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Fighting Atari 2600?


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Unfortunately there really aren't any games in the Atari 2600 library that we would think of as fighting games from a modern perspective. As in, a 2D side view 1 vs 1 fighting game with life bars like Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat. The closest thing you'll to a fighting game is probably Realsports Boxing, which is a total button masher but can still be fun in short bursts.

 

I've been really hoping that a homebrew developer would make a fighting game for the Atari 2600 or 7800 for a while now, but sadly it hasn't happened yet.

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There's also a bad port of Double Dragon, but that's not strictly a fighting game either.

 

I know there have been attempts at homebrew fighting games, but the only finished one that comes to mind right away is Atarena, which can be found here:

 

http://ludosity.com/2014/05/actually-retro-games/

 

The 2 other 2600 games on that page are pretty cool as well.

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