The A-Z of the Atari 2600

Amazon.com recommendations are hit and miss for me. A couple of weeks ago, they got a hit. They recommended a little ebook called The A-Z of the Atari 2600 (Retro Gaming A-Z) by Justin Kyle.
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The A-Z of the Atari 2600 is pretty much like my own ANESthetized. While ANESthetized talked about the Nintendo Entertainment System console and games, The A-Z of the Atari 2600 talks about the 2600 (or VCS for you old-timers) console and games. It covers some 30 or so of the best 2600 games, giving full-color pictures of the box art and screen shots as well.
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I bought and read The A-Z of the Atari 2600 and loved it so much that I contacted the author for an interview. He graciously agreed to join me in a podcast about the 2600. You can find that podcast here, and if you’d like to buy the book, you can get that here.

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Video Review of Amidar for the Atari 2600

Today’s video review is of the arcade classic, Amidar for Atari 2600. Funnish game to play still, but it has it can be frustrating. This is my first video that has wandered into HD territory and it also includes a new intro that was put together by Dr Quest. I think he did a great job.

The video format and all that fun stuff is a work in progress. If you have any video or animation skills though and would like to send me some advice or help with anything, please email me at retroist@retroist.com. You can subscribe to the Retroist YouTube channel here. More videos from people who are not me should be coming soon to the site, so keep watching.

Atari 2600 Asteroids Wallpapers

When Flack recently mentioned this minimalist Atari Wallpaper for Yar’s Revenge in his post about his Yars’ Revenge Cartridge, it got me thinking. Didn’t I do a bunch of these that I did not post. The answer is yes, so here is the first of what I hope will be a few new/old Atari 2600 wallpaper posts. Starting with one I did for the classic, Asteroids.

and one I already had posted, in black.

or perhaps gameplay footage is more your thing…

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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.

The video format and all that fun stuff is a work in progress. If you have any video or animation skills though and would like to send me some advice or help with anything, please email me at retroist@retroist.com. You can subscribe to the Retroist YouTube channel here. More videos from people who are not me should be coming soon to the site, so keep watching.