Atari Update!!!!

So, I played a ton more Atari games over the last few weeks and instead of going blow by blow over all of them, I wanted to put up my updated Atari 2600 rankings and go over a few of the games:

Atari:
– Pitfall   88%
– Yar’s Revenge   88%
– Frogger  80%
– Plaque Attack   78%
– Frogger II: Threedeep!   70%
– Burger Time  69%
– Pac-Man  67%
– Montezuma’s Revenge   66%
– Venture    62%
– Keystone Kapers   61%
– Wizard of Wor    61%
– Clown Downtown  60%
– Galaxian  58%
– Marine Wars   58%
– Snoopy and the Red Baron   58%
– Shootin’ Gallery   56%
– M.A.S.H.   56%
– Crazy Balloon   55%
– Freeway   55%
– Ram-It  53%
– Word Zapper   52%
– NAMEGAME 52%
– Pitfall II: Lost Caverns   51%
– Dumbo’s Flying Circus   51%
– Strawberry Shortcake Musical Match-Up   49%
– Joust   48%
– Karate  48%
– Lock n Chase  47%
– Ice Hockey  46%
– Space Shuttle   46%
– Entombed   45%
– Yahtzee   39%
– Maze Craze   38%
– Taskan  38%
– Defender 38%
– Oscar’s Trash Race  38%
– Zoo Fun   37%
– Defender II 36%
– Forest   35%
– A Misterious Thief  35%
– Strategy X   33%
– Out of Control 33%
– Ikari Warriors   32%
– Kangaroo   32%
– Chase the Chuck Wagon   31%
– Skiing   30%
– Peek-a-Boo   30%
– Music Machine   29%
– Alligator People  27%
– Spider-Man   26%
– Joust Pong   24%
– Cruise Missile   23%
– Eggomania  23%
– Sea Hunt  19%
– Starmaster   18%
– Venetian Blinds   17%
– Space Canyon   16%
– Tooth Protector   15%
– Z-Tack  15%
– Real Sports Baseball   12%
– Teddy Apple   11%
– Sinistar   11%
– Basketball  10%
– Mr. Postman  8%
– Warplock  8%
– Universal Proto   7%
– Criminal Pursuit  .7%
– 3D Tic-Tac-Toe  .4%

  • Burger Time is a classic game; it’s about the time tested tradition all chefs must face; put together a burger while climbing up ladders and avoiding strange looking monsters
  • In Forest, you walk through a Forest; it’s a really bad Pitfall ripoff
  • Freeway is fun!  It’s Frogger with chickens and the difficulty is turned way down
  • Hold On- Ikari Warriors was made for Atari- Think this is a mod game and it’s just as frustratingly fun here!
  • Montezuma’s Revenge is an Atari side scroller- it’s way better than you would think; it has a bit of Kid Icarus Boss stage stuff going on trying to find your way around changing levels.
  • Peek-a-Boo is literally an animal playing Peek-a-Boo.  I’m not even making that s*** up
  • Plaque Attack is a throwback from my childhood; you are a toothpaste tube fighting off junk food that could rot your teeth- it’s crazy fun but a little inaccurate when you start distengrating strawberries
  • My daughter loved playing Strawberry Shortcake; but I feel for the parents who spent $50 bucks on that 5 minutes of entertainment back in the 70’s.
  • Venetian Blinds (as pictured above) is an action packed thriller that takes you to mysterious locales to solve puzzles and blow up enemy fortresses; Nah, you just open and shut the blind.  Yep.  And it’s stll better than some of the games I’ve played for Atari.
  • Maze Craze is fun for crazies who like mazes.
  • Alligator People……just don’t.
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