I’m a massive “Classic Gaming” geek, given that I cut my eye-teeth LITERALLY on a four-toggle wood veneer Atari 2600. (OK not Literally, but there ARE home movies of me in my underpants playing Pac-Man and Donky Kong Jr, as well as the cheezy Movie port of Empire Strikes Back, and the ET Cart of Legends. Also I remember that console being sticky from some spilled beverage of some sort.
Still my first love was the Atari 7800 , which I had and charished well into the Boom of the NES…and even felt a bit of betrayal to my brand loyalty when I caved and relized that the NES was a far superior system. (What’s hilarious is I’ve never owned a home-gaming console not made by Nintendo ever since)
Still reading this article I think I need to talk to my Dad who bought me the 7800 without my request. Dad, like myself, is admirably cheap. The both of us will buy things simply because they’re a good deal…just look at my BAG Day gun!
The 7800 is a VERY utilitarian system given its backwards compatibility with the 2600 games I already owned, but given the turmoil of the mid-80s I’m curious what deals Dad managed to get on that system.
Heh, I’ll have to call him!