I love the Atari 2600, for many reasons. The biggest one is, of course, it was the first video game system I ever owned… and I played the crap out of it. I still remember spending HOURS trying to beat Pitfall, and failing (It’s really hard!) and I think the reason I don’t suffer carpal tunnel today is the exercise I got from jerking on that 2600 joystick so much.
(Insert snarky masterbation comment here)
Another reason I loved the 2600 was because of the box and cartridge art. In many instances the art was AMAZING, and made you excited to play the game. Of course, the game graphics never lived up to the box art, but that was fine – your imagination could fill in the rest.
A game I liked, but didn’t love was Star Wars: Jedi Arena… which was kinda the only lightsaber battle game out there for a long time. The game play was… well, there was no jumping or flipping, for sure. Here’s the ad for the game, which made it look a lot better than it actually was: