Monday, October 14, 2013


According to ME, anyway.  I dislike how horribly and generically the Atari 2600 versions of these five arcade games turned out, I'm only going to waste one sentence of my time on each one as to WHY they sucked so badly.  

In no particular order - I'd owned the Atari 2600 cartridges of four of these five titles back in the day - now can still play them on the Stella Atari 2600 free emulator).


1 ***  BURGERTIME:  The arcade original was fast-paced and fun - in the Atari 2600 version, Chef Peter Pepper is literally SO "turtle slow", it can take as long as 5-10 minutes to finish a screen!

SINCE WHEN was there a "Mr. Bread Stick" and "Mr. Cheese"?  The original enemies are Mr. Hot Dog, Mr. Egg and Mr. Pickle.  Thats it.

2 *** MR. DO!:  The original arcade was fun and a lot like Dig Dug - the Atari 2600 version was the total opposite.

3 *** DONKEY KONG:  In THIS version of DK right here, Pauline is in fact kidnapped by an expressionless gingerbread man.

4 *** Q*BERT:  Parker Bros. is a got-damn LIE!!  MFing false advertising!  Where.  The Fuck.  Is Wrong-Way and Ugg?!?  Those two made the arcade original a lot more challenging - just Coily alone chasing after you gets boring and redundant quickly.  Neither one appear in the Atari 2600 version at any time.  Not once.  Since this is my most favorite game of all time,  I broke my one-sentence rule on this one! LOL

5 *** PAC-MAN:  There's a REASON you got a free copy of THIS shit-bomb when you bought the floundering Atari 2600 system platform circa 1982-83ish.