The Ten Most Classic Atari Games of All Time

Every single time I visit my nephew and niece I get nostalgic about video games.   At the current time I barely play any.  Don’t get me wrong.  I love video games but I just don’t have the time to play them which is why every time I’m sitting in front of a Wii I love it.

But at the same time it makes me miss the simpler days when games were such a new thing that no matter how bad the graphics they were amazing.  Times like Atari and Caleco.

If someone installed an Atari into my television I’d be pinned to it for hours on end.  Speaking of Atari, here are 10 games I truly miss the most….

Pitfall


Were you as blown away  when you first saw Pitfall Harry swing on that vine? Did you cringe having to cross the crocodile infested ponds? And did you ever wonder where in the heck those underground caverns lead?  And how about those noises?  Even though it sucked to fall the sound the game made was amazing.

Bowling


Personally I think this was the best sports game in the history of Atari.  I feel it was more for the sound than anything else.  Can you hear it?  I can.  It was amazing.  Getting a strike was the best thing on earth.

Donkey Kong


I remember how real I used to think this game was.   It was as if I was truly in that room with the big ape throwing those barrels at me.  What a challenge.  How fun!  Yippee!

Pac-man or Ms. Pac-man


Either one is fine and both were amazing.   And can you ever really argue against Pac-man?  I don’t think so.

Breakout


You know a game is awesome when it’s evolved over the years and literally 1000’s of games out there mimic its style.  I mean think about how many breakout type games there are out there.  Hell I have them on my cell phone.  What a great concept.

Kaboom!


There’s something special about racing the mad bomber that keeps Kaboom! in so many classic lists.  The game is so simple, fast, easy, and fun to play that it’s no wonder everyone who played it got hooked

Space Invaders


Does it get more classic than Space Invaders?  Doubtful. When the world was going crazy for the arcade version of Space Invaders, this was the only system that allowed you to play it at home

Combat


Remember when you’d get stuck in this game and you couldn’t move your guy?  How crappy was that?  It got to the point where i got so bored and just kept shooting bullets at the walls.

Asteroids


Do you have any concept how big of a game Asteroids is? Not in code size, but in sheer popularity and name recognition. THIS, my friends, is the game that brought down the mighty Space Invaders

Keystone Kapers


I’m pretty sure this is my favorite Atari game of all time.  This was one of the very first action type games where you really had to use your memory.  Remember all the obstacles?  Man this brings back memories.

*Centipede – I didn’t forget this one I just liked the others better.


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