Video Review of 3-D Tic-Tac-Toe for the Atari 2600

Today’s video review is of the “3-D” gaming classic, 3-D Tick Tac Toe for the Atari 2600.

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3 thoughts on “Video Review of 3-D Tic-Tac-Toe for the Atari 2600

  1. vinvectrex says:

    Thanks for the explanation of why the emulator was used. I can’t help but wonder why they didn’t jazz it up a bit more – even if it did take a lot of processing time. Couldn’t they make the Xs and Os different colors at least? Looks like a lousy game – but I enjoy any review that employs the harp for a dream sequence.

  2. Atari Adventure Square says:

    Yeah, video reviews with dream sequences? = 5 Star appreciation.
    Even for one star games.

    This game always baffled me.
    I knew it would always look cooler than it played, cuz the look made me go “oooh”, but then I tried Atari Chess at some point and it actually took a full day for the computer to make a single move (and at a level that wasn’t even expert).

    So, I know why my beloved gaming company went all out covering the bases of standard games for its console (one reason I became an Atarian was the belief that every single concept on the planet – game, movie, tv show, daily grooming habit – could eventually have its own VCS cart) but it always bothered me it couldn’t work out the kinks for something as basic as tic-effin’-tac-toe.

    But maybe that’s why the U.S.S. Enterprise, with its computer power of replication, sexy-voice emulation, and self-awareness, settled for a tabletop chess set.

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