Over Fifty Atari 2600 Games Online
By James Grahame
The Atari game collection at 2600Online.com is like stumbling across a treasure trove of dusty Atari 2600 titles in a box at a garage sale. Each of the 54 classics is faithfully emulated in Java, right down to the ghastly flickering ghosts in Pac-Man and the heart-warming minimalist chiptune version of the Moon Patrol theme.
It's almost impossible to believe that crude approximations of arcade hits like Joust, Moon Patrol and Berzerk captivated the attention of a generation and sold for $30 a pop. However, the alternative was a motley assortment of smoke-filled hovels inhabited by an unlikely combination of geeky game addicts, pot-heads and coin-gobbling electronics.