In 1984, Sierra On-Line released the original King’s Quest for the IBM PCjr. It was a game that would push the limits of the hardware and become a legend in the industry and would spawn a slew of sequels and a ton of imitators.
Artillery Duel is a wonderfully made game filled with lots of features and solid Atari graphics. Unfortunately it is also painfully slow. Which makes it fun to try, but does not add much in the way replayability.
Alpha Beam with Ernie for the Atari 2600 is an attractive title with interesting graphics and quality sound. Unfortunately it lacks anything resembling real gameplay. This game was targeted at children, but I think anything above a toddler will get bored quickly.
Air Raid is a rare Atari 2600 game. I decided I had very little chance of finding one at a garage sale or flea market, so finally fired it up via emulator. I was very happy I did, its a clever little game with compelling, but frantic gameplay.
Some games on the Atari 2600 just work best as two-player games. Air-Sea Battle is a middling game when played alone, but plug in that second joystick and invite a friend over and you have a delightful afternoon of video game fun ahead of you.
Adventure is one of the best games ever made for the Atari 2600. A feature rich title, with complex gameplay, it had tremendous replayability that still makes it an entertaining title today. It also happened to be the first video game to contain an Easter Egg.