Sunday, June 29, 2008

Recently published in...

2600 Connection #94, where I write an opinion piece on The Ten Best Atari 2600 Games.

My list is as follows:

1. Jr. Pac-Man
2. Space Invaders
3. Kaboom!
4. Dodge 'Em
5. The Official Frogger
6. Ms. Pac-Man
7. Phoenix
8. Super Breakout
9. Combat
10. River Raid

The editor of the zine, Al Backiel, disagreed with my inclusion of Phoenix and Dodge 'Em in the list, and thought I should have included Adventure, Pitfall!, and Demon Attack (all three of which are indeed great games, and all three of which I put in the "honorable mentions" listing at the end of the article).

He also mentioned that I should have listed only one Pac-Man title, which is a good point. I probably should have cheated and put Jr. Pac-Man/Ms. Pac-Man as a single entry. Either way, these types of lists are fun and inevitably spark discussion and disagreement. If the list would have had room for an 11th title, I would have included Warlords, one of the most enjoyable four-player games ever made.

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