If you asked me 30 years ago, I would have rated this game a 10. It was my favorite game. I tried...
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Dark Cavern : Atari 2600 : RetroReview

Dark Cavern : Atari 2600 : RetroReview Dark Cavern, for the Atari 2600, was released in 1982. I recently picked this up from a local retrogaming shop here in Houston. I find it tons of fun to pick up many titles for about 3 bucks – what do you have to lose? And you get to build your collection relatively cheaply. The title, Dark Cavern,...
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Lock ‘N’ Chase : Atari 2600 : RetroReview

Lock ‘N’ Chase : Atari 2600 : RetroReview Lock ‘N’ Chase, released in 1982, is obviously a Pac-Man rip off. You are a robber moving around a maze collecting  gold bars (or dots in Pac-Man). You even have opportunities for more points by other objects appearing, in lieu of Pac-Man’s fruit. Instead of four ghosts, you have cops...
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M*A*S*H : Atari 2600 : RetroReview

M*A*S*H : Atari 2600 : RetroReview M*A*S*H, for the Atari 2600, was released in 1983. It’s a pretty cool game base off the popular TV show and released by 20th Century Fox. I am not going to go into detail about how you are Hawkeye and everything, this is purely about the game. You are a medic helicopter who’s mission is to pick...
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Dolphin by Activision : Atari 2600 : RetroReview

Dolphin by Activision : Atari 2600 : RetroReview Like previously stated by my colleague, Adam, Activision was one of the first quality developers to make video games for a popular home console. Side note: A lot of the original programers for Activision had their start at Atari, but left to form their own company after being denied individual credit for...
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Venture – the Game I Hate but Kinda Like : Atari 2600 : RetroReview

Venture – the Game I Hate but Kinda Like : Atari 2600 : RetroReview From 1982 blah blah. I want to like this game. I want to like it really bad. It had everything to make a great game, but it was always plagued by being balls difficult. I hate this game. Since I was just a young lad, I remember trying to play this game, but the stand up arcade version was ridiculously tall...
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River Raid by Activision : Atari 2600 : RetroReview

River Raid by Activision : Atari 2600 : RetroReview Born in 1982 by perhaps the first female video game developer, River Raid offered so much for its time.  Activision was known for its superior graphic, River Raid didn’t disappoint – actually bringing in the next generation of video games.  If you could upgrade weapons, you would have had 1942...
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