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IGN: Top 10 Worst Atari 2600 Arcade Ports

To say that the Atari 2600 wasn't able to recreate the arcade experience is something of an understatement -- the most popular home console of the early eighties was grossly out-matched by quarter-munchers. While the Colecovision was earning its reputation for hosting remarkable arcade ports like Donkey Kong and Zaxxon, the 2600 was bringing gamers the most abominable version of Pac-Man ever seen. These are the top ten worst Atari 2600 arcade ports ever released. These games are so bad, IGN wanted to get them out of the way on Monday this week to allow four more days just the cleanse the palette.

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Torch3329d ago (Edited 3329d ago )

Some stellar arcade incarnations on the 2600 which, at the time, just blew my underdeveloped mind for their <ahem> "Oh man, so exactly like the arcade!"-edness, and just gobbled chunks of my prepubescent life as a result:

-Ms. Pac Man
-Star Wars: The Arcade Game
-Phoenix
-Pole Position
-Asteroids (minus the vector-line graphics)
-Commando
-Mario Bros.
-E.T. the Extra Terrestrial (Kidding)

Ah, good times...good times indeed!