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Subject: Atari

Written By: PacManFever2020 on 01/23/20 at 3:17 pm

Hi everybody! I’m new here and feeling very nostalgic lately about the 80’s and my old Atari systems.  Which one did you guys have?  I had the 2600 and 130XE, which was a computer, not a game console.

Subject: Re: Atari

Written By: wagonman76 on 01/24/20 at 12:20 am

My uncle had an Atari computer. Not sure which model if there were even more than one.

I had a coleco vision with 33 games and the steering wheel and foot pedal and controller overlays. Which was given to us. If Atari was a Chevy then coleco was a Cadillac. It also played Atari cartridges.

Subject: Re: Atari

Written By: violet_shy on 01/24/20 at 1:47 am

In the 80s, my family didn't own an Atari. We had Intellivision(cause my dad wanted to be different  ::). This was 1981 or 82. I think we had a game called Burgertime but my memory of it is a little fuzzy. I was just a year old or 2.

Subject: Re: Atari

Written By: Elor on 01/24/20 at 2:32 am

I think we had a game called Burgertime but my memory of it is a little fuzzy. I was just a year old or 2.
Your memory is probably correct as Burgertime was a game for early systems. I played it on a Commodore C64. :)

Subject: Re: Atari

Written By: 2001 on 01/24/20 at 4:29 am

Most people don't believe me when I say I had an Atari 7800, but I did. I don't know WHY or HOW I got it, but I did. My favourite game was River Raid, but I also owned Pitfall and Galaga and a few others I might be forgetting.

My neighbour had an extra joystick controller and she would come over to my house to play River Raid, it was the best! I remember playing it as late as 1999, even though I got an N64 in 1998. River Raid was just that addictive ;D

Subject: Re: Atari

Written By: Howard on 01/24/20 at 7:04 am


In the 80s, my family didn't own an Atari. We had Intellivision(cause my dad wanted to be different  ::). This was 1981 or 82. I think we had a game called Burgertime but my memory of it is a little fuzzy. I was just a year old or 2.


I used to own an Atari 2600, do you remember the blisters you used to get by using the joystick, Jess?

Subject: Re: Atari

Written By: annimal on 01/24/20 at 10:49 am

I played Burgertime on an Intellivision and Pacman on a commodore 64.  Atari came out before my time.

Subject: Re: Atari

Written By: wagonman76 on 01/24/20 at 11:37 am

I only played burger time in the short lived arcade in my town.

Subject: Re: Atari

Written By: Howard on 01/24/20 at 2:00 pm


My uncle had an Atari computer. Not sure which model if there were even more than one.

I had a coleco vision with 33 games and the steering wheel and foot pedal and controller overlays. Which was given to us. If Atari was a Chevy then coleco was a Cadillac. It also played Atari cartridges.


What was your favorite Atari game?

Subject: Re: Atari

Written By: violet_shy on 01/25/20 at 11:00 am


I used to own an Atari 2600, do you remember the blisters you used to get by using the joystick, Jess?


I remember one time I did play on our Intellivision. But I don't know if it gave me blisters.

Subject: Re: Atari

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 01/25/20 at 11:49 am


I used to own an Atari 2600, do you remember the blisters you used to get by using the joystick, Jess?


I never got blisters but those joysticks killed my wrists after about half an hour.  Had Nintendo not introduced the D-pad, I'm sure that carpal tunnel syndrome would have been epidemic among Generation X.  ;D

Subject: Re: Atari

Written By: Howard on 01/25/20 at 4:10 pm


I remember one time I did play on our Intellivision. But I don't know if it gave me blisters.


I think it's the over usage of the joystick by using your thumb and moving the stick with your finger.

Subject: Re: Atari

Written By: annimal on 01/25/20 at 5:16 pm

The controllers I had on the Intellivison had a disk for direction and buttons for numbers buttons.  it also had a button or two on the side for doing things like firing pepper spray

Subject: Re: Atari

Written By: whistledog on 01/26/20 at 9:20 pm

The joystick for the Atari 2600 was a nightmare.  Being left handed, I hold the joystick with my left hand, but with the button being on the left, holding the controller was very awkward and hard to control as a result.  I never had much experience with it though because my jump into Atari was the 7800.  Before that, I had a Commodore Vic-20 and the controller for it had a wide button above the stick and it worked somewhat well

Subject: Re: Atari

Written By: Howard on 01/27/20 at 5:11 am


The joystick for the Atari 2600 was a nightmare.  Being left handed, I hold the joystick with my left hand, but with the button being on the left, holding the controller was very awkward and hard to control as a result.  I never had much experience with it though because my jump into Atari was the 7800.  Before that, I had a Commodore Vic-20 and the controller for it had a wide button above the stick and it worked somewhat well


Did you use to get blisters when you holding the joystick?

Subject: Re: Atari

Written By: wagonman76 on 01/27/20 at 8:43 am


What was your favorite Atari game?
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my favorites were probably pac man, breakout, and pole position.

Subject: Re: Atari

Written By: whistledog on 01/29/20 at 9:59 pm


Did you use to get blisters when you holding the joystick?


All the time.  Moreso with the Atari 7800 joystick because even though it had buttons on both sides, it was super awkward to hold

Subject: Atari

Written By: Dude111 on 01/29/20 at 11:04 pm

Hey Whistle how are ya buddy???

My fav atari console is the first one .... 2600 . To me the graphics are not as good on 5200 and moreso on 7800!! (2600 games to me look the nicest)

Subject: Re: Atari

Written By: Howard on 01/30/20 at 6:58 am


All the time.  Moreso with the Atari 7800 joystick because even though it had buttons on both sides, it was super awkward to hold


With only one joystick to hold in one hand it definitely gave me blisters.

Subject: Re: Atari

Written By: Howard on 01/30/20 at 6:59 am


Hey Whistle how are ya buddy???

My fav atari console is the first one .... 2600 . To me the graphics are not as good on 5200 and moreso on 7800!! (2600 games to me look the nicest)


What games did you use to play?

Subject: Atari

Written By: Dude111 on 02/01/20 at 4:03 pm

Ahhhhh too many to list!!

Berzerk
Hero
Pacman
Ms. Pacman
Frogger


I could go on and on!!! (Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh)

Subject: Re: Atari

Written By: annimal on 02/01/20 at 4:50 pm

defiantly like Pacman and Frogger

Subject: Re: Atari

Written By: Howard on 02/02/20 at 2:49 pm


Ahhhhh too many to list!!

Berzerk
Hero
Pacman
Ms. Pacman
Frogger


I could go on and on!!! (Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh)


How about E.T.?

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