For many of us old school gamers, the Atari 2600
was the first gaming console on which we cut our teeth -- literally. Mom said that chewing the wood panel sides would cause splinters, but oh! How good it did taste!
Of course, there were games on the system to be enjoyed as well, and many of us have fond memories of plugging away at Space Invaders
, jumping the crocodiles in Pitfall
, running from Evil Otto in Berzerk
, and assembling the phone in E.T.
OK, I lied, nobody has fond memories of E.T.
Still, Atari 2600 titles (and other games from that era) had a certain bizarre lunacy to them and a charm that couldn't be denied. Perhaps this is why they endure through retro gaming to this day.
Engage with us on a flight of fancy, then, and tell us: What Atari 2600 game would make for a fine -- or, heck, interesting -- MMO? Would it be the thrilling vistas of Adventure
? The heated PvP battlegrounds of Warlords
? The fruit-stained corridors of Pac-Man
? Or even the elegant simplicity of Combat