Skippy B. Coyote Posted December 9, 2021 Share Posted December 9, 2021 (edited) A long time ago in a thread not all that far, far away I had a pretty sizable collection of games for a whole bunch of different systems, but due to a variety of life circumstances I ended up parting ways with all my collections over the past 3 years or so (you can find the full and rather lengthy story behind all that here if you're curious) and transitioned to playing all my games off EverDrives and optical drive replacement devices instead of original physical media. I've still got a real soft spot for Atari cartridges though, especially since the 2600 was the very first console I ever played growing up, and seeing as how the Atari 2600 is one of the very few systems that is still relatively affordable to collect for outside of a handful of pricier games I'd like (Pitfall II, H.E.R.O., Montezuma's Revenge, etc.) I've decided to start casually rebuilding my Atari 2600 collection to scratch that collecting itch and hopefully pick up some of the games that I wanted but never got back when I used to have my old collection while I'm at it! I won't be collecting for any other systems, just the Atari 2600, and I'm only going to be collecting games that I know I'll enjoy playing as well as the instruction manuals for them when I can find 'em affordably. I'm only buying cartridges with really nice condition labels (no rips, tears, deep scratches, or significant wear on the label edges but a bit of Actiplaque is alright) so they'll be enjoyable to both look at and play, and it should be fun watching watching the collection grow. My collecting budget is pretty meager, since I'm limiting myself to $60 a month on account of other hobbies I need to save funds for, but here's the games and manuals I have so far. As far as hardware goes, I've got a Light Sixer system with joysticks from an Atari Flashback 5 (the wired Flashback joysticks are definitely my favorite classic CX-40 style controllers) as well as some Best Electronics gold paddle controllers, Best Electronics light gun, a CX-80 Trak-Ball, and a QuickJoy foot pedal for those odd games like Stargate and Spy Hunter that require two controllers to be used at once. The foot pedal is super nice for those kind of games! Looking to the future I'm pretty happy with my hardware selection, though a few more joysticks and a spare Atari 2600 system or two certainly wouldn't hurt to have. A composite modded system to run through a RetroTINK for use on my modern TV would be nice, but I'm mainly going to be focusing on collecting games and manuals on a $60 a month budget. I'm all tapped out for December on account of a couple homebrew pickups currently on the way from the AtariAge store, but starting in January I'll be looking to acquire lots of common games to build my new collection! You can find my current wants list in the spoiler tag below Previously Owned Games To Recollect Armor Ambush Artillery Duel / Chuck Norris Superkicks Double Ender Barnstorming Basketball Bowling BurgerTime California Games Carnival Chopper Command Coconuts Crossbow Dark Cavern Dark Chambers Demon Attack Demons To Diamonds Desert Falcon Dig Dug Dodge 'Em Donkey Kong (Coleco) Donkey Kong Junior (Coleco) Enduro E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Fishing Derby Frankenstein's Monster Freeway Frogger II: Threeedeep! Galaxian Gangster Alley Ghost Manor G.I. Joe: Cobra Strike Gravitar Gremlins Halloween (Reproduction) H.E.R.O. Ice Hockey Keystone Kapers Lock 'N' Chase Mario Bros. Maze Craze Megamania Midnight Magic Millipede Miniature Golf Mouse Trap (Coleco) Moon Patrol Othello Outlaw Pac-Man Phoenix Plaque Attack Popeye Q*Bert (Parker Bros) RealSports Boxing Riddle of the Sphinx Robot Tank Secret Quest Sentinel Shooting Arcade (Prototype Reproduction) Skiing Smurf: Rescue in Gargamel's Castle Solaris Spider Fighter Sprintmaster Stargate Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Star Voyager (Picture Label) Summer Games Super Cobra SwordQuest: EarthWorld Tennis (Activision) The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Homebrew) Trick Shot Turmoil Vanguard Winter Games Wizard of Wor Wolfenstein VCS: The Next Mission (Homebrew) Games I've Never Owned Before Arcade Ports Double Dragon Espial Gyruss Ikari Warriors Mr. Do! Mr. Do!'s Castle Omega Race w/ Booster Grip Pengo Rampage Road Runner Roc 'N Rope Spy Hunter Star Wars: The Arcade Game Tapper Time Pilot Track & Field w/ Controller Tutankham Xenophobe Zaxxon Action / Adventure Adventures of Tron Crypts of Chaos Fathom Ghostbusters Krull Masters of the Universe: The Power of He-Man Montezuma’s Revenge Mountain King SwordQuest: WaterWorld Towering Inferno Tunnel Runner Shooters Air Raiders Beamrider Commando Encounter At L-5 Fantastic Voyage Kool-Aid Man Laser Gates Moonsweeper Planet Patrol Radar Lock Revenge of the Beefsteak Tomatoes River Raid II Solar Storm Spacemaster X-7 Star Wars: Death Star Battle Subterranea Survival Run Threshold Worm War I Puzzle Frostbite Klax (NTSC Prototype Reproduction) Racing Bump 'n' Jump Fatal Run (NTSC Conversion) Indy 500 w/ 2x Driving Controllers MotoRodeo Sports Boxing Decathlon Double Dunk Mogul Maniac Pete Rose Baseball RealSports Volleyball Steeplechase Other Bumper Bash Chase the Chuck Wagon Checkers (Activision) Fast Food Final Approach Lost Luggage Off The Wall Oink! Pressure Cooker Quadrun Sneak 'n Peek Space Shuttle w/ Manual & Control Panel Overlay Taz Homebrew Games Anguna Centipede Trak-Ball Chetiry Dark Mage Deepstone Catacomb Galagon Halo 2600 Incoming! K.O. Cruiser Lady Bug Arcade Lead Mappy Millipede Trak-Ball Missile Command Trak-Ball RobotWar:2684 Scramble Skeleton+ Space Rocks Toyshop Trouble Venture II: The Abysmal Abyss Venture Reloaded Zippy the Porcupine Edited January 9, 2022 by Skippy B. Coyote 5 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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